Listening test is the first module in the IELTS Test there will be approximately 40 questions
There are 4 main sections of which each main section is devided into two and,sometimes,into three
sub sections. As you move from sections I to 4 you may find that the listening exercises are more
and more difficult.
The tape is played only once but you will be given time to read the questions before each sub sections
begins. Then as you hear the answer,you have to write your answers m the question booklet. After
you have answered each section, you have half a minute to check your answers.
After you have finished the full listening test, you will be given ten minutes to transfer your answers
to the answers sheet. Therefore, the listening Test will take a total of 40 minutes. Always remember
that only once you will hear the tape.
The first 2 sections deal with social situations. Generally, in sechon 1 you will hear a dialogue
between two persons, e.g. between the manager and his customer in a shop or between the booking
clerk and the passenger etc. In Section 2, there is a monologue, e.g. a television news reading or a
talk about a tour to a museum.
Section 3, generally, is a conversation in an educational context or tmining context, e.g. about a
particular topic in a tuition class. Up to four participants are allowed in this section. Section 4 is also
a monologue in which there may be a lecture or a talk on a subject of general academic interest.
Transfer of answers to answer sheet: After finishing the tape, you will be given
10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
2.BASIC RULES FOR IELTS LISTENING
There is a difference between listening to something and listening for something. In IELTS listening
you have to listen for something to score well. When we listen to something, it enhances our
comprehension and facts will be retained in our memory.
It is easy to score well in Listening Test, provided you listen keenly to selected programmes on TV
or other Listening aids. Look at the spelling of names, places and words on signs, in shops and in
English publications. If you spell something wrong, it will be marked as wrong. People think that
the listening should test whether you understand what you hear and not how you spell something;
but these are the rules. so, be careful about your spelling!
1. DURATION AND FORMAT
The reading module is generally the second test on the day of the test. You are given a question booklet and an answer sheet. There is no extra time, unlike in the listening test, at the end to transfer answers. As such, you have to write your anssvcrs directly onto the answer sheet. You are given
60 Minutes for the test. The test instructions indicate how much time you should spend on each
section of the test. Even bright students lose marks, if they do not manage time effectively.
The test is generally divided into three sections. You are given a reading passage with questions in
each section. The questions can be both before and after the passages. A reading text may include
about 40 questions. The topics of the passages are of general interest and come from magazines,
journals, newspapers etc. At least one of the passages will present a logical argument. The texts
increase in difficulty as the test progresses. There may be a glossary of technical words.
BASIC RULES OF IELTS READING
Test takers are expected to develop the following skills to pass the reading section successfully.
SCANNIG for specific information
SKIMMING for general meaning.
You have to manage your time effectively. Many students fail in Reading Test as they cannot find time for the third passage. There is no special time given to transfer your answers to the answer
sheet, so you have two options:
Option I ' After each section, go over the section again and transfer your answers.
Option 2 After you have
have finished all the sections, go back to the beginning, check and transfer all your answers. As such. there is less risk that you leave some questions unanswered.
DURATION AND FORMAT
The Writing Module takes 60 minutes. There are two tasks to complete it is suggested that about
20 minutes should be spent on Task I which requires at least 150 words.(Graph Writing) .It can be Bar Chart ,Table,Line Chart,Map ,Flow chart.
Task 2 requires at least
250 words and should be written in 40 minutes.This is called Essay Writing Module .Generally essay are on Education,Crime,Tourism, Globalization and Economic constraints.
IELTS Academic Writing Test:
The IELTS Academic writing Test includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for anyone entering undergraduate or postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.
Task 1: You will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and you will be asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. *Responses to both tasks must be written in a formal style.
IELTS General Training Writing Test:
The IELTS General Training writing test Writing includes two tasks, which are based on topics of general interest.
Task 1: You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.
IELTS Speaking Test:
Speaking Skills test will take 1 1 to 14 minutes (the speaking test is the same for both IELTS Academic and IELTS GeneralTraining).
IELTS Speaking test is a face-to-face
Interview, which will take about 1 1 to 14
minutes. The Speaking test is designed to
assess your use of spoken English. Every
test is recorded.
The Speaking test consists of three parts:
Task 1: You will be asked to answer general questions about yourself and a
range of familiar topics, such as your home, family, work, studies and interests.This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
Task 2: You will be given a card and you will be asked to talk about a particular
topic. You will have one minute to preparebefore speaking for up to two minutes.The examiner then asks you one or two
questions on the same topic to finish this
part of the test.
Task 3: You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2.
These questions give you an opportunity
to discuss more abstract issues and deas. This part lasts between four and