Doctors & nurses
Continuation of the study
1. Generally for finding jobs in English speaking countries
2. Suitable for general learners of English
• It has four sections. It usually takes 35 minutes
• You will face three readings.The time allotted
is one hour.Reading
• It usually has two parts. 20 minutes for task
one and 40 minutes for task twowriting
• It has three parts. It will be held a couple of
days before or after the written test.Speaking
Try to be vigilant form the beginning.
Give listening a general look before the listening test
Read the questions beforehand. Make sure you read
all the questions related to the track being played. It
is usually said to which questions you will find the
answers before the track starts.
There will be extra time (ten minutes) given to you to
transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
remember, The questions are in order. If you can not
find the answer to one question move along to the
Never leave any blanks.
there are three passages in reading.
It is usually said that part one is easier than
part two and part two is easier than part
three i.e. the test gets difficult in order.
You should answer 40 questions in one hour.
There is no extra time given for transferring
the answers to the answer sheet.
There are various types of question formats
from multiple-choice items up to fill in the
blanks with no more than three words and
Never leave a question unanswered.
Give the reading and questions a general look before you start.
Remember, questions are in order.
for dates, names etc , you should scan the paragraph. Underline
dates, names and important information chunks so that you
don’t waste time finding the answers to the questions.
If you are asked to choose the right heading for paragraphs, you
should skim the paragraphs and answer. you should choose the
topic while you are reading.
There is not enough time to read each paragraph twice or trice.
So when you are reading the paragraph you should know which
questions are potentially or even practically related to that
paragraph. In order to do it, you should read the questions
before you read the text.
In writing you are supposed to write
about two topics. In the first one you
should describe a chart, table, diagram
or a set of pictures and the second one
is a psychological, sociological or an
economic topic which you should write
about around 250 words.
In General module, the first part
requires writing a letter on a chosen
topic. In both modules you should write
over 150 words for part one.
Start with part 2, this way you will have
more time for the part that carries more
mark. Part 2 has two-third of the whole
writing test mark.
Organize your thoughts before you start
writing. A Road Map is the best way.
In the first paragraph, describe the general
situation and pick your side. The next 2 or 3
paragraphs should be describing why
(advantages and disadvantages) you picked
that particular position. The final paragraph
is a round up.
Try to depict the chart as clear and exact as
Your language should be very formal.
Do not try to describe every little detail when
the chart is abundant with information. Choose
the main peaks and troughs.
Use phrases like: the number of visitors reached
a peak at 10000, the number of visitors fell to
a low of only 556 in 1978, the chart shows ……
Use adverbs to show the process: the number of
visitors gradually/ dramatically decreases until it
fell to a low of 100. we see a sharp/sudden
change in the amount of income….
The IELTS speaking test takes around 15 minutes. The interview will
most probably be in a form of a friendly conversation which typically
covers acquiring some information about your past and present
situations as well as your opinions on different topics.
There are three sections in speaking: warm up, cue card and
In warm up you are asked general questions: like where you are
originally from, what your favorite food is, And whether you think
cooking is necessary for everyone to learn.
In part 2 you are given a piece of paper on which a number of questions
are written.You will be given a minute to prepare your answer for it.
In part three, the examiner will ask more abstract questions about the
topic, e.g. how important you think cooking is for children to learn at
Try to be confident
Think simple, talk simple
If you don’t know what you should talk about, use gap
fillers as you are looking for an answer. like: well, to be
honest with you, to tell you the truth, As you know, as a
matter of fact, etc.
In cue card use as many adjectives as possible
be careful with the time you are using. If you are talking
about an event in the past you sure need to use the past
form to describe it.
If you don’t get the question ask in this way: “do you