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Speaking


Timing
11-14 minutes


Test Parts
There are 3 parts.


Part 1 Introduction and interview (4-5 minutes)
The examiner introduces him/herself and asks you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity general questions on familiar topics, e.g. home, family
studies and interests.


Part 2 Individual long turn (3-4 minutes)
The examiner gives you a task card which asks you to talk about
a particular topic and which includes points you can cover in your
talk. You are given 1 minute to prepare your talk, and are given
a pencil and paper to make notes. the topic. The examiner may then ask you one or two questions on the same topic.

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Part 3 Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)
The examiner asks further questions which are connected
to the topic of Part 2. These questions give you an opportunity
to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.


Skills assessed
A wide range of speaking skills are assessed, including:
•  the ability to communicate opinions and information
on everyday topics and common experiences and
situations by answering a range of questions
•  the ability to speak at length on a given topic using
appropriate language and organising ideas coherently
•   the ability to express and justify opinions and to analyse,
discuss and speculate about issues.


Marking
You are assessed on your performance throughout the
test by certificated IELTS examiners according to the IELTS
Speaking test assessment criteria (Fluency and Coherence,
Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy,
Pronunciation). The public version of the assessment criteria
can be found at www.ielts.org/criteria.


Scores are reported in whole and half bands.

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 Writing
Timing
 60 minutes


Tasks
There are 2 tasks. You are required to write at least
150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for


Test Parts

There are 2 parts.


Academic Writing
In Task 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart ordiagram and are asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words.describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process,how something works or describe an object or event.


In Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.


The issues raised are of general interest to, suitable forand easily understood by test takers entering undergraduateor postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.Responses to Task 1 and Task 2 should be writtenin an academic, semi-formal/neutral style.


General Training Writing
In Task 1, you are presented with a situation and are asked to
write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation.
The letter may be personal or semi-formal/neutral in style.


In Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a
point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly
more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.


Topics are of general interest.

The four components of the IELTS test

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About our course:
Here is a little introduction of what will appear in the IELTS training. Our IELTS Classes in Kuwait will help you in strengthening your proficiency in English, which helps in outperforming in your exam. The course covers the following:

  1. IELTS general Training test information
  2. Tasks on reading and listening
  3. Training on letter writing and essay writing
  4. Grammar precision and range
  5. Writing with consistency and structure
  6. Separate speaking section
  7. Basic listening and reading skills
  8. Fundamental sentence structure rules

Listening
Timing
Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes’ transfer time).
Section 3 is 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, or a group
of students planning a research project).


Questions
There are 40 questions. A variety of question types are used,
chosen from the following: multiple choice, matching, plan/
map/diagram labelling, form completion, note completion,
table completion, flow-chart completion, summary completion,
sentence completion, short-answer questions.
Section 4 is a monologue on an academic subject
(e.g. a university lecture).
Each section is heard once only.


Test Parts
 There are 4 sections:
  Section 1 is a conversation between two people set
in an everyday social context (e.g. a conversation in
an accommodation agency).
Section 2 is a monologue set in an everyday social context
(e.g. a speech about local facilities or a talk about the
arrangements for meals during a conference).

General Training Reading
Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts, one of whichmay be composite (consisting of 6-8 short texts related by topic,e.g. hotel advertisements). Topics are relevant to everyday lifein an English-speaking country.


Section 2 contains two short factual texts focusing on workrelatedissues (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay andconditions,workplace facilities, staff
development and training).


Section 3 contains one longer, more complex text on a topicof general interest.


Texts are authentic and are taken from notices, advertisements,company handbooks, official documents, books, magazinesand newspapers.


Skills assessed

A wide range of reading skills are assessed, including:
•  reading for gist
•  reading for main ideas
• reading for detail
•  understanding inferences and implied meaning
•  recognising writer’s opinions, attitudes and purpose
•  following the development of an argument.


Marking
Each correct answer receives 1 mark. Scores out
of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale.


Scores are reported in whole and half bands.

Exam Format 

Section 3 is 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, or a group
of students planning a research project).
Section 4 is a monologue on an academic subject
(e.g. a university lecture).
Each section is heard once only.
A variety of voices and native-speaker accents are used.


Skills assessed
A wide range of listening skills are assessed, including:
•  understanding of main ideas
•  understanding of specific factual information
•  recognising opinions, attitudes and purpose of a speaker
•  following the development of an argument.
Marking
Each correct answer receives 1 mark. Scores out
of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale.
Scores are reported in whole and half bands.

Reading
Timing
60 minutes (no extra transfer time).


Questions
There are 40 questions. A variety of question types are
used, chosen from the following: multiple choice, identifying
information (True/False/Not Given), identifying a writer
views/claims (Yes/No/Not Given), matching information,
matching headings, matching features, matching sentence
endings, sentence completion, summary completion,
note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion,
diagram label completion, short-answer questions.


Test Parts
There are 3 sections. The total text length is 2,150-2,750 words.


Academic Reading
Each section contains one long text. Texts are authentic and
are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.
They have been written for a non-specialist audience and are
on academic topics of general interest. Texts are appropriate
to, and accessible to, test takers entering undergraduate or
postgraduate courses or seeking professional registration.
Texts range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive
and analytical. Texts may contain non-verbal materials such
as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain technical
terms, then a simple glossary is provided.

Test format
There are two modules to choose from –Academic and General Training.
IELTS Academic
IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for thoseseeking professional registration.
IELTS General Training
IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.

Course Duration:
The course duration of IELTS General & Academic course is 45 hours will be imparted as 2.5 hours class in each session. You will get insight on everything related to this exam within the span of 45 hours. You can either take the weekday’s course  (3 days a week) or Friday Class.. During week days we are conducting class in 3 shifts.

Our timings are 

Morning Batch  : 9AM to 11.30AM

Evening Batch  : 4PM to 6.30PM

Evining Batch   : 6.30PM to 9PM

Friday Batch     : 2PM to 6PM

Skills assessed
In both tasks, you are assessed on your ability to
write a response which is appropriate in terms of:
•  content
•   the organisation of ideas
•  the accuracy and range of vocabulary and grammar.


Academic Writing
In Task 1, depending on the task type, you are assessed on your ability to organise, present and possibly compare data; to describe the stages of a process or procedure; to describe an object or event or sequence of events; to explain how something works.


In Task 2, depending on the task type, you are assessed on
your ability to present a solution to a problem; to present and justify an opinion; to compare and contrast evidence, opinions and implications; to evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence


General Training Writing
In Task 1, depending on the task type, you are assessed on your ability to engage in personal correspondence in order to: elicit and provide general factual information; express needs, wants, likes and dislikes; express opinions (views, complaints etc.).


In Task 2, you are assessed on your ability to provide general factual information; to outline a problem and present a solution; to present and possibly justify an opinion; to evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or an argument.


Marking
You are assessed on your performance on each task
by certificated IELTS examiners according to the IELTS
Writing test assessment criteria (Task Achievement/Response,
Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, Grammatical
Range and Accuracy). The public version of the  ssessment
criteria can be found at www.ielts.org/criteria.


Task 2 contributes twice as much as Task 1 to the Writing score.


Scores are reported in whole and half bands.


What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than 2.9 million tests taken globally in 2016.

IELTS results are recognized by more than 10,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in over140 countries around the world.