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IELTS. Resources by specialism. IELTS Downloads. Test Takers - Test Sample. Academic Reading sample materials The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long.

Test Takers - Test Sample

It has three sections with 40 questions to answer. Here is a sample of one section.

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Researchers - Test taker performance 2012. Band score information IELTS is assessed on a 9-band scale and reports scores both overall and by individual skill.

Researchers - Test taker performance 2012

Overall band scores for Academic and General Training candidates in 2012 are shown here together with scores for individual skills according to a variety of classifications. These figures are broadly in line with statistics for previous years. N.B. for place of origin and first language, the tables show the top 40 places and languages, listed alphabetically, not in order of the size of the candidature. Academic and General Training candidates The following table shows the split between the Academic and General Training candidature in 2012. Gender These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2012 Academic and General Training candidates according to their gender. Place of Origin These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2012 Academic and General Training candidates from the top 40 places of origin.

First Language. Institutions - Setting IELTS requirements. Individual institutions and faculties set their own IELTS requirements according to the specific language needs of the course, study or work program.

Institutions - Setting IELTS requirements

There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score. Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, e.g. 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0. When setting their IELTS requirements, institutions should consider both the Overall Band Score and the individual bands (Listening, Writing etc). The table below provides guidance on setting appropriate band score requirements. Speaking%20Band%20descriptors. Researchers - Band descriptors, reporting and interpretation. Understanding IELTS marking Listening and reading - indication of raw scores required to achieve particular band scores.

Researchers - Band descriptors, reporting and interpretation

Writing%20Band%20descriptors%20Task%201. Writing%20Band%20descriptors%20Task%202. Exam English - Free Practice Tests for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and the Cambridge ESOL exams (CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, KET) IELTS Preparation. IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 3. Details Hits: 18 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task: Many people believe that women make better parents than men and that is why they have the greater role in raising children in most societies.

IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 3

Others claim that men are just as good as women at parenting. Write an essay expressing your point of view. Write at least 250 words. Model Answer :Parental responsibilities and roles are very important for the parents to make their children prepared for the future. This is not to say that men are not of importance in children caring and they do not know their kids. Finally, women tend to be better communicators than men. IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1. Details Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 December 2013 13:44 Hits: 279.

IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1

Researchers - Band descriptors, reporting and interpretation. Understanding IELTS marking Listening and reading - indication of raw scores required to achieve particular band scores Writing Task 1 band descriptors Writing Task 2 band descriptors Speaking band descriptors All IELTS marking takes place at the test centre by trained markers and examiners.

Researchers - Band descriptors, reporting and interpretation

How to prepare for IELTS with our guides and resources. IELTS test date - Preparation advice for your test day. Prepare for your test day; success starts with IELTS You will find the IELTS test centre staff friendly, welcoming and highly professional.

IELTS test date - Preparation advice for your test day

They will make sure that the test is delivered fairly and securely. Follow their instructions carefully. The week before your test. IELTS practice resources freely available to develop exam skills. IELTS Speaking practice test 1. In the Speaking test, you will have a discussion with a certified examiner.

IELTS Speaking practice test 1

IELTS academic writing - Free writing practice test. You will be allowed 1 hour to complete two tasks in the IELTS Academic Writing test.

IELTS academic writing - Free writing practice test

The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. If you prefer to work offline, download the test paper. In the actual test you will do your writing in an answer booklet. Timing. IELTS Academic Reading test - 3 part practice test. Free IELTS Listening practice test to help pass the exam. The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages.

Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. Download the question paper and blank answer sheet before you start, and write your answers on the question paper while you are listening. Use a pencil. Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully. There are 40 questions altogether. For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers. When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet. We can make special arrangements for candidates with disabilities. Instructions to candidates Review. Teaching Resources.

UOBDs_SpeakingFinal. Test Takers - Test Sample.