International Language Testing Systm

The test that opens doors around the world

 

Accessible and convenient IELTS is offered up to four times a month in more than 140 countries. Tests are held on Saturdays and Thursdays.

 

What is IELTS?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It tests the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking ...

Who owns IELTS?

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment and delivered through more than 1,100 locations in over 140 countries ...

ApeX Provides the best and most authentic IELTS TRAINING

 What’s in the IELTS Listening test?

The paper has four sections, with ten questions in each section. The questions are in the same order as the information in the recording, so the answer to the first question will be before the answer to the second question, and so on...

What’s in the IELTS Academic Reading test?

There are three reading texts with a variety of question types. Texts come from books, journals, magazines, newspapers and online resources, written for a non-specialist audience. All the topics are of general interest to students at undergraduate or postgraduate level...

What’s in the IELTS General Training Reading test?

There are three sections of increasing difficulty. Section 1 may contain two or three short texts or several shorter texts. Section 2 contains two texts. In Section 3, there is one long text...

What’s in the IELTS Academic Writing test?

There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be completed. In Task 1, you have to describe some visual information in your own words (a graph, table, chart or diagram). In Task 2, you are given a point of view, argument or problem which you need to discuss...

What’s in the IELTS General Training Writing test?

There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be completed. In Task 1, you have to respond to a situation by writing a letter, for example, asking for information or explaining a situation. In Task 2, you are given a point of view, argument or problem which you need to discuss...

What’s in the IELTS Speaking test?

The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview between the candidate and an examiner. The Speaking test is recorded...

 

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Difference and Similarities

 

Register for UK Visas and Immigration and IELTS Life Skills

Register here for "IELTS for UKVI" and IELTS Life Skills at the test locations selected by the UK government.

You must confirm at the time of registration that you wish to use your test result for a UK visa application.

 

You must sit the test in an “IELTS for UKVI” test session, as UKVI will not accept results from all IELTS tests offered at these locations.

 

What are the changes?

If you are going to or staying in the UK, there is an IELTS test for you.

 

In addition to the IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests, which you may already know of, a new test called IELTS Life Skills has been introduced.

 

IELTS Life Skills test is the test for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This will be a single test covering speaking and listening skills.

 

IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by the IELTS SELT Consortium, which comprises British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

 

When will this change take place?

These changes came into effect on 6 April 2015.

 

To assist with the transition, the UK government has announced that they will accept results from all IELTS test taken on or before 22 April. This means that you can submit your IELTS results to UKVI if:

 

·         your visa application requires you to supply results from a Secure English Language Test, and

·         your IELTS test date was on or before 22 April 2015, and

·         your IELTS test was taken at any of the 1,100 IELTS test locations around the world, and

·         you submit your application to UKVI before 5 November 2015.

 

Are you entering a bachelor degree or higher in the UK?

UKVI has confirmed that these changes do not affect you if you are entering directly at degree level or higher at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK. Higher Education Institutions currently choose their own method of testing students’ English language ability for entry onto their courses and this will not change. See “Tier 4 Student Visa” below.

 

Tier 4 Student Visa (without a processional)

If you are applying for a Tier 4 student visa to enter a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor to study a bachelor or postgraduate degree, you must meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS results. Tier 4 Student Visa applicants can apply to the UK universities listed here with an IELTS result from any of the 1,100 IELTS test locations worldwide unless the institution has additional requirements.

 

 

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Tips & Techniques

 

IELTS has got two modules Academic & General. Both modules have four basic Skills, Listening, Reading, Writing, And Speaking.

The difference between the two is only in Reading and Writing module.

Reading

The Applicants of Academic module have to go through three passages of approximate length of 3500-4500 words. Contrarily the applicants of General Module have to go through Four passages but the length of the test is 2500 – 3000.

Writing

The other difference is in writing. The candidates of General Category attempt a Letter in Task 1 of writing whereas the applicants of Academic IELTS have to attempt one of the five following Graphs. Viz. Line Graph, Bar Chart, Table, Pie Chart or Floe Chart/Diagram.

The Task two is somewhat similar.

Listening

In Listening Module both candidates have to attempt 40 Question while listening to the audio.

Speaking

Speaking Module is of 15 Minutes having three pasts. In 1st part General Conversation, in 2nd part a Topic is given to the student on which he/she has to speak for 1:30 minutes. In the third part, which is most critical for Bands the candidate the asked intricate questions indirectly related to topic.

 ApeX Provides complete guidance to its students so that they score high in the Exam. At ApeX we also guarantee the scores of its candidates with a + - of 0.5 Bands in the real Exam.

 

For Admission
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Tips & Techniques

 

IELTS has got two modules Academic & General. Both modules have four basic Skills, Listening, Reading, Writing, And Speaking.

The difference between the two is only in Reading and Writing module.

Reading

The Applicants of Academic module have to go through three passages of approximate length of 3500-4500 words. Contrarily the applicants of General Module have to go through Four passages but the length of the test is 2500 – 3000.

Writing

The other difference is in writing. The candidates of General Category attempt a Letter in Task 1 of writing whereas the applicants of Academic IELTS have to attempt one of the five following Graphs. Viz. Line Graph, Bar Chart, Table, Pie Chart or Floe Chart/Diagram.

The Task two is somewhat similar.

Listening

In Listening Module both candidates have to attempt 40 Question while listening to the audio.

Speaking

Speaking Module is of 15 Minutes having three pasts. In 1st part General Conversation, in 2nd part a Topic is given to the student on which he/she has to speak for 1:30 minutes. In the third part, which is most critical for Bands the candidate the asked intricate questions indirectly related to topic.

 

ApeX Provides complete guidance to its students so that they score high in the Exam. At ApeX we also guarantee the scores of its candidates with a + - of 0.5 Bands in the real Exam.

 

For Admission
  • Starts : New Baatch Every Monday
  • Duration : One Month
  • Instructors : Shahzad A.Ghayyur

Tips & Techniques

 

IELTS Life Skills is a new test, approved by UKVI as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). It’s for people who need to show they have speaking and listening skills at Level A1, A2 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Three skill levels

IELTS Life Skills is available at three levels:

·         IELTS Life Skills - A1 Speaking and Listening

·         IELTS Life Skills – A2 Speaking and Listening (offered in the UK only)

·         IELTS Life Skills - B1 Speaking and Listening

At each level, the format of the test is designed to assess whether you can listen and respond, make your meaning clear, and talk with other people.

IELTS Life Skills - A1 Speaking and Listening

The following table shows the focus and indicative tasks that you may be asked to complete:

A1

 

Focus:

You will be expected to:

·         listen and respond to spoken language, including simple narratives, statements, questions and single-step instructions

·         communicate basic information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics

·         talk with another person in a familiar situation about familiar topics.

Tasks may include: 

·         describing

·         giving opinions

·         giving personal information

·         stating preferences

·         commenting

·          asking for information or descriptions

·         agreeing and disagreeing

·         explaining, giving reasons or justifying

·         deciding

·         suggesting

·         selecting.

 

IELTS Life Skills - A2 Speaking and Listening

The following table shows the focus and indicative tasks that you may be asked to complete:

A2

 

Focus:

·         listening and responding to spoken language, including straightforward information, short narratives, explanations and instructions

·         communicating information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics

·         talking with one or more people in a familiar situation, to establish shared understanding about familiar topics.

In addition to the A1 tasks shown above, the A2 tasks may include:: 

·         comparing

·         prioritising

·         planning

·         persuading

 

What level is IELTS Life Skills?

IELTS Life Skills is available at A1, A2 and B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is an international standard used around the world to describe learners’ language skills.

Important information regarding IELTS Life Skills A2

On 18 January 2016 the government announced a new English language requirement for family route migrants seeking to extend their stay in the UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-a2-english-requirement-in-the-family-route).  After two-and-a half-years in the UK, non-EEA national partners and parents on the family route will need to pass a Speaking and Listening test at A2 level in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement. 

The government recognises the need to give those affected sufficient time to prepare for the new test.  The timing of implementation and further details will be confirmed by the Home Office in due course and published on the GOV.UK website.  The new A2 English language requirement will not affect those required to apply for further leave to remain in the meantime.

Test format

What happens during the test?

There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills.

·         In the first part, you are expected to ask and answer questions on familiar topics. 

·         The second part is a combined listening and speaking task.

·         At level A and level B, you will listen to a task played on a CD. Completing the task allows you to show your ability to listen for both the general meaning and detail.

·         You will say your answers, although you can make notes on paper while you listen to the CD.

·         There will then be a discussion on a theme related to what you have listened to on the CD. 

·         Additionally at B1 level, there is also a task where you plan an activity with the other candidate.

How long is the test?

For IELTS Life Skills you only need to attend one short session to complete the test. The times allowed for each level are:

·         IELTS Life Skills -  A1 Speaking and Listening 16–18 minutes

·         IELTS Life Skills - A2 Speaking and Listening 20 minutes

·         IELTS Life Skills - B1 Speaking and Listening 22 minutes.

How will I be assessed in the test?

You will be assessed on your ability in four key areas:

·         obtaining information

·         conveying information

·         speaking to communicate

·         engaging in discussion.

At times during the test, you will be allowed to take notes to prepare your answers. The examiner will not mark your notes – only your speaking and listening skills are marked during the test.

Why do I take the test with another candidate?

IELTS Life Skills tests how well you can communicate with other people in everyday English. The best way to test these skills is to pair candidates at a similar level of ability, so you can show how well you can speak English to communicate and engage in discussion with others.

 

For Admission
  • Starts : New Baatch Every Monday
  • Duration : One Month
  • Instructors : Shahzad A.Ghayyur

Tips & Techniques

 

 

IELTS Life Skills is a new test, approved by UKVI as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). It’s for people who need to show they have speaking and listening skills at Level A1, A2 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Three skill levels

IELTS Life Skills is available at three levels:

·         IELTS Life Skills - A1 Speaking and Listening

·         IELTS Life Skills – A2 Speaking and Listening (offered in the UK only)

·         IELTS Life Skills - B1 Speaking and Listening

At each level, the format of the test is designed to assess whether you can listen and respond, make your meaning clear, and talk with other people.

IELTS Life Skills - B1 Speaking and Listening

The following table shows the focus and indicative tasks that you may be asked to complete:

B1

 

Focus:

You will be expected to:

·         listen and respond to spoken language, including straightforward information and narratives, and follow straightforward explanations and instructions.

·         communicate information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics, using appropriate formality.

·         talk with one or more people in a familiar situation, making relevant points and responding to what others say to reach a shared understanding about familiar topics.

In addition to the A2 tasks shown above, the B1 tasks may include:

·         showing contrast, cause, reason or purpose

·         narrating

·         asking about past or future events

·         expressing future certainty or possibility

What level is IELTS Life Skills?

IELTS Life Skills is available at A1, A2 and B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is an international standard used around the world to describe learners’ language skills.

Important information regarding IELTS Life Skills A2

On 18 January 2016 the government announced a new English language requirement for family route migrants seeking to extend their stay in the UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-a2-english-requirement-in-the-family-route).  After two-and-a half-years in the UK, non-EEA national partners and parents on the family route will need to pass a Speaking and Listening test at A2 level in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement. 

The government recognises the need to give those affected sufficient time to prepare for the new test.  The timing of implementation and further details will be confirmed by the Home Office in due course and published on the GOV.UK website.  The new A2 English language requirement will not affect those required to apply for further leave to remain in the meantime.

Test format

What happens during the test?

There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills.

·         In the first part, you are expected to ask and answer questions on familiar topics. 

·         The second part is a combined listening and speaking task.

·         At level A and level B, you will listen to a task played on a CD. Completing the task allows you to show your ability to listen for both the general meaning and detail.

·         You will say your answers, although you can make notes on paper while you listen to the CD.

·         There will then be a discussion on a theme related to what you have listened to on the CD. 

·         Additionally at B1 level, there is also a task where you plan an activity with the other candidate.

How long is the test?

For IELTS Life Skills you only need to attend one short session to complete the test. The times allowed for each level are:

·         IELTS Life Skills -  A1 Speaking and Listening 16–18 minutes

·         IELTS Life Skills - A2 Speaking and Listening 20 minutes

·         IELTS Life Skills - B1 Speaking and Listening 22 minutes.

How will I be assessed in the test?

You will be assessed on your ability in four key areas:

·         obtaining information

·         conveying information

·         speaking to communicate

·         engaging in discussion.

At times during the test, you will be allowed to take notes to prepare your answers. The examiner will not mark your notes – only your speaking and listening skills are marked during the test.

Why do I take the test with another candidate?

IELTS Life Skills tests how well you can communicate with other people in everyday English. The best way to test these skills is to pair candidates at a similar level of ability, so you can show how well you can speak English to communicate and engage in discussion with others.

 

For Admission
  • Starts : New Baatch Every Monday
  • Duration : One Month
  • Instructors : Shahzad A.Ghayyur