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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. It provides a fair, accurate and relevant assessment of languages skills, based on well-established standards, and covers the full range of proficiency levels, from non-user to expert user.
There are two versions of IELTS. Test takers can choose either IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. Both versions of the test consist of four separate components, assessing the four language skills-Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS results are reported on a 9-BAND scale designed to be simple and easy to understand. This scale has remained consistent and has acquired currency around the world over the past three decades.
Be ready to listen
Learn to predict
Work out the word variables
Listen for a general understanding of the situation at the same time listen for the specific keywords or phrases.
Answers are often stressed and repeated
Know when to move on to the next question
Use shorthand for speedy writing
Highlight the key words
find answer to WH questions and locate key words.
skim paragraphs for gist/identify the main idea
choose most obvious answer
identify the character and relation
identify the sentence type and information
scan for information/paraphrase
Task Response (TR)
Coherence and Cohesion (CC) Lexical Resource (LR)
Grammatical Range and Accuracy (GRA)
Task Response (TR) is one of the most important parameter.
This criterion focuses on the degree to which the task has been answered properly.
1. Is there a clear and relevant position throughout the response?
2. Are there relevant and well-developed (presented, extended and supported) main ideas?
Are any of the points underdeveloped or unclear?
3. Is there a tendency to over generalise?
4. Do any supporting ideas (e.g. examples) lack focus?
a. addresses some parts only
b. unevenly addresses all parts
c. addresses all parts
d. sufficiently addresses all parts
e. fully addresses all parts
Impress the examiner with your ability to give full answers to his or her questions. To avoid simple yes or no answers or short responses generally, try using the REDS method to add detail to your initial response:
Give a Reason
Offer an Example
Answer(Reason): I've always wanted to be a vet. I love animals and I think it would be a very rewarding job.
Answer(Example): I think you need to be sensitive to people's feelings. If you're dealing with their sick or injured pets, you need to be honest but also appreciate how they might be feeling.
Answer(Detail): I come from kullu in Himachal. It's well known as a religious centre and is really crowded most of the year.
Answer(Speculate): Unfortunately, since I had a baby, no. If I had the chance I'd really like to eat out more often, especially in Chinese or Italian restaurants.
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) assesses all four languages skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. It provides you the results within 5 business days. The test duration is approximately three hours. PTE Academic consists of three main parts. You will receive a general introduction to the test and specific instructions about that to expect in each part of the test. Each part may contain a number of sections. Each section is individually timed. This language proficiency test is points based scoring (90 points= 9 Band).
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Skills tested - Listening + Reading
Skills Tested: (Reading)
2 - Content
2 - Grammar
2 – Spellings
1 – Word limit
Note:The summary should be a single sentence summary (means only one full stop at the end) all the relevant and important aspects should be included with the help of connectors like :- while, but, as, on the hand, moreover etc.
Describe Image (5-7 questions) - Each of 15 marks.
There are different types of images including.
bar graphs - vertical/horizontal
flow chart, process chart, life cycle, pie charts, general image (may be of building, landscape, roadside view etc.)
Things to remember :- For elaboration of an image:
Step 1: Name of the image.
Step 2: Introduction of image.
Rephrase the rubric (or heading of image)
Step 3: Explain the highlighting features first:
Step 4: Contrast and compare other information
Step 5: Give Conclusion - Most important
Give the crux of all the details.