Best IELTS Coaching in Hyderabad & Warangal
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.
It is an international standardized test of English language proficiency foe non-native English language speakers. IELTS is managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Est. 1989.
Overall there are more than 1,200 test centres in over 40 countries. The scores/grades are used by more than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 140 countries.
One received the score card is valid for 2 years, after that you have to retake it, if you have need it for something. The scores can range between 0 – 9, in 0.5 band increments.
There are two typed of IELTS; Academic and General. If you want to study abroad you will have to take the academic version. If you want to work abroad and/or for immigration purposes you will have to take the general version.
Now you may ask yourself what exactly is tested in IELTS? IELTS tests your skills/knowledge regarding Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Whereas LRW will be on the same day and the Speaking part will either be on the same day or a few days before/after the rest. You will be notified beforehand.
Time: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answers to your answer sheet.
Summary: four recorded monologues and conversations
Time: 60 minutes
Three long reading passages with tasks. Texts range from descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. Includes non-verbal material such as diagrams, graphs and illustrations. Texts are taken from books, journals and newspapers.
Time: 60 minutes (20mins Task 1, 40mins Task 2)
Writing Task of at least 150 words, where the candidate must summarize, describe or explain a table, graph chart or diagram.
Writing task of at least 150 words, where the candidate must write a letter in formal/semi-formal style to and employer regarding a job etc.
Short Essay Task of at least 250 words.
Time: 11 to 14 minutes
Summary: Face to face interview. Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and structured discussion.
Many students and also working professional always ask: What is a good score for IELTS?
In general you will find a list online as follows:
5 - 5.5= Modest
6 - 6.5= Competent
7 – 7.5= Good
8 – 8.5= Very good
9 = Expert
However, if a score is good for you purely depends on what you are planning to do with it. Let's say you just finished your 10 + 2 and you plan on doing your bachelors abroad. For this purpose 5.5 in each section is mostly required from colleges/universities. To attend a master's program you have to take it up a notch. Universities require at least 6.0/6.5 in each band. Of course, the better the score the higher the possibility of being accepted. For immigration purposed you will have to provide a much better score, e.g. 8777 (L,R,W,S) for Canada PR.
IELTS is not the only deciding factor whether a university accepts you or a country allows you to immigrate. BUT it should still be your goal to score the highest band possible. You have to be able to communicate with each other, write your bachelor or master thesis, apply for a job, report a missing item, sign contracts and so much more. How will you be able to do that if you only go for the bare minimum?
The IELTS exam costs 13,300 INR right now (around $187).
Sometimes it happens that a score just does not make sense to you. Imagine you've got 8 bands in Listening and Reading, 7 in Writing but only 6 or 6.5 in Speaking. For this scenario it is also possible to go for a re-evaluation (takes six to eight weeks). You do have to pay a fee for that (5,200 INR - 5,500 INR), however, if proven right and you deserve a better score then they will refund this amount within a month, otherwise it is gone. Usually re-evaluations will bump up your score 0.5 band, rarely 1 full band. And that only for Writing and Speaking, since the answers for Listening and Reading are either correct/yes or incorrect/no. This reevaluation request can only be made within six weeks of the test date.
If your score changes after the EoR then a new TRF will be issued and you will get the refund. If the scores to not change after the EoR then the original TRF will be returned to you. After this re-mark there is no appeal. This decision is final.
IMPORTANT: During the period of remarking, the test results are frozen. This means that they cannot be used to apply for a university or to be send to an immigration office. If you try to lodge any extra TRF during this period it will automatically be regarded as invalid.
Coaching or Self-Study
Another question that roams around the minds of possible test takers, is whether they should join a coaching institute or if they should just buy a few books and watch videos at home. This depends on what kind of student you are and your level of English. Some people learn better when they are alone and can do everything at their own pace. If you choose this path, you should be a 100% honest with yourself. Whether it is to determine your weaknesses or if the answer you gave is correct. Not being honest with yourself just results in giving you wrong feedback and messing up your score. If you have trouble doing that you should definitely consider joining a coaching institute. You will get valuable feedback and some tips and tricks on how to overcome your mistakes. Most of the time students make silly mistakes that they are not able to identify themselves because they have been doing them for so long. A fresh pair of eyes will definitely help.
Also, if you think about joining an institute, make sure you have time for the classes and at home preparation. Tutors cannot fix everything in 1 – 2 hours a day. You have to give it your all. Do the tasks and some more on your own. You will see how crucial this is to gain 7+ bands.
Another tip: Do not just blindly follow and reviews you see online. If it is a good institute they usually provide a demo session. There you can see for yourself if their teaching style works for you. You have to understand what the tutor is trying to tell you otherwise it does not work.
Why should I spend money on a Coaching Institute when I can find everything online?
This is probably one of the most asked questions. Fair enough, if your English level is already above average and you have been working somewhere, where all they do is talk English to communicate, you'll be fine by yourself. Still, there are people who struggle with the test pattern, have an English level below average and are just overall not confident. IELTS Coaching is for those people. Familiarize them with the whole concept, detecting their weaknesses and to give one-on-one support.
Just think about it, would you rather pay like 5,500 INR once for a month of coaching or 13,300 INR for four times, because you couldn't get your dream score? The math is pretty simple.
The decision is yours.
How to book your IELTS Slot
You can either book your IELTS slot online or offline. For the exact procedure you should visit the test centers website, e.g. britishcouncil.in
Only your passport is a valid proof of your identity for the booking process. (Driver's license etc will not be accepted)
Computer based or paper based IELTS Test?
You can not only take your IELTS test on paper but now also on a computer. The pattern is the same and there is also no difference in scoring. The only change is that you won't have extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers in the listening part to your answer sheet, because there will be no answer sheet. It's completely up to you which one you choose. You may be more comfortable with paper and a pen or with a mouse and a headset. Yet, for people who struggle with their handwriting it is definitely recommended to take the computer based IELTS test.
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