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