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Ieltsorientationppt

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Ieltsorientationppt

  1. 1. www.ielts.org The IELTS Exam
  2. 2. www.ielts.org Overview • What is IELTS? • Test Format • Test Modules
  3. 3. www.ielts.org What is IELTS? Designed to test the English language ability of people who plan to study or work where English is the language of communication
  4. 4. www.ielts.org Owned by..
  5. 5. www.ielts.org •Academic •General Training Modules
  6. 6. www.ielts.org • Test result is valid for 2 years • A band score is awarded for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking IELTS Test Results
  7. 7. www.ielts.org • Band score ranges from 1-9 • There is no pass or fail mark IELTS Test Results
  8. 8. www.ielts.org 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
  9. 9. www.ielts.org Academic reading 60 minutes Academic writing 60 minutes General training reading 60 minutes General training writing 60 minutes Listening 30 minutes Speaking 11-14 minutes IELTS Test Format
  10. 10. www.ielts.org Timing: 30 minutes Questions: 40 items Listening Test (More details on the reading test later in this course)
  11. 11. www.ielts.org Timing: 60 minutes Questions: 40 items Test Parts: 3 sections Reading Test (More details on the reading test later in this course)
  12. 12. www.ielts.org Timing: 60 minutes Tasks: There are two tasks Candidates are required to write at least 150 words in task 1 and at least 250 words in task two Test Parts: 2 parts Writing Test
  13. 13. www.ielts.org Task 1: A table, graph, chart or diagram Candidate must describe and explain data or describe the stages of a process Task 2: Write an essay Response for both tasks should be written in a formal style. Academic Writing Test
  14. 14. www.ielts.org Speaking Test Timing: 11-14 minutes Tasks: A face-to-face interview with an examiner. The speaking test is recorded. Parts: 3 parts Part 1: Introduction and interview (3-4 mins) The examiner confirms candidate identity and ask general questions on familiar topics e.g. home
  15. 15. www.ielts.org Speaking Test Part 2: Individual long turn (3-4 minutes) •Candidate is given a task card •Candidate has 1 minute to prepare their talk •Candidate talks for 1-2 minutes Part 3: Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)
  16. 16. www.ielts.org Positive points about the IELTS test
  17. 17. www.ielts.org Professional •Designed by experts •Fair to everyone •Trusted by businesses and universities
  18. 18. www.ielts.org IELTS is International recognised globally • Available in over 300 locations across 120 countries worldwide • Regular test dates • Results usually available 2 weeks after the test

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