The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is intended to assess the Language ability of candidate who needs to study, work or migrate where English is the major Language of communication. This test is conducted to measure test takers’ ability of communicate in English throughout all four Language skills- Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.
Educational institutions, professional bodies, Corporations and immigration departments now recognize IELTS in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.
IELTS is available In over 1,100 countries worldwide. The two major types of test include: general training and IELTS Academic. If you intend on going to English speaking countries for secondary education, training programs, work experience, etc it is required you take the test, especially those migrating to Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand.
The test is managed by three main institutions: The British council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. There are two versions of the test: – Academic and General Modules. For those migrating to countries like Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom and sometimes experience in an English speaking country.
The IELTS is made up of the Academic module and the General Training Module. If you want to study abroad you will write the Academic Module. If you want to live, work or settle abroad, you will write the General Training Module.
Academic modules: There is one for individuals who are applying for higher education and general training or professional reasons.
General Modules: This is typically exam entry for those who are going to English-speaking countries for vocational or training programmes not at degree level, for secondary education, work experience and for migration.
The test is about two hours and forty five minutes. Registration for the IELTS® requires a valid international passport.
IELTS TESTING FORMAT
This section is about 11 to 14 minutes and it tests your fluency in speaking the English Language. It has 3 parts: you will have to appear for a personal interview about yourself in the first part, speak on a particular topic and mentioned points on the topic in the second part and also get involved in a discussion with the examiner in the third part based on the topic given in part 2.
This section is different from Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS. However, for both, in 60 minutes, you will be required to answer 40 questions- 20 minutes each.
This test is for 60 minutes and consists of 40 questions in each of the 4 sections. Each section has 1 long passage. Test taker has to read passages and answer questions that follow. Passages are designed for non-specialist audience, and descriptive in nature.
This is a 60 minutes test that has 3 sections of 40 questions. Each section has 2 to 3 passages, which are extracted from work place conditions, official documents, advertisements etc. Test takers have to read passages and answer questions.
This test is for 30 minutes and consists of 40 questions in each of the 4 sections. It tests the Listening abilities of the test takers.
Test taker is asked to listen to conversations topics, etc and answer the questions based on what was listened to. You have to complete certain summaries, sentences and answer short questions.
The IELTS doesn’t test your knowledge of English in as much as it tests your comprehension skills. It is more a test of your time management skills and your ability to comprehend in a short time frame. You have to complete two writing tasks in one hour. The writing section for Academic IELTS differs from the General.
ACADEMIC MODULES WRITING:
There are two tasks and it is suggested that candidates spend about 2o minutes on task 1; which requires than to write at least 150 words for 40 minutes on Task 2-250 words.
The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1.
In task 1, candidates are asked to describe graphs, diagrams or certain processes given in their own words and in issue topic or argument. It is a formal style of writing.
GENERAL MODULE WRITING:
This consist of 2 tasks and last for 60 minutes. In task 1 you have to write a letter on a situation and in task 2 you have to write an essay on an issue topic argument on their ability to engage in personal correspondence, elite and provide general factual information.
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performances in the test. Candidates receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9 score is reported for each module of the test. The individual module score are more than averaged and rounded to produce on overall band score.
IELTS exam or IELTS test is one of the important tests every individual will have to take. A person hoping to school in international institutions for a course of his/her choosing, must take this test. Be it international management, arts, law, business administration, engineering, international law, computer engineering, programming etc. It is also important that one understands the test and how it should be written so one can get the required, or more preferably a very good and amazing score in your IELTS test.
One cannot be too confident when attempting an IELTS exam, however, by preparing well, studying, understanding the prerequisites and having the right knowledge and even equipping oneself with the right understanding, you can be rest assured of a good and better, outstanding performance in you IELTS test.
We can get you ready in various ways.
IELTS TUTORIALS/TRAINING IN NIGERIA
You get intensive lectures to prepare you for your test. The lectures can last for about one week to a month depending on your preferred learning plan.
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IELTS TEST CENTERS IN NIGERIA
To register online, it can be done anywhere in Nigeria. But for IELTS tests, and IELTS testing centers, there are specific locations in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Enugu. Test centers vary. So you will need to check in with our help desk to find out the closest test center near you. It can vary from location, area and settlement. All you have to do is register or call us now!
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