The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. As internationally focused organisations, we are committed to academic excellence and cultural understanding – ideal providers of international English testing.
IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training
IELTS is available in two test versions: Academic - for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
IELTS COURSE AT SETO
At Seto Education Services, we have IELTS course of 30 hours in 6 Weeks, Monday to Friday, while there will be a Mock- test session every Sunday. Generally, new classes commence every Monday. The students, however, can get admitted anytime and join the class at their convenience as some of the classes are rolling-on all the year round. Please, contact the office to arrange a class in your convenient time if needed.
Our course basically caters to the need of standardized test preparation on the following principles:
TEST FAMILIARIZATION: For all test takers, it’s important to know what the test is like: what IELTS is testing and how the test is formatted in order to check the skills of students’ proficiency of English language. As a test taker, one needs to know about thing about the test: time, contents, format and regulation in answer reporting as to acquire good scores.
SKILL PRACTICE: Only being familiar with the test cannot assure good result. While students may already have good proficiency, taking a preparation course will help them further practice and consolidate their language skills. Our classroom activities and assignments are targeted to enhance the language skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing.
TEST PRACTICE: Finally, our main aim for students is to sit for the test comfortably while they already can be sure how much they can go in exam. As with regular test practice monitoring and reporting, our experienced and trained teachers can assure how much our students can gain the real exam. Our mock tests organized on Sundays help students gain their confidence and accomplish their targeted scores.
Course Fee: Nrs. 6,000 (Including a practice book and stationery)
TEST FORMAT - LISTENING
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
- Recording 1 – a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
- Recording 2 - a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
- Recording 3 – a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
- Recording 4 - a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
TEST FORMAT - READING
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.
IELTS Academic Test
This includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking professional registration.
IELTS General Training Test
This includes extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking environment.
IELTS Academic test
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. There are two tasks:
- Task 1 - you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
- Task 2 - you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
IELTS General Training
Topics are of general interest. There are two tasks:
- Task 1 - 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.
- Task 2 - you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be fairly personal in style.
TEST FORMAT - SPEAKING
The speaking component assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.
Part 1 - the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
Part 2 - you will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.
Part 3 - you will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
Currently in Nepal, we have date dates and venues available for both British Council and IDP Australia. Please, come with the following documents.
One can register ielts from official Birtish Counsil website and IDP.