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IELTS Syllabus :

                                               
 
IELTS: INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM            
 Modules: 04                                                                         Duration: 30 hours


Module

Duration

Contents and Skills to be Developed and Practiced

Listening

6 hours

  • Understanding of main ideas and specific factual information
  • Recognising opinions, attitudes and purpose of the speaker
  • Following development of ideas

Reading

6 hours

  • 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

Writing

8 hours

Ability to write a response which is appropriate in terms of:

  • Content
  • Organisation of ideas
  • Accuracy
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Speaking

6 hours

  • Ability to communicate opinion and information on everyday topics, experiences etc by answering a range of questions
  • Ability to speak at length using appropriate language and organising ideas coherently
  • Ability to express and justify opinion and to analyse, discuss and speculate about issues

Final Test

4 hours

IELTS Model Test will be conducted on the 4 modules. 

 

About IELTS:

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. This is the world’s most popular and high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration. These IELTS 2017 results will be recognized by more than 9000 organizations including education institutions, employers, professional associations and governments in about 135 countries all over the world.
ILETS Test Format & Syllabus:
This is to test all the four language skills i.e., speaking, reading, writing and listening. All the four tests will be conducted on the same day (depending on the centre) one after the other. The Listening, Reading and Writing components of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them. The total time duration for all the four test will be2 hours and 45 minutes i.e., one has to complete all the tests within the allotted time.


IELTS Test Component

Duration

Brief Description

Listening 

30 minutes

4 sections, 40 items

Reading

60 minutes

3 sections, 40 items

Writing

60 minutes

2 tasks

Speaking

11-14 minutes

3 part one-on-one conversation

The IELTS test is of two different versions.

  • IELTS Academic which is recommended for candidates who are planning to undertake academic study.
  • IELTS General Training which is recommended for candidates who wish work related training.

The IELTS scale (9 band score)

Band Score

Skill level

Description

9

Expert user

The test taker has fully operational command of the language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and shows complete understanding.

8

Very good user

The test taker has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. They handle complex and detailed argumentation well.

7

Good user

The test taker has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. They generally handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.

6

Competent user

The test taker has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

5

Modest user

The test taker has a partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes. They should be able to handle basic communication in their own field.

4

Limited user

The test taker's basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They frequently show problems in understanding and expression. They are not able to use complex language.

3

Extremely limited user

The test taker conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.

2

Intermittent user

The test taker has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

1

Non-user

The test taker has no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.

0

Did not attempt the test

The test taker did not answer the questions.


        
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