IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is accepted worldwide for people wishing to go abroad to study or work. A good score in IELTS is also mandatory for immigrating to an English-speaking country. IELTS aims to test your ability to communicate in English so that when you are in an English speaking country, you may be able to live, work, or study effectively. Several renowned colleges and universities in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand demand a good IELTS score before admitting a non-native speaker into their respective institutions.
Langma School of Languages is the best IELTS preparation institute in Delhi. Langma is not only a member of the IELTS Partnership Program but also an authorised registration centre for IELTS preparation in Delhi. Both training and test booking will be done at our institute.
There are two kinds of tests:
IELTS Academic Training: You need to take this test if you wish to study abroad.
IELTS General Training: You can take this exam if you wish to work in or immigrate to an English-speaking country.
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 thirty minutes and comprises four sections.
IELTS Speaking: This section tests your spoken English skills. It takes into account, vocabulary, grammar, fluency, and understanding of word usage. It also tests the student’s grammar, sentence structure, comprehension, and pronunciation. This section takes approximately twenty minutes. In both academic and general training of IELTS, this section is the same.
IELTS Reading: This tests your reading 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. As far as general training is concerned, you are required to write a letter on a given topic, followed by a longer essay on a topic usually of general interest. In the academic part, the test 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 do you get an IELTS score?
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:
Band 9: expert user
Band 8: Very good user
Band 7: Good user
Band 6: Competent user
Band 5: Modest user
Band 4: Limited user
Band 3: Extremely limited user
Band 2: Intermittent user
Band 1: Nonuser
Band 0: Did not attempt the test
Depending on your purpose for going abroad, you will be given a minimum band score that must be approved and accepted by the body that administers your application. For example, a university in Canada may require you to achieve an overall band of seven with a minimum of six in each section whereas an employer in the UK may require a six-band overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all four sections.