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Success
Starts
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2012
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Overview

What is IELTS?
Test Format
Test Modules
What makes us your first choice?
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What is IELTS?
Designed to assess the English
language ability of people who intend to
study or work where English is the
language of communication
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The Partners
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Academic
General Training
Modules
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Test Result is valid for 2 years
A band score is awarded per subtest
(LRWS)
Band score ranges from 1-9
There is no passing or failing mark
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Band scores
Band 9 - Expert User
Band 8 - Very Good User
Band 7 - Good User
Band 6 - Competent User
Band 5 - Modest User
Band 4 - Limited User
Band 3 - Extremely Limited User
Band 2 - Intermittent User
Band 1 - Non User
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Academic reading
60 minutes
Academic writing
60 minutes
General training reading
60 minutes
General training writing
60 minutes
Listening
30 minutes
Speaking
11-14 minutes
IELTS Test Format
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Timing: approx. 30 minutes + 10 minutes transfer
time
Questions: 40 items
Types of questions: multiple choice, matching,
plan/map/diagram labelling, form and note
completion, table completion, flow-chart
completion, summary completion, sentence
completion, short-answer questions)

Listening Test
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Test Parts: 4 sections
Section1: conversation between two people set in everyday
social context
Section2: monologue set in everyday social context
Section3: conversation between up to 4 people set in an
educational or training context
Section4: monologue on an academic subject
Listening Test
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Skills Assessed:
Understanding of main ideas and specific factual information
Recognising opinions, attitudes and purpose of the speaker
Following development of an argument
Listening Test
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Timing: 60 minutes no transfer time
Questions: 40 items
Test Parts: 3 sections with a total text length of
2,150-2,750 words
Types of questions: multiple choice, identifying
information (True/False/Not Given), identifying writers
view/claims (Yes/No/Not Given), matching (information,
headings, features, sentence endings), sentence
completion, summary completion, note completion, table
completion etc
Reading Test
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Texts are authentic and taken from books,
journals, magazines and newspaper 3 sections
with a total text length of 2,150-2,750 words
Written for non-specialist audience and are on
academic topics of general interests
Text range from descriptive and factual to
discursive and analytical
May contain non-verbal materials such as
diagrams
Academic Reading Test
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Section 1 contains two or three factual texts. Topics are
relevant to everyday life in an English-speaking country.
Section 2 contains two factual texts focusing on work
related issues
Section 3 contains one longer, more complex text on a
topics of general interest.
Text are authentic taken from notices, ads, company
handbook, books, magazines, newspaper and official
document
GT Reading Test
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Skills Assessed:
Reading for gist
Reading for main ideas
Reading for detail
Understanding inferences and implied meaning
Recognising a writers opinion, attitudes and purpose
Following the development of an argument
Reading Test
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Timing: 60 minutes
Tasks: there are two tasks
Candidates are required to write at least 150
words in task 1 and at least 250 words in task two
Test Parts: 2 parts
Writing Test
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Task 1: Presents a table, graph, chart or diagram
Candidate must describe and explain data,
describe the stages of a process, describe an
event or an object from a given,
Task 2: Write an essay in response to a point of
view, argument or problem
Response for both task should be written in a
formal style.
Academic Writing Test
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Task 1: Candidates are presented with a situation
and are asked to write a letter. The letter maybe
personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
Task 2: Write an essay in response to a point of
view, argument or problem. The essay can be
slightly more personal in style than Academic.
GT Writing Test
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Skills Assessed:
Ability to write a response which is appropriate in terms of:
Content
Organisation of ideas
Accuracy
Vocabulary
Grammar
WritingTest
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Speaking Test
Timing: 11-14 minutes
Tasks: A face-to-face interview with an examiner.
The speaking test is recorded.
Parts: 3 parts
Part 1: Introduction and interview (3-4 mins)
The examiner confirms candidate identity and ask
general questions on familiar topics e.g. home

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Speaking Test
Part 2: Individual long turn (3-4 minutes)
Candidate is given a task card
Candidate is given 1 minute to prepare their talk
Candidate talks for 1-2 minutes
Examiner then asks the candidate 1-2 questions
on the same topic
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Speaking Test
Part 3: Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)
Examiner asks further questions related to topic
on part 2
These questions can give the candidate an
opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and
ideas
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Speaking Test
Skills Assessed
A wide range of speaking skills is assessed including:
Ability to communicate opinion and information on
everyday topics, experiences etc by answering a range of
questions
Ability to speak at length using appropriate language and
organising ideas coherently
Ability to express and justify opinion and to analyse,
discuss and speculate about issues
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Speaking Test Criteria
Fluency: talking at a natural rate without
causing too much effort for the listener.

Vocabulary range

Grammatical Range and Accuracy

Pronunciation


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first choice?
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Available in over 300 locations across 120 countries
worldwide
13 test locations in the Philippines
One of the most frequently available tests choose from up
to 3 test dates each month
Results available 13 days after the test
Test fee payable in local currency, Php 8640
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Personal
Our tests are shaped by your needs
Format allows ease of preparation and review
You know what to expect
Personal, private and calm speaking interview
space
Free support resources from the British Council

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Free 30-hour access to Online RTI
Opportunity to purchase the full 120-hrs
Road to IELTS (RTI) CD ROM
Free IELTS preparation materials online
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Free use of IELTS Resource Centre
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Free sending of application forms through
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Complimentary sending of TRF anywhere in the
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Affordable and fixed courier fee (Php1,200) for
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How to register?
Visit the British Council office or our Authorised
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Bring the following requirements:
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Test fee amounting to Php8640
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