The IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Our IELTS classes are tailored to suit all types of trainees. Hence, we have successfully set the benchmark of regular score of band 7 and above.
We believe in the philosophy of score and nothing less than that. Following this philosophy we have moved steps further from traditional IELTS class set up, for we have designed an additional lesson to help improve the non English background test takers to pull them up to the level of English background ones. This means we have developed an overall score growth program that all traditional centers lack.
As one of the most prominent abroad study consultants, we are well aware of the fact what a 7+ score means to an abroad study aspirant. We also know that scoring 7+ in each band catapults a candidate’s possibilities in all academically prominent nations. Therefore, we have appointed instructors who have tremendous knowledge of the test and have necessary training and certification.
The test at a glance
Test format – Listening
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
Recording 1 – a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
Recording 2 - a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
Recording 3 – a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
Recording 4 - a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
Test format – Reading
The Reading component consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers' opinions, attitudes and purpose.
Test format – Academic Writing
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. There are two tasks:
Task 1 - you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
Task 2 - you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
Test format – Speaking
The speaking component assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.
Part 1 - the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
Part 2 - you will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.
Part 3 - you will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
Each skill carries equal band score i.e. 9
Training format at Education Asia
|Modules||Hours||Support hours |
|Speaking||6||Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking|
|Listening||4||Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking|
|Reading||10||Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking|
|Writing||10||Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking|
N.B. The schedule of Support Hour will remain fixed for all.