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1. IELTS Reading Module:

  • Academic Reading:

This test consists of three sections with 40 questions. There are three texts of general interest usually taken from journals, books, magazines and newspapers.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, identifying information (True/False/Not given), identifying writer’s view or claims (Yes/No/Not Given), matching information, summary completion, table, diagram or flow chart label completion and short-answer questions.

  • General Reading:

In general reading the texts are taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines.

The first section contains texts relevant to basic linguistic survival in English, with tasks mainly concerned with providing factual information. The second section focuses on the work context and involves texts of more complex language.

The third text involves reading more extending texts, with a more complex structure, but with the emphasis on descriptive and instructive rather than argumentative texts.

2.  IELTS Writing Module:

The IELTS writing test takes one hour. In this time you are required to complete two tasks.

Task One is a report based on some graphic information. With few exceptions, the graphic information will come in one of five forms – a line graph, bar graph, pie chart, table or diagram illustrating a process. For General version of IELTS you are supposed to write a letter in a variety of situations. You are required to describe the information or the process in a report or a letter of 150 words. This task should be completed in 20 minutes.

What is being tested is your ability to:

  • Objectively describe the information given to you.
  • Develop a report on a topic without the use of opinion.
  • Use suitable language to describe the graph.

Task Two is an essay based on a topic. You should write at least 250 words in 40 minutes. It is important that you keep within the advised time limits as Task Two carries more weight in your final band score than Task One.

 How we achieve 8+ BANDS at Applied Skills Training  & Career Development Center:

Task One:

  • Organizing the information of the given process.
  • Rearranging the given information and developing a quite simpler thesis.
  • Embodying the detailed and intrigued information into straight and simple lines.
  • Putting up a writing formula plan for description of the given information.
  • Putting forth the suitable and exact vocabulary to make contrast or comparison and to describe the changes and moods with their degrees.
  • The trainer stays with the class throughout and pays word to word individual attention.
  • Pointing out of all the bullets in a letter and explanation thereof.

Task Two:

  • Comprehension of the exact bottom line of the topic.
  • Determining the thesis statement from the given opinion of the examiner.
  • Development of one liner to toe and establish a flow of thought in the writing.
  • Prioritize the writing arrangements to develop coherence in the script.
  • Specific and organized development of thesis statement.
  • Breakup of the topic on the white board.
  • Comparison with sample writing from exams.
  • The best lexical approach to improve connotation.
  • The best use of grammatical range and structure.
  • Lecture-exercise-follow up lecture in the same class to improve the maximum.
  • Focus on time management and pressure management to tackle the exam in time and without any pressure.
  • A constant word to word attention of the vigilant trainer having an experience of 10 years.

3. IELTS Listening Module:

Listening format consists of 4 recorded sections each having 10 questions- timing 30 minutes.

  • Section One- Listening to specific information- a conversation between 2 speakers in a social or semi social context.
  • Section Two- Listening of details- a talk by a single speaker based on a nonacademic situation.
  • Section Three- Understanding speaker’s opinion- a conversation with up to 4 speakers based on academic topic or course related situation.
  • Section Four- Understanding gist- a university style lecture or talk usually by single speaker.

Training Techniques at Applied Skills Training Center:

  • Improving of the sounds of the words.
  • Learning the contraction.
  • Listening to recording with understanding through reading.
  • Comprehension of the different question formats. (Filling up the blanks, multiple choice, labeling etc)
  • Practice to catch and then lead the speaker.
  • Practice to find out the required precise information.
  • Lecture-exercise-follow up lecture in the same class.

4.  IELTS Speaking Module:

The speaking test assesses whether the candidate can communicate effectively in English. This test is usually comprised of 3 parts:

  • Introduction and Interview- timing 4 to 5 minutes, personality insight, follow up questions on familiar topics.
  • Short Talk- timing 2 to 4 minutes, talk on a topic for 1 to 2 minutes, personally experienced topic, demands your personal feelings.
  • Two Way Discussion- timing 3 to 4 minutes, follow up questions linked to the topic of part 2 course, demonstration of language through longer replies.

Examiner’s Scale:

The assessment takes into account Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Pronunciation.

Training Techniques at Applied Skills Training Center:

  • Describing your personality- to give an effective introduction of yourself.
  • Describing a situation- providing artistic information about a place, city or building.
  • Describing hobbies- cohesive briefing of a hobby with necessary details.
  • Describing parties or incidents- learning an art to describe an incident good or bad.
  • Describing likes and dislikes- quite personal subjective and objective feelings about eating or wearing habits, choice of profession, family relations and leisure and pleasures and other unavoidable social activities and personal reflections.
  • Topic speaking- daily presentation before the class to speak on a given topic and thereafter answering to the follow up questions from the class.
  • Specific and organized conversation.
  • Learning the sounds of the words. (Beginning Sounds and Ending Sounds).
  • Learning the contraction.
  • Improvement of pronunciation.
  • Learning lexical variety with conjunctions.
  • Improvement of body language.
  • Describing the previously given topics in IELTS exam.
  • Time management for speaking

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