IELTS/TOEFL

IISE Overseas Education Services conducts regular training programs to enhance your Reading, Writing, Speaking and listening skills that ensures your success in the IELTS Test.
IISE Overseas Education Services that enjoyed a leadership position in English Language Programs like IELTS and TOEFL coaching in the Ludhiana regions for several years has now been adjudged by “British Council IELTS Partnership Programme”, as the Gold Member. By virtue of delivering quality English Language education, IISE Overseas Education Services is confident of retaining its position as the leading English Institute in Ludhiana, Punjab for years together.

IELTS introduction –

  The aroma of foreign land mesmerizes everyone. This has led to amalgamation of humans hailing from all strata of society, with different perception towards life, pursuing their immigration. But, the world is so competitive that nothing but the best would excel. Everybody has the right to dream as dreams lead to decisions and decisions lead to actions Foreign countries have inculcated rigorous tests like IELTS (International English Language Testing System) to rate English proficiency of the people.

IELTS tests the complete range of English language proficiency skills required by the students and those seeking immigration to English speaking countries. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is an option of either Academic or General Training Reading and Writing Modules depending upon the reason of taking the test. Academic Module is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education while the General Training Module is suitable for candidates planning to immigrate/ work.
IELTS Test has four different modules reading, writing, listening and speaking. We shall explain the details below:
Test Conducting Organizations: British Council and IDP:Australia, ESOL Examinations Cambridge University.
 
Speaking Description
The examiner will call you for one to one interview.
 
Time Allowed
The interview may last from 10 to 15 minutes.
 
Procedure
The examiner will switch on a cassette-recorder at the beginning of the test. The purpose of this recording is to ensure that the examiner has conducted the test correctly.
 
Format
This section consists of three parts, each with a different format.
PART 1: Introduction and interview (4 to 5 minutes).You are invited to sit down. The examiner checks your ID. The examiner tries to get you to settle down (feel relaxed), asking basic questions about your life, your background, family and so on.
PART 2 : (2 to 3minutes) The examiner gives you a card (Cue-Card) with a topic written on it. You have one minute to think about this topic and prepare what you are going to say. Then you must speak about the topic for one to two minutes. After you finish talking, the examiner could ask some follow-up questions.
PART 3 : (4 to 5 minutes) The examiner engages you in a discussion about topic that has the same general theme as of Part 2
 
Listening Description
In this test, you hear different extracts on the tape and you have to answer questions based on that.
 
Time Allowed
The duration for this particular section is 30 minutes. 10 extra minutes to transfer answers on Answer-sheet.
 
Procedure
This is the first section in the IELTS. A pre-recorded listening module is played on a tape in the examination room. The tape is played only once with pauses wherever required. Candidates are given a question paper. As they listen to the tape, they should write their answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, candidates are given 10 minutes to transfer their answers to the answer sheet.
 
Format
The test consists of 3-4 sections and there are total of 40 questions. The kinds of conversations can be :
A conversation between two speakers about a social/semi official topic.
A monologue (by one speaker) about any social or non-academic topic.
A conversation between two to four speakers about an academic topic.
A university style presentation by one speaker about an academic topic/news item.
The types of questions include:
  • Multiple choice
  • Short answers
  • Matching
  • Sentence completion
  • Table completion
  • Form completion
  • Completing notes/ summary
Reading
The test includes reading and comprehending certain passages of different kinds like passages from magazines, journals, topics of general interest etc.
 
Time Allowed
This test lasts for 60 min and the candidates are required to answer around 40 questions. No extra time.
 
Procedure
The test is generally of two types; Academic and General. The time allowed for both the tests is the same.
 
Academic
The reading passages include journals, articles from magazines, books, newspapers etc and one passage presents a detailed logical argument.
 
General
These could include notices, advertisements, booklets etc and passages which focus on social survival & general reading.
 
Format
The kind and format of questions are the same for both Academic and General modules. These comprise
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Gap-Fill questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Matching questions
  • True/ False/Not Given questions
Writing Description
In this section, you are gauged for your writing skills. In assessing your performance in the writing test, the examiner considers your performance in following skill areas:
  • Legible Handwriting
  • Presentation and Organization
  • Formation of grammatically correct sentences
  • Using vocabulary effectively
Time Allowed
This section lasts for 60 minutes. There are two tasks for each module
Academic (Essay & Graph)
General (Essay & Letter)
 
Procedure
Read: Read the task carefully
Plan: After you understand what is required in the task, then plan what you are going to write. Reading and planning should take about five minutes in task 1 & task 2
Write: After you have planned your writing, begin to write. Do not copy the question. Make sure you answer the question asked only. Writing will take about ten minutes in Task 1 and 25 minutes in Task 2.
Check: After you have finished writing, it is important to go back & check your writing. Checking should take about 5 minutes in Task 1 & Task 2. Even if you have not finished Task 1 in recommended time, go on to Task 2.Remember that Task 2 is worth more marks than Task1.
 
Format
Task 1: Different for Academic & General.
Academic : You are usually asked to describe and interpret in your own words a graph or a chart.
General : You are asked to write a letter describing a situation.
Task 2 : Same for Academic & General. (Topics are different)
You are asked to give an opinion or suggest a solution to a problem.

 

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