Why IELTS?

That IELTS qualification is officially recognized in over 135 countries as proficiency in English language and opens the door for immigration, job purposes and education is reason enough to take the IELTS examination. In short, it is the most widely accepted English test throughout the world. The reason for IELTS popularity can be attributed to the strict quality control criteria that the course structure and examination establish.

Besides being a good training ground to polish your existing English skills, the IELTS exam serves to address specific skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening to English. In addition to all of these, the IELTS course covers both American and British English. This opens up numerous possibilities.

Eligibility

As per the regulations set up by the three official bodies that conduct IELTS:

1) the British Council,

2) IDP: IELTS Australia, and

3) Cambridge English Language Assessment,

There are no minimum eligibility criteria that are to be met for writing the IELTS exam. Any individual that wishes to pursue work opportunities abroad or seeking education in the English-speaking countries can appear for this test. Trainers from IELTS Coaching centre in Chennaioffers the real-time experience to the students.

The IELTS examination is conducted as per two formats: IELTS (Academic) and IELTS (General Training). However, the organization or educational institution that the candidate wants to be associated with may have some basic criteria that have to be satisfied.

Some of the most popular countries where IELTS scores are requested by universities and other educational institutions are New Zealand, US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Whereas students need to appear for the IELTS (Academic) test, other candidates that require a work visa or for the purpose of immigration need to appear for the IELTS (General Training) test. The candidates are required to pay a registration fee to appear for the IELTS examination.

Detailed Course Curriculum

The IELTS exam is made up of four sections:

  • Listening – 30 minutes
  • Reading – 60 minutes
  • Writing – 60 minutes
  • Speaking – 11 to 14 minutes
  • 1. Listening

    This is the first section of the exam and is divided into four subsections: (1) Social conversation that takes place between two people; (2) Monologue/Speech; (3) Conversation among four people (academic setting); (4) Academic paper monologue such as an academic lecture. Each of these sections can be heard only once and students are required to take notes while listening to the speeches/conversation. They can refer to these notes to answer the questions on the conversations/lectures.

    Course Syllabus for Listening

    Introduction to Listening (Sections 1&2)

  • Techniques used in mastering Listening
  • Listen to specific information that helps to complete sentences and table tasks
  • Follow descriptions to make a marking on the map, summary completion and matching
  • Listening to the conversation based on academic topics and lecture (University Style)

  • Understand the main idea behind a discussion and complete tasks based thereof
  • Follow signpost words to answer questions
  • Identify the main idea behind a lecture and use a flowchart to understand the sequence of flow of ideas
  • 2. Reading

    The reading section is to assess the skill of being able to answer questions after reading passages of text. The questions include multiple choice, completion of sentences, writing summaries, matching information, and writing short answers for questions. The passages usually include up to 14 questions. The total number of questions to be answered in the Reading section is about 40. Reading to get the main idea, reading to understand in detail, skimming, reading to understand the logical idea behind the passage, writer’s opinion and attitude are all used to test the reader’s multiple skills.

    Curriculum for Reading

    IELTS Academic Reading

  • IELTS Academic Reading
  • How to deal with unfamiliar words to obtain key information
  • Develop skills to tackle problematic issues such as time management
  • Reading Strategies

  • Tweak reading skills necessary to complete questions
  • Develop skill such as scanning for specific details as well as skim to get general information
  • Understand main as well as the supporting ideas with preciseness
  • Reading Test Practice

  • Learn how to use specific information to complete table, flowchart or diagram
  • Heighten skills to mark statements as True/False/Not Givens
  • Enhance summarization skills
  • Understand the main theme of a paragraph to provide headings for the paragraph
  • Advanced Practice

  • Master academic reading
  • Practice to acquire a wider range of reading skills
  • 3. Writing

    The IELTS Writing section consists of two tasks each for the Academic and the General Training Sections. The exercises to be completed in the Academic section are most suited for those candidates that are planning undergraduate and postgraduate studies or others that are seeking professional registration. The tasks in the General Training Section are based on general interest topics.

    Syllabus

    Introduction to IELTS Writing

  • Standard Organization of an essay
  • Analyse patterns of writing test
  • How to write paragraphs in an essay
  • Step-by-step of a Discussion Essay
  • Paragraphing into Essay

  • Tactics to conquer Task 2
  • Understand the main structures in English
  • Practice (Basic – Intermediate)

  • Learn techniques to overcome barriers to reach higher levels in writing
  • Vocabulary Improvement

  • Familiarize with higher level vocabulary patterns
  • Boost vocabulary acquisition in those topics that are frequently used in IELTS exam
  • Advanced Practice

  • Master writing in the exam
  • Familiarise with the common topics that appear in the IELTS exam
  • Improve vocabulary usage accuracy
  • 4. Speaking

    The IELTS syllabus for speaking consists of three parts that are recorded and these parts simulate a one-on-one oral interview with an examiner. This section helps to assess the standard of spoken English by the candidate. The duration is between 11 and 14 minutes. The tests are conducted in such a manner that the candidates cannot come prepared beforehand with a set of standard responses.

    Course Syllabus

    Introduction to IELTS Speaking

  • Familiarize with IELTS Speaking tests
  • Learn vocabulary and expressions to handle questions about personal information and general topics
  • Talk on a given topic

  • Learn tactics to defeat a non-stop IELTS speech
  • Generation of new ideas within time limits
  • Learn to answer questions with precision and conciseness
  • Discussion Practice

  • Discussion of abstract ideas
  • Discuss given topics strongly and effectively
  • Answer questions with confidence
  • Answer questions coherently using proper link words
  • Opportunities for Students and Job Seekers and Expectations

    IELTS is the most accepted standard worldwide for proficiency in English for who English is their second language. IELTS is of great help when you want to apply to business organizations or a university or college or even register for a visa from government agencies of English speaking countries such as UK, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

    If you want to study abroad, you can apply to universities in the UK with results of IELTS from any of the test locations that are spread worldwide. Some universities, however, have additional requirements. For an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you should attempt and clear the IELTS (Academic). For any other purpose that does not award any degree IELTS (General Training) may be attempted.

    If you want to work abroad, providing proof of English language proficiency is important. Skilled in a language allows you to communicate better with your co-workers and is a key element in your career success. For work visa application your level in English has to be either Competent or Vocational, but definitely better than the basic conversational level of English.

    In the UK, applicants should have a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four test sections. However, in Australia, you should have a minimum score of 5 in each of the sections for ‘Vocational’ level certification. A score of 6 indicates that you are a competent speaker. New Zealand requires a score of 4 or higher in the Academic or General Training Sections. However, the candidate can provide additional details about their proficiency such as countries that they have lived in, etc. In Canada, most educational institutions and employers have different requirements. The candidate should check with the organization or university that they want to apply to.

    Course Objectives

    Whether it is a student, work or immigration visa that you may want to apply for, the IELTS course is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Help you to achieve the required band score with confidence and ease whatever be the requirement
  • Provide basic survival skills in the context of social and workplace environments when in English-speaking countries.
  • Provide a realistic experience of the IELTS test for better time management
  • Take sufficient number of IELTS practice tests to be fully aware of strengths and weaknesses.
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