Tuesday, 28 May 2013

IELTS Coaching

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 IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language abilityof candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.
IELTS serves colleges and universities across the United States and throughout the world, as well as global governments and commercial organizations. Our goal is to help you recruit international applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English and who are ready to be academically successful at your institution. Our high-quality, practical, and secure test ensures that you can better determine which students can actively engage in your academic community.
IELTS tests are administered at centers throughout the world – there are more than 300 centers, in over 100 countries. IELTS is available up to four times in a month. Results will be produced 13 days after the test.
Academic and General Training                                  --- Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching--- (T&C)
IELTS is available in two formats–Academic and General Training. The Academic Module assesses whether a candidate is ready
To study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be based on the results of this module.
The General Training Module emphasizes basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English-speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programs not at degree level, or for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The General Training Module is offered at selected test centers.
IELTS Test Format
Candidates are tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and speaking tests. There is a choice of Reading and Writing tests–Academic or General Training
Serial NoName of the sub-testTotal number of questionsTime allocated for the sectionBand Worth
1Listening40 questions30 minutes
2Academic reading
            [ Or ] General Training Reading
40 questions60 minutes
3Academic writing
           [ Or ] General Training writing
2 Tasks60 minutes
4Speaking testPersonal interview11-14 minutes
IELTS Band Score Scale:                                ---Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching---(T&C)
Expert User
Limited User
Very Good User
Extremely Limited User
Good User
Intermittent User
Competent User
Non User
Moderate User
Do Not Attempt the Test
The Test Components:                         ---Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching---(T&C)
  • Timing:Approximately 30 minutes and 10 minutes to transfer the answer from the booklet to OMR sheet with pencil.

  • Questions:There are 40 Questions. Candidates are tested on a wide range of listening skills, including: ability to understand main ideas and detailed factual information; ability to understand the opinions and attitudes of speakers; ability to understand the purpose of an utterance; and ability to follow the development of ideas.Recordings in sections one and two are in a social context, while those in sections three and four are set in educational or training contexts. The recordings feature both monologues and multi-person conversations in a range of native-speaker accents.

  • Test part: There are 4 parts in the listening section.

  • Section 1 is conversation between two people set in an everyday social context (e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency)
  • Section 2 is a monolog set in an everyday social context (e.g. a speech about local facilities or a talk about the arrangements for meals during a conference).
  • Section 3 is 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, or a group of students planning a research project).
  • Section 4 is a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture).
  • Each section is heard once only. You should write the answers while you are listening.
  • A Variety of voices and native-speaker accents is used.
  • Skills assessed: A wide range of listening skills is assessed, including understanding of main ideas and specific factual information, recognizing options, attitudes and purpose of a speaker and flowing the development of an argument.
  • Marking: Each correct answer receives 1 mark. Score out of 40 are converted 9 band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half bands (e.g. 4.0, 5.5, 6.0 & 7.5 band).
IELTS Listening marking schemes:                  ----Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching--- (T&C)
Band Score98.587.576.565.554.543.532.5
Score / 4039-4037-3835-3632-3430-3126-2923-2518-2216-1713-1510-128-106-74-5
  • Time: 60minutes (no extra transfer time).

  • Questions: There are 40 questions. A variety of question types is used, chosen from the following multiple choice, identifying information (True/Falls/Not Given), identifying writers views/claims (Yes/No/Not Given) matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, not completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.
  • Academic Reading: Each section contains one long text. Texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been written for a non-specialist audience and are no academic topics of general interest. Texts are appropriate to, and accessible to, candidates entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses or seeking professional registration. Texts range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive analytical. Texts may contain non-verbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain technical terms, then a simple glossary is provided.

  • Skills assessed: A wide range of reading skills is assessed, including reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, understanding inferences and implied meaning, recognizing a writers opinions, attitudes and purpose, and following the development of an argument.

  • Marks: Each correct answer receives 1 mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half bands (e.g. 4.0, 5.5, 6.0 & 7.5 band).
IELTS Academic Reading marking schemes:          ---Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching--- (T&C)    
Band Score98.587.576.565.554.543.532.5
Score / 4039-4037-3835-3633-3430-3227-2923-2619-2215-1813-1410-128-96-74-0
  • Timing: 60 minutes. The duration of task 1 is 20 minutes & task 2 is 40 minutes.
  • Tasks: There are two tasks. Candidates are requested to write at least 150 words for task 1 and at least 250 words for task 2.
  • Test Parts: There are two parts in this section.
  • Academic Writing: In task 1, candidates are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe summaries or explain the information in their own words. They may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describes an object or event. 
In task 2, candidates are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The issue raises are of general interest to, suitable for and easily understand by candidates entering undergraduate or postgraduate students or seeking professional registration.
Response to task 1 and task 2 should be written in a formal style.
  • Skills assessed: In both tasks, candidates are assessed on their ability to write a response which appropriate in terms of content, the organization of ideas, and the accuracy and range of vocabulary and grammar.
Academic Writing: In task 1, depending on the task type, candidates are assessed on their ability to organize, present and possibly compare data, to describe the stages of a process or procedure to describe an object or event o0r sequence of events, to explain how something works.
In task 2 depending on the task type, candidates are assessed on their ability to present and possibly compare data to describe the stages of a process or procedure, to describe an object or event or sequence of events, to explain how something works.
  • Marking: Candidates are assessed on their performance on each task by certificated IELTS examiners according to the four criteria of the IELTS writing test. Band description (task achievement/response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy).
Task 2 contributes twice as much as task 1 to the writing score. Scores are reported in hole and half bands (e.g. 4.0, 5.5, 6.0 & 7.5 band).
Speaking:                               ---Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching---(T&C)                                                                                  
  • Timing:11 to 14 minutes.
  • Tasks: The speaking test is 3 parts. Fact-to fact oral interview with examiner. The speaking test is recorded.
  • Part 1 introduction and interview (4-5 minutes): The examiner introduces him/her and asked the candidate to introduce him/herself and confirm his/her identity. The examiner asks the candidate general questions familiar topics, e.g. home, family, work, students and interests.
  • Part 2 interview long turn (3-4 minutes): The examiner gives the candidate a task card which asks the candidate to talk about a particular topic and which includes points which the candidate can cover in their talk. The candidate is given 1 minute to prepare their talk, and is given a pencil and paper to make notes. The candidate talks for 1-2 minutes on the topics. The examiner then asks the candidate one or two questions on the same topic.
  • Part 3 Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes): The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of part 2. These questions given the candidates an opportunity to discuss more abstract issue and ideas.
  • Skills asked: A wide range of speaking skills assessed, including the ability to communicate opinions and information everyday topics and common experiences and situations by answering a range of questions, the ability to speak at length on given topic using appropriate language and organizing ideas coherently, and the ability to express and justify opinions and to analyzed discussion and speculate about issues.
  • Marking: Candidates are assessed on their performance throughout the test by certificated IELTS examiners according to the four criteria of the IELTS Speaking. Score are reported in whole and half bands (e.g. 4.0, 5.5, 6.0 & 7.5 band).
IELTS speaking–band scores explained: ---Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching---(T&C)
How is your IELTS speaking band score calculated? This is an important question for any IELTS candidatebecause many mistakes can be avoided by knowing what the examiner is looking for and how you are speaking is graded. This post gives you a brief outline of the grading criteria, how band scores are calculated and how examiners typically grade the speaking.
The 4 grading criteria:
Fluency and coherenceHow fluently you speak and how well you link your ideas together?
PronunciationHow accurate your pronunciation is?
Lexical resourceHow accurate and varied your vocabulary is?
Grammatical range and accuracyHow accurate and varied your grammar is?
How are band scores calculated?                                                                     
All the criteria count equally
  • One mistake candidates make is to focus on one or other of the criteria or forget about one altogether (normally cohesion and coherence). Why is this wrong? They all count eqully.
  • What happens is that you get a score out of 9 for each of the criteria, they are added together and then that score is divided by 4.
  • An example: So lets take an example. Here is someone who has forgotten to think about coherence and hasnt fully answered the question. S/he has good general English so does well in grammar and vocabulary, but sadly that is not enough.
    • grammar 7
    • vocabulary 7
    • pronunciation 6
    • coherence 4                                                     ---Sowrya's Free IELTS Coaching---(T&C)