IELTS Briefing (Audio) -- Listening
IELTS evaluates the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills of a candidate and assesses his or her ability to communicate at work or for study in an English-speaking country. Our main objective at Hurray is to provide individual-focused mentoring to our students, so they are confident and gain the right mindset while approaching the IELTS exams.
Quality remains at the core of HURRAY’s training path, with classes held in small batches. HURRAY’s practice sessions in all the four modules of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening have significantly helped candidates in getting the desired score, and, in some instances, even surpass their expectations. All of these core values have shaped up HURRAY as one of the best IELTS training centers in Bangalore.
HURRAY’s Unique IELTS Training Traits
- HURRAY’s training programs include explanations, practice sessions, IELTS practice tests, assisted reviews and mock tests (modelled on old IELTS question papers) in all the modules;
- High-quality faculty and thoroughly researched resources who, apart from imparting best training in pedagogy, also helps each student with efficient time management, problem-solving and effective strategies towards inching closer to their desired scores;
- Hands-on classroom sessions that help improvise writing and speaking skills;
- Authentic and relevant IELTS practice tests based on old IELTS exam papers;
- Customized study material to suit the needs of students and at the same time the needs of IELTS exam pattern;
- Proven success rate and state-of-the-art infrastructure;
- Ample listening, reading and writing practices from previous IELTS tests;
- Individual attention is given to each and every student in accordance with their problem areas in different modules;
- Partnership with IDP Australia and the British Council.
HURRAY’s Training Process
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international uniform test of English language expertise for non-native English language speakers. It assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and in your new life abroad. IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organizations across the world.
Our specialists will assist you on all the four modules. We at Hurray can assure you the best training for IELTS and book the examination
There are two versions of IELTS with different IELTS exam patterns to choose from:
Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English speaking countries is based on the results of the Academic test.
This version of the test is also often a visa requirement if you are planning to migrate to English speaking countries including Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand.
Information on individual modules
- General reading
- It requires candidates to read extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines.
- These are materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English speaking environment
- Academic reading
- It includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical
- These texts are suitable for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for candidates entering university courses or seeking professional registration.
- General writing.
- Task 1 – Write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation presented in the topic. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
- Task 2 – Write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
- Academic writing
- Task 1 – Explain the information presented in a graph, table, chart or diagram in your own words
- Task 2 – Write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
You will listen to four recorded texts, monologues and conversations by a range of native speakers, and write your answers to a series of questions. A variety of voices and native-speaker accents are used and each section is heard only once.
- Section 1 – A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
- Section 2 – A monologue set in an everyday social context e.g. a speech about local facilities.
- Section 3 – 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.
- Section 4 – A monologue on an academic subject e.g. a university lecture.
- Part 1 – General Questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. (4 – 5 minutes)
- Part 2 – Talking about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test. (4 – 5 minutes)
- Part 3 – Answer further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. (4 – 5 minutes)
Frequently Asked Questions About IELTS
What is IELTS?
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.
Which organisations accept IELTS?
IELTS is accepted by more than 7000 organisations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies.
Who owns IELTS and who work on the contents of the test?
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials. Ongoing research ensures that IELTS remains fair and unbiased. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations.
Why are there two versions of the IELTS test?
IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.’
Which version of the IELTS should I go for ?
Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the online application form.
What is the IELTS test format and how long will it take?
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other IELTS tests.
What help is available for disabled candidates to give IELTS?
Test centres make every effort to cater for the special needs of disabled candidates. It is the aim for all candidates to be assessed fairly and objectively. If you have a special need, talk to your local test centre when registering. Centres may need three months to organise arrangements.
When can I take IELTS?
IELTS exam dates is available on 48 times a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand.
How much does it cost to give IELTS Examination?
IELTS has a set fee for its test. The Academic and General IELTS Training tests are the same cost. When you apply online, you will be told the fee.
Is the IELTS test completed in one day?
The IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.
What materials can I carry into the IELTS examination room?
Only pens, pencils and erasers can be brought to the IELTS examination room. You must bring the passport/national identity card–you used on the IELTS Application Form–to the test. You must leave everything else outside the examination room. Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off and placed with personal belongings in the area designated by the supervisor. If you do not switch off your phone/pager or keep it on you, you will be disqualified. Do note, even wrist watches are to be kept outside the exam hall.
Which part do I take first in the IELTS test?
In the IELTS test, you take the Listening test first followed by the Reading and Writing components of the test. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.
What kinds of accents can be heard in the IELTS Listening tests?
As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used in both of these tests.
Does the IELTS Listening tape provide instructions and pauses?
Yes. At the beginning of the IELTS listening test, you hear instructions and a sample question. Then you read section 1 questions, listen to section 1 and answer the questions.
Is there a similar period of extra 10 minutes in the IELTS Reading test to transfer answers?
No. The IELTS Reading test is one hour, and you must write all your answers on the answer sheet in this time.
Can I use a pen for the IELTS Listening and Reading tests?
No. You must do it in pencil. The answer sheet of IELTS is scanned by a computer which cannot read pen.
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