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IELTS Test Pattern
Introduction
IELTS –International English
Language Testing System
The IELTS test measures one’s ability to
communicate in English across all four language
skills; listening, reading, writing and speaking. This
test is for people who intend to study or work where
English is the language of communication.
Most universities and colleges in the United
Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada accept
an overall Band score of 6.0 or higher for entry to
academic programs.
PARTS OF IELTS TEST
IELTS Test Parts and Time
The IELTS test has four parts –
1.Listening
2.Reading
3.Writing
4.Speaking
Total Test Time- 2 hrs 45 Minutes
1. Listening
1. Listening (30 Minutes)
You will listen to four recorded texts, monologues and conversations by a
range of native speakers, and write your answers to a series of questions.
Section 1: A conversation between two people set in an everyday social
context.
Section 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context e.g. a speech
about local facilities.
Section 3: A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or
training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an
assignment.
Section 4: A monologue on an academic subject e.g. a university lecture.
2. Reading
2. Reading (60 Minutes)
The Reading component consists of 40 questions.
A variety of question types is used in order to test a
wide range of reading skills.
These including reading for gist, reading for main ideas,
reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical
argument, recognizing writers’ opinions, attitudes and
purpose.
3. Writing
3. Writing (60 Minutes)
IELTS Academic
The Writing component of IELTS Academic includes two tasks.
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for candidates
entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking
professional registration.
Task 1: You will be presented with a graph, table, chart or
diagram and asked to describe, summaries or explain the
information in your own words. You may be asked to describe
and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how
something works or describe an object or event.
Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a
point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks
must be in a formal style.
Writing (60 Minutes)
IELTS General Training
The Writing component of IELTS General Training includes two
tasks which are based on topics of general interest.
Task 1: You will be presented with a situation and asked to
write a letter requesting information, or explaining the
situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in
style.
Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a
point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly
more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.
4. Speaking
4. Speaking (11-14 Minutes)
The Speaking component assesses your use of spoken English, and takes
between 11 and 14 minutes to complete. Every test is recorded. The
Speaking component is delivered in such a way that it does not allow
candidates to rehearse set responses beforehand.
Part 1: The Examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a
range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests.
This part lasts between four and five minutes.
Part 2: You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular
topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two
minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic
to finish this part of the test.
Part 3: You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2.
These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract
ideas and issue. The part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
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  • 3. IELTS –International English Language Testing System The IELTS test measures one’s ability to communicate in English across all four language skills; listening, reading, writing and speaking. This test is for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. Most universities and colleges in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada accept an overall Band score of 6.0 or higher for entry to academic programs.
  • 5. IELTS Test Parts and Time The IELTS test has four parts – 1.Listening 2.Reading 3.Writing 4.Speaking Total Test Time- 2 hrs 45 Minutes
  • 7. 1. Listening (30 Minutes) You will listen to four recorded texts, monologues and conversations by a range of native speakers, and write your answers to a series of questions. Section 1: A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context. Section 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context e.g. a speech about local facilities. Section 3: A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment. Section 4: A monologue on an academic subject e.g. a university lecture.
  • 9. 2. Reading (60 Minutes) The Reading component consists of 40 questions. A variety of question types is used in order to test a wide range of reading skills. These including reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument, recognizing writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.
  • 11. 3. Writing (60 Minutes) IELTS Academic The Writing component of IELTS Academic includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for candidates entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. Task 1: You will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summaries or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event. Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
  • 12. Writing (60 Minutes) IELTS General Training The Writing component of IELTS General Training includes two tasks which are based on topics of general interest. Task 1: You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style. Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.
  • 14. 4. Speaking (11-14 Minutes) The Speaking component assesses your use of spoken English, and takes between 11 and 14 minutes to complete. Every test is recorded. The Speaking component is delivered in such a way that it does not allow candidates to rehearse set responses beforehand. Part 1: The Examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes. Part 2: You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test. Part 3: You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issue. The part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
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