IELTS Course Structure

IELTS CONSISTS OF FOUR TEST

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Time Duration For Test

  • Reading – 60 mins test
  • Listening – 40 mins test
  • Writing – 60 mins test
  • Speaking -10-15 mins test

IELTS ACADEMIC READING

Questions type


·        Multiple choice

·        Identifying information  (T/F/NG)

·        Identifying the writer’s view/claims(Y/N/NG)

·        Matching information

·        Matching heading

·        Matching features

·        Matching  sentence ending

·        Sentence completion

·        Notes/summary/table/flow chart completion

·        Labelling diagram

·        short-answer questions 

Writing Test

Task 1

Timing

Length

What do  candidate  need  to do?

Writing task 1

20 minutes

150 words

Describe and summarise visual

Information like map, graph, table etc..

Writing task 2

40 minutes

250 words

Need to write a discursive essay.

Writing Assessment Criteria

  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Task Achievement

LISTENING TEST  CONSISTS OF 4 SECTIONS

Section 1

Conversation between 2 people  about a general topic with a transactional purpose e.g. filling form

Section 2

Monologue  on  general topic e.g.  Giving information about event in the  community

Section 3

Conversation between 2 or 3 people  in an academic context. e.g.  A students and a tutor discussing an academic problem

Section 4

Monologue in an academic context e.g. a lecture

Listening Task Type

Questions
type

·        Multiple choice

·        Matching information

·        Classification

·        Sentence completion

·        Notes/summary/table/flow chart completion

·        Labelling diagram, plan or map

·        short-answer questions

Speaking Test

Part

Timing

What  student need to talk about?

1

4-5 minutes

Questions on familiar topics e.g.  Hobbies, like etc.

2

3-4 minutes

Prompt  questions consists of 4 or 5 sub questions. 1 min to prepare.
 1 or 2 min to speak

3

4-5 minutes

More detailed and abstract questions.

Speaking Assessment Criteria

  • Fluency and Coherence
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • Pronunciation

Short Term Course

All the four parameter of IELTS will be covered.

  • Reading(8hours)
  • Writing(15 hours)
  • Listening(7 hours)
  • Speaking(10 hours)

 Each Section 2hrs duration in Reading

Section 1

  1. Matching  sentence ending
  2. Sentence completion
  3. short-answer questions

Section 2

  1. Multiple choice
  2. Matching features
  3. Notes/summary/table/flow chart completion
  4. Labelling diagram

Section 3

  1. Matching information
  2. Matching heading

Section 4

  1. Identifying information  (T/F/NG)
  2. Identifying the writer’s view/claims(Y/N/NG)

 Each Section 1hr duration in Listening

·        Multiple choice(1hr)

·        Matching information(1hr)

·        Classification(1hr)

·        Sentence completion(1hr)

·        Notes/summary/table/flow chart completion(1hr)

·        Labelling diagram, plan or map(1hr)

·        short-answer questions(1hr)

 Each Section Time duration in Speaking

·        Part1(General Topic)

·        Learning 1hr

·        Practise 1hr

·        Part2(Prompt Question Types)

·        Learning 2hrs

·        Practise 2hrs

·        Part3 (Discussion Question Types)

·        Learning 2hrs

·        Practise 2hrs

 Each Section duration in Writing

·        Writing task1

·        Learning 2hr(bar graph, pie chart, line Graph,
map, process )

·       Practice 3hrs

·        Writing task2

·        Type of Essay(Learning 5hrs)

1.     Agree/Disagree,

2.     Problem and solutions

3.     Discuss both the view give your opinion

4.     To what extend agree or disagree

5.     Advantage and Disadvantage ™Practice  5hrs  

Long Term Course

1.     writing extended support

2.     speaking extended support

3.     10 complete mock test (Each mock test will be a
milestone for the next level.)

Writing  Extended Support

·        Most of the time students, who prepare for IELTS, don’t have good knowledge in  English grammar , which gives negative impact on IELTS writing tasks  

·        To get  a high band score in IELTS, candidates need to know the basic grammar properly.

·        To get a high band score in IELTS, candidates should have good command in the advanced grammar structure.

·        To score high candidate should use a wide range of structures with full  flexibility and accuracy.

·        To score high candidate should  use a wide range of vocabulary with very natural and sophisticated control of lexical features.

·        IELTS writing task 1 and task2 need great understanding  in terms of task achievement and other factor of ‘Writing Assessment’ trainer does not have sufficient time to cover the fundamental of language  in short term course .  This will lead to low band score despite having great understanding about the IELTS pattern.  

·        In long term course full support will be given.

Speaking  Extended Support:

After understanding IELTS all three part of speaking sections (part1, part2, and part3) candidate lacks in  below mention areas which is essential to get a higher score in IELTS.

·        speaks at length without noticeable effort or loss of coherence.

·        speaks fluently with only rare repetition or self-correction;

·        any hesitation is content-related rather than to find words or grammar

·        speaks coherently with fully appropriate cohesive features

·        develops topics fully and appropriately

·        uses a full range of structures naturally and appropriately

·        uses a full range of pronunciation features with precision and subtlety .

All these above mentioned  points need 
a great amount of time which can be allocated only in long term course .

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