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What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English proficiency exam used to measure the English skills of candidates looking to work or study in an English-speaking environment.
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The IELTS exam is recognized by professional organizations, academic institutions, employers, and government agencies around the world. IELTS is accepted by many Australian, British, American, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African institutions and organizations. IELTS can also be used as proof of your language ability for immigration purposes.
IELTS is a test of the four main writing skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It focuses on an international form of English and features a variety of accents and writing styles, such as British English and American English, as well as others.
About IELTS Scores
There is no passing or failing grade on the IELTS exam. You will receive a score from 1 to 9 on each exam section, and the four section scores together will give you an Overall Band Score. Test Report Forms are posted 13 days after your completion of the test.
Tips & Tricks for Top Exam Performance
Anyone planning on taking the IELTS exam should be made well – aware of the fact that knowing the material is only half the job of preparation – knowing IELTS form is the other half.
MLC offers both the Academic module and the General Training module of the IELTS exam.
IELTS – Academic Module
The Academic version of the IELTS exam is intended for prospective students looking to enroll in universities and other academic institutions. This version assesses whether or not the candidate is ready to study at a graduate or post-graduate level of English.
Though the reading and writing sections of the Academic module differ from those of the General Training module, the speaking and listening sections are the same.
Academic Module Content
The IELTS exam consists of four parts: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The listening, reading, and writing sections must be taken the same day with no break in between. The speaking section, however, may be taken within seven days of taking the first three sections. The form is as follows:
How to Prepare for IELTS
Our syllabus will set you on the course to success with ample material to prepare you for the IELTS exam.
The Official Cambridge “New Insight into IELTS” book is available at the Center, and provides all the tips needed to ensure success in the exam. In accordance with the IELTS exam, the book is divided into four sections: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Every chapter is packed with information on skills and strategies needed to pass the exam, as well as IELTS test practice for each language skill. With the aid of a trained and experienced instructor to guide you through the course, your ample preparation for the IELTS examination is 100% assured.
Further resources for IELTS books and samples of the different test sections are available on the official IELTS website, www.ielts.org.
Note: In order to be admitted into the IELTS Academic course, you are required to achieve a minimum score of 76% on the MLC Placement Test. The Placement Test can be taken weekdays from 9 AM – 12 PM, or 4 PM – 7 PM for a fee of 10 JDs.
How to Register for the IELTS Academic Exam
1) Choose a test date.
Upcoming IELTS Academic Exam Dates (2016)
2) Fill out an Application Form.
3) Provide Identification with your Application.
Identification must be in the form of a passport or national ID card.
Note: The same identification will need to be presented on the day of your exam.
4) Provide two recent passport- sized personal photos.
5) Pay the test fees of 130 JD.
6) You will receive a copy of Instructions for Registered Candidates. Read this carefully, as it contains important information and instructions pertaining to your exam.
For further information, please contact MLC administration.