IELTS Training

IELTS is the world’s most prominent International Test of English that assesses the proficiency of students in the English language. Students from non-native English speaking countries who aspire to study or work in different countries answer the IELTS.

IELTS is jointly owned by IDP: IELTS Australia, British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Types of IELTS Exam
  • General Exam
  • Academic Exam

The Academic IELTS is slightly harder as it is meant for academic purposes. If you are planning to go to university or to college you are asked to answer Academic IELTS Exam. The General IELTS Exam is taken by those who are planning to immigrate and it is little easier than Academic IELTS exam.

Score: From 0 to 9 Band scores
Duration: 40 minutes
The listening test has 4 sections and which includes 40 questions each of one mark.

Listening is your first test. It will be for 40 minutes. The Listening Test has four sections. The difficulty of these sections is progressive that clearly means the first section is easiest whereas the fourth one is the most difficult one. You need to answer 40 questions while you listen to the audio. The audios are usually monologues and conversations by native speakers.

Score:  From 0 to 9 Band score
Duration: 60 minutes
There are three passages included in Reading and the total of 40 questions each of one mark.

Academic:
Academic Reading has four sections. There is one long passage in each section based upon which you need to answer 40 questions.

General:
General Reading has four sections, again with increasing level of difficulty. Each section has one or two texts on which you need to answer 40 questions. The passages are generally selected from books, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, notices, and company handbooks or guidelines.

Score: From 0 to 9 Band score
Duration: 60 minutes
Writing test includes 2 tasks:
Task 1 – Letter for General Training and Report Writing for Academic Training
Task 2 – Essay

Academic:
Academic Reading has four sections. There is one long passage in each section based upon which you need to answer 40 questions.

General:
General Reading has four sections, again with increasing level of difficulty. Each section has one or two texts on which you need to answer 40 questions. The passages are generally selected from books, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, notices, and company handbooks or guidelines.

Score: From 0 to 9 Band score
Duration: 11 to 14 minutes
The test format is like an interview. It is one on one interaction with three rounds.

This module of IELTS will assess the use of Spoken English. The test has 3 parts and it lasts for 11 to 14 minutes. The test is recorded.

Part 1- This part of the test last for 4 to 5 minutes. The examiner asks you some questions about yourself. These questions are not that difficult. Usually they are about: where are you from, about you work, study, friends, neighbourhood, hobbies, food, sports, etc.

Part 2- This part is an individual speaking. In this the examiner will give you a topic to speak , on you will have to speak for 2 minutes. You have a minute to prepare. The examiner will not interrupt at all while you speak.

Part 3: This part is a discussion. In this round the examiner was given to you 5 to 6 questions based upon the topic which was given to you in part 2. Make sure you speak as much as you can.

Why IELTS at Erudite Academy?
  • Authorized by British Council (UK) and IDP (Australia).
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculty.
  • Simulated tests are provided to offer our students the real experience of an IELTS examination.
  • Extra assistance for techniques that improve grammar and vocabulary .
  • Small size batches for personal guidance and to provide intensive and focused classroom teaching.
  • Personal attention is given to each student for their problem areas in different modules
  • Comprehensive Study material, including sample papers of the previous IELTS tests along with along with listening material are included in the course fee.
  • Our faculty believes not only in tutoring, but also mentoring and guiding students to excel in the IELTS.
  • Intensive Mock Speaking Sessions.
FAQ

What is IELTS?

A. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It holds the highest dominion as far as the proficiency test for further studies and global migration process is concerned. If a person is migrating to a country that requires him/her to in an environment that adheres to English language then it is mandatory that he takes this exam.
It is extremely popular and is jointly owned by IDP and British Council.

What is the difference between General and Academic IELTS?

Though the pattern of paper set by the IDP and British Council is the same for General and Academic level, there is a subtle difference between the two. The academic IELTS is taken by an individual to pursue further studies at a postgraduate level. This is applicable to both graduate and undergraduate studies.

The general category test is used to check ability of skilled professionals of any working sector. It is imperative to get a good score in both sectors for best results.

How many times in a year can we attempt IELTS?

The key to scoring in IELTS is improving English language on a whole. One can give the exam multiple times to clear and there is no restriction on the same; though it is best advised to take a decent break, prepare and then reappear to analyse the mistakes made earlier better.

What is the final marking system in IELTS?

There are four sections in the exam. This is inclusive of both Academic and General category. The scores are calculated between 0 and 9. You can score almost anything between this like even a 5.5. The overall band score is the average score of all the skills in all the four sections.