IELTS pros and cons from A to Z - beginning to final result ~ Ofuran

IELTS pros and cons from A to Z - beginning to final result

IELTS pros and cons from A to Z - beginning to final result 

What is IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an internationally recognized English language proficiency certificate. This test basically tests your English proficiency. The IELTS exam is of two types - one academic, another general training. For those who want to go abroad for higher education, they have to give academic examination. General for Migration, Training and Professionals. Anyone can take the test. There is no educational qualification required to take this test.

Test format

There are a total of four academic skills in both academic and general modules - Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking.
The Listening, Writing and Reading Examination will take place on the same day without any break. However, the spiking test will be done a week before or after. The date and time will be mailed before the exam. That means you have to take the test two days. Examination time is 2 hours and 45 minutes total.

Mobile, wallet, bag, umbrella Tissue Paper does not allow anything to be taken inside during testing. So Better can leave everything in the house or keep it in the locker there. Your biometric and photograph will be taken before the exam. Be sure to get a passport. Pencil should be written in the examination account. You can take pencils, erasers, cutters from home or you can use them from there.


 Timeout: 60 minutes
 Writing usually involves checking how much imagination you can muster. In an hour you have to answer two questions. The first question will be a graph, chart, diagram or map. You need to analyze it. The second question contains an argument or statement that you have to argue against. Good to say, the second question has almost twice the number as the first question. So it is better to answer this question first.

 You can spend up to 20 minutes for the first question. The first question has to be answered in 150 words. On the other hand, the second question should be answered within 250 words. You can write anything beyond the words you want, but in no way less. Then the number can be deducted. There is a slight difference in the first question in the Writing of Academic and General Training. In the case of the General, a letter is to be written in place of diagrams, charts, etc.; It can be formal, informal, or personal. The second question is the same in both modules.
 Be careful enough to spell, Marks will be reduced due to spelling mistakes.


Timeout: 10-15 minutes

 This test is tested by how much you can fold and how easily you speak English. You need to have a conversation with a trainer. The test can be divided into 3 parts. In the first part you will want to know something about your personal. For example, where do you live, what is your preferred color, the description of your city or how you arrived at the home exam. That is to ask some very common questions Then the second part will give you a paper pen and set a topic that you need to talk about. After giving a topic, it will take you a minute and a half to take notes on paper. Then you have to say for about two minutes on the subject. Remember, even if 2 minutes have elapsed, it is better to stop before the trainer tells you not to stop.

Then in the third episode you will have some questions related to the topic given and you have to answer them.


Timeout: 30 minutes

At Listening you will hear a total of 4 recordings. It should be noted that the recording will have a conversion to British accents. After listening to these four recordings you will have to answer some questions in a separate answer sheet. A record will be played once.

 Recording 1 - Recording a number will be a conversation between two people about something that is used in daily life.

 Recording 2 - In this record you will hear a psychology in a social context; For example, a speech on the local social facility.

 Recording 3 - Here you will hear a conversation with a maximum of 5 people, be it a training or education; For example - 5 students discussing an assignment or project with the teacher.

 If you miss a spell, the mark will be deducted, so practice spelling more often at home.
When you hear the licensing, write down the answer in the question paper. If you do not forget to write the answer in the answer sheet at this time, you will miss the next question You will be given 5 minutes to reply in reply.


 Timeout: 60 minutes

 There will be 40 questions in the reading. With these questions they will check whether you can grasp the main topic by reading an article, how much you understand a given topic, logical arguments, scheming, understanding the purpose and opinion of the author.

 There is a slight difference between the academic and general tests in the reading test. So let's explain it separately.

 The Academy will give you a total of 3 long articles from journals, magazines, books or magazines that contain about 2900 words. These articles may be science studies or journals. Journals will be ones that ordinary students can read. So there is nothing to worry about.

General readings are relatively easy to make from academic. Here you will find articles from magazines, magazines, books, advertisements or handouts. But in general, it is not just academic or research-related issues, but it is something that you will face in everyday life.

What is the grading system?

 No side number on IELTS. He was replaced by the band score. Depending on how many numbers you get, you will be given a score between 1-9 and IELTS has four modules - Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening. The average you get in these four modules is your overlay band score. Usually a score of 5 or above is considered a good band score.

Will I be preparing at home or enrolling in coaching?

 It's entirely your personal matter. If you have commitments, it is possible to prepare at home with the help of the Internet. Sample Test:
 The coaching center just teaches some techniques, the rest is to yourself. However, you can take some time to prepare yourself and then take a mock test to check your level anywhere. The mock test will also help you get familiar with the whole process. You can get help on YouTube and various sites. And take home IELTS books from Cambridge to prepare at home. The price is only 1-5 paise per piece. At the time of purchase, you must check the CD. If you want to read the PDF, download it here:
Where and how to register for the exam?

 You can take the exam under either the IDP or the British Council. There is a British Council Test Center in 5 places including Dhanmondi, Uttara in Dhaka. Apart from Dhaka, the British Council has test centers in Chittagong, Sylhet and Rajshahi. You can register for the exam both online and at the Test Center. You can visit the IDP or the British Council website for details.
Check available date:

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Fees: The exam fee is now Tk. 17000. It will be 17500 from January.

You can check the result online after 12 days of the test. Link to check: (after 12am) and the next day you can pick up the certificate from the center where you registered. Of course, be sure to get a passport.
Muhaiminul Islam
University of Debrecen, Hungary.