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1 EXAMS International English Language Testing System

2 IELTS Overview IELTS Day Test IELTS How to prepare Registration process

3 What is IELTS? A test of your ability to communicate in English: - for study or work in English - tests all four language skills A test of international English: - cultural or linguistic bias minimised - content produced and checked internationally - variety of accents used A Paper based test and face to face interview

4 More than 1.5 million candidates per year. Recognised by more than 6000 institutions worldwide (UK, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, China…), including more than 3000 institutions and programmes in USA. Fast results : 13 calendar days Highlights

5 “To our surprise, the students really appreciate doing the IELTS preparation and having the diploma afterwards as they too see the range of skills as useful” Head of Languages at Ecole des Mines d'Albi

6 Florida (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)6 Indiana (Purdue University) 6.5 Washington (The Georges Washington University)6 Montréal, Québec (Université Concordia)7 Montréal, Québec (Université McGill)6.5 Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin)6.5 Denmark (University of Southern Denmark) 6.5 Hatfield, UK (University of Hertfordshire) 6.5 Stockholm (Linköping University) 6.5 Bangkok (Kasetsart University) 6.5

7 What makes IELTS a useful test? IELTS provides: a profile of a candidate's skills and an overall band score IELTS tests: the full range of proficiency levels, from non-user to expert user Each component is marked on a scale of 1 – 9 with half points

8 – results available in 13 days – Valid for two years – overall and module score IELTS Results

9 IELTS profile Students Young Professionals Immigrants Academic Version General Training

10 Listening Reading Writing Speaking Candidates must do four test modules What do IELTS candidates have to do?

11 Saturday morning Listening Reading Writing Saturday afternoon (or the week before) Speaking On the test Day

12 Test Format Listening 30 minutes, 4 sections, 40 items General Training Reading 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items Academic Reading 60 minutes, 3 sections, 40 items General Training Writing 60 minutes, 2 tasks Academic Writing 60 minutes, 2 tasks Speaking 20 minutes, 3 parts

13 Listening 4 sections : 30 mins plus 10 minutes to transfer answers to the answer sheet Variety of accents: international English First 2 sections on social topics Example: travel arrangements Final 2 sections on educational context Example: planning a research project

14 Reading 3 texts 700 – 1000 words each Academic texts for a non-specialist Time: 60 minutes in total

15 Writing Task 1 – describing a graph, pie chart, table or process – 150 words Task 2 – a discursive essay – developing an argument - 250 words Total time: 60 minutes

16 Speaking Tests ability to communicate through speech in general English contexts One-to-one interview (20 mins) Non-specialist topics

17 08 October 22 October 05 November … IELTS Session in Paris : twice a month

18 EXAMS How to prepare for IELTS?

19 Preparation Day 1st October 2011 19th November 2011 15th October 2011 26th November 2011 Books : « How to prepare for IELTS? » and « Offical Pratice Materials »

20 Road to IELTS The British Council offer you 30 hours of online preparation for each registration.

21 EXAMS How to register for IELTS?

22 Online registration Book the place on the date and the location of your choice on Send us your complete application form.

23 What if I don’t get the score I need? You can register for another session on

24 The British Council staff wish you good luck with your IELTS test!

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