WHAT IS THE IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a globally recognized test for entry into universities, colleges and schools worldwide.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE IELTS?
The test is divided into four sections:
Students are required to look for factual information and identify the opinions of the speakers in different contexts and exchanges.
Students will be tested on finding the main ideas in passages, skimming and scanning for specific information, identifying facts and opinions of a number of given texts.
There are two sections:
1. Students are required to analyze and describe pie charts, graphs and other tables
2. Students are required to express their opinions and support their arguments with evidence in an argumentative essay.
The speaking test is in the format of an interview, in which students will be required to express their opinions on specific topics
WHAT DOES THE IELTS TEST SCORE MEAN?
The IELTS test score reflects a student’s English proficiency level in reading, listening, writing and speaking. Each paper is marked from Band 1 (Non-user) to Band 9 (Expert user). Students will receive a final IELTS score which is the average of the four marks.
With our computer-assisted learning system, the IELTS preparation course is designed as a customized intensive program that takes around 16-20 hrs to help students build the language skills and master the exam strategies. This course systematically trains students in the following areas:
Listening for specific information
Listening for main ideas and supporting information
Understanding the speaker’s opinion
Identifying facts and opinions in group discussions and other exchanges
Skimming and scanning
Reading for details
Understanding main ideas
Matching lists and phrases
Choosing appropriate headings
Understanding writer’s views/ attitudes/ claims
Identifying facts and opinions
Task 1 Short Writing
Interpreting information from pie charts, graphs and tables accurately
Predicting overall trends and interpreting tendencies
Describing only relevant and important data in a well-organized paragraph
Using appropriate vocabulary and structures
Task 2 Essay Writing
Planning an argumentative essay
Writing an introductory paragraph
Developing a thesis statement
Producing evidence to support the thesis
Organizing arguments clearly
Writing a concluding paragraph
Speaking with confidence and social etiquette
Answering common interview questions
Giving a presentation on a specific topic
Expressing opinion clearly and logically
Communicating in a discussion about social issues and concepts
Speaking with clear pronunciation without grammar mistakes
There is an EOK Entrance Assessment for the IELTS preparation course, testing language skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking. Contact us to for further details.