IELTS ORIENTATION

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IELTS ORIENTATION

  1. 1. SuccessStartswith IELTSBritish Council2012www.ielts.org
  2. 2. Overview• What is IELTS?• Test Format• Test Modules• What makes us your first choice?• Registration www.ielts.org
  3. 3. What is IELTS? Designed to assess the Englishlanguage ability of people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication www.ielts.org
  4. 4. The Partners www.ielts.org
  5. 5. Modules• Academic• General Training www.ielts.org
  6. 6. IELTS Test Results• Test Result is valid for 2 years• A band score is awarded per subtest (LRWS)• Band score ranges from 1-9• There is no passing or failing mark www.ielts.org
  7. 7. Band scores• Band 9 - Expert User• Band 8 - Very Good User• Band 7 - Good User• Band 6 - Competent User• Band 5 - Modest User• Band 4 - Limited User• Band 3 - Extremely Limited User• Band 2 - Intermittent User• Band 1 - Non User www.ielts.org
  8. 8. IELTS Test Format Listening 30 minutesAcademic reading General training reading 60 minutes 60 minutesAcademic writing General training writing 60 minutes 60 minutes Speaking 11-14 minutes www.ielts.org
  9. 9. Listening TestTiming: approx. 30 minutes + 10 minutes transfertimeQuestions: 40 itemsTypes of questions: multiple choice, matching,plan/map/diagram labelling, form and notecompletion, table completion, flow-chartcompletion, summary completion, sentencecompletion, short-answer questions) www.ielts.org
  10. 10. Listening TestTest Parts: 4 sectionsSection1: conversation between two people set in everydaysocial contextSection2: monologue set in everyday social contextSection3: conversation between up to 4 people set in aneducational or training contextSection4: monologue on an academic subject www.ielts.org
  11. 11. Listening TestSkills Assessed:•Understanding of main ideas and specific factual information•Recognising opinions, attitudes and purpose of the speaker•Following development of an argument www.ielts.org
  12. 12. Reading TestTiming: 60 minutes no transfer timeQuestions: 40 itemsTest Parts: 3 sections with a total text length of2,150-2,750 wordsTypes of questions: multiple choice, identifyinginformation (True/False/Not Given), identifying writer’sview/claims (Yes/No/Not Given), matching (information,headings, features, sentence endings), sentencecompletion, summary completion, note completion, tablecompletion etc www.ielts.org
  13. 13. Academic Reading Test• Texts are authentic and taken from books,journals, magazines and newspaper 3 sectionswith a total text length of 2,150-2,750 words•Written for non-specialist audience and are onacademic topics of general interests•Text range from descriptive and factual todiscursive and analytical•May contain non-verbal materials such asdiagrams www.ielts.org
  14. 14. GT Reading Test• Section 1 contains two or three factual texts. Topics arerelevant to everyday life in an English-speaking country.•Section 2 contains two factual texts focusing on workrelated issues•Section 3 contains one longer, more complex text on atopics of general interest.•Text are authentic taken from notices, ads, companyhandbook, books, magazines, newspaper and officialdocument www.ielts.org
  15. 15. Reading TestSkills Assessed:•Reading for gist•Reading for main ideas•Reading for detail•Understanding inferences and implied meaning•Recognising a writers opinion, attitudes and purpose•Following the development of an argument www.ielts.org
  16. 16. Writing TestTiming: 60 minutesTasks: there are two tasksCandidates are required to write at least 150words in task 1 and at least 250 words in task twoTest Parts: 2 parts www.ielts.org
  17. 17. Academic Writing TestTask 1: Presents a table, graph, chart or diagramCandidate must describe and explain data,describe the stages of a process, describe anevent or an object from a given,Task 2: Write an essay in response to a point ofview, argument or problemResponse for both task should be written in aformal style. www.ielts.org
  18. 18. GT Writing TestTask 1: Candidates are presented with a situationand are asked to write a letter. The letter maybepersonal, semi-formal or formal in style.Task 2: Write an essay in response to a point ofview, argument or problem. The essay can beslightly more personal in style than Academic. www.ielts.org
  19. 19. WritingTestSkills Assessed:Ability to write a response which is appropriate in terms of:•Content•Organisation of ideas•Accuracy•Vocabulary•Grammar www.ielts.org
  20. 20. Speaking TestTiming: 11-14 minutesTasks: A face-to-face interview with an examiner.The speaking test is recorded.Parts: 3 partsPart 1: Introduction and interview (3-4 mins)The examiner confirms candidate identity and askgeneral questions on familiar topics e.g. home www.ielts.org
  21. 21. Speaking TestPart 2: Individual long turn (3-4 minutes)•Candidate is given a task card•Candidate is given 1 minute to prepare their talk•Candidate talks for 1-2 minutes•Examiner then asks the candidate 1-2 questionson the same topic www.ielts.org
  22. 22. Speaking TestPart 3: Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)•Examiner asks further questions related to topicon part 2•These questions can give the candidate anopportunity to discuss more abstract issues andideas www.ielts.org
  23. 23. Speaking TestSkills AssessedA wide range of speaking skills is assessed including:•Ability to communicate opinion and information oneveryday topics, experiences etc by answering a range ofquestions•Ability to speak at length using appropriate language andorganising ideas coherently•Ability to express and justify opinion and to analyse,discuss and speculate about issues www.ielts.org
  24. 24. Speaking Test Criteria• Fluency: talking at a natural rate without causing too much effort for the listener.• Vocabulary range• Grammatical Range and Accuracy• Pronunciation www.ielts.org
  25. 25. What makes IELTS andthe British Council your first choice? www.ielts.org
  26. 26. Expert Designed by experts, trusted around the world•Consistent and and fair to everyone regardless ofage, gender, race•Trusted and recognised by institutions, business andGovernments•Endorsed by thousands of experts from universities,professional bodies, government agencies andemployers. www.ielts.org
  27. 27. International Delivered locally, recognised globally• Available in over 300 locations across 120 countries worldwide• 13 test locations in the Philippines• One of the most frequently available tests choose from up to 3 test dates each month• Results available 13 days after the test• Test fee payable in local currency, Php 8640 www.ielts.org
  28. 28. Personal Our tests are shaped by your needs• Format allows ease of preparation and review• You know what to expect• Personal, private and calm speaking interview space• Free support resources from the British Council www.ielts.org
  29. 29. Value for Money•Free 30-hour access to Online RTI•Opportunity to purchase the full 120-hrs Road to IELTS (RTI) CD ROM•Free IELTS preparation materials online www.learnenglish.org.ukwww.englishonline.org.cn•Free use of IELTS Resource Centre•Information rich websitewww.britishcouncil.org.ph www.ielts.org
  30. 30. Value for Money•Information rich Facebook Fan Page•SMS service text 0908.89-43587 (090889-IELTS) for information about the IELTS test•Comfortable and accessible test venuesnationwide•Knowledgeable, professional and friendlystaffs www.ielts.org
  31. 31. Value for Money•Online test result Facility http://ielts-results.britishcouncil.org/forms/frmMain.aspx•Free sending of application forms through wwwexpress (DHL local)•Free delivery of Test Report Form•Complimentary sending of TRF anywhere in theUK, CGFNS/ICHP•Affordable and fixed courier fee (Php1,200) forother destinations www.ielts.org
  32. 32. How to register? •Visit the British Council office or ourAuthorised Registration Agents nationwide •Bring the following requirements: •2 pcs passport size photos •Photocopy of valid ID •Test fee amounting to Php8640 www.ielts.org
  33. 33. Register with us!The world is waiting! www.ielts.org

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