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IELTS

Magic Lamp International that enjoyed a leadership position in English Language Programs like IELTS and TOEFL coaching in the Punjab and Chandigarh regions for several years. By virtue of delivering quality English Language education, Magic Lamp International is confident of retaining its position as the leading English Institute in India for years together.

 
About IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English Language proficiency of non-native English speakers. The test scores are a pre-requisite for getting addmission in UK, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian colleges and universities. Of late American universities too have started accepting IELTS scores. This test is an important step forward for those seeking to study or work in a foreign country.

 
Who administers IELTS?

The three main institutions that manage IELTS are the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

 
IELTS Test Format

There are two versions of the IELTS exam - Academic and General. Students must know in which category they are supposed to take the test.


The first three parts of the tests i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing have to be taken on the first day without any break. While the Speaking test can be taken either on the same day, or 7 days before or after the Listening, Reading, Writing test.


Listening and Speaking tests are same in both the versions of the test.

 

IELTS ACADEMIC

This test is for those who plan to study English in a university to test their understanding and use of complex academic language. IELTS Academic is divided into four sections.

 
Listening

The test is of 30 minutes and 10 minutes are given extra for transfering answers to the answer sheet. The candidates are tested on monologues and conversations.

 
Reading

The test is of 60 minutes in which students are tested on reading passages with tasks, text from descriptive and factual to discursive and analytical, diagrams, graph, text from books , journals, and newspapers.

 
Writing

The test is of 60 minutes, which comprises of writing task of 150 words, descibing tables, graphs, charts, diagrams and a short essay of 250 words.

 
Speaking

Speaking test is of 11 to 14 minutes. In this test, candidates are put through face to face interview, short questions, speaking on a familiar topic and a discussion.