IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is accepted worldwide for people wishing to go abroad to study or work. The aim of IELTS is to test your ability to communicate in English so that when you are in an English speaking country you will be able to live, work or study effectively.
Langma School of Languages is the best IELTS preparation institute in Delhi. Langma is a member of the IELTS Partnership Program and is an authorized registration center for IELTS preparation in Delhi. Training and test booking both will be done at our institute.
There are two kinds of test:
Academic: if you wish to study abroad
General: if you are going abroad to work
The test has four sections:
IELTS Listening: this section deals with your ability to understand and record information from an audio passage. It may be a conversation, lecture or dialogue. You only get to hear the audio once so it’s important to read the questions carefully and make notes. This section takes one hour and is in four section.
IELTS Speaking: this tests your spoken English skills. It takes into account, vocabulary, grammar, fluency and understanding of word usage, also sentence structure, comprehension of questions and pronunciation. This section takes approximately twenty minutes. In both academic and general IELTS this section is the same.
IELTS Reading: this tests your reading English skills. It takes into account, pronunciation, speed, fluency, and comprehensiveness. This section takes approximately twenty minutes. In both academic and general IELTS this section remains the same.
IELTS Writing: your writing skills are tested in two ways. In the general test you are required to write a letter on a given topic, followed by a longer essay again on a given topic usually of general interest. In the academic part one involves reporting information given in a graph, chart or map with the second part being similar to the general test but on a more intellectual topic. This section takes one hour.
How IELTS is scored :
There are nine bands of ability for your overall score as well as nine bands within each section. You are described as ‘user of English’ as shown below:
There are two kinds of test:
Nine band : expert user
Eight band : Very good user
Seven band : Good user
Six band : Competent user
Five band : Modest user
Four band : Limited user
Three band : Extremely limited user
Two band : Intermittent user
One band : Non user
Zero band : Did not attempt the test
Depending on your purpose for going abroad you will be given a minimum banding that must be achieved by the body which administers your application, for example a university in Canada may require you to achieve an overall banding of seven with a minimum of six in each section, where as an employer in the UK may require a six band overall with a minimum of five point five in all four sections.