IELTS Test Component

1. Listening (Same for Academic and General Training) It includes four sections, 40 items .One is a conversation between two individuals Second is a monologue/speech The third section is a conversation among a maximum of four people set in an academic setting The final one is a monologue on an academic subject Please note that each section is heard only once.

2. Reading (Different for Academic and General Training) It includes three sections, 40 items You need to read the text passages and answer questions in multiple-choice, sentence completion, summary writing, matching information, short-answers Each passage consists of 13-14 questions The reading module has in total of 40 questions Reading passages and questions are different in Academic and General Training IELTS a) Reading-IELTS Academic The syllabus includes three long texts Subject matter range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. The texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. These are selected for a non-specialist audience Appropriate for candidates entering university courses or seeking professional registration abroad. b) Reading- IELTS General Training Requires candidates to read extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks, and guidelines. These are materials one is likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English speaking environment.

3. Writing (Different for Academic and General Training) It includes two tasks Topics are of general interest and suitable for candidates planning undergraduate and postgraduate studies abroad or seeking professional registration. In Task I, you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. In Task 2, you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

4. Speaking (Same for Academic and General Training) Three-part one-on-one conversation The test will be recorded for evaluation purposes and will consist of three parts that simulate a face-to-face oral interview with an examiner. The Speaking component assesses the candidates’ use of spoken English; takes between 11 to 14 minutes to complete. The entire speaking test is recorded by the examine