IELTS

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:

(1) Listening

Students are required to look for factual information and identify the opinions of the speakers in different contexts and exchanges.

(2) Reading

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.

(3) Writing

Students are required to analyze and describe pie charts, graphs and other tables; and express their opinions and support their arguments with evidence in an argumentative essay.

(4) Speaking

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.

The IELTS preparation course is a 52-hour course to help students build the language skills as well as master exam strategies to excel on the exam. This course is designed to train students in the following areas:

(1) Listening

      • 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

(2) Reading

      • Skimming and scanning
      • Reading for details
      • Understanding main ideas
      • Completing sentences
      • Matching lists and phrases
      • Choosing appropriate headings
      • Writing summaries
      • Understanding writer’s views/ attitudes/ claims
      • Identifying facts and opinions

(3) Writing

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

(4) Speaking

      • 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

ENROLLMENT

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.