IELTS


Our aim at THEORANGE GROUP is to help our students achieve success in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Keeping this in mind, our trainers cater to the students' needs by designing the curriculum and schedule in a way that suits the student's individual requirements. The trainer first evaluates the student's strengths and weaknesses, and then sketches an individualised study plan.
As a top IELTS coaching centre, we employ various productive strategies of IELTS coaching like Efficient Time Management, Mock Tests, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions to give our students the best training they need.
The IELTS is a globally recognised English test. Statistics show that over 1.4 million applicants take the test each year to apply for overseas education and employment. Over 6,000 institutions in 135 countries recognise this test.
The IELTS is conducted in over 500 international centres, four times in a month. A number of people from different backgrounds appear for the test, making it one of the most accepted forms of international testing. This makes it imperative for aspirants to plan a structured preparation before taking the IELTS.
All four forms of language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking are tested in IELTS. Among these, the speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified examiner.


Listed below are a few reasons why The Orange Group is a top IELTS coaching centre:


• Smaller batches ensure personal guidance, where our trainers provide intensive and focused classroom teaching.
• Each module of the class schedule will cover all the sections of the IELTS – Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
• Classes will be held in 2 batches; first batch starts from 10am to 2 pm, and second batch starts at 2 pm to 5 pm.
• Personal attention is given to each student in accordance to their problem areas in different modules.
• We provide ample listening practice from previous IELTS tests. Therefore, we ensure rigorous practice in pursuit of high scores. We provide feedback to the students on their errors and share strategies to improve scores.
• Extensive speaking practice is provided using previous IELTS test questions covering all three sections.
• Study material, including sample papers of the previous IELTS tests are included in the course fee.
• Our faculty believes not only in tutoring, but also mentoring and guiding students to excel in the IELTS.
• Simulated tests are provided to offer our students the real experience of an IELTS examination.


Test Structure


The IELTS test structure consists of two test formats: Academic and General Training. Of the four skills that are tested, Listening and Speaking sections are same in both the formats, whereas Reading and Writing sections are different. The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of either of the formats are conducted in one day. Speaking, however, may vary depending on the student's test centre; it can occur on the same day or up to a week before or after the student takes the test for the other sections. Good IELTS scores can be attained with through preparation.


STRUCTURE OF THE IELTS EXAM


Insight into IELTS


What do I need – Academic or General?


The Academic Module has been designed for people who aspire to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate programme in an English-speaking university or institutions of higher and further education. Students are offered unconditional admissions to desired courses on the basis of their test results.


IELTS – Score processing, reporting and interpretation.

Scores from Band 1 to 9 are given to candidates. A separate profile score is reported for each section. The four respective scores are averaged and rounded off to calculate the Overall Band Score. Each sectional score and the Overall Band Score are reported half bands and full bands


Score Reporting

Candidates receive a Test Report Form that details their Overall Band Score and the scores they've achieved in the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections. The scores of each section are equally important. The Overall Band Score, thereby, is calculated by averaging the scores of the individual sections.


Listening and Reading

IELTS Listening and Reading papers have 40 items, each carrying one mark. Band scores (ranging from Band 1 to Band 9) are awarded depending on their raw scores.


Writing and Speaking

Detailed performance descriptors function as a strict rubric for examiners marking the Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS exam. The performance descriptors describe the candidate performance level at each of the 9 bands.


The four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Writing Section are:

• Task Achievement (for Task 1)
• Task Response (for Task 2)
• Coherence and Cohesion
• Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy


Similarly, the four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Speaking section are:


• Fluency and Coherence
• Lexical Resource
• Grammatical Range and Accuracy
• Pronunciation


FEE STRUCTURE:


The IELTS exam fees is Rs. 12,650/-
More information on IELTS and IELTS fee structure can be obtained from the official websites:
www.ielts.britishcouncil.org.in (British Council)
www.ieltsidpindia.com (IDP)

FAQ

  • IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to work or training programmes, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests, but different Reading and Writing tests.

  • IELTS is conducted once every week. You're advised to book an appointment in advance.

  • Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.

  • You need to produce a valid passport when you appear for the test.

  • There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational institution or organisation sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements. To find out more, search the list of organisations which accept IELTS scores.

  • There is no restriction on when you can re-appear for the test. However, IELTS recommends that you reflect on your result and make additional preparations before attempting the test again.

  • The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed in a continuous sequence, with no break. Depending on the test centre, the Speaking test may be taken either seven days prior to or after the main test date.

  • The Speaking test is a conversation with a certified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on an audiocassette or a digital recorder.

  • Examiners award a band score for each of four criterion areas: Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. The four criteria are equally weighted.

  • Examiners award a band score for each criterion: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. The four criteria are equally weighted.

  • Candidates receive scores on a Band Scale from 1 to 9. A profile score is reported for each skill. The four individual scores are averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score. Overall Band Scores and scores for each sub-test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are reported in whole bands or half bands.