IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. Those who are looking for the options to study in international universities of Australia, UK or Canada or planning to migrate abroad for work purposes, they need to qualify the IELTS exam with minimum of 6 bands. This test is designed in such a format that can evaluate the person’s English skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. The format of IELTS test comprises of four sections. These sections are reading, listening, writing and speaking that separately assess the candidate’s proficiency in English language.
There are basically two types of IELTS tests that a person can choose according to his or her requirements. IELTS academic test is designed in order to assess the eligibility of a person to start education for postgraduate or undergraduate level at the universities with fully English environment. Those individuals who want to migrate to the English speaking countries for the purposes like undertaking training or study course below graduation level. IELTS academic and IELTS general training tests have different reading and writing modules. You can choose any of the above according to your requirement or purposes with which you want to migrate to abroad.
If we put a little sight on the IELTS general training reading section which is one of the four modules of the test. This module is to be complete within an hour. The reading module consists of the three sections. First is of general interest, second is for non specialist audience and third one is taken from the books or newspapers. First two sections consist of short texts and the third section is little bit harder and longer. You will be given an answer booklet on which you have to write your answers for the questions based on the given passages. It is advised that you must not spend more than 20 minutes on every section in order to perform well in the exam. By practicing the reading of different texts can help you to increase your ability to read very quickly and efficiently.
While attempting the writing section, it is highly recommended to use your own words as the words that picked from the questions are not counted during the assessment. You must have good knowledge of the grammar in order to build sentences on your own.
Well, it is not an easy task to crack the IELTS exam in a first attempt but if you have a good knowledge of the test format then it can assist you in a right way to get prepared well for the IELTS exam.