IELTS i.e. International English Language Testing System, is an international standardised test of English language skills for non-native speakers, designed to test language proficiency for academic, professional and living purposes in English-speaking countries. It assesses the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. IELTS is accepted by most academic institutions in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK, by over 3,000 in the USA, and by various professional organizations across the world. It has two modules – Academic, for study abroad purposes and General Training, for professional purposes. In order to hone these skills and ace the test, several find it useful to attend an IELTS classroom coaching centre – if you’re looking to attend one too, our students will attest to the quality of our programme for IELTS classroom training in Bangalore. Read on to learn more about the test and how we do things here at Hurray!

Reading

General reading

  • It requires candidates to read extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines, which are materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking environment.
  • Based on these readings you will be asked comprehension-based questions, to test your ability to read and comprehend English.
  • Academic reading

  • It includes longer texts, which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. The readings will not require discipline-specific specialization.
  • Based on these readings you will be asked similarly comprehension-based questions, designed to test candidates’ ability to read and comprehend English for academic purposes.
  • Writing

    General writing : Involves tasks designed to test your communication skills via writing.

  • Write a letter requesting information or explaining a situation, based on the question. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
  • Write an essay in expressing a point of view or making an argument, based on the question.
  • Academic writing : Involves tasks designed to test your communication skills via writing.

  • Explain the information presented in a graph, table, chart or diagram in your own words.
  • Write an essay in expressing a point of view or making an argument, based on the question.
  • Listening

    The test follows the same format for both General Training and Academic.
    You will listen to four recordings, on the basis of which you will have to answer a series of questions, designed to test your proficiency in listening-based language comprehension. The speakers in the recordings are native speakers of English.

  • A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context, e.g. between a salesperson and a customer.
  • A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
  • A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
  • A monologue on an academic subject e.g. a university lecture.
  • Speaking

    The test follows the same format for both General Training and Academic.
    You will be asked a series of questions by an examiner. The module is designed to test your ability to communicate in English with clarity and fluency.

  • The test begins with general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. (4 – 5 minutes)
  • You will be given a topic. You will be given one minute to prepare. You will then have to speak about the topic for 1-2 minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions about the same. (4 – 5 minutes)
  • You will answer further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. (4 – 5 minutes)
  • Hurray has earned a place among the top 10 IELTS classroom training institutes in Bangalore! We offer all the benefits of classroom-based training with expert English language trainers, with an emphasis on the student’s individual process. We are by your side to assist you throughout the process, until you gain success in the exam – and beyond!

    Hurray has IELTS classroom coaching centres in two locations in Bangalore i.e. in Indiranagar and in Koramangala.
    We also offer online-based IELTS training that can be accessed from remote locations.

    The Hurray Cycle of training is a step-by-step process, designed to enhance the candidate’s performance. Our process involves an assessment of your needs, with the programme accordingly designed to address them. We ensure that you have plenty of time to learn – as well as practice to put your learning to work, before you take the exam. Our training programme involves classroom sessions, as well as a slew of practice tests and mock IELTS exams.

    Yes, we can! Besides being a top IELTS classroom training institute, Hurray has an expert team of overseas education counsellors to look into all your queries, in a FREE one-on-one counselling session.

    You can reach out to us via email: info@hurrayedutech.com or call us on: 8971357938, for any queries you might have. Or, if you have already decided to enrol with us, all you need to do is fill out the enrolment forms for IELTS Academic or General Training, featured at the top of this page!