IELTS

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test assesses your ability of English Language in four various modules such as listening, reading, writing & speaking.

Listening

This module consists of 4 parts (Recording 1 to Recording 4) & it takes approximately 30 minutes for 40 Questions (plus 10 minutes transfer time).

From 4 January 2020, some changes were introduced to the instructions and layout of the paper-based Listening test:

(A) The word ‘Sections’ was changed to ‘Parts’ – The paper-based test will now be divided into Part 1, 2, 3, 4.
(B) The Part 1 example was removed.

  • There are four parts with ten questions each. The questions are designed so that the answers appear in the order they are heard in the audio.
  • The first two parts deal with situations set in everyday social contexts. In Part 1, there is a conversation between two speakers (for example, a conversation about travel arrangements), and in Part 2, there is a monologue in (for example, a speech about local facilities). The final two parts deal with situations set in educational and training contexts. In Part 3, there is a conversation between two main speakers (for example, two university students in discussion, perhaps guided by a tutor), and in Part 4, there is a monologue on an academic subject.
  • The recordings are heard only once. They include a range of accents, including British, Australian, New Zealand, American and Canadian.

Speaking

This module consists of a face to face interaction between the candidate and an examiner, which lasts for about 15 Mins.

Reading

This Module lasts for 60 minutes. The road split here for Students as they can go for Academic Reading test, or a General Training Reading test. Both tests consist of three sections.

Writing

This Module also lasts for 60 minutes. This is also same as above as Students can go for Academic Writing test, or a General Training Writing test. • There are two types of IELTS Tests: Academic & General Training. While, Listening and Speaking are the same for both the tests, but the subject matter of the Reading & Writing sections are different depending on the test you take.