IELTS

Prepare for the English test IELTS to students.

IELTS Preparation Class

IELTS is an abbreviated form of ‘International English Language Testing System. It is a test of English Language proficiency which is widely recognized as a reliable means of assessing the language ability of candidates who intend to study or work where English is the communicating language. It is jointly managed by university of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Limited (through its subsidiary company, IELTS Australia Pty Limited).

There are two versions of the IELTS:

The Academic Version and the General Version.

The Academic Version is intended for those who wish to pursue academic career by enrolling in undergraduate or post graduate levels or for those who seek professional registration such as medical professionals and nurses who want to study or practice.

The General Training Version is intended for those who wish to migrate to an English speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK etc.) or for those wishing to undertake non-academic training or employment, for immigration purposes.

IELTS is accepted by almost all Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and more than 1800 US academic institutions. It is the only acceptable English test for immigration to Australian and also accepted by UK and Canada.

  • IELTS Test Structure
  • IELTS Band Scale
  1. Listening (4 sections, 40 items approximately 30 minutes)
  2. Reading
    • Academic (3 sections, 40 items 60 minutes)
    • General (3 sections, 40 items 60 minutes)
  3. Writing
    • Academic (2 tasks, 60 minutes)
    • General (2tasks, 60 minutes)
  4. Speaking ( 11 to 14 minutes)

Total estimated time for the total test is 2 hrs 44 minutes.

The first three modules – Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) – are completed in one day with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre. It is generally administered on the day of the test or on the following day.

An IELTS result or Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two years.

WHAT IT MEANS?

IELTS is scored on the nice band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. The band Scores are in either whole or half Bands. The nine bands are described as follows:

  • 9 Expert User

    Has full command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding. It is very hard to attain this score.

  • 8 Very Good User

    Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

  • 7 Good User

    Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

  • 6 Competent User

    Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situation.

  • 5 Modest User

    Has a partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. The candidate should be able to handle communicate in his or her own filed.

  • 4 Limited User

    Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in using complex language.

  • 3 Extremely Limited User

    Conveys and understands only generally meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

  • 2 Intermittent User

    No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

  • 1 Non User

    Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a fey isolated words.

  • 0 Did not attempt the test

    No assessable information provided.