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Maximizing Your Score: Tips for Using a CELPIP General Exam Online Course

In today’s globalized world, language proficiency is a crucial skill. For many ESL learners, acing the CELPIP General Exam can be a game-changer, opening doors to new opportunities in Canada. Whether you’re aiming for immigration, academic goals, or career advancement, mastering this exam is essential. This blog post will guide you through understanding the CELPIP …

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IELTS reading test-list of free sources to help you score better

While attempting the IELTS Test, it is very important to pay equal attention to all the four sections, namely: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. In addition to being proficient in English language, you are also required to have time management skills. What do you do to score better in the IELTS Reading Test? Generally increase …

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Developing IELTS vocabulary

Most IELTS aspirants find learning and using new vocabulary a huge challenge. If not done correctly, it can truly be quite tedious. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be so. In fact, enhancing vocabulary can be fun, easy and entertaining. IELTS vocabulary, in particular, is quite enjoyable and comes in handy even after …

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Tips to ace the essay writing task of IELTS

The essay writing task assesses the ability to present a firm and logical viewpoint on a specific issue presented to the candidate in a clearly written essay of 250 words. Drive out your fear of the essay writing section with these tips. Understand the prompt Whether you are writing for the general or academic test, …

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Using Idioms in IELTS speaking test

Use of idioms is one of the major differences between native English speakers and those who learn English as a second language. Well, idioms can really help to improve you score in the IELTS speaking test but can also result in lowering the score if not used correctly. Before discussing further, let’s have a little …

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IELTS reading test – list of free sources to help you score better

While attempting the IELTS Test, it is very important to pay equal attention to all the four sections, namely: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. In addition to being proficient in English language, you are also required to have time management skills. What do you do to score better in the IELTS Reading Test? Generally increase …

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Common mistakes to avoid in your IELTS test

The very first step towards your journey of studying abroad is taking the IELTS test. All candidates aspiring to study or work abroad are required to take this test. The test is conducted to measure the ability of the candidates to understand and use the English language efficiently in any English speaking country. The test …

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Listening

The IELTS Listening test consists of four recordings (four parts) from native English speakers with ten (10) questions in each recording (part).

Recording 1: an everyday social conversation between two people

Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context

Recording 3: an educational conversation with upto four people

Recording 4: a monologue on an academic subject

Listening test scores will be based on your ability to understand the main ideas,
factual information, opinions, attitude and purpose of the speaker and your ability
to follow the development of ideas.

No. of questions: 40 Marks:

each question is worth one (1) mark

Total time: 30 minutes (+ 2 minutes review time )

Speaking

The IELTS Speaking test assesses your pronunciation, grammar, accuracy, fluency and lexical resources while speaking English. There are three (3) parts to this test, with each part fulfilling a specific function in terms of task input, interaction pattern and the test taker’s output.

Part 1: Introduction & Interview This part includes general questions about the test taker like residence, work,family, interests, etc.

Part 2: Long Run Cue cards are shared on a particular topic and one (1) minute will be given to prepare to speak for upto two (2) minutes on the topic.

Part 3: Discussion This part gives you the opportunity to discuss the topic from the cue card in further detail, in a more general and abstract way

Total time: 11-14 minutes

Reading

The IELTS Reading test is designed to test a wide range of reading skills including reading for skimming, details, gist, understanding arguments and writer’s opinions,attitude and purpose

IELTS Academic Reading – It includes three (3) reading passages (with a variety of questions) ranging from descriptive and factual to discursive and analytical. These passages are of general interest dealing with interesting and recognizably appropriate issues, with at least one passage containing a detailed logical argument

Note: The reading texts may contain non-verbal materials as well like graphs, diagrams or illustrations.

IELTS General Reading – It includes three (3) daily passages (with 2-3 short texts in the first passage, 2 texts in the second passage and 1 long text in the third passage), based on an English-speaking environment, from notices, newspapers, magazines or advertisements.

Reading passage 1: texts based on social survival, like advertisements, notices and timetables

Reading passage 2: texts based on workplace survival, like contracts, job descriptions, staff development & training material

Reading passage 3: texts based on general reading, involving more extended prose and a complex structure.

No. of questions: 40

Marks: each question is worth one (1) mark

Total time: 60 minutes (no additional transfer time)

Note: Please note that the question types in the Listening & Reading sections can include multiple choice answers, true or false answers, matching information/headings or sentence, table & flow-chart completion.

Listening

The IELTS Listening test consists of four recordings (four parts) from native English speakers with ten (10) questions in each recording (part).

Recording 1: an everyday social conversation between two people

Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context

Recording 3: an educational conversation with upto four people

Recording 4: a monologue on an academic subject

Listening test scores will be based on your ability to understand the main ideas,
factual information, opinions, attitude and purpose of the speaker and your ability
to follow the development of ideas.

No. of questions: 40 Marks:

each question is worth one (1) mark

Total time: 30 minutes (+10 minutes transfer time)