IELTS EXAM - ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Description

IELTS is accepted for study, work and migration in more countries than any other test. More than 7,000 universities, employers, professional registration bodies and governments around the world accept IELTS as evidence of your English proficiency.

Content – The IELTS Test

Listening test format, 30 minutes:

The listening section is the same for both versions of IELTS (Academic and General Training).
There are three parts and you will hear the recording only once.
Section 1: a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context (eg a conversation about accommodation).
Section 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context (eg a speech about local facilities or about arrangements for meals during a conference).
Section 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment, or a group of people planning a project).

Reading test format, 60 minutes:

Academic
There are three sections, each containing one long text.
The articles are taken from books, magazines and newspapers covering academic topics of general interest.
Texts range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. Texts may contain nonverbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations.

General Training
There are three sections.
Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts regarding everyday life.
Section 2 contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues.
Section 3 contains a longer, more complex test on a topic of general interest.

Writing test format, 60 minutes:

Academic
There are two parts.
Task 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to summarize and report the information in your own words. You may be asked to select and compare data, describe the stages of a process, describe an object or how something works.
Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Task 2 contributes twice as much as Task 1 to the Writing score.

General
There are two parts.
Task 1, you are presented with a situation and are asked to write a letter explaining the situation.
Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Task 2 contributes twice as much as Task 1 to the Writing score.

Speaking test format, 11-14 minutes:

The speaking section is the same for both versions of IELTS (Academic and General Training).
There are three parts and the testis recorded.
Part 1: Introduction and interview (4-5 minutes).
The examiner introduces him/herself and asks you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity. The examiner asks general questions on familiar topics.
Part 2: Individual long turn (3-4 minutes). The examiner gives you a task card that asks you to talk about a particular topic, you are given one minute to prepare your talk.
Part 3: Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes). The examiner asks further questions that are connected to the topic of Part 2, giving the opportunity to discuss the topic further.

Listening Test Format, 30 minutes

Listening test format, 30 minutes:

The listening section is the same for both versions of IELTS (Academic and General Training).
There are three parts and you will hear the recording only once.
Section 1: a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context (eg a conversation about accommodation).
Section 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context (eg a speech about local facilities or about arrangements for meals during a conference).
Section 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment, or a group of people planning a project).

Reading Test Format, 60 minutes

Reading test format, 60 minutes:

Academic
There are three sections, each containing one long text.
The articles are taken from books, magazines and newspapers covering academic topics of general interest.
Texts range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. Texts may contain nonverbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations.

General Training
There are three sections.
Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts regarding everyday life.
Section 2 contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues.
Section 3 contains a longer, more complex test on a topic of general interest.

Writing Test Format, 60 minutes

Writing test format, 60 minutes:

Academic
There are two parts.
Task 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to summarize and report the information in your own words. You may be asked to select and compare data, describe the stages of a process, describe an object or how something works.
Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Task 2 contributes twice as much as Task 1 to the Writing score.

General
There are two parts.
Task 1, you are presented with a situation and are asked to write a letter explaining the situation.
Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Task 2 contributes twice as much as Task 1 to the Writing score.

Speaking Test Format, 11-14 minutes:

Speaking test format, 11-14 minutes:

The speaking section is the same for both versions of IELTS (Academic and General Training).
There are three parts and the testis recorded.
Part 1: Introduction and interview (4-5 minutes).
The examiner introduces him/herself and asks you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity. The examiner asks general questions on familiar topics.
Part 2: Individual long turn (3-4 minutes). The examiner gives you a task card that asks you to talk about a particular topic, you are given one minute to prepare your talk.
Part 3: Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes). The examiner asks further questions that are connected to the topic of Part 2, giving the opportunity to discuss the topic further.

Exam procedure (timings are approximate)

TESTTIMING
Registration8.00 am
Listening Test9.00 am (40 minutes)
Reading Test10.00 am (60 minutes)
Writing Test11.00 am (60 minutes)
Speaking Testfrom 12.15 pm (15 minutes)

Test takers are advised of their individual schedule in advance.

Result information

You will receive an SMS message on the 13th day following the test and may collect their Test Report Form from the testing center on the Saturday or Sunday following the message.

Passport or ID must be provided in order to collect the results.