The most widely used English language competency test for Non-Native English Speakers in the world for Overseas Education and International Migration is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). It was started in 1989 and is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English. The whole spectrum of English abilities required for success in your new employment or study placement abroad is tested by the IELTS, which was established by some of the top language assessment professionals in the world.
IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training are the two tests offered in this examination. It depends on your motive for moving abroad to choose one of these.
An aspirant has the option of giving this exam on a Computer or with a pen and paper as well. This examination has four modules namely Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Let’s take a sneak view of these modules.
Talking about Listening, to reflect the global nature of English, the listening test includes a variety of accents. You should therefore become used to hearing accents from a variety of English-speaking nations. This would help you. In this exam listening exam, you have to go through a conversation between two people and you’re supposed to solve 40 questions in 30 minutes. This needs accuracy and listening power so that you can solve the question paper in the given period of time.
The second component of this exam is the IELTS reading test. The test has three sections with a total of 3 passages and 40 questions in total, and the student is supposed to attempt all those questions in the span of 60 minutes. These passages are taken from a variety of sources, such as books, handbooks, documents, magazines, and articles. There would be a variety of questions such as Multiple choice, Short answer questions, Sentence completion, Matching information, and more.
In the writing module, it tests your ability to compose a response effectively, organize ideas, and use a range of vocabulary and syntax accurately, among other skills. It consists of two tasks; aspirants must complete them in 60 minutes.
Talking the speaking portion is for 10 to 15 minutes Where you are checked for your communication skills. The examination examiner will want to see how well you can communicate opinions and information on everyday topics. Also, you will be given A topic on which you have to speak for two minutes. This would check how fluently you can talk without stopping in between.
So this was a little overview of this examination. Although the approach is not very easy from any aspect, there are a few strategies that can help you pass this test more easily.