International English Language Testing System is one of the English proficiency Test. It is not a test for testing your accuracy and correctness in English language. It is an evaluation tool for measuring your English language skill set where English grammar, pronunciation and accent is only a part of it. English is after all a foreign language, So you are not expected to be perfect in the language. Even you will be given Band 9 with minor mistakes.
This test comprises four modules. They are as follows;
It lasts for 30 minutes. You need to listen to the audio and answer the questions simultaneously. It has four sections, containing 10-11 questions each. This part is also common for Academic and General Modules.
Reading Module comprises three reading comprehensions having about 40 questions. You are given 60 minutes time to answer these questions. The questions are of various types: Selecting appropriate titles for the given paragraphs of the passages, Sentence completion, Matching, etc.
You need to adopt certain short-cut techniques so that you may be able to answer maximum questions within the given time. Of course, our online portal IELTS4U provides you amazing test taking strategies.
This comprises two tasks: Task-I requires you to study certain charts, graphs or tables and interpret them in 150 words. The time allowed for task I is 20 minutes. Task-II requires you to write an essay in 250 words within 40 minutes. Thus, the total time for Writing Module is 60 minutes.
The IELTS General Module does not have charts, graphs or tables. Instead, it has letter writing: complaints, notices, requests, informal letters, etc. However, the issue or essay writing part is common for Academic and General Modules.
It is for 15 minutes. You need to introduce yourself; then, a topic is given on which you need to speak for about 3 to 4 minutes and it is followed by a discussion between you and the examiner.
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