Preparation for IELTS

IELTS preparation in Oli & Associates

The International English Language Testing System is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world and is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organizations across the world. We have excellent teaching staff with a long experience of teaching.

Why study IELTS at Oli & Associates IELTS Center in Nepal?

  • Six weeks of intensive training by Cambridge Certified Instructors (CELTA) with all necessary supplementary sessions
  • Modern IELTS preparation institute in Nepal for interactive sessions
  • Flexible class hours with classes running from 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Reasonable fees structures with flexibility in class options
  • Sufficient study materials and opportunities to interact one to one with the instructor for individual difficulties
  • Highly concentrated training and final hour preparation classes for candidates who have already registered for the IELTS exam
  • IELTS exam registration without any service charge
  • Regular Mock test and IELTS webinars from abroad

IELTS assesses the candidate on 4 different skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. This test is jointly administered by the university of Cambridge ESOL exams, British Council and IDP – IELTS Australia.

Listening

4 sections
40 questions * 1 marks
Approx. 30 + 10 minutes

Reading

3 passages
40 questions
60 minutes

Writing

2 tasks
2 questions(report+essay)
20 + 40 = 60 minutes

Speaking

face-to-face interview
3 parts
Questions of general interest
11 – 14 minutes

How IELTS Band Score is calculated

IELTS scores range from 0 to 9 with 9 being the highest score. It is also a possibility that you get .5 scores (i.e. 6.5, 7.5, etc.). A candidate will receive separate band scores for each of the skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and also an overall score. The overall score is the average of all the skills.

IELTS Mock Test

One of the key factors that lead to a high band score in IELTS is PRACTICE. We really believe that practice is the way to perfection. Therefore at Oli & Associates, you provide you the facility of testing your aptitude with the most realistic IELTS Mock Test.

We provide a complete IELTS mock Test experience across Nepal with test on all the bands of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. We have made a significant investment in our resources to ensure that the IELTS mock test we provide is much alike the real IELTS exam. The Mock Test session includes timing for Reading, Writing and Listening. The Speaking session is done on the same day with our IELTS Instructors on First Come or Appointment Basis.

Listening and Reading Band Scores

Your listening and reading scores are calculated by the number of correct answers you have, out of 40 questions in the test. You do not lose points for incorrect answers

IELTS Listening Score

Correct Answers Band Score
39-40 9
37-38 8.5
35-36 8
32-34 7.5
30-31 7
26-29 6.5
23-25 6
18-22 5.5
16-17 5
13-15 4.5
11-12 4

IELTS Reading Score (AC)

Correct Answers Band Score
40-39 9
38-37 8.5
36-35 8
34-33 7.5
32-30 7
29-27 6.5
26-23 6
22-19 5.5
18-15 5
14-13 4.5
12-10 4
9-8 3.5
7-6 3
5-4 2.5

IELTS Writing Assessment Criteria

IELTS writing task 1 and task 2 are assessed using 5 criteria

Task Assignment  (Task 1)
  •  Presenting accurate information
  •  Providing overview
  •  Highlighting key features / stages
  •  Supporting detail with data
Task Response  (Task 2)
  •  Addressing the task (answering the questions )
  •  Giving relevant main points which are supported and developed
  •  Giving a clear position(stating an opinion when asked)
  •  Providing a conclusion
Coherence and Cohesion
  •  Organizing information/ ideas into paragraphs
  •  Having one central idea in each paragraph(T2)
  •  Using a range of linking device
Lexical Resource
  •  Using a range of words and paraphrasing
  •  Using collocations
  •  Spellings
  •  Avoid Errors
Grammar Range and Accuracy
  •  Using a range of sentence structures
  •  Using a range of grammar tenses
  •  Punctuations
  •  Avoiding Errors

IELTS Speaking Assessment Criteria

Below are the marking criteria for IELTS speaking

Fluency
  •  Talking at length
  •  Talking without pauses or hesitations
  •  Talking without self-correction
  •  Able to be understood
  •  Using linking devices
Lexical Resource
  •  Using a range of words and paraphrasing
  •  Using collocations
  •  Using less common vocabulary
  •  Avoiding errors
Gramar Range and Accuracy
  •  Using a range of sentence structures
  •  Using a range of grammar tenses
  •  Avoiding errors
Pronunications
  •  Able to be understood throughout the test
  •  Able to use intonation
  •  Accent does not affect understanding
  •  Accurate word and sound pronunciation
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