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The IELTS Preparation Guide
Take the IELTS preparation course
Learn about each IELTS/ test section, every question type, and make research on what the IELTSExam examiners are interested in.
Practice with sample test questions for each of the sections
Prepare and study the IELTS/Test preparation guide
Attend a free IELTS master class presented by an IELTS expert or tutor, this will give you the opportunity to build your knowledge, and get a high score.
Be ready to demonstrate your English Language skills
Get familiar with the format of the test and graphic
Have an understanding of the test format
Get familiar with the content of the test, questions and task types for each of the section
Practice the IELTS rules and regulations which are in the application form
Practice from a good number of official IELTS materials to access your ability and be fully prepared for your IELTS Exam
Practice with tests and answers which are available on the IELTS websites, books, the British council website, CDs, and YouTube videos
Learn about what to expect before the test day, on the test day and after the test day
What is an IELTS EXAM?
The IELTS exam measures your skills in reading, speaking, writing, listening in the two categories of IELTS- General training which is for candidates for higher education and academic training for candidates who want to work or migrate to other countries. The countries offered by IELTS are Canada, New Zealand, Australia and UK.
The IELTS training is sponsored by two bodies:
The British council
The IDP council
While studying the preparation guide for IELTS Exam, you also put into consideration the criteria for taking the Exam
The Criteria for IELTS Exam
Eligibility: Anybody who is above the age of 16 years is eligible for the IELTS training.
IELTS validity: The IELTS Exam is taken four times a month and it’s valid for 2 years
The registration is done through the IELTS website www.IELTS.org , where you get to choose your preferred category/training (General or Academic) and confirmation will be sent to you with the venue details 5 days prior to the test date.
After which you are required to fill in the application form
It is advisable to register a month in advance to secure your preferred date and chosen center
IELTS Exam fee: This differs in each country
The listening, reading, and writing sections are all taken at a stretch without a break while the speaking section is taken 7days before or after the Exam.
In the listening section, 40 minutes will be given to answer questions based on prerecorded audio. This section is a conversation related to everyday life; Academic subject and social life.
The speaking section has 15 minutes in which the Exam examiner will speak on a wide range of topics such as work, family, interests, and studies, a topic will then be given to speak on and a minute to prepare for questions. And finally, the Exam examiner will ask questions on the same topic.
The reading section is a 60 minutes test and it’s a long test from many sources. This section has 40 questions and the purpose of it is to evaluate your reading skills and your ability to comprehend the logical argument and the writer’s opinion.
The writing section: This demonstrates your ability to describe text, data, figures, and graphs for academic students while semi-formal, formal, and informal letters for general students.
The band score is evaluated on a scale of 1-9, it could be in whole numbers like 6, 7, 8, and 9 or fractions like 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5. The IELTS exam is released 2 weeks after taking the Exam
How to Apply For the IELTS exam
Find an IELTS center
Register and pay online
Download an application form
Complete and submit the form, with a copy of your valid international passport