IELTS Preparation

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Need tips for scoring well in the writing, reading and speaking modules? We have got everything you need to prepare for IELTS. Review sample essays, letters and reports. 

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At we have got thousands of IELTS essays, letters and Academic task 1 reports Some of these essays are written by our students and graded by qualified IELTS trainers.  Others are written by our expert teachers. We have also got lots of writing tips and lessons. To get started click on the links given below.

In addition to these writing samples, we offer lots of lessons and tips for the writing, speaking and reading modules. You can find those lessons at the links given below.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests your proficiency in English Language. The test has four sections – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

There are two versions of the test – Academic Version and General Training Version.

The IELTS is used by universities, national governments and companies worldwide. Test takers who get a high score will have no difficulty getting admission to prestigious universities and colleges. In fact, getting a new job, a promotion or a student or permanent visa becomes a whole lot easier if you have high IELTS score.

The IELTS is administered through a partnership of British Council, University of Cambridge ESOL examinations and IDP Education Australia. The exam is currently administered at over 500 centres in over 100 countries. IELTS examiners are recruited, trained and monitored by the centres where tests are administered.

Difference between Academic and General Training IELTS

The listening and speaking modules are the same for all candidates. However, the reading and writing modules are different for academic and general training test takers.

Academic Reading Module

In the academic reading module, there will be three reading passages taken from books, journals, magazines or newspapers. The passages may contain diagrams, graphs or illustrations.

General Training Reading Module

In the general training module, the passages usually test your ability to understand and use information.

Academic Writing Module IELTS

In the academic writing module, the first task is to write a report of at least 150 words based on data given in a chart, graph, diagram or table. This task tests your ability to present information and summarise the main features of the input. The second task is to write a short essay of at least 250 words. This task tests your ability to discuss abstract ideas, find a solution to a problem, justify an opinion or compare and contrast opinions.

General writing module IELTS

In the general writing module, the first task is to write a letter of at least 150 words. The second task is to write a short essay of at least 250 words. This task tests your ability to discuss problems, find solutions, justify an opinion or provide general factual information.

The writing module takes 60 minutes. There are two tasks to complete. The first task is to write a letter (general training module) or report (academic training module) of at least 150 words. Do not take more than 20 minutes to complete task 1. The second task is to write an essay of at least 250 words in about 40 minutes. Answers must be written on the answer sheet. Do not use notes or bullet points in your essays.  

How the IELTS is structured

The IELTS test has both written and oral parts. The written part consists of listening, reading and writing modules. They must be completed on the same day. There is no break between these modules. The speaking test can be taken within seven days before or after the written tests.

Listening Module Task Types

  • Notes / summary / flow chart / table completion
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Matching
  • Sentence completion
  • Labeling a diagram
  • Classification

Reading Module task types

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Sentence completion
  • Labeling a diagram
  • Locating information
  • Matching lists / phrases
  • Short answer questions
  • Notes / summary / flow chart / table completion
  • Choosing headings for paragraphs / sections of a text
  • Classification
  • Multiple matching
  • Identification of information in the text

Speaking module task types

  • Part 1: Introduction and interview
  • Part 2: Individual long run
  • Part 2: Two way discussion

IELTS tests are usually conducted 4 times a month and results are available within two weeks. While you can receive only one copy of your result, your test centre may send additional copies of your test result to the organizations you specify.

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Who takes Academic IELTS test?

Academic IELTS test is taken by students who wish to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in English speaking countries such as Canada, the UK and Australia. Students who wish to undertake work experience at the graduate or post graduate level also need to take this test.

Who takes General Training IELTS?

General Training IELTS is taken by people who want to work or undertake a training program. Those who want to immigrate to Australia, Canada and New Zealand also need to take this test.

At IELTS-Practice.Org, you will find score-raising strategies and test-like practice questions. We mainly focus on giving training for the Writing Module.

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