The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assesses skills in
ENGLISH language ability of people who need to study or work where English is
the language of communication, these places are also known as “native English
speaking countries’. It is an internationally recognized qualification which is
accepted in more than 125 countries for entry into colleges and universities and
is also used by the governments as a language proficiency mark for immigration
purposes (Work and Permanent Residency Visas). It consists of four modules
namely listening , Reading ,Writing and Speaking. The test is available in two
test formats Academic and General Training. All candidates take the same
Listening and Speaking modules, the
difference lies in Reading and Writing modules. All candidates must complete
four Modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – to obtain a band
score, which is shown on the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF). Listening, Reading
and Writing must be completed in one day. Depending on candidate’s test centre,
the Speaking test may be offered on the same day or up to a week before or after
the written test. IELTS is scored on a nine-band scale, with each band
corresponding to a specified competence in English. Overall Band Scores are
reported to the nearest half band since 2005.
Test format of the IELTS
The listening module comprises four sections. Each section begins with a short
introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then
they have some time to look through the questions. The degree of difficulty
increases in each section as these sections start with short dialogues but end
in a monologue. Each section is heard only once and candidates are given ten
minutes extra at the end of listening section to transfer their answers onto an
In the academic module the reading test comprises three sections, with 3 texts
normally followed by 13 or 14 questions for a total of 40 questions overall. The
General training test also has 3 sections. However the texts are shorter, so
there can be up to 5 texts to read. The task is to be completed in 60 minutes
where no extra time is allotted for transferring the answers.
In the Academic module, there are two tasks: in Task 1 candidates describe a
picture, diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an
argument by writing an essay. In the General Training module, there are also two
tasks: in Task 1 candidates write a letter or explain a situation, and in Task 2
they write an essay.
The speaking test has three sections. The first section comprises of personal
information to make the candidate comfortable in which candidates may be asked
about their hobbies, interests, reasons for taking IELTS exam as well as other
general topics such as clothing, free time, exercises, computers and the
internet or family. In the second section candidates are given a topic card and
then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given
topic for about one to two minutes. The third section involves a discussion
between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the
theme which they have already spoken about in part 2.
The total test duration is around 2 hours and 45 minutes
Listening: 30minutes + 10 minutes to transfer the answers
Reading: 60 minutes.
Writing: 60 minutes.
Speaking: 11–14 minutes. On a different day or time.
Speak fluently ! Converse naturally! Gain Confidence and Move to Next Level!
ENGLISH is the most widely spoken language in the World.
It’s the language of EDUCATION, COMMERCE and POLITICS.
It’s the language of OPPORTUNITY.
14,95,000 billion of the world’s population speak English.
Are YOU one of them?
You must be prepared to meet the challenges of a GLOBAL SOCIETY.
You must expand your CAREER OPPOTUNITIES in a highly competitive society.
There is no better or quicker way to learn English than studying at PUNJAB
Come! Join us.
PUNJAB IELTS offers students
English as a Second Language (ESL)
courses of every level (Elementary to advanced), and of varied length (2-52
weeks) and levels of intensity
With such a wide choice of combinations available and start dates throughout the
year, we can tailor our courses to meet everyone’s personal desires and aims.
One of our ESL courses will be perfect for you Just contact us to find out more
information on how we can help you achieve your English goals.
Our courses are highly flexible and custom made, So be sure that we have a
course for you. Select from the options below to begin and if you don’t find a
course to meet your requirement do call us or leave a message:
Courses in English by Punjab IELTS
• Spoken English (Elementary/Intermediate and Advance level)
• Soft Skills with Personality Development
• Business Communication Skills
• Soft skills
• Interview Skills and Group Discussions
• Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
• Mastering English Grammar
• Creative Writing
• CV Writing