IELTS Online Training

IELTS Online Training

IELTS Online Training

IELTS online training: Are you looking for IELTS Online Classes? Indian Institute of Foreign Languages helps you IELTS Online training for preparing all four patterns like speaking, listening, reading, and writing modules of the IELTS Exam. IELTS Online Classes will help you understanding IELTS classes well and it gives you complete guidance, you want to know as you prepare all patterns for the IELTS exam. During our 40 hours of IELTS online classes preparation, you will improve your understanding of the IELTS test pattern and learning strategies, with our guidance and practice, develop your confidence for the test to get closer to your desired course.

IELTS Online Training

We are channel partners of the British Council & IDP, We provide IELTS coaching for IELTS general & IELTS academic. We provide IELTS online training & even we offer IELTS classroom training. This article explains clearly IELTS test format, How to improve your band, even we many helpful tips & tricks are shared. IELTS online & offline training details are mentioned below.

Course IELTS coaching
Module Academic & General
Course duration 40hours
Course fee Rs.6800 (as on October 2020)
Mode of training IELTS classroom training

IELTS online training

IELTS test score is recognized in popular countries like Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Germany, and Ireland. Except for these countries, it is recognized by many other countries’ universities across the globe. We are glad to inform you that we are located in Bangalore also IELTS offline Classes are taken in different places in Bangalore like Banashankari, Marathahalli, Jayanagar, Rajajinagar as well. As of now, IELTS classes are taken only online due to this COVID-19 pandemic.

Once you have completed Online IELTS Course you will have known and understanding how to approach the four patterns in the IELTS exam which are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will get useful tips through our expert trainers on how to do the preparation of IELTS test. These tips will help you to feel good and confident on your IELTS test day.

Live IELTS Online Preparation

In these 40 hours Online IELTS Courses, trainers will interact with you through animated videos to develop your skills, understanding the test format and assessment for IELTS listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Practice well and get expert through our trainer tips for IELTS all four test patterns. You will also know how to improve your vocabulary and types of IELTS questions during these 40 hours of class duration. We are offering a General and Academic test module.

What will you learn in Online IELTS Courses?

What will you learn from this Online IELTS Preparation? For all of these four patterns you will be taught each pattern content, format, task, type of questions, etc. below the table show you what we are going to cover each pattern structure:

Listening Speaking
IELTS Listening test format Assessment criteria
Types of IELTS listening task Speaking assessment
Text on unfamiliar topics Speaking test format
Listening strategies and skills
Reading Writing
Reading test format Writing task type
New vocabulary Charts and graph
Reading strategies Writing, planning and checking an essay
Reading task type Assessment part
Tips for IELTS Online Training
  1. How to enroll in IELTS online training?

Please do visit write an email mentioned in our website or call the telephone numbers mentioned in the website, our customer support team will assist you to join for the IELTS online training

  1. How to make fee payment for the IELTS online training ?

We have easy payment options for IELTS online training,  You can make payment using cards (Debit & Credit ), UPI , Google pay, Phone pay, cheque, net banking, you can choose the suitable mode of payment for IELTS online training.

  1. Does IELTS online training fee includes, IELTS exam fee.

IELTS online training fee does not include IELTS exam fee,  You have pay exam fee to IDP or British council

  1. Will I get Study material for IELTS online training?

Yes, you get study material for IELTS online training

  1. How to collect study material if I enroll for IELTS online training

If you enroll for IELTS online training we will send you the study material your address.

  1. How to enroll for IELTS online training

If you are interested to join for IELTS online training, either write an email or call us, we will assist you to enroll for IELTS online training.

  1. Does this IELTS online training course include grammar classes?

The major focus of IELTS online training is to prepare students for the IELTS exam, We have free English grammar classes, Please do visit our student portal to access those classes.

  1. How to attend classes or join classes for online IELTS training

Once you enroll for online IELTS training our team will add you to the batch, you can click on the join class button to join classes

  1. How do you monitor online IELTS training

We monitor training through portal, on daily basis we collect feedback of the students, so that we have track on effectiveness of training, even though its online classes, we ensure training is effective.

  1. Will I get certificate after successful completion of online IELTS training

IELTS training is preparation for IELTS exam, once you take up IELTS exam, you will get score card from British council or IDP.

  1. Can I pay fee in instalments for Online IELTS training

No, Instalments facility is not available for online IELTS training

  1. Are there any offers for online IELTS training

Yes, there are few offers available please call us to know offers of Online IELTS training or visit our student portal to know more about offers.

  1. Do you have certified trainers

Yes, our trainers are certified from IPD & British council. Our trainers upgrade skill on time to basis by attending train the trainer program from IDP & British council.

  1. If I join online IELTS training from your institute will I be getting assistance for exam registration

Yes, we are partner with British council & IPD for exam preparation, we can help with exam registration.

  1. Do you asses my skills before and after training

Yes, We assess your language skill once you enroll for online IELTS training, we provide mock test to asses your language skills before and after training

  1. Do you assist in abroad education process

Yes, we certainly assist you in higher education in abroad we won’t charge for it, if you have enrolled for online IELTS classes please contact our abroad education counselling team.

  1. Do you provide group classes for IELTS online training

Yes we do provide group classes for IELTS online training, these group classes will not have any other students other than your group members.

  1. Do you promise score if I take up IELTS online training from your institute

No we don’t not promise any score, we assist to improve your skills, definitely it helps to improve your IELTS score

  1. What to do if fail to get my desired score after IELTS online training

We will assist you with further training if you fail to get desired score.

  1. Do you have separate batches for IELTS general training & IELTS academic training

Yes, we do have separate batches for academic & general training.

  1. IELTS online training vs IELTS classroom training which one is better

IELTS online training is as effective as classroom training, both has advantages & disadvantages, IELTS online training saves your travel time, flexible batch timings, students from any part of the world can join for these classes, classroom training provides more comfortable because you can discuss with trainer face to face you will get a chance to meet other students and classroom always fun & relaxed way of learning. If you are more tech savvy you can opt for IELTS online training, if you are old school person you can join for classroom training.

  1. What is the batch timings of IELTS online training

Please do call us for batch timings of IELTS online training, We do have flexible batch timings for IELTS online training, we do have weekend batches, Week days batches for IELTS online training, we do have early morning batches & Late evening batches, please do contact us to find suitable timings for your IELTS online training


IELTS Online Training – Question Types – Speaking

What constitutes IELTS speaking test

IELTS speaking test section is accomplished as a one-to-one interview with an examiner. The examiner examines the candidate while he or she is speaking. Moreover, the speaking section is recorded for supervising and for re-evaluation if the candidate decides to plead against the bands he scored.

Test Tasks

The speaking test is similar for both Academic and General Training IELTS speaking test. There are 3 speaking tasks to be completed by the candidate in both IELTS Academic as well as General Training.

Task 1 – Introduction and Interview (3 to 4 minutes)

The examiner shall introduce himself / herself and ask for the candidate’s introduction. The examiner will also confirm the candidate’s identity. Hence it is a necessity for the candidate to carry his / her identity proof (most of the times, candidate’s passport) at the time of speaking test. The examiner asks familiar questions on common topics from the candidate, for example, house, family members, profession, education and hobbies. The questions asked need to be answered very briefly and to the point by the candidate and should avoid elaborating. But at the same moment, candidate should also refrain from answering the questions in monosyllables. For example, if candidate is asked to tell his or her name, candidate should say it in one complete sentence, i.e. instead of just saying ‘Rahul’, he should say ‘My name is Rahul’. IELTS online training will certainly help you to improve your speaking skills, many examples will be covered in IELTS online training it helps you score your desired band.

Skills Tested

This section of the speaking test examines a candidate’s capability to place his opinions and point of view on day-to-day subjects and general experiences or situations by answering a variety of questions.

Task 2 – Lengthy talk by Candidate (3 to 4 minutes)

Task 2 is the individual long turn speaking exercise. The examiner provides the candidate with a task card / cue card that contain a specific topic on which the candidate needs to speak continuously. The card indicates the candidate what points he should include in his talk and also instructs him to explain one feature of the topic. This can be treated as a sort of extempore where the candidate has to speak impromptu. However, the examiner will provide the candidate almost 1 minute to note down the specific points he / she would like to cover in his / her speech. The candidate is provided a pencil and paper to jot down additional points and make notes. The candidate has to talk for 1 to 2 minutes on the topic, till examiner signals him to stop speaking once the time is up. The examiner can further ask the candidate additional one to two questions on that topic. Part 2 lasts for 3 to 4 minutes which also includes the preparation time. Our IELTS online training helps you to equipped to answer these kind of questions, if you have taken IELTS online training from our institute certainly you will speak confidently in front of examiner, we do conduct many mock sessions, its great advantage of IELTS online training.

While speaking, a candidate can refer to the points given in the cue card and notes that he made during 1 minute preparation time. By referring to cue card and preparatory notes, a candidate should be able to think of suitable things to say, and have time to structure his talk so that he is able to keep speaking fluently for 2 minutes.

 Skills Tested

This part assesses a candidate’s ability to speak on a given subject for long duration, using suitable language. Candidate is also tested for his ability to organise his ideas logically. Candidate should try to co-relate his answer with his own personal experiences and quote examples, wherever possible in order to speak for long duration.

Task 3 – One to one discussion (4 to 5 minutes)

In the third and the last task, the examiner asks additional questions from candidate which are related to the topic of Task 2. These questions provide an opportunity to the candidate to further discuss the conceptual issues and ideas with the examiner.

The candidate and the examiner discuss issues related to the topic in Part 2 in a more general and conceptual way and, where appropriate, in greater detail. Part 3 lasts for 4 to 5 minutes.

Skills Tested

This part examines a candidate’s ability to explain his point of view and opinions. Candidate will also be assessed for his ability to evaluate, converse and contemplate about the issues discussed.

Timing

The entire Speaking Test, covering all the tree tasks, takes 10 to 14 minutes to be conducted.

Marking

The candidate is assessed for his or her performance on each of the 3 tasks by recognised and certified IELTS speaking test examiners as per the IELTS speaking test Speaking test assessment criteria (For Example, Lexical Resource, Fluency & Pronunciation, Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Grammatical Range and Precision). Scores are awarded in whole as well as half bands (For example, 7 & 7.5).

Assessment Criteria

Registered / Certificated IELTS speaking test examiners tests a candidate’s speaking ability throughout the duration of the test. There are following four assessment criteria, which the examiner thinks about while deciding about what score to give:

  1. Fluency and coherence – Fluency and coherence allows an examiner to check how well the candidate can speak at a normal pace without too much hesitation. It also includes checking a candidate’s ability to put his opinions, sentences and ideas in a rational and logical order. Candidate is also tested for his ability to use cohesive devices appropriately, so that what he says is understandable. We provide tips to speak fluently during exam, IELTS online training is best way to improve your fluency & coherence.
  2. Lexical resource – Lexical resource examines the variety of vocabulary a candidate uses and assesses how precisely and suitably he uses that vocabulary to express himself. It also includes the ability to express his opinion using alternative vocabulary
  3. Grammatical range and accuracy – Grammatical range and accuracy assesses the variety of grammatical terms a candidate uses and its accuracy in the given context
  4. Pronunciation – Through Pronunciation the examiner tests a candidate’s capability to speak in a way which can be understood easily. During course of study our students of IELTS online training will get a chance to improve pronunciation, Many Indian students will have mother tongue influence, few tips will be given during IELTS online training to reduce mother tongue influence.

IELTS Online Training – IELTS Writing

IELTS online training: This segment on preparation for IELTS online training for Writing will focus on the four components of the IELTS Training Bangalore for Writing test, namely – Listening, Reading, Speaking & Writing and brief about the pattern of each of these four components. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are conducted on the same day while the Speaking test can be taken up to seven days after or before the other three tests. The order in which these tests are conducted is listening, reading and finally writing. There is no break between these three tests.

IELTS Online Training

The following segment highlights various aspects of a IELTS online training for Writing Test.

IELTS Writing

Timing

In a Writing Test, the time allotted is 60 minutes to answer the questions. Since the candidate has to directly write the answers in the answer sheet, he or she is NOT provided with any additional or extra time. Since Task 2 holds double the weightage compared to Task 1 in terms of writing score, it is advisable to complete the Task 1 in 20 minutes and Task 2 in 40 minutes. During course of IELTS online training, trainer will clearly explain the IELTS writing test format.

Tasks

There are 2 writing tasks given in both IELTS Academic as well as General Training. The candidate needs to write at least 150 words to complete Task 1 and at least 250 words to complete Task 2.

Academic Writing

In Task 1, the candidate is provided with some figures in the form of a diagram, table, chart or graph and is asked to illustrate, summaries or describe the data in his or her own words. The candidate is asked to explain the information, describe the various steps of a procedure, what is the mechanism of a particular thing or explain an entity. Candidates will go through many mock tests during the course of IELTS online training, it helps you plan in better way to score well in this section.

In Task 2, the candidate is asked to write an essay in response to an argument or a line of thinking or problem or social issue. The questions raised are of common interest, suitable for and easily understood by candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate education or go for a professional registration.

It is for the common interest of the candidates to write the answers for Task 1 and Task 2 writing test in an academic and semi-formal style. We do provide many writing tasks in our online IELTS training, it helps you correct your mistakes and your essays will be accessed and feedback will be given, you may find it difficult to sit and write essay, if you enrol for IELTS online training you will have to write many essays its good practice before taking up IELTS exam.

General Training Writing

In Task 1, the candidate is given a situation where-in he or she has to write a letter requesting for the information or describing his or her circumstances. The format of the letter writing could be informal or semi-formal in style. IELTS online training includes letter writing, the letters you write during IELTS online training will be assessed and feedback will be given by the trainer.

In Task 2, the candidate has to write an essay in response to an argument or a line of thinking or problem or social issue. The main difference between the Task 2 essay in General Training and that in Academic is that in General Training, the essay can be a bit more personal in format. Topics given are of common interest.

Skills Assessed

A broad range of candidate’s skills are tested in the Writing test. In both the writing tasks, a candidate is assessed for his or her ability to write an answer which is suitable in terms of:

  1. Substance
  2. Organization of views
  3. Precision and variety of vocabulary and grammar used including:
  4. Comprehending the core of topic
    1. Understanding of main objective of the topic
    2. Ability to draw conclusions and summaries the topic
    3. Ability to infer writer’s thoughts, vision and aim
Academic Writing

In Task 1, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to arrange, classify and compare information; to explain the steps of an activity or procedure; to explain an entity or chain of events; to describe mechanism of how an object works.

In Task 2, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to provide a resolution to an issue; to give and justify a view; to compare and distinguish evidence, opinions and inferences; to assess and challenge a notion, evidence or a thought.

General Training Writing

In Task 1, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to engage in individual communication via mail or message in order to:

  1. Draw inference and offer general factual data
  2. Communicate needs, requirements, likes and dislikes
  3. Articulate views and complaints

In Task 2, a candidate is tested for his or her ability to provide common factual data; to mark-out an issue or a problem and present a resolution for same; to compare and distinguish evidence, opinions and inferences; to assess and challenge a notion, evidence or a thought.

Marking

The candidate is assessed for his or her performance on each of the 2 tasks by recognised and certified IELTS examiners as per the IELTS Writing test assessment criteria (For Example, Lexical Resource, Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Grammatical Range and Precision). Task 2 holds double the weightage compared to Task 1 in terms of writing score. Scores are awarded in whole as well as half bands (For example, 7 & 7.5).

Question Types – Writing

Question type of IELTS Writing test

In an question type of IELTS Writing test (both Academic as well as General Training), there are two writing tasks and both of them should be compulsorily completed.

In Task 1, a candidate has to respond to certain circumstances by writing a letter, for instance, seeking a specific detail or describing a situation. Candidate should prescribe to the mentioned word count, given in the Task 1 i.e. at least 150 words in about 20 minutes.

In Task 2, a candidate is provided with a specific point of view, opinion or an issue which he needs to discuss. Candidate should prescribe to the mentioned word count, given in the Task 2 i.e. at least 250 words in about 40 minutes.

Topic selected for IELTS Writing test and tasks is based on real life situations and is generally derived from magazines, journals, magazines, newspapers and other books. Candidate should be cautious when writing his answers on the answer sheet because he will lose marks for wrong spellings and grammar.

Candidate should write his answers using full sentences. Also, care should be taken to not to write answers as notes or bullet points. Answers must be written on the answer sheet. Though candidate is allowed to jot down small notes on the question paper but these will not be considered for marking by the examiner.

Test Tasks

There are 2 writing tasks given in both IELTS Academic as well as General Training. The candidate needs to write at least 150 words to complete Task 1 and at least 250 words to complete Task 2.

IELTS Writing test – Academic Writing

In Task 1, the candidate is provided with some figures in the form of a diagram, table, chart or graph and is asked to illustrate, summaries or describe the data in his or her own words. The candidate is asked to explain the information, describe the various steps of a procedure, what is the mechanism of a particular thing or explain an entity.

In Task 2, the candidate is asked to write an essay in response to an argument or a line of thinking or problem or social issue. The questions raised are of common interest, suitable for and easily understood by candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate education or go for a professional registration.

The question in the Task 2 indicates the candidate what information to comprise in his opinion, argument or problem that takes the form of his essay. The instructions in the question inform a candidate what he should discuss in his essay. Candidate should ensure that he writes his answer carefully so that his complete response is not only relevant but also specific to topic. To do this the candidate requires arranging his ideas clearly and ensuring to use applicable examples (which can be from his own experience, if relevant).

For this task, the candidate should be able to write about more theoretical and composite issues and utilize a range of vocabulary, language and grammatical objects. Candidate must not spend more than 40 minutes on Task 2 but write at least 250 words. In case, the answer is too short, he will be penalized for same. While candidate will not be penalized for writing more than 250 words in Task 2, he should keep in mind that a longer answer may result in candidate having lesser time to check and correct the essay at the end. Candidate should leave some time for checking and correcting the essay by removing some points which may not be relevant to the topic. Candidate should also try to write in clear and understandable hand writing.

Also, candidate could be penalized if what he has written is not specific to the topic. Candidate may also lose some marks if his essay is not written as a single piece of connected text (i.e. avoid using notes or bullet points).

It is for the common interest of the candidates to write the answers for Task 1 and Task 2 IELTS Writing test in an academic and semi-formal style.

IELTS Writing test – General Training Writing

In Task 1, the candidate is given a situation where-in he or she has to write a letter requesting for the information or describing his or her circumstances. The format of the letter that the candidate has to write could be informal or semi-formal in style.

The question in the Task 1 indicates the candidate what information to comprise in his letter in the form of three bullet points. Candidate may have to give information or explain a situation. These situations are general and common in everyday life. For example:

  1. Writing to a Hostel warden regarding problems with hostel room
  2. Writing to a office subordinate regarding his regular late coming / too many leaves in the office
  3. Writing to a local newspaper about inconvenience caused due to construction work on site adjacent to housing society
  4. Writing to a motor car agency to sort out problems with the gear system in car

The format of letter writing i.e. formal / semi formal / informal, that candidate has to use rely on whom the candidate is asked to write to and how good he is expected to know them. Candidate should be careful to choose a format that is suitable for his audience and will help him attain his purpose for writing, e.g. writing to a friend (informal / personal) or writing to a colleague (semiformal) or writing to boss / principal (formal).

Candidate must not spend more than 20 minutes on Task 1 but write at least 150 words. In case, the answer is too short, he will be penalized for same. While candidate will not be penalized for writing more than 150 words in Task 1, he should keep in mind that a longer answer may result in candidate having lesser time to spend on Task 2, which weighs twice as much to writing band score. Also, candidate could be penalized if what he has written is not specific to the topic. Candidate should also take care not to write any addresses at the top of his letter.

In General Training Writing Task 2, the candidate has to write an essay in response to an argument or a line of thinking or problem or social issue or a topic. Topics given are of common interest. The candidate has to write a semiformal or a neutral essay of a minimum of 250 words. The essay should be discursive in nature, that is, writing about many different issues in an organized way.

The question in the Task 2 indicates the candidate what information to comprise in his opinion, argument or problem that takes the form of his essay. The instructions in the question inform a candidate what he should discuss in his essay. The candidate should write about a topic of common interest, such as:

  1. If self defense classes should be made a mandatory subject in schools
  2. How traffic and pollution related problems can be solved
  3. Whether drinking should be banned across the states
  4. If sports should be more emphasized in smaller towns due to greater proportion of population residing there

Candidate should ensure that he writes his answer carefully so that his complete response is not only relevant but also specific to topic. To do this the candidate requires arranging his ideas clearly and ensuring to use applicable examples (which can be from his own experience, if relevant). For this task, the candidate should be able to write about more theoretical and composite issues and utilize a range of vocabulary, language and grammatical objects.

Candidate must not spend more than 40 minutes on Task 2 but write at least 250 words. In case, the answer is too short, he will be penalized for same. While candidate will not be penalized for writing more than 250 words in Task 2, he should keep in mind that a longer answer may result in candidate having lesser time to check and correct the essay at the end. Candidate should leave some time for checking and correcting the essay by removing some points which may not be relevant to the topic. Candidate should also try to write in clear and understandable hand writing.

Also, candidate could be penalized if what he has written is not specific to the topic. Candidate may also lose some marks if his essay is not written as a single piece of connected text (i.e. avoid using notes or bullet points).

The main difference between the Task 2 essay in General Training and that in Academic is that in General Training, the essay can be a bit more personal in format.

IELTS Writing test – Skills Tested

This task tests a candidate’s ability to write an understandable, comprehensible, specific, relevant, well-structured opinion, giving proof or instances to support his ideas, and use language correctly. In this task type, a candidate is assessed on his ability to:

  1. Provide generic accurate and realistic information
  2. Summarize an issue and suggest a solution
  3. Ability to rationalize an opinion
  4. Assess and explain his opinion
Timing

In a IELTS Writing test, the time allotted is 60 minutes to answer the questions. Since the candidate has to directly write the answers in the answer sheet, he or she is NOT provided with any additional or extra time. Since Task 2 holds double the weightage compared to Task 1 in terms of writing score, it is advisable to complete the Task 1 in 20 minutes and Task 2 in 40 minutes.

Marking

The candidate is assessed for his or her performance on each of the 2 tasks by recognized and certified IELTS examiners as per the IELTS Writing test assessment criteria (For Example, Lexical Resource, Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Grammatical Range and Precision). Task 2 holds double the weightage compared to Task 1 in terms of writing score. Scores are awarded in whole as well as half bands (For example, 7 & 7.5).

IELTS Writing test – Assessment Criteria

A broad range of candidate’s skills are tested in the IELTS Writing test. In both the writing tasks, a candidate is assessed for his or her ability to write an answer which is suitable in terms of:

  1. Task Achievement
  2. Task Response and Substance
  3. Organization of views
  4. Precision and variety of vocabulary and grammar used including:
    1. Comprehending the core of topic
    2. Understanding of main objective of the topic
    3. Ability to draw conclusions and summaries the topic
    4. Ability to infer writer’s thoughts, vision and aim

In Task 1, Task achievement stands for candidate’s ability to write a letter that achieves its purpose. In Task 2, Task response refers to candidate’s ability to develop his argument in response to the task, citing examples and facts which may be from candidate’s own experience.

Coherence and cohesion examines how understandable and fluent a candidate’s writing is, and how has he organized his ideas and information. It includes giving opinions and statements in a logical order, and using a variety of cohesive objects appropriately.

Lexical resource examines the range of vocabulary used by the candidate and how precisely and suitably it has been used. Grammatical range and accuracy checks the variety of grammar a candidate has used.

IELTS Listening

Question Types – Listening

IELTS online training – Listening module
What constitutes IELTS Listening Test?

In IELTS Listening Test, a pre-recorded tape is played and candidates are provided with a headphone to listen discussions / conversations / speeches by various speakers. We play many pre-recorded audios during IELTS online training. IELTS Listening Test has four sections, with ten questions in each section. The questions given in the question paper will be in the same sequence as the information provided in the sound recording. Hence, the answer to the first question will be before the answer to the second question, and so on.

Test Parts
There are following 4 sections in a IELTS Listening Test:

Section 1 entails a discussion in the form of a conversation among two people related to everyday social context (For Example, a conversation involving enquiry about booking of a concert).

Section 2 is a monologue or a speech given by a person, mostly to articulate his or her intellectual thoughts and sometimes to directly address other person or audience. The context of this monologue is related to daily life social context. (For Example, a speech about harmful effects of greenhouse gases).

Section 3 is a discussion among two to four people laid down in an educational or training perspective (For Example, a university lecturer and a student having a conversation on a research project or a group of students sharing their experience on assignments they completed during winter break).

Section 4 is again a monologue or speech on an academic topic (For Example, a lecture on ancient artefacts).

Once Candidate finishes answering all questions, he has to transfer all his answers from question paper to the answer sheet. Each of the above sections can be heard only once. To give objectivity to the task, a variety of voices and accents are used in all the sections, for example, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and American. We play audios different accents during IELTS online training. It makes you familiar with different accents. With our IELTS online training, you may find difficult to identify different accents, if you are not exposed to different accents.

Timing

IELTS Listening Test, the time allotted is 30 minutes to answer the questions and additional 10 minutes to transfer the answers from question paper to the answer sheet. Hence the total time provided for completion of Listening test is 40 minutes.

Questions

The total number of questions to be answered is 40 and all of them are compulsory to be answered. A range of question forms are used which includes following:

  1. Multiple choice questions
  2. Labelling of a diagram or a geographical map
  3. Fill in the blanks – Form/note/table/flow chart/summary completion
  4. Fill in the blanks – Sentence completion
  5. Short answer questions
  6. Matching Information
  7. Question Type 1 – Multiple Choice Questions

This is a question with three options of potential answers or the first half of a sentence with three probable sentence endings. Candidate has to choose one right answer out of the three options – A, B or C, and then write the right letter in the space provided in Question Paper.

Sometimes IELTS Listening Test the question may include a longer list of probable choices and candidate has to choose more than one answer. Candidate need to read and understand the question carefully to see how many options of answers he has to choose.

Skills tested:

This kind of question assesses various listening skills, such as, detailed understanding of specific points, ability to identify correct statement / reason out of multiple options or generic view point of the main points of the recording.

Question Type 2 – Labeling of a diagram or a geographical map
In this sort of question, a candidate has to label any one of the following:

  1. A drawing (for example, a piece of tools or a machine part)
  2. A collection of images
  3. A layout or building plan (for example, a museum or a zoo)
  4. A map of a locality (for example, a town division or s district block)
The candidate has to:
  1. Select words from the sound recording which matches and suits the gaps given in the question paper. A candidate should take care not to modify the words used in the recording.
  2. A candidate should read the instructions very carefully, as crossing the word limit as prescribed, would lead to losing of marks. For example, ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER’ recommends using a maximum of Three words or Three words and a number or just a number
  3. Candidate should avoid using contracted words such as ‘they’re’ since they will not be considered for evaluation. Hyphenated words like ‘check-in’, count as a single word
Skills tested:

This sort of question assesses a candidate’s ability to comprehend, for example, an explanation of a place, and how this explanation relates to the visual. It may also examine candidate’s ability to understand a description for placement of certain objects or ability to follow directions (for example North-west, South-east, left side of a road).

  1. Question Type 3 – Fill in the blanks – Form/note/table/flow chart/summary completion

In this kind of question, the candidate has to fill in the blanks in a summary of the recording. The summary will focus on the main information in the recording and may be:

  1. A form: generally used to represent facts, such as particulars of a person or a place
  2. A note: often used to sum up details and display various points that relate with one another
  3. A table: used to tabulate data that can be easily separated into different categories, e.g. model/colour/price
  4. A flow chart: regularly used to recapitulate the various stages during a course of action, with the course of the process depicted by means of arrows
The candidate has to:
  1. Select words from the sound recording which matches and suits the gaps given in the question paper. A candidate should take care not to modify the words used in the recording
  2. A candidate should read the instructions very carefully, as crossing the word limit as prescribed, would lead to losing of marks. For example, ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER’ recommends using a maximum of Three words or Three words and a number or just a number
  3. Candidate should avoid using contracted words such as ‘they’re’ since they will not be considered for evaluation. Hyphenated words like ‘check-in’, count as a single word
Skills tested:

This kind of question examines the ability of person to focus and note down the key points while hearing the description of an object.

Question Type 4 – Fill in the blanks – Sentence completion

In such questions, candidate has to read and complete the sentences that sum up the key information from either all of the listening text or from one part of it. Candidate has to fill in a blank in each sentence using information from the sound recording. Candidate should write the words that fit into the blank on the answer sheet.

The candidate has to:
  1. Select words from the sound recording which matches and suits the gaps given in the question paper. A candidate should take care not to modify the words used in the recording
  2. A candidate should read the instructions very carefully, as crossing the word limit as prescribed, would lead to losing of marks. For example, ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER’ recommends using a maximum of Three words or Three words and a number or just a number
  3. Candidate should avoid using contracted words such as ‘they’re’ since they will not be considered for evaluation. Hyphenated words like ‘check-in’, count as a single word
Skills tested:

This kind of question assesses a candidate’s capability to recognize the key information in a sound recording. Candidate should be able to comprehend and understand association between various events, like cause and effect in a given procedure.

  1. Question Type 5 – Short answer questions

In this type of question, a candidate has to read the question and write short answer (usually 2-3 words long) in response. Sometimes candidate is given a question which asks him to write two or three different answers. Candidate has to answer using information from the sound recording only. Candidate should write the words that fit into the blank on the answer sheet.

The candidate has to:
  1. Select words from the sound recording which matches and suits the gaps given in the question paper. A candidate should take care not to modify the words used in the recording
  2. A candidate should read the instructions very carefully, as crossing the word limit as prescribed, would lead to losing of marks. For example, ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER’ recommends using a maximum of Three words or Three words and a number or just a number
  3. Candidate should avoid using contracted words such as ‘they’re’ since they will not be considered for evaluation. Hyphenated words like ‘check-in’, count as a single word
IELTS Listening Test Skills tested:

This kind of question assesses a candidate’s capability to listen for facts, such as places, prices or times, heard in the audio / sound recording.

  1. Question Type 6 – Matching Information

In this kind of question, a candidate has to match a list of objects from the sound recording to a list of choices in the question paper, and then write the right letter on the answer sheet.

IELTS Listening Test Skills tested:
This sort of question assesses a candidate’s ability to:
  1. Listen and understand detailed information. For example, whether a candidate can comprehend information about the type of show being played in a local theatre, in a daily conversation
  2. Hear and understand a conversation between two or more people. For example, a project assignment being discussed by a group of five students
  3. Identify how various facts and data in the recording are connected to each other

NOTE: It is VERY IMPORTANT for candidates to transfer the answers that they wrote on the Question Paper at the time of sound recording being played, to the answer sheet. ONLY the answers written on the answer sheet will be evaluated. Many tips like will be shared during IELTS online training.

Marking

The listening test carries a total of 40 marks for 40 questions, which implies that each correct answer gets 1 mark. The marks out of 40 are converted as per the IELTS Listening Test scale to a 9 band score. Scores are awarded in whole as well as half bands (For example, 7 & 7.5). There is no negative marking for the wrong answers; hence the candidates can attempt all the questions.

The IELTS Listening test is alike for both the editions of IELTS, that is, Academic and General Training. There are four sections in it. Candidate will hear the sound recording only once. A range of voices, accents and dialects used in English speaking countries are used.

Test Format: IELTS Listening Test
Time Allotted: 30 minutes

 Section 1: A communication or dialogue between two people set in a daily life social context (e.g. a discussion on mode of transport between office and home).

Section 2: A monologue set in a daily life social context (e.g. a speech or a description of a local museum).

Section 3: A discussion between three to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a college lecturer and a student discussing a dissertation project report, or a group of students planning an assignment).

Section 4: A Speech (e.g. a college or university class lecture on specific subject).

  1. Before the sound recording for each of the above mentioned sections start, candidates should read the questions for that section carefully. This will help the candidate to follow the sound recording and spot the answers as the questions proceed
  2. Once the sound recording of a particular section gets over, candidate should look ahead and read the questions for the next section instead of guessing missed questions in the last section
  3. The candidate may have a list of options to choose from as an answer. However, the possible answer may not be necessarily in the order they are played in the recording
  4. Candidates should take a note of word limit mentioned in the question. In case it is instructed, ‘Write no more than two words’, the answer should be written in either one or at the most two words. Writing more than two words will result in getting no marks, even if some of the words are correct
  5. Candidates should listen and focus on the key words or synonyms (word that has a similar meaning as other word) from the question to identify the answer. For example, the recording might play: “He likes a lot to study.” While on the answer sheet, this could appear as “He is a studious person.”
  6. Candidates may be asked to write down words that would be spelled out in the sound recording. For this, a candidate should have proper knowledge of the English alphabet and its pronunciation. For example, the letter ‘H’ will be pronounced as ‘Aitch’
  7. Candidate should listen attentively for words that indicate a particular stage of the recording he or she is listening to. For example, ‘To start with’, ‘Furthermore’, ‘In brief’. These words can help to identify which question the candidate has reached
  8. It is recommended to the candidate that while he is listening to the sound recording, he should cross out options that don’t fit. This makes it easier for him to stumble on the correct answer
  9. In case, a candidate has to write date as an answer, then that can be written in several correct ways. (For Example, 13th August, August 13 and 13 August, are all correct)
  10. In case, a candidate is not able to find answer to a particular question, then he should leave it and focus on the next question. Otherwise, he can lose the track of sound recording being played, which may result in very low scoring. Hence, student should attempt the unanswered questions at the end, if there is some time left
  11. At the end of the Listening test, the candidate shall have 10 minutes to transfer his or her answers to the answer sheet. Candidates should note that they must transfer all the answers from question paper to answer sheet as the answers written on the question paper will not be marked. Candidates should strictly avoid copying the answers to the answer sheet in between sections; otherwise the candidate may miss some vital information about the next section (IELTS Listening Test Jayanagar)

IELTS Reading

IELTS reading Tips to Score Band 8 in IELTS 

IELTS online training: This segment on preparation for IELTS Course Bangalore for Reading will focus on the four components of the IELTS Course Bangalore for test, namely – Listening, Reading, Speaking & Writing and brief about the pattern of each of these four components. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are conducted on the same day while the Speaking test can be taken up to seven days after or before the other three tests. The order in which these tests are conducted is listening, reading and finally writing. There is no break between these three tests.

The following segment highlights various aspects of a IELTS Course Bangalore for Reading Test.

Timing

In a Reading Test, the time allotted is 60 minutes to answer the questions. Since the candidate can directly write the answers in the answer sheet, he or she is NOT provided with any additional or extra time to transfer the answers from question paper to the answer sheet. Hence the total time for completion of Reading test remain 60 minutes.

Questions

The total number of questions to be answered is 40 and all of them are compulsory to be answered. A range of question forms are used which includes following:

  1. Multiple choice questions – selecting a correct statement out of three
  2. Labelling of a diagram or a geographical map
  3. Matching the headings with paragraphs given
  4. Matching the ending of sentences with correct text
  5. Matching the Information provided with paragraphs given
  6. Identification of information in the form of True/ False/ Not Given
  7. Identification of a writer’s claims in the form of Yes/ No/ Not Given
  8. Fill in the blanks in a given note, summary or a sentence
  9. Fill in the blanks in a flow-chart
  10. Fill in the blanks in a Table
  11. Short-answer type questions
Test Parts

There are 3 sections in a Reading Test and the total length of the text lies in the range of 2,150-2,750 words. Each of the 3 sections contains one long text. Texts are genuine and are from magazines, journals, magazines, newspapers and other books. Texts vary from being explanatory and realistic to discursive and methodical. Generally, the texts also contain pictorial representation like diagrams, graphs or images. In case the text includes technical words, then a glossary is also given.

General Training Reading

Section 1 includes six to eight small factual texts related by a common topic. This topic is relevant to day-to-day life events in an English society. For example, music concert advertisements.

Section 2 includes two short realistic texts with work-related matters being the objective. (For example, searching a suitable job, office rules and guidelines, workplace environment, human resource development and training)

Section 3 includes one longer and more intricate text on a topic of common interest. The topic chosen is authentic and taken from magazines, newspapers and various books including company handbooks and official documents.

Academic Reading

For Academic IELTS, the section structure is similar as mentioned above for General Training IELTS with the major difference being that the texts are written for a non-specialist candidate and are more on academic and educational topics of common interest. Also, the texts are more suitable for candidates seeking professional registration or willing to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate courses in the English speaking countries.

Skills Assessed

A broad range of candidate’s skills are tested in the Reading test which includes:

  1. Comprehending the essence of topic
  2. Understanding of main ideas of the topic
  3. Understanding conclusions and inferred meaning
  4. Recognising writer’s opinions, views and objectives
Marking

The Reading test carries a total of 40 marks for 40 questions, which implies that each correct answer gets 1 mark. The marks out of 40 are converted as per the IELTS scale to a 9 band score. Scores are awarded in whole as well as half bands (For example, 7 & 7.5). There is no negative marking for the wrong answers; hence the candidates can attempt all the questions.

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IELTS Reading Test Preparation

Tips for IELTS Reading Test Preparation : Reading (Part II)

There are 3 sections in a IELTS Reading Test Preparation and the total length of the text lies in the range of 2,150-2,750 words. Each of the 3 sections contains one long text. Texts are genuine and are from magazines, journals, magazines, newspapers and other books. Texts vary from being explanatory and realistic to discursive and methodical. Generally, the texts also contain pictorial representation like diagrams, graphs or images. In case the text includes technical words, then a glossary is also given.

Test Format: Reading – General Training ielts-reading-2
Time Allotted: 60 minutes
There are three sections.

Section 1 includes six to eight small factual texts related by a common topic. This topic is relevant to day-to-day life events in an English society. For example, music concert advertisements.

Section 2 includes two short realistic texts with work-related matters being the objective. (For example, searching a suitable job, office rules and guidelines, workplace environment, human resource development and training).

Section 3 includes one longer and more intricate text on a topic of common interest. The topic chosen is authentic and taken from magazines, newspapers and various books including company handbooks and official documents.

Test Format: Reading – Academic
Time Allotted: 60 minutes

For Academic IELTS Reading Test Preparation, the section structure is similar as mentioned above for General Training IELTS with the major difference being that the texts are written for a non-specialist candidate and are more on academic and educational topics of common interest. Also, the texts are more suitable for candidates seeking professional registration or willing to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate courses in the English speaking countries.

  1. Candidate should start reading a variety of English texts like news papers, magazines, articles and books as his preparation for IELTS Reading Test Preparation. This will help him to improve his performance in the Reading test by developing his ability to read quickly.
  2. During the Reading Test, a candidate should read and understand each question attentively first before reading the passages. This will make it easier for him to find the answers. Candidate should underline probable answers as he proceeds.
  3. While reading the passage, candidate is advised to read it quickly first time in order to get an idea about it. Candidate should not be bothered in case he does not understand a specific word, since he can get an idea of that by reading the remaining passage. Candidate should then read every question again to focus on that part of the passage in detail which will yield answer to that question.
  4. Candidate should note that the Reading passages always contain the information which is required to answer the question. Candidate should use his own information about the topic to answer the question.
  5. Candidate should take care of his spellings in case he is copying words from the question or reading passage to use in his answer.
  6. The Reading test can also include questions that test candidate’s general understanding of a passage. For example, the question may ask to match the different paragraphs in the text with suitable heading based on candidate’s understanding of the main idea of each paragraph. Candidate should try to underline the key words and ideas in each passage to capture the main context of it. This will also help him to understand the central message of each passage.
  7. Candidate should underline key words as he proceeds to read the passage. For example, if a reading passage includes many city names or languages, candidate should underline them since doing so will make it easier to find such details later if they are asked in any of the questions.
  8. In case, the candidate is asked to label a diagram, he or she will find the words needed for labelling in the text itself. However, candidate should be careful to copy them with the correct spelling.
  9. In case, a candidate is not able to find answer to a particular question, then he should leave it and focus on the next question. Otherwise, he can end up wasting too much time on that question, which may result in very little time for remaining questions. This may further result in candidate not able to answer questions which are comparatively easier due to insufficient time. Hence, student should attempt the unanswered questions at the end, if there is some time left.
  10. Candidates should ensure to write down his answers for the Reading test directly on the answer sheet and not on the question paper. Since the candidate can directly write the answers in the answer sheet, he or she is NOT provided with any additional or extra time to transfer the answers from question paper to the answer sheet.

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