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PowerPoint PresentationAll About IELTS EXAMwww.KnowYourTutor.Com Find Best Tutors, Get Big DiscountsAbout IELTS ExamIELTS stands for: The International English Language Testing System.IELTS determines your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and evaluates your skill of communicating for work, life or study in an English-speaking nation.IELTS is accessible at 1,100+ locations globally, including over 50 locations in the United States of America, and 48 tests are held in a year.IELTS is the most popular English language test of the world for global migration and higher education. 2.7 million tests were taken the previous year in over 140 nations.IELTS is the only English language test accepted by the key immigration authorities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, for migration purposes and visa applications. Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsFAQsWhat is IELTS?IELTS is the short form of International English Language Testing System. This testing system tests English proficiency in the entire globe. IELTS is the most popular English testing system of the world, conducting over one million tests globally. Who owns IELTS and who writes the test?British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) jointly own IELTS. Global teams of expert writers put in to prepare IELTS test materials. Constant research makes sure that IELTS stays unbiased and fair. The test writers from various English-speaking nations develop the content of IELTS and make it reflect real-life conditions.When can I take IELTS?IELTS is conducted on 48 fixed dates of a year which takes up to four times of a month. This depends on local demand.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsFAQs Contd..How much does the test cost?IELTS has set particular fees for the testing system. The General and Academic Training tests are of same fees. The details of fees will be told when you will apply online.Why are there two versions of the test?IELTS consists of two versions Academic and General Training. The ones who wish to study at a tertiary stage in an English-speaking nation will sit for Academic Training. The General Training test is for the ones who wish to have work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking nation. All aspirants take the same Listening and Speaking tests but they take different Reading and Writing tests.Which version should I do?First read the details of the Academic and General Training tests and then contact the institution or organization you are applying to learn what it needs. Note, you have to know which version to sit for when you finish the online application form.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsFAQs Contd..What is the format of test and how long will it take?IELTS has four parts Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (1114 minutes). The total time of the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Listening, Reading and Writing tests are held in one sitting. Speaking test might be on the same day or taken 7 days after or before the other tests.Is the IELTS test finished in one day?The Listening, Reading and Writing test are completed right away, one after each other with no break. The Speaking test might be held 7 days before or after the other test date, depending on the test centre.Which part do I take first?You take the Listening test first, then the Reading and Writing test. You will take the Speaking test 7 days before or after the other tests take, depending on test centre.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsFAQs Contd..What is the Speaking test?Speaking test is a simple conversation with an IELTS Examiner, a certified one. The Speaking test has three sections. It is recorded in a digital recorder or an audiocassette.How are the tests calculated?IELTS make use of a 9-band scoring system to calculate and report the test scores in a steady manner. You get individual band marks for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score from one to nine on a band scale.When will I get my test results?Your Test Report Form will be sent to you 13 days following your test date. A few test centres also offer SMS alerts and Online Results Service. Secure your Test Report Form in a safe place as you only obtain one copy.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS TypeIELTS for ImmigrationAustraliaIELTS is acknowledged for lots of visa categories, and for permanent residency in Australia. Even it is a necessity for a few Australian professional organizations as well as accrediting bodies.CanadaIf you apply for a professional recognition, permanent residency or work visa in Canada, it is possible that you will be needed to present proof of English language skill. IELTS General Training is the lone internationally available English skill test recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for immigration to Canada.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS for Immigration Contd..New ZealandNew Zealand governing body asks for IELTS as proof of English language skill for lots of visas, counting those within the Investor and Entrepreneur, Skilled Migrant, Parent categories and Residence from Work.UKVerification of English language aptitude is a need for those applying to stay permanently in the UK (also known as applying for 'leave to remain' or 'long residence').Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS for WorkProfessional RegistrationIn the majority of nations where English is the chief language of communication, verification of satisfactory English language proficiency is a requirement for applicants and global graduates looking for professional registration. Mandatory proficiency levels fluctuate between organizations, professions, by nation and by authority. It is up to individual professional registration bodies to decide the IELTS band marks and version of the test (Academic or General Training) they need.IELTS for vocational trainingIELTS General Training determines English language skill in a realistic, daily context. and the texts and tasks reflect both social situations and workplace. It is typically necessary for vocational training such as, in the construction, tourism industries and hospitality and leisure.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS for StudyIELTS AcademicThe IELTS Academic test is fit for admission to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for professional registration uses as well. It evaluates whether you are prepared to start studying or training in a surroundings where English is used, and reflects several features of language used in educational study. IELTS General TrainingThis IELTS test is appropriate for those applying to study or train at below degree level, and those wishing to migrate to Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the UK. The examination focuses on essential survival skills in social and office contexts.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS TEST FORMATTest FormatThere are two versions of the test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.You will sit for the first three parts of the examination in one day and follow the given order: Listening, Reading and Writing. There will be no breaks amid the first three tests.You will sit for the Speaking test either on the same test day, or 7 days before or after, depending on local preparations.A variety of native-speaker accents (British, Australian, North American and New Zealand) is used in the Listening test, and all normal varieties of English are acknowledged in reactions to all parts of the test.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format - ListeningDuration: 30 minutesYou will listen to four recordings of native English speakers, then write answers to questions series.Recording 1 consists of a conversation between two person which is set in a daily social context.Recording 2 consists of a monologue set in a daily social context, for example a speech about local facilities.Recording 3 consists of a conversation amongst four people set in a training or educational context, for example a university teacher and a scholar discussing a task.Recording 4 consists of a monologue about academic subject, for example a university lecture.Examiners will be looking for verification of your ability to identify with the main notions and detailed accurate information, the views and outlooks of speakers, the aim of an expression and proof of your skill to follow the expansion of ideas.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format ListeningPaper formatThere are four parts with ten questions each. The questions are planned so that the answers show in the order they are listened to during the audio.The first two parts deal with circumstances set in daily social contexts. Part 1 have conversation between two speakers (e.g., a conversation about travel arrangements), and Part 2 have a monologue (e.g., a speech about local facilities). The final two parts deal with circumstances set in educational and training contexts. Part 3 has a conversation between two main speakers (e.g., two university students in conversation, maybe guided by a teacher), and in Part 4, there is a monologue on an educational subject.The recordings are listened to only once. They contain a range of accents, including Australian, British, American, Canadian and New Zealand. TimingApproximately 30 minutes (in addition 10 minutes transfer time).Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format Listening Contd..No. of questions40Task typesA range of question styles are used, selected from the following: matching, multiple choice, form/note/table/flow-chart/summary completion, plan/map/diagram labeling, sentence end.AnsweringAspirants write their replies on the question paper while listening and during the end of the exam 10 minutes are given to them to transfer their answers to an answer paper. As poor grammar and spelling are penalized, care should be taken while writing answers on the answer sheet. Marks1 mark for each question.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format - ReadingDuration: 60 minutesThe Reading section contain 40 questions, intended to test a broad variety of reading abilities. These comprise reading for gist, reading for detail, reading for main ideas, understanding logical argument, skimming and recognizing writers' views, attitudes as well as purpose.IELTS Academic test- comprises three long texts ranging from the factual and descriptive to the discursive and logical. These are taken from journals, books, newspapers and magazines. They have been chosen for a non-specialist viewers but are suitable for people seeking professional registration or entering university courses.IELTS General Training test- includes passages from books, magazines, notices, newspapers, advertisements, guidelines & company handbooks. These are stuffs you are likely to face on a regular basis in an English-speaking surroundings.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format Academic ReadingPaper formatThree reading extracts with a range of questions using a number of assignment.Timing60 minutesNo. of questions40Task typesA range of question are used, selected from the following; identifying information, multiple choice, identifying the writers views/claims, matching headings, matching information, matching sentence endings, matching features, summary completion, sentence completion, table completion, note completion, flow-chart completion, short-answer questions and diagram label completion .Marks1 mark for each question.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format Academic Reading Contd..AnsweringTest takers are needed to move their answers to a sheet during the time permitted for the exam. No additional time is allocated for transfer. Poor spelling and grammar are penalized, hence one should take care while writing answers on the answer sheet.Marks1 mark for each question.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format Academic WritingDuration: 60 minutesIELTS Academic testTopics are of common interest to, and appropriate for the aspirants looking for professional registration or applying for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. There are two tasks:-Task 1 - you will be offered with a graph, chart, table or diagram and requested to summarize, describe or explain it in your own words. You might be asked to explain data, describe the stages of a procedure, how something works or explain an event or object.Task 2 - you will be asked to write down an essay in reply to a view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks should be in a formal approach.IELTS General TrainingTopics are of universal interest. There are two tasks:-Task 1 - you will be presented with a situation and asked to write down a letter requesting data, or describing the circumstances. The letter might be personal, semi-formal or formal in approach.Task 2 - you will be requested to write down an essay in reply to a view, argument or problem. The essay can be moderately personal in style.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format Academic WritingPaper formatThere are two writing tasks and BOTH are to be finished.Timing60 minutesNo. of questions2Task typesIn Task 1, aspirants are asked to explain some visual data (chart/diagram/graph/table) in their own words. They require to write down 150 words in 20 minutes. In Task 2, they reply to a view or problem or argument . They require to write down 250 words in 40 minutes.AnsweringAnswers have to be given on answer sheet and should be written in full. Bullet points or notes are not accepted as answers. Aspirants may write down on question paper but this cannot be taken from examination hall as well as will not be checked by the assessor.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format General Training WritingPaper formatThere are two Writing tasks to finish.Timing60 minutesNo. of questions2Task typesIn Task 1, aspirants are asked to react to a circumstance, e.g., by writing down a letter requesting data or explaining a circumstance.In Task 2, aspirants write down an essay in reply to a view, argument or problem.AnsweringAnswers have to be written in full in answer leaflet. Notes or bullet points are not accepted as answers. Aspirants may write on question paper but this cannot be taken away from the hall and will not be checked by the assessor.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format SpeakingDuration: 1114 minutesThe speaking part evaluates your spoken English. Each test is recorded.Part 1 - the assessor will ask you common questions about your and a variety of known topics, like home, family, studies, work and interests. This section lasts from four to five minutes.Part 2 - you will be prearranged a card which asks you to speak regarding a particular topic. You will have one minute to plan before talking for up to two minutes. The assessor will then inquire one or two questions on the topic.Part 3 - you will be asked additional questions on the topic in Part 2. These will provide you the chance to converse more conceptual ideas and matters. This section of the test also lasts from four to five minutes.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format General Training Reading Contd..Paper formatThere are three parts. Section 1 may have two or three small texts or numerous shorter texts. Section 2 has two texts. Section 3 has one long text.Timing60 minutesNo. of questions40Task typesA range of question types are used, selected from the following: identifying information, multiple choice, identifying writers views/claims, matching headings, matching information, matching sentence endings, matching features, sentence completion, note completion, summary completion, table completion, diagram label completion, flow-chart completion, short-answer questions.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format General Training ReadingSourcesThe first part, social survival, has texts significant to essential linguistic survival in English with tasks mostly concerning retrieving as well as providing universal factual data, e.g., notices timetables and , advertisements.The second part, Workplace survival, has workplace context, e.g., job descriptions, training materials and contracts and staff development.The third part, general reading, engages reading more extended prose with more intricate structure. Here, the importance is on instructive and descriptive rather than challenging texts, in a normal context applicable to the wide variety of test takers involved, for example, magazines, newspapers and fictional and non-fictional book extracts.AnsweringAspirants are needed to transfer their answers to an answer sheet in the time permitted for the test. No added time is allowed for transfer. Poor spelling and grammar are penalized, hence one should take care while writing answers on the answer sheet.Marks1 mark for each question.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsTest Format SpeakingPaper formatThe Speaking test has an oral interview for the aspirants of IELTS. All Speaking tests are recorded.Timing1114 minutesTask typesThere are three sections of the test and each one fulfills a precise function in terms of communication pattern, task input as well as test takers output.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS TEST SCORINGAcceptable ScoresBand ScoreLinguistically demanding academic coursesLinguistically less demanding academic coursesLinguistically demanding training coursesLinguistically less demanding training courses7.59AcceptableAcceptableAcceptableAcceptable7.0Probably acceptableAcceptableAcceptableAcceptable6.5English study neededProbably acceptableAcceptableAcceptable6.0English study neededEnglish study neededProbably acceptableAcceptable5.5English study neededEnglish study neededEnglish study neededProbably acceptableTable of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS Scoring MeaningBand scoreSkill levelDescription9Proficient userThe aspirant has completely operational power over English. Their use of the language is apt and fluent, and shows full understanding.8Very good userThe aspirant has completely operational command over English with just occasional random inaccuracies and unsuitable usage. They may misinterpret some things in new situations. They handle detailed and complex argumentation well.7Good userThe aspirant has operational command over English, though with occasional mistakes, wrong usage and misunderstandings in a few circumstances. They normally handle complex language well and appreciate detailed reasoning.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS Scoring Contd..Band scoreSkill levelDescription6Competent userThe aspirant has an effectual command over English in spite of some inaccuracies, wrong usage and mistakes. They can use and understand quite complex language, mainly in recognizable situations.5Modest userThe aspirant has a part command over English and copes with in general meaning in most circumstances, though they are expected to make numerous mistakes. They should be able to handle basic communication in their own field.4Limited userThe aspirant's basic ability is limited to recognizable situations. They often show troubles in understanding and expression. They are not able to make use of complex language.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS Scoring Contd..Band scoreSkill levelDescription3Extremely limited userThe aspirant communicates and understands just general meaning in very common situations. There are numerous breakdowns in communication.2Intermittent userThe aspirant has great trouble in understanding spoken as well as written English.1Non-userThe aspirant has no aptitude to use the language apart from some isolated words.0Did not attempt the testThe aspirant did not answer the questions.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsIELTS PREPARATIONExam TipsListeningEvery recordings in the Listening test is listened one time only. Before Listening, you will be given time for reading the questions. While listening, write your answers on question paper. During the test end, you will have 10 minutes to copy your answers to a sheet given for writing down the answers. It is necessary that you copy your answers in that sheet as not a thing you write on question paper will get marked. You have to write your answers in pencil. Completion question types for example, note completion): Pay heed to the word limit. E.g., if you are asked to finish a sentence with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS, the right answer is leather coat, coat made of leather would be wrong answer. Copy just the missing word(s) in the answer page. E.g., if you have to finish the note in the , the right answer is morning and in the morning would be wrong answer. In the recording, you will listen the word(s) you require to utilize. You will not require to alter the form of the word(s) you listen. Pay concentration to grammar and spellings: mistakes will result in losing your marks. You might write down your answers in or capitals in lower case.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsExam TipsReading You can write your answers straight on the answer sheet or you can write them down on question paper, transfer them to the answer sheet prior to the end of examination. You will not be allowed added time to copy answers. Not a thing you write down on question paper is marked. You must use pencil to write answers. An example of a finished Reading answer leaf is attached on the next page. Completion question types (e.g. note completion): The similar rules is relevant to completion question kinds as in Listening (see above). The word(s) you make use should be taken from the Reading text. You will not require to alter the form of the word(s) in the text.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsExam TipsWritingYou can write down your answers in pen or pencil. Concentrate to the number of words needed for each assignment. You will lose scores if you dont write down at least 150 words for 1st Task and 250 words minimum for 2nd Task. You ought to spend roughly 20 minutes on Task 1 and roughly 40 minutes on Task 2. You must write down your answers in full; marks will be deducted from the answers written in note form or bullet points. Concentrate to grammar, spelling and punctuation; mistakes will get you less marks. You can write your answers completely in capitals if you want. You might make notes on question paper but no writing on the question paper is marked by the examiners of IELTS.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsPreparation TipsImprove EnglishAvailing English language lessons is one of the finest ways to develop your English. The response you get from your tutor will aid you in improving the particular skills involved in writing, speaking, listening and reading English. Test training is different for an English course, as it will not help develop your English. An IELTS preparation lesson can help you get acquainted with the kinds of tasks included in an IELTS exam. Request your local IELTS exam centre for more information about a nearby preparation course.Use English EverydayHear English radio station, watch television and film. You should try to hear a variety of English accents including Australian, American, British, New Zealand and Canadian. Read English publications like newspapers and magazines daily. Write letters, emails or notes in English when possible. Talk in English with your family and friends.Table of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsPreparation TipsPractice with sample questionsPractice the free IELTS test sample questions. Use the Official IELTS Practice Materials (two books available) which comprise sample questions and sample answers with comments of examiners. There is a wide variety of IELTS preparation material available for purchase at bookshops and also online.Read many IELTS-style texts, and listen to large numbers of IELTS-style audio recordings. Some great websites are:BBC News MagazineThe EconomistThe New ScientistNational GeographicBBC Focus MagazineThe Economist MagazineScience DailyTED TalksBBC Radio 4BBC Radio 4: The Interview ArchiveTable of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsPreparation TipsJoin IELTS study group on Facebook. Some of the Facebook Groups are:IELTS Writing ClubIELTS Tips and TricksIELTS MOOC Study groupThe World Speaks IELTSTable of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsPreparation Tips Practice TestsTake lot of FREE Practice Testshttp://www.ieltsbuddy.com/ielts-listening-test.htmlhttp://www.ielts-exam.net/practice_testshttp://ieltsforfree.com/free-ielts-practice-tests/http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/free-practice-testshttps://www.ieltsessentials.com/global/prepare/freepracticetestshttps://www.ielts.org/usa/ielts-in-the-usa/ielts-for-test-takers-in-the-usa/ielts-practice-testhttps://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/sample-test-questionshttp://www.canadavisa.com/ielts/free-practice-tests.htmlTable of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsPreparation Tips Take CoachingPrepare for the IELTS Exam under the guidance of recommended institute. See the list of good institutes by clicking on the links below:List of Best IELTS Coaching Institutes in Chandigarh Click HereList of Best IELTS Coaching Institutes in Mohali Click HereList of Best IELTS Coaching Institutes in Panchkula Click HereTable of ContentAbout IELTSFAQsExam TypesTest FormatTest ScoringExam TipsPreparation TipsAbout KnowYourTutor.comKnowYourTutor.com is Indias 1st portal to find best tutors, coaching institutes and to get discount on courses. Our mission is help you save time and money. Happy Learning!

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