IELTS Material

IELETS Introduction:

IELTS :
International English Language Testing System 
Are you planning to study or train abroad? Are you applying to an institution and need to prove your level of English? Do you need to raise your standard in English? Then we can help you with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
IELTS is accepted by most UK, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions. In the United States it is increasingly gaining recognition as an alternative to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
The test has also now been granted approval for use in the UK’s new points-based immigration system for tier 1 - highly skilled migrants such as doctors, scientists or enterprensurs.
IELTS tests are held in over 500 centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality.

What is IELTS?
IELTS tests are conducting in over five hundred centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS give respects international diversity and is just to anyone who attempt the test, irrespective of nationality You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depends on whether you want to work, study or migrate. Each module is created from four elements – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the distinctive IELTS 9-band scale. To assist you prepare, IELTS provides test samples and Official IELTS Rehearsal Materials. The test covers the full range of aptitude from non-user to experts. You’re not restricted in how many times you’ll sit in test.

Why choose IELTS? 
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IELTS tests all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.
Research shows that IELTS motivates test-takers to develop real and well-rounded English rather than learning by rote. This means your understanding of English is improved and valid for real life in an English-speaking country.
IELTS is owned by three reputable, international organisations. It has the highest quality control and security procedures. More than 6000 organisations, including many government departments and universities, rely on IELTS. The IELTS scoring system is recognised globally, giving you a truly international result.

Test format:
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IELTS is available in two test formats:
Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules.
Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed in one day. Depending on your test centre, the Speaking test may be offered on the same day or up to a week before or after the other parts. See below for a diagram of the test format.

Academic or General Training:
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The following definitions are to be used as a general guide only.
Academic – Institutions of Higher and Further Education
The Academic format is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.
General Training – for school, work or migration
The General Training format focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test.
It should be noted that certain professions require an Academic test result for registration and migration purposes.

A reliable secure test:
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The IELTS nine (9) band score system grades scores consistently. It is secure, benchmarked and understood worldwide. Test materials are designed carefully so that every version of the test is of a comparable level of difficulty.
IELTS Examiners are fully qualified and follow the IELTS standardised testing around the world. IELTS has a quality-controlled system of recruitment, training, benchmarking, certification and monitoring. IELTS markers are regularly monitored and tested every two years to retain their certification.
Our test centres are managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia or by independent organisations that meet strict standards of quality, security and customer service.
The free IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service enables universities and employers to authenticate test report forms and safeguards against fraudulent report forms.

Special needs
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If you have a disability or condition which might require special arrangements, you should discuss it with your test centre as soon as possible. Each case is considered individually and you will need a medical certificate. Test centres need three months to put arrangements into place.

Special arrangements include the following:
•Enlarged print and Brailled test papers, an amanuensis to write answers, a Braille word-processor – for those with visual difficulties.
•Special amplification equipment, lip-reading version of the Listening module – for those with hearing difficulties.
•Extra time for the Reading and Writing modules, use of a word processor – for those with learning difficulties (eg dyslexia).
Please contact your local test centre about your special needs.

WHAT TYPE OF IELTS SHOULD YOU TAKE?
You can take either the Academic or General Training Reading and Writing modules. You'll need to choose the Academic Reading and Writing module if you are planning to undertake academic study in a higher education institution. If you are planning to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration to Australia, Canada or New Zealand, we recommend you take the General Training Reading and Writing modules. If you are unsure of which module to take, you can discuss this with our exams officer.

WHAT DOES THE TEST INVOLVE?
You will be tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking, whichever module you take. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are taken in one day. The Listening module lasts for 30 minutes. The Reading and Writing tests last for 60 minutes for each paper. The Speaking module may be taken on the same day of the other three modules, or at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other modules.

WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE TEST BE?
Our offices in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad & Hyderabad offer full testing facilities on a regular basis. It is not necessary to attend a preparation course though it is a good idea to prepare thoroughly beforehand. See the calendar for available dates.

HOW DO I PAY AND REGISTER FOR AN IELTS TEST OR GET FURTHER INFORMATION?

SEE INFORMATION, REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

WHEN AND HOW WILL YOU RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS?
The test is marked at our centre to help us make sure you receive your results within 14 working days. IELTS candidates' test results are available 13 days after taking the test. Results will be returned to you as a Test Report Form. There is no pass or fail mark. Scores are given on a band scale of one to nine (with one being a non-user and nine being an expert user of the English language). Download or read through a copy of the IELTS handbook for more detailed information.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IELTS:
Please visit the IELTS website for detailed information on their global network of test centres. You can also find out which organisations and institutions recognise IELTS.

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