If you are someone who is trying to work, study or move to a predominantly English-speaking country, then you know all about the IELTS already. In addition to being aware of them, you probably also know that getting that dream score of 9 can be quite a daunting task for most people, especially those of us who don’t have English as a first language.
However, it is not an unattainable goal. Achieving a good score on the IELTS exam has a wide range of benefits, such as a diversified range of study opportunities, career opportunities as well as an increased ease in integrating with a new community. It is also a test required for visa purposes in countries including Australia, UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
First and foremost, it is important to know which test you want to take, as IELTS offers 2 versions; IELTS General and IELTS Academic.
Basically, both of these test versions are designed for different purposes of general immigration and academic structure. Firstly, the IELTS academic version is mainly used to test the English proficiency of students who are planning to study in English speaking countries. Generally, universities in these countries allow admissions of undergraduate and postgraduate courses based on IELTS academic scores. On the other hand, the IELTS general version is designed for assessing immigrants’ language proficiency. This exam is most essential for candidates who are planning to migrate to Australia, Canada, or New Zealand.
Once you know which test you are taking, it is crucial that you understand the format and the scoring of the test.
IELTS has four main parts; Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking. Each section is scored out of 9, and an overall score is given on a scale of 1-9. The listening part is the first one that you will have to attempt when you start your IELTS exam.
The listening part is further divided into four sections, each section having 10 questions. To answer these 40 questions, you are given a timeframe of 30 minutes. This means that you will be listening to four different audios, and for each audio recording, you will be required to answer 10 questions.
The first recording will be a conversation between two people. Usually, these conversation topics are related to everyday life topics such as travel accommodation.
The next recording is very similar to the first one, except it will be a monologue. One person will be giving a speech or providing information. Common topics in this section include a talk about local facilities or a guided museum tour.
The last two recording are academically or education focused. One will be a conversation between two people, commonly university students discussing a topic related to education. The other recording will be a monologue once again, only this time it will be based on an academic subject, such as a university style lecture.
There are strategies you can use when attempting the listening test to assure a good score. There are no popular and easy tips or tricks to secure a high score, but following practical advice from experts in the field is never a bad idea.
However, it isn’t always possible to prepare extensively for the IELTS, that is A One Australia has experienced tutors with a 9 band in listening who are capable of helping you achieve that same score. With a hands-on IELTS coaching course with 1-on-1 feedback, we can ease you journey to the top of the score. People find it easier to get coaching as it makes the process easier and you can ensure getting a good grade in the first attempt. Check out our IELTS course here (link to https://oneaustraliagroup.com/ielts-coaching/)
The IELTS are difficult, especially for those who do not have English as there first language, but it is not an impossible feat for anyone to get their dream of score of 9 in the listening test. Students might find it difficult to find study material or get effective feedback while learning for the test, and that is why A One Australia offers a complete IELTS course. We offer the best IELTS coaching courses in Australia, and we can help you get your dream score in the IELTS. Our tutors have an overall score of 8.5 band, with a 9 band in listening. The faculty will offer you guidance after understanding your coping abilities and your end goal after giving this exam. Our IELTS coaching classes motive is to minimize the distance between our students and their end goal.
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