If you want to study abroad or if you want to work at places like UK , Canada , New Zealand , Australia , then this video is for you .
Ielts also pronounced as Ils is a test that most of us fear .
Because it is an English and communication test .
Two things that our education system forgot to focus on .
But don't worry , there's still a chance that you will do well as long as you know how to prepare for the test .
So it doesn't matter if you're a student or a working professional today .
By the end of this video , you will know exactly what you need to do .
So in today's video , we're going to see what is Iels and why do you need to give it ?
What is the format of the test , how to prepare for it ?
But most importantly , towards the end , I'll give you a bonus tip that help you get over the nervousness while appearing for Ilts .
But before that , if you are serious about learning English , then hit that like button because that tells me that I should make more videos about English and communication .
Let's begin the International English Language testing system .
Or Iels is an exam you give if you want to study or work at a place where English is the language of communication .
This test is accepted by over 9000 organizations worldwide including universities , employers , immigration authorities .
The main purpose of this test is to find out whether you can survive in an environment where English is the primary language .
This test has two main modules .
Iels academics is for people who want to enroll in a university and is general training module is for people who want to work abroad or for immigration purposes .
Remember there's no path or fail in is you will get a score from 1 to 91 being the lowest and nine .
Meaning that you are an expert user of the English language .
See is wants to test whether you can read , write , understand and speak in English , which is why the test also has these four modules , listening , reading and writing are completed in one setting .
But the speaking test can be done on the same day or a few days before or after the other tests .
Now , both the academic and general training modules are almost the same .
The only difference is in their reading and writing grounds .
For general training module , the text that you will read and write will be related to daily life topics .
But for academic modules , the text will be analytical in nature .
I'll tell you the difference between both with examples in just a few minutes .
But for now , let's understand what these four sections contain .
Number one , the listening round , it lasts for 40 minutes and has four sections in these sections .
You will hear an everyday conversation , like two colleagues talking in an office , one person speaking an educational situation where maybe a student is talking to a professor and a talk or a lecture on a general topic .
Now that you know the format here are a few important points to keep in mind before you attempt it .
Number one synonyms are important .
For example , suppose the question is how does John travel to work ?
And the why you hear says Joan walks to work , then one of the multiple choice answers could be on foot .
Did you see that ?
What you hear and what the answer is might not be same word to word .
So be alert .
Number two , always look out for distractors .
For example , suppose the voice says it's Tuesday fourth of July 3:15 p.m. Oh no , I'm sorry .
It's actually Tuesday fourth of July 3:50 p.m. I'm sorry for the bad actor deviation .
But the point is sometimes the correct answer comes later .
So listen carefully and be alert for distractors .
And number three , remember not all question types will be same .
They might be in the form of multiple choice questions fill in the blanks match the followings .
They might ask you to write no more than two words , three words .
And if you get these basic instructions wrong , then your answer will be wrong .
So please read the instructions carefully before you answer .
For example , suppose the question is what is John's gaming level ?
And the multiple choices are beginner , average good league and the voice you hear is a conversation that goes like this .
How do you write your game beginner league ?
Oh , no , not league standard .
Just meddling .
Really not bad , not good .
So the answer is average but he said middling , that's why you read the questions first and be prepared just in case you encounter synonyms as well .
The next round is reading , reading lasts for 60 minutes and has three sections .
If you remember we discussed that the reading text will be different for academic and for general training module for academic module , the text will come from books , magazines , newspapers and may include a diagram , graphs , illustrations .
You don't have to be a specialist in something to understand these .
The general training module also has three sections .
Section one will include simple text from public notices , timetables , advertisements , section two will be slightly more difficult and will include text from a workplace environment like job description contracts , training materials .
Section three will include a passage from a book , a magazine or a newspaper .
Now , here are a few points to remember while attempting the reading section .
Don't start by reading the whole text first .
You won't have time for this .
Just skim through the text , then go to the question and while you read the question , you will remember , oh , this para has that answer .
Now , go back to that para and read it carefully while you answer that question .
And needless to say each question type will be different , multiple choice questions .
No , not given sentence completion , match a heading to a paragraph .
So please read the instruction carefully before answering the question .
Now , let's see an example .
Suppose the first two paras of the text look something like this .
You first start by skimming through the text and then move on to the questions .
The first question is which game company was established in 18 58 .
You know that the answer lies in the first para .
Now you go back to the text and notice the answer in the last line .
Now read it carefully and while answering double check the spelling of your answers , next comes writing the writing test lasts for 60 minutes and has two tasks for academic module .
You will be given a graph diagram chart or a table and you will have to describe it in your own words .
For general training modules , you will have to write a letter in response to an everyday situation or a problem task .
Two will be the same for both the modules where you will be given a situation , an argument or a point of view .
And you will need to write a short essay in a response to it for the writing round here are a few important points to remember .
In task one , you will need to write at least 150 words .
And in task two , you have to write at least 250 words .
Task two is worth twice as many marks as task one .
So ideally out of the 60 minutes , you can spend 20 minutes on task one and 40 minutes on task two .
So always keep track of the time and leave enough time in the end to review what you've written .
Number two , write in paragraphs .
Each paragraph must start with a topic , sentence and the rest of the paragraph must support that topic .
Because when examiners look at your writing , they are looking for how well you organize your thoughts , your vocabulary , your use of grammar .
So when you use paragraphs , it gets easier for them to assess all of these , especially in task two , have an introduction , a body and conclusion and the conclusion , make sure that you include your point of view .
An example of task two is this international tourism has brought enormous benefit to many places .
At the same time , there is concern about its impact on local inhabitants and the environment .
Do the disadvantages of international tourism .
Outweigh the advantages , give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience .
Write at least 2 50 words .
Now you can organize the answer to this question in four paragraphs .
The first para will obviously be an introduction .
The second para can be about the disadvantages of international tourism .
The third para can be about its advantages .
And finally , in the conclusion , make sure that along with the summary , you also include your point of view , whether you're for it or against it .
And the last section is speaking , the speaking module lasts for 11 to 14 minutes and is conducted in the form of a one on one interview with an examiner .
It has three parts .
Part one is general introduction where you will talk about yourself , your world , your family and other familiar topics .
In part two , you'll be given a topic card and one minute to prepare on that topic .
At the end of that one minute , you are supposed to talk continuously for 1 to 2 minutes on that topic without being interrupted by the examiner .
In part three , the examiner will have a conversation with you where they'll ask you questions related to the topic in part two .
Now , here are a few important points to remember .
Don't memorize your answers , especially the introduction .
The examiner will support this and will give you less to zero marks for answers that look prepared .
Number two , give a little bit more detail .
Suppose the examiner asks you about your hobbies .
Don't just say I like badminton .
Give a little bit more detail .
Why do you like badminton ?
Whom do you play with ?
How does it make you feel they want to assess how well you communicate .
So talk as much as you can .
I know that the speaking section sounds scary , but the more you talk to native English speakers , the better you'll get at it .
And one of the ways to talk to experts who will help you with your spoken English is through the CAM app .
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But for now , let's see what a part two topic looks like on your card .
The topic can be describe a well known person you like or admire .
So you can talk about who this person is .
Why is this person well known and explain why you admire this person .
The one minute preparation time you get is crucial .
So note down bullet points relate to that topic .
These bullet points will give a nice structure to your talk and will also act as a guide in case you go blank while speaking .
So as of today , this is the format of the test , but it is always better to check the official website of wherever you're booking with the British Council or IDP .
To know the current format while preparing .
Now , before I tell you how to prepare for Ielts .
Comment below and tell me which section do you find the most difficult ?
Is it reading , writing or speaking ?
Because this will help me decide on what topics should I make my future videos on .
So these are the things that you can do to improve your chances of getting a good score months or weeks before your exam .
Number one , read as widely as possible , read newspapers , books or blogs .
Number two , practice writing essays and after you've written them , assess them like an examiner , check your vocabulary , your paragraph formation so that you can understand your strengths and work on your weaknesses to improve your listening skills .
Choose a lecture or talk or watch English youtube videos .
Like the open for what can also improve your speaking and listening skills is having a conversation with native English speakers so that you can also learn to understand their accent .
And as discussed earlier , Kambli can help you do that .
You can have one on one speaking practice sessions with tutors from UK US Canada .
In fact , you can even specifically search for a LS preparation and start talking to the tutors just like this .
Hi , Margie .
How are you doing ?
I'm wondering uh did I pronounce your name correctly ?
Yes , you can .
Uh how can uh talking to a I tutor ?
Like you help someone get better at the speaking or even listen .
You must remember when you're speaking to um a teacher or a tutor or anybody on the other side , especially if they have , they're a native English speaker .
The pronunciation is probably different to those who've got a dialect .
You will get better .
The more you spend time with them .
Um They will also help you with you when you change , when you read , when you pronounce something and your grammar , if your terminology is incorrect , they will always help you .
Of course , it will help you the more you speak , the better you become .
So when they say yes , we have to do a test in a week or two , two weeks time , what we do is we pull it up and we go over it with them .
We say , OK , these are the questions or we we print them in how they're gonna answer the question .
But yes , thank you so much , Margie .
This has been great and have a great day and I hope I get to talk to you again .
Ok , super .
Thank you very much .
And it's that simple .
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Now , before I give you the bonus tip , here is a gentle reminder to subscribe to my youtube channel and hit that bell icon so that you receive a notification every time I make a career finance or an English related video .
Think about it every time we are nervous we mess up more than we would have .
Otherwise yes or no .
And Ils is one test where if you are nervous , everything will go wrong while listening .
You will miss that answer .
While writing , you will write the wrong spelling , while speaking , you will go blank and while reading , you will miss the basic instructions and silly mistakes like these cost marks .
So today's bonus tip is this relax , prepare the best .
You can get a good night's sleep and before the exam take a deep breath .
Don't keep thinking I have to use this word grammar vocabulary .
If you are relaxed , all of it will come to you naturally .
It's just like holding sand as they say , the tighter you hold , the more you lose it .
So please before the exam chill and watch this video once again on that note , I promise to see you again in the next video until then keep fighting the urban fight to be fit .