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IELTS Preparation

 

If you are aspiring to be in world's top most universities and colleges then you must start working towards achieving your goal from now. To make your dream come true, it is important to clear the English language proficiency test, IELTS, as a pre-requisite for the selection process. Many foreign universities have started considering IELTS score, as an important part of the admission process.

"PERSONA" is a leader in IELTS coaching for over a decade now. Our training programmes are crafted in such a way that it gives sufficient practice to the students in techniques required for taking the IELTS Test with full confidence. Our focused training programmes give the candidates enough grounding to obtain high scores in IELTS.

What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English Language proficiency for non-native English speakers. IELTS is conducted by three institutions namely, the British Council, IDP IELTS (Australia) and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

The test scores are quite an important criteria for getting admission in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canadian colleges and universities. Nowadays, American universities too have started accepting IELTS scores. If you have scored well in IELTS then half the battle is won, as this test is the first step forward for those seeking to study or work in a foreign land.

IELTS TEST FORMAT
The test is divided into two broad sections: Academic & General Training

ACADEMIC - IELTS Academic is divided into four sections

Listening : The test is of 30 minutes and 10 minutes are given extra for transferring answers to the answer sheet. The candidates are tested on monologues and conversations.

Reading : The test is of 60 minutes in which students are tested on reading passages with tasks, text from descriptive and factual to discursive and analytical, diagrams, graph, text from books , journals, and newspapers.

Writing : The test is of 60 minutes, which comprises of writing task of 150 words, describing tables, graphs, charts, diagrams and a short essay of 250 words.

Speaking : Speaking test is of 11 to 14 minutes. In this test, candidates are put through face to face interview, short questions, speaking on a familiar topic and a discussion.

GENERAL - IELTS General Training is also divided into four sections

Listening : The test is of 30 minutes and 10 minutes are given extra for transferring answers to the answer sheet. The candidates are tested on monologues and conversations.

Reading : The duration of this test is 60 minutes in which three reading passages with tasks will be given.

• Section 1 will be based on two or three short factual texts.
• Section 2 will be based on two short factual texts.
• Section 3 will be based on one long text on general topic.
(The extracts will be authentic as it will be taken from books, newspaper etc.)

Writing :
Writing section will be of 60 minutes in which candidates will be asked to write a letter of 150 words and short essay of 250 words.

Speaking :
Speaking test is of 11 to 14 minutes. In this test, candidates are put through face to face interview, short questions, speaking on a familiar topic and a discussion.

How are Marks Allotted?

BAND 9 - Expert
BAND 8 - Very Good
BAND 7 - Good
BAND 6 - Competent
BAND 5 - Modest
BAND 4 - Limited
BAND 3 - Extremely Limited
BAND 2 - Intermittent
BAND 1 - Non User
BAND 0 - No Original English Used