IELTS score between 1 and 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) bands in each part. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum IELTS score in each of the 4 sections.
IELTS scoring system and band scale
The IELTS scoring system is very unique composed of 9 bands, measured in consistent manner and is internationally acclaimed and understood. The IELTS score ranges from 1 to 9 for each part of the test. The individual result from these four parts will produce an overall band score ... more →
How long does it take to do the IELTS test?
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting.
Is IELTS valid for 3 years now?
The IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two years. At present, IELTS score is valid for a three year period for Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) applications.
Is there any pass or fail in the IELTS exam?
There is no pass or no fail in the IELTS exam. Generally, when you take any test or exam then there can be the possibility of getting passed or failed. But here in this case, you will not get failed but you may be disqualified to continue your higher education in choice of college or university.
The first problem is that micro-plastics act like a ______, attracting other ______ in the water, such as pesticides and ______ retardants.
The second problem is that micro-plastics are complex polymers that the body cannot fully ______ down.
Scientists have shown that the smallest particles, nano-plastics, can ______ tissue membranes into fish cells. This could damage fish reproduction, ______ and survival skills.
Answers – Listening Exercises
What is a microplastic? It’s the tiny particle created when larger plastic items – tooth brushes, bottles, bags – break down over decades. They float in the water and get eaten by sea life.
They cause two problems. First, the fragments act like a sponge to other toxins in the water – pesticides and flame retardants, for example – suctioning them up and concentrating them.
Secondly, they are themselves complex polymers – molecules the body can’t fully break down. When they get really tiny, into a billionth of a metre as a nano-plastic, scientists have shown they can cross tissue membranes into fish cells. They say that is harmful to fish, their reproduction, immunity, survival skills.
What we don’t know is what happens when humans eat the fish or sea life. Is it harmful to us? It’s already an urgent question. A leading US government scientist told CNN plastic is definitely in our food chain and drinking water. This isn’t something maybe happening to our children; it’s already here.
Practice IELTS listening exercises more and more to improve your listening skills. On the real test, you will hear the recording only once and listening questions get increasingly difficult.
Practising different types of listening questions separately will help you to develop yourself with specific techniques for that kind of questions in the IELTS listening test.
Related IELTS Resources
Take a practice test to find out what is your current weakness in terms of IELTS scale and allow more time to improve your weak spots. The following IELTS resources will help you to develop your skills faster: