The IELTS test
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English Language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2 million tests taken in the past year.
IELTS is a test of communicative ability. IELTS assesses all of your English skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work and at play, in your new life abroad.
The joint owners of IELTS test are IDP, the British Council, and Cambridge English Assessment.
Reasons to take IELTS Preparation with SLI
- We are the Referral Agent of IDP (joint owner of IELTS), and working closely with IDP to prepare students for IELTS test
- You will learn with IELTS experts who have lots of teaching experience to help you realise your potential
- You will receive tips, practice and feedback to go into the test fully pepared for the challege ahead
- You will learn strategies to overcome common mistakes
- You will attend free IELTS masterclass conducted by IDP experts before IELTS test
- You will practice with authentic exam papers to build up your confidence and competence
IELTS Test Format
|For Candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.||For Candiadtes wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.|
The Test components are taken in the following order:
|Listening: 4 Sections, 40 item approximately 30 minutes|
|Reading (Academic or General Training Test)
3 Sections, 40 items, 60 minutes
|Writing (Academic or General Training Test)
2 tasks, 60 minutes
|Speaking: 11 to 14 minutes|
|Total Test Time
2 hours 44 minutes
IELTS Test Dates and Venue
Please click the following link for more information: www.idp.com/singapore/ielts/bookmytest.
And the following link is for IELTS test registration: my.ieltsessentials.com.
Sample Writing for IELTS Task 1 & 2
Task 2 question- Most people accept thatwe now live in a globalised world but not everyone agrees that this is beneficial. To what extent is globalisation a positive or negative development?
Answer (Band 8-9):
Globalisation is here to stay, driven by advances in information technology and resulting in scientific, technological and economic progress and increased international trade and investment. It has had wide-ranging positive and negative effects on employment and economic development, scientific research, language and culture, global health and the environment.
One positive result of globalisation is the global distribution of labour. It is now much easier to move to other countries to find work, and this leads to better employment prospects for individuals and to more diverse workplaces. In addition, capital and industrial resources have migrated to developing countries, thus providing local jobs and boosting local economies. It has also resulted in greater contact between different cultures, as travel has become relatively safer and less expensive than it used to be. Ease of communication has encouraged an unprecedented level of global scientific research and cooperation, and a subsequent explosion of knowledge and information.
A downside of this global economy is that when a catastrophe occurs, as (NB: Example, NOT reason) in the recent global financial crisis that started in the USA, this affects the whole world. Similarly, when a virus emerges in one region of the world, it spread rapidly, threatening world wide health. Globalisation affects culture and language too: minority languages are dying out because of the necessity of learning English for international business, and indigenous cultures are being rejected in favour of a dominant culture. Finally, levels of pollution are rising as countries strive for economic growth and a competitive edge in the global market.
In conclusion, globalisation is a double-edged sword that has created jobs and promoted international cooperation but has led to cultural losses, more environmental damage, increased health risks and exposure to economic crises. However, our world will continue to shrink as technology expands, and we need to accept globalisation as a fact of life in the 21st century.