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.
Good morning. I’m John Masters, and this is Shopper, the weekly show on retail and shopping. Later in today’s show, we’ll be talking to online shopping expert, Marta James. But before that, we’re talking about some famous shops from around the world. And live from New York City, we’ve got Madison, who’s going to tell us all about Macy’s.
Hi John, well, one of the most famous department stores in New York City is Macy’s. There are over 850 Macy’s stores all over the United States. But the flagship store is in Herald Square Manhattan, just around the corner from the Empire State Building. Interestingly, Rowland Macy, the company founder, opened his first shops in the town of Haverhill in Massachusetts between 1843 and 1855, but they weren’t successful. However, Macy learned from his mistakes and in 1858 he moved to New York. He opened his first New York store on 18th of October 1858 and was immediately successful. The Herald Square store was opened in 1902. Macy’s is especially famous for its Thanksgiving Day parade, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
That’s great Madison. Thanks a lot. And now we’ve got Jamie in London, He is going to tell us all about Fortnum & Mason.
Well, one of the oldest shops in London is Fortnum & Mason. It was founded by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason in 1707, at 181 Piccadilly, in central London. Originally, the shop only sold food, but these days it sells all sorts of other goods, including clothes, books and games. It has the gentlemen’s department on the top floor, a famous tea shop and several restaurants. The business started out small, but in 1761 William Fortnum’s grandson, Charles, went to work for Queen Charlotte. As a result, the Royal started shopping there. These days the connection with the Royal family is still strong. In fact, Queen Elizabeth, and the duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton visited Fortnum’s earlier this year. Fortnum’s is really famous for its Hampers, which are baskets of food. There are picnic Hampers, and Christmas Hampers that are full of wines and Christmas food. They are extremely popular, but also quite expensive, and can cost up to 25000 pounds, about 30000 Euros.
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: