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IELTS Preparation Course

IELTS Course Overview

IELTS, which stands for The International English Language Testing System, is an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. The assessment of language skills of individuals has become more convenient since the introduction of IELTS in 1980. Young aspirants who wish to study, work, or migrate to countries, can appear for IELTS examinations, especially for enrolling in a country where English is the primary language of communication.

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Duration
Approx. 12 Weeks
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Classes
23 Classes
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Certificates
Course Certificates
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Cost
NRP: 27,100

Course Curriculum

What is an Estimated Cost for Booking an IELTS Seat?

As per a recent update of January 2023, the fees for booking your IELTS exam date have risen significantly. The increased fees for appearing on:

  • IELTS on paper ⇨ Rs 27,100
  • IELTS on Computer ⇨ Rs 25,300
Test Assessment Allocated Time No of Task Task Assigned
Writing 60 minutes 1 Task Task 1: Graph/ Table/ Diagram Description
Task 2: Essay Writing
Listening 30 minutes 40 Questions Multiple choice questions,
Diagram,
Labeling,
Narrative,
Sentence Completion
Reading 60 minutes 40 questions Multiple Choice Questions
Opinion Completion
True/ False
Table and Charts
Classifications and Diagrams
Speaking 11–15 minutes 1 Task Part 1: Introduction and Interview
Part 2: Cue Card and Preparation on the Topic
Part 3: Opportunity to Talk on Abstract Issues and Ideas, Two-Way Discussion

IELTS measures candidates' proficiency in English in academic and general contexts. Four key language skills assessment tests are in practice for IELTS:

Writing

In the writing section, you are assessed based on your ability to identify keywords. Your keen attention to the texts, messages, and ideas of the text, would aid you in answering the questions. The total mark designated for writing is 9. In the writing test, the following skills are tested,

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  • Fluency, Conventions., and Vocabulary of the Content are Tested
  • Ability to Express Ideas and Information in Written Form
  • A written form of Argument and Opinion on a Given Topic

Reading

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In the IELTS Reading part, you are evaluated based on your reading skills. You are given 40 questions specially designed to assess your understanding of detail, logical analytics, and your ability to gain insights into the opinions, attitudes, and purpose of the narrator.

Listening

In the listening section, you can listen to the sample text in 4 recordings. These recordings can be monologues and be conversations between two native English speakers. As per the prevailing provisions, you can hear each of the four recordings only once. Accordingly, you need to access 40 questions and answers within 30 minutes in this assessment round of IELTS. The listening Test evaluates certain skills of individuals, Ability to:

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  • Understand and locate specific information
  • Analyze the writer’s opinions, interests, and attitudes
  • Understanding the Structure and logics of the Text

Speaking

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The speaking test in IELTS usually is an interaction between the candidate and the interviewer. The certified examiner assesses your speaking abilities and skills by providing you with a topic to speak on. The stipulated time for the test usually extends from 11 to 15 minutes.

In this face-to-face interview with a certified examiner, the candidate's language proficiency is tested by his ability to communicate verbally.

  • Pronunciation and Coherence
  • Usage of Vocabulary
  • Grammatical Accuracy and Fluency

Which is better, IDP or British Council IELTS for Nepal?

Comparison between IDP and British Council IELTS

Basis IDP IELTS British Council IELTS
Validity Equally Valid Equally Valid
Administration Administered by IDP Administered by the British Council
Format and Content Same format and Content Same format and Content
Accents Accents may vary Accents may Vary
Form of IELTS Computer-based IELTS was introduced by IDP in 2017. Both Formats in Online and Paper. Available both in paper and computer-based form.

IELTS Indicator Test, conducted by IDP, an international educational Organization formed to place students in different countries around the world. Is there any difference between IDP IELTS and British Council IELTS?

In general, the only difference is about the TEST Administration and Authority who takes the Test. In both administered IELTS, similar standards and ranges of options regarding Test Dates and Locations are available.

In fact, no countries are there that prefer one IELTS form over another, and both are equally valid. Choosing one over another is a completely personal choice. Even the IELTS examiners switch between IDP and British Council IELTS, so no worries about the study purposes and Language Entrance Exams.

IELTS Academic

This version of IELTS assesses English Language Proficiency, keeping in mind that if you are eligible to pursue higher education at Universities or Institutions in English-speaking countries. It aims to understand the readiness of young aspirants to academic study.

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training is English proficiency taken by individuals who wish to migrate to an English-speaking country. You can pursue non-academic training or work-focused training. The daily life texts and professional and work-life language are assessed through this version of IELTS.

What are the Key Features of IELTS

  • Format: IELTS consists of four categories of language assessment, Writing, Listening, Reading, and Speaking.
  • Scoring: The overall band score ranges from 0 to 9, with 0.5 increments. Each section is scored individually out of 9. Thereafter, an average score of the four section scores is compiled to form an IELTS Test Score.
  • Test Administration: IELTS is worldwide accepted and test takers need to register for a specific test date beforehand to book their IELTS Seat.

    What are the steps to appear in the IELTS Test

    • Step 1: You can find an authorized IELTS Test Center to register.
    • Step 2: You can via the registration process online, fill in the information and choose a convenient test date.
    • Step 3: After paying the IELTS Test Fee, you will receive a confirmation email.
    • Step 4: Prepare yourself for the test, by getting familiar with the format, sample questions, and appearing in the mock test.
    • Step 5: Arrive on time with your identification document on your test date to take the IELTS exam.
  • Test Duration: The total test duration is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including Writing, Listening, Reading, and Speaking exams.

What are the Benefits of the IELTS Exam?

  • Increased confidence
  • Time-management skills
  • Effective test-taking strategies
  • Familiarity with the IELTS exam format
  • Enhanced vocabulary and grammar proficiency
  • Improved listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in English

Get Some Tips to Score High Marks in IELTS Exam

Through excellent Test preparation provided by Macro Hub Educational Consultancy, you can score decently in IELTS. Attending well-equipped classes, appearing in mock tests, and use of computers facilitate easy learning.

  • Enhancing your Writing, Reading, and Learning skills
  • Working on your abilities to grasp the text
  • Focusing on grammar, spelling, and pronunciation
  • Staying calm and composed
  • Abiding by test rules in IELTS
  • Make a study schedule and upskilling

Understanding the IELTS Test Score

IELTS band scores compare different levels of proficiency among those appearing in the test.

Band Score Level of Proficiency
9 Expert user
8 Very good user
7 Good user
5 Modest user
4 Limited user
2 Intermittent user
1 Non-user
0 Did not attempt the test

Conclusion

IELTS Preparation Classes are available in Kathmandu, in different educational consultancy. If you choose Macrohub Education Consultancy, we have ongoing special discounts and offers for your IELTS classes. Also, needed guidance and assistance in VISA services are provided in available Test Classes in Kathmandu.