IELTS Preparation Course at Active Synergy
Active synergy offers,IELTS preparation course is the one that Active synergy is well-known for as it is run by a team of IELTS Trainers.. Our course is of six weeks ,and it is taught in turning module system. The preparation duration of Listening and Speaking modules is one week each whereas it is two weeks each for Reading and Writing modules. Every Sunday, a new module begins, and it ends by Thursday. New students can start their course from Sunday.
The IELTS course aims to prepare students with the skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS test with confidence and to succeed in the IELTS examination. The course will give students intensive practice in each module, making sure the students know exactly how to make best use of their time. They will do practice tests in each skill under exam conditions and instructor will give them feedback on their performance to help them improve.
Asc,s IELTS course syllabus is the blend of skills development; strategies, techniques and knowledge that help students enhance their test taking ability and achieve scores beyond their expectation and need. It caters from basic listening skills to specific advanced strategies that talk about very speedy way to solve most difficult questions of reading. The lessons delivered for each module are based on the Active synergy IELTS course syllabus which combines both theory and practice of the module. Students can enjoy the 21st century classroom and audio system, computer system are additional factors that make course delivery much more interactive and systematized .Our IELTS class room is equipped with modern technology that is necessary for effective learning environment.
Active synergy holds a large volume of IELTS books and practice materials which can be used sitting in library or can be borrowed for fixed duration. Besides that, the respective IELTS instructor provides electronic version practice materials in students’ pen drives.
We conduct IELTS mock test every Friday, and the result is issued by next Sunday. Regular monitoring of student performance is maintained, and the feedback of student performance is provided which always makes student feel how much more effort he/she will have to put to achieve desired score.
ABOUT THE IELTS
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assesses the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is an internationally recognized qualification and entry requirement for universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also widely used by governments as a language proficiency guide when issuing work visas and is accepted by various professional organizations.
It consists of four modules as listening, Reading ,Writing and Speaking., and it is available in two test formats as Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules. All candidates must complete four Modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – to obtain a band score, which is shown on the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF). Listening, Reading and Writing must be completed in one day. Depending on candidate’s test centre, the Speaking test may be offered on the same day or up to a week before or after the other parts.
IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. Overall Band Scores are reported to the nearest half band. The following rounding convention applies: if the average across the four skills ends in .25, it is rounded up to the next half band, and if it ends in .75, it is rounded up to the next whole band.
Test format of the IELTS
The listening module comprises four sections. Each section begins with a short introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then they have some time to look through the questions. The first three sections have a break in the middle allowing candidates to look at the remaining questions. Each section is heard only once.
In the academic module the reading test comprises three sections, with 3 texts normally followed by 13 or 14 questions for a total of 40 questions overall. The General test also has 3 sections. However the texts are shorter, so there can be up to 5 texts to read.
In the Academic module, there are two tasks: in Task 1 candidates describe a diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an argument. In the General Training module, there are also two tasks: in Task 1 candidates write a letter or explain a situation, and in Task 2 they write an essay.
The speaking test contains three sections. The first section takes the form of an interview during which candidates may be asked about their hobbies, interests, reasons for taking IELTS exam as well as other general topics such as clothing, free time, computers and the internet or family. In the second section candidates are given a topic card and then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given topic. The third section involves a discussion between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the theme which they have already spoken about in part 2.
The total test duration is around 2 hours and 45 minutes
• Listening: 30minutes, 20 minutes for which a recording is played centrally and additional 10 minutes for transferring answers onto the answer sheet.
• Reading: 60 minutes.
• Writing: 60 minutes.
• Speaking: 11–14 minutes.
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.
Who is it for?
IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognized by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
More than 1.4 million people a year take the test.
What is the IELTS test like?
You can choose between the Academic or General Training versions of the test. All candidates do the same Listening and speaking sections.
The test has four sections:
1. Listening - 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
2. Speaking - interview, 15 minutes
3. Reading - different for Academic or General Training - 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
4. Writing - different for Academic or General Training - 2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes
This site also contains vocabulary tests, including practice tests for the academic, as well as grammar tests that are relevant to IELTS.
Level and scores
Multi-level. You get a score between 1 and 9. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum score in each of the 4 sections.
Please click here to see an explanation of IELTS Band Scores. You can use the IELTS Band Score Calculator on this site to convert your reading and listening raw scores.
Click here to see a comparison of IELTS scores with other exams.
Click here to see our IELTS Exam Tips and IELTS articles.
Where do I take the test?
IELTS tests are administered at accredited Test Centers throughout the world - there are currently more than 500 Centers, in over 120 countries. Click here to find a test centre.
When can I take the test?
Arrange with your closest test centre. There are frequent dates, usually on Thursdays or Saturdays.
About the IELTS Listening test
• You will listen to 4 different recordings and answer 40 questions.
• The test takes approximately 30 minutes. You will have an additional ten minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet
• You only hear the audio once.
• A variety of voices and native-speaker accents is use.
• You will hear conversations and monologues, with topics ranging from the everyday social to the academic.
• A variety of question types are used, including multiple choice, form completion, note completion, summary completion, sentence completion, and short-answer questions.
• Candidates for IELTS Academic and IELTS General both do the same listening test
• Read the instructions and questions carefully before you listen.
• Try to get an idea of the situation. Who are the speakers? Where are they? Why are they speaking?
• Remember, you will only hear the audio once. You will need to read, write and listen all at the same time.
• Listen for 'signpost words' such as however, although and finally. They help you to anticipate what the speaker will say
About the IELTS Reading test
The reading test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Candidates
3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
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, candidates 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. There are three texts and 40 questions.
1. Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts, one of which may be composite (consisting of 6-8 short texts related by topic, e.g. hotel advertisements). Topics are relevant to everyday life in an English-speaking country
2. Section 2 contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay and conditions, workplace facilities, staff development and training)
3. Section 3 contains one longer, more complex text on a topic of general interest
Texts are authentic and are taken from notices, advertisements, company handbooks, official documents, books, magazines and newspapers
About the IELTS Writing test
The writing test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General candidates.
2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes
1. In Task 1, candidates are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summaries or explain the information in their own words. They may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
2. In Task 2, candidates are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem
Responses to Task 1 and Task 2 should be written in a formal style
2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes
1. In Task 1, candidates are presented with a situation and are asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
2. In Task 2, candidates 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
3. IELTS Speaking
4. The speaking test takes 11-14 minutes and consists of an interview with an examiner.
5. The interview is recorded.
6. The speaking test has three parts:
Introduction and interview Examiner introduces him/herself and checks your name.
The examiner then asks you questions on general topics. 4–5 minutes
turn Examiner gives you a written task card. You have 1 minute to think (take notes) before you have to speak for 1–2 minutes.
Examiner asks one or two questions at the end of your talk. 3–4 minutes (including
discussion Discuss with the examiner more abstract issues and concepts which are thematically linked to the topic of your talk in Part 2 4–5 minutes
• For detail visit : www.ielts.org