Students aspiring to study in the topmost universities and colleges of the English-speaking world need to clear an English language proficiency test. Non-native speakers of English have to show that they can read, write, speak, and understand English, so as to be able to follow lectures, study, take exams, and interact comfortably with fellow students, teachers and the local population. For this purpose as well as for the purpose of immigration, a standardised English language proficiency test for non-native English spea-kers has been established as a pre-requisite for the selection process. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test and a world of opportunity awaits those who clear the required scores.
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is conducted by three institutions, namely, the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment (University of Cambridge).
IELTS training is carried out on a comprehensive scale and is in-depth. Batches are formed on roll-on basis. To introduce to the candidates the pattern of the IELTS exam, they are put through an orientation, which explains the details of the IELTS exam, before they join the rest of the class either on week ends or on weekdays. It also gives detailed information about length of passages, content of dialogues, accents heard, kinds of questions, marks allotted, time available, band score, etc. Samples of the answer scripts for Listening, Reading and Writing are also provided. The students are also given ‘take-home’ material to build up their lexical resource as required for the Writing and Speaking modules.
In NBS Gurukul there is unique feature of its training the students. We give personal attention to each student right from the moment of joining to the end of the training. We take assessment test of language to ensure that how much time student requires for their language improvement training. The training/coaching duration varies from 1 week to 3 months maximum. We have regular batches and weekend batches according to the suitability of the students timings. We also differ from others in the aim to make students achieve the best possible score. After coaching students feel at ease and much more confident as compared to the past. We give numerous tricks to crack IELTS exam with good scores.
IELTS Test Format
The test is divided into two broad sections: Academic & General Training. Both versions of the test include the same Listening and Speaking components and different Reading and Writing components.
ACADEMIC – IELTS Academic is divided into four sections
GENERAL – IELTS General Training is also divided into four sections
Candidates are judged on a band scale of 1 to 9 in each part of the test. These bands clearly mentions a candidate’s ability to use and understand English. IELTS results are valid only for 2 years. There is no pass or fail system in IELTS test.