The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an international standardized test or English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers who wish to go to different countries either to peruse higher education or to immigrate and work or live there. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
There are two types of IELTS exams
1. IELTS Academic
2. IELTS General
The Academic version is intended for those who want to enrol in universities and other institutions to study or practise in an English-speaking country. The General version is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work-experience, or for immigration purposes.
Structure of IELTS
Listening :The module comprises four sections, with ten questions in each section. It takes 40 minutes: 30- for testing, plus 10 for transferring the answers to an answer sheet.
Reading : There are three passages included in Reading and the totals of 40 questions are to be answered in 60 minutes.
Writing : The Writing paper has two tasks which must be completed in 60 minutes.
Task 1:Test takers describe a graph, table, chart or diagram.
Task 2:Test takers discuss a point of view, argument or problem.
Task 1:Test takers write a letter in response to a given everyday situation.
Task 2:Test takers write an essay about a topic of general interests.
Speaking: The speaking test is a face-to-face interview between the test taker and an examiner. The test comprises of three sections and the duration is of 11-14 minutes.
Grad-Dreams IELTS Training Features
Assistant in Visa Procedure
Experienced & trained teaching faculty
Demo session before course payment
Personal attention over every candidate
Grammar Training for the students who need it
Effective and helpful study material along with hard copy and soft copy
Listening lab Facility
5 Mock sessions for each module
Skype session also available
Assistance & help in registration of Exam
IELTS Training Coaching Schedule
Every Monday for weekday’s batch and Every Saturday for weekend’s batch
Classroom Training Schedule
Duration: 8 weeks
Total Lectures: 32 sessions
Duration of every lecture: Weekdays: One & a half hour (Mon-Fri) Weekends: Three hours (Sat & Sun)
Total hours spent on classroom training: 36 hours.
Practice Test Schedule
Number of practise tests: 5
Duration of every test: 3 hours
Total hours spent of practise test: 16 hours
|Batches starting from||Days||Time|
|Weekdays||Every Monday||Weekdays: Morning: 8 to 9:30 am Evening: 7 to 8:30 pm|
|Weekends||Every Saturday||Weekends: Morning: 9 am to 12 pm Evening: 4 to 7 pm|
*Timings are flexible, can be adjusted or moved considering convenience of all the students. Fast track batches are also available.
IELTS Training Do’s and Don't s
Don't expect general questions in speaking that you have seen before. No matter how many samples you look at and practice the actual test is going be different. So actual practice is going to help.
Ask someone to help you with speaking section.
You will hardly get any time for checking your answers.
Reading samples for writing task helps a lot so read as many as you can from different sites.
On LRW test day reach the centre on time and enter the hall after going to the washroom. Once you are in, you won't be able to get up from the chair for at least for 2.5 hours
Practice plenty of sample exams and then find out your weak sections. Prepare them thoroughly.
Section 3 of listening and reading are quite difficult so practice them with timing.
There is no break in the LRW which lasts for almost 4.5 hour including registration. So have meal before accordingly.
If you do not get a part in the listening section, forget about it and move ahead.