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What is IELTS?

IELTS is an International English Language Testing System that enables you to migrate on Study Visa, Permanent Residency; once you attain the required score as per required by the target country like Canada, Australia, USA. Etc.

How does The Student Helpdesk help you to jump from the IELTS score of 5.5 to 7.0+?  

The Student Helpdesk is here to provide you that everything needs you to prepare for IELTS Exam. We are teamed with former IELTS tutors who write blogs to educate you by sharing their knowledge and experience to enhance your English skills that could lead to your goals of scoring high in the IELTS exam. 


Core Concepts of IELTS

IELTS consists of four core modules – Listening, Writing, Reading, and Speaking.  

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You can prepare for an IELTS exam, take the test and get higher scores using the right tools in your examination

How is the IELTS structured?

IELTS is having two standard classes Academic IELTS & General IELTS with a slighter difference in one core module (Writing) out of four (Listening, Reading, Speaking).   


The IELTS modules are organized as follows:


      • Listening Test

      • Reading Test

      • Writing Test

      • Speaking Test

IELTS Listening Test 

The Listening test lasts around 40 minutes, with 30 minutes spent listening to a tape and answering questions about what you hear, and 10 minutes transferring your answers to the Answer Sheet (if taking the paper-based test). In a computer-based IELTS, you will have 2 minutes to review your answers, which you will have previously written in the blanks.

IELTS Reading Test 

The Reading test lasts one hour and requires you to read sections of text and answer questions based on what you have read. This page covers a variety of duties that you may be required to do.

IELTS Writing Test 

The Writing test likewise lasts one hour and is broken into two parts: 20 minutes for a letter/report (Graph, Table etc.) and 40 minutes for an essay.

IELTS Speaking Test 

The Speaking examination lasts up to 15 minutes and is divided into three parts: an interview in which the examiner questions you about yourself, a Cue Card talk in which you are the only one speaking, and a two-way discussion with the examiner.

Listening, Reading, and Writing tests are given one after the other, with a pause just before the Speaking test. The Speaking test is frequently held on a different day.

IELTS refers for International English Language Testing System, which is conducted to evaluate the proficiency of the student earlier to proceed with immigration process. Its purpose is to find out what your level of English is (your result is a band score between 0 and 9). Usually you need to take the IELTS test if you are applying for a job or to study in a college or university in an English-speaking country, or if you are immigrating to such country.


There are 2 modules of IELTS – Academic and General Training. Academic Testing System is taken by students to get enrolled in any university and General Module is who intended to live and work in another country. 


Though the modules are different but the examination pattern is same like Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking. Preparation is must prior to approaching a test for any module. 


Learn more about the IELTS Exam – Techniques, Tips and secrets to achieve your desired scores

Post spending a couple of days or months on each module (LRWS) of IELTS, candidates can connect with their trainer or directly visit the official platform of the IELTS test service providers like IDP & British Council. Instructions are following to book your test: 

  • Visit the official website of IDP or the British Council
  • Click on Book Your Test Now and choose your Type of Test i.e., Academic or General IELTS Test
  • Provide the all required information by filling up the form online (Please write your name as per your Passport and other documents) 
  • Submit the form and choose the payment method likewise Internet banking, Cheque, etc. 
  • Make sure that you will have a confirmation email; In case of not get your venue you are liable to connect with the support to have an update on your seat & venue 

However, there are other ways of booking your test as follows:

  • Call your local IELTS coaching center to discuss the earliest dates when you can take an IELTS exam and how much it costs.
  • Share the payment as your coaching center provide you with the receipt for booking the test
  • Make sure they received it and allocated a seat for you on the date you have chosen


Note: the dates could be different for the Academic and General IELTS exams


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