The IELTS test assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Students of all ages are welcome to join the IELTS preparation class. However, we recommend that only students aged 16+ and who have an upper intermediate level of English take the IELTS examination during the summer school.
Listening (30 minutes)
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
Assessors will be looking for evidence of your ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas.
Reading (60 minutes)
The Reading component consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.
Academic Writing (60 minutes)
Topics are of general interest. For example, you will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
Speaking (11–14 minutes)
The speaking component assesses your use of spoken English.
To read more on IELTS please follow this link: https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/test-format