WHAT TESTS TO FIND AT THE IELTS.
Many people have a wrong idea of what the IELTS test entails. To them, it is like every conventional test they have taken at school. However, you will find out that it is quite different from your conventional or general school language tests. IELTS is divided into four skills (subjects) of evaluation. They include;
Listening: This section evaluates your ability to listen and understand when English is spoken. It is tested by listening to audio recordings and answering the questions that follow. The test lasts 40 minutes and has 40 questions to be answered.
Reading: This section evaluates your ability to read and understand English based on the context in question (academic, work or social). It involves reading texts and answering the questions that follow. The test last 1 hour and has 40 questions to answer.
Writing: It scores you on your ability to write appropriately, constructively and comprehensively in a given context (academic, work or social). It involves writing two essays within 1 hour.
Speaking: This section tests your ability to speak clearly in an understanding manner on everyday topics, at school, home, work and much more. It is a one –on –one discussion with the examiner and lasts 11-14 minutes.
The listening, reading and writing tests take place continuously in the morning in the order aforementioned. However, the speaking test takes place on a date to be communicated. It usually takes place within seven days before or after taking the other three skills. It rarely takes place on the same day as other three skills.
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