With increasing global opportunities and countries welcoming immigrants’, people now migrate from one country to another for better prospects and education. People migrate for a number of reasons.
It can be to elevate their standards of living, to get a better education and in turn better job opportunities, to experience independence while living in another country and many more. However, migration may sound exciting and adventurous but it requires a lot of formalities including a number of overseas exams.
These exams require rigorous preparations and one has to score enough to prove their language and logical abilities depending upon the reasons for migration. The most popular and globally accepted English examination test to migrate in countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Ireland is the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
Through this examination, the countries where English is the first language to confirm that the applicant is capable of comprehending and using English and thus would be comfortable in blending with people and the culture.
The applicant becomes well equipped with the English language and can communicate in English at all the fronts.
The applicant gets a language certification that is accepted across the globe.
Before migrating to a country where English is the first language the applicant would have learned it pretty well to communicate and comprehend the language and thus will be at ease while communicating in the new country.
What does IELTS comprise of:–
Through these 4 modules, the ability of an applicant to communicate and comprehend the English language is tested. It can be considered a 360-degree test to test a language.
One has to score an average of 7.5/9 band in IELTS generally to clear the exam which is very difficult. To prepare for IELTS one requires expert guidance to ace in all the 4 modules. Reading and listening are more like objective questions whilst writing and speaking are subjective.
Listening:- Listening test in IELTS has 4 sections and 40 questions in all. The test is conducted through audio and one has to answer these 40 questions on the basis of what is communicated in the audio. This examines the applicant’s ability to understand the language and also the accent in which it is communicated. The test takes 30 minutes.
Reading:- Reading again is an objective type test where the student has to answer 40 questions in all. There are a number of passages which the applicant reads, comprehends and answers the questions given below. The test takes an hour.
Writing:- The writing module of IELTS is subjective and is segregated into 2 parts:-
Writing task 2 for both general and academic is the same. It is an essay writing which requires the student to write an essay on the given topic in 250 words in a duration of 40 minutes. Through these 2 tasks the writing abilities, grammar and use of lexical are tested.
There are 5 common types of essay questions that are generally asked in an IELTS writing task 2:-
The method of writing each of these essays differs and in order to achieve a 7 band in writing one has to go through rigorous practice of all the types of essays and letter/graph. The essays require a different approach in each type.
Inclusively, while writing an essay that demonstrates your approach towards sensitive things like culture or the way of living a global approach that accepts different cultures and diversities and thus showcases the applicants’ ability to adjust and blend in a different country.
The Writing module takes an hour in all.
Speaking:- The speaking module in IELTS is classified into 3 parts.
All the 3 parts test the ability of an applicant to speak fluently, with 0 grammatical errors in English without any fillers like umms, repetitions and extra words.
Other than preparing for the 4 modules of IELTS are there other ways in which an applicant can polish their English language?
Yes, there is. To guarantee that one is well equipped with the English language before going to another country one can read good English books, watch BBC news on a regular basis, read English newspapers, watch English movies and most importantly communicate in English with at least one person regularly.
IELTS preparation generally takes an average student a duration of 3 months with good practice every day. However, an applicant with a good hang of the English language by investing 5 hours in a day can become fit to give IELTS in 10 days.
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