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In the month of August I have taken the official IELTS exam and I have achieved the score I needed to present in the total Master 7 out of 9 and they have told me that it is equivalent to C1. I am super happy because a friend had recommended this academy to me and I want to thank it because it has been very useful.
Some friends told me about TLA and I didn't really want to do the online course, but I decided because my friends were very happy. My experience has also been very positive because the material is very good, it is very well organized and the teacher I have had knew very well the contents of the exam.
Thanks to TLA I have managed to overcome the 5.5 that I had already taken before without having prepared myself and now after the course, I have raised my score to 6.5 and that is what I wanted for ERASMUS. I really liked how the materials, the tests and the strategies that have made me improve in each section of the exam are presented.
What is IELTS?
The IELTS is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.
In this exam, you are evaluated on your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English. The IELTS It is rated on a scale of 1 to 9.
IELTS It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
Why take the IELTS?
If you are looking to work, live or study in an English-speaking country, it is necessary to demonstrate it with a good level of English.
Being able to communicate in the native language of the country in which you want to work or study has many advantages. It is also essential to find work and integrate into the community.
IELTS is the proof Most popular for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.
There are two types of IELTS: academic and general. The listening and speaking parts are exactly the same, while the reading and writing parts are different.
Make sure you prepare for the correct type of test.
The listening, reading and writing sections of all the IELTS tests they are completed the same day, with no interruptions between them.
However, the speaking section can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests. The total time of the test is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
In TLA courses we are going to prepare you for the Academic IELTS, and, if you need it, we can also prepare you for the IELTS General.
Test format: listening comprehension (30 minutes).
You will listen to four recordings in English and then you will have to answer a series of questions.
- Recording 1: a conversation between two people in an everyday social context.
- Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context, p. Eg a speech about local facilities.
- Recording 3: a conversation of up to four people in an educational or training context, p. Eg a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
- Recording 4: a monologue on an academic topic, p. Eg a university conference.
In this part, you will be assessed on your ability to understand main ideas and detailed information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of a statement, and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas.
Test format: reading (60 minutes)
The reading section consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills: how to understand main ideas, details, logical argument and recognition of opinions, and the purpose of the authors.
This part includes three long texts that range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. The topics are drawn from books, newspapers, magazines and newspapers, and although they are written for a non-specialized audience, they are appropriate for people who want to enter a university or a job position.
Test format: academic writing (60 minutes)
The topics are of general interest and suitable for students who want to access undergraduate or graduate studies and also for professionals who want to access a job abroad. There are two tasks:
- Task 1: you will see a graph, table, or diagram and you will have to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You will be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works, or describe an object or event.
- Task 2: you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks should be formal in style.
Test format: oral expression (11 to 14 minutes)
The oral section assesses the use of spoken English.
- Part 1: The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a variety of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, school, and your interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
- Part 2: You will be given a card asking you to speak on a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask you a question or two on the same topic.
- Part 3: You will be asked more questions on the topic in Part 2. This will give you an opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and problems. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.