Thinking of Canada immigration? But could not take the right attempt for IELTS?  Here we present you with exclusive tips and tricks to crack your required score on your up-coming IELTS exam. A complete guideline with a model study plan is discussed underneath.  






What is IELTS?

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to prove the English linguistic skill of a non-native English speaker based on 4 modules (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Each module is assessed and scored individually first then collectively, and a total band score of 0 to 9 is given based on that assessment by calculating the average of all the four components. An interesting fact is that, the overall band is always rounded to next 0.5 or whole band while extracting the mean score.

Remember! All of the four skills criteria weigh equal, so the test taker must focus on the four modules simultaneously.

The IELTS band score denotes the following information about the test taker:

  • Bands 1-3 = Minimal English
  • Bands 4-6 = Students of English
  • Bands 7-9 = Fluent English

How to begin with?

First and foremost, start with basic understanding of IELTS. That means, the candidates must do some research on the question pattern and types of questions with different scoring criterion of all the four modules.

Secondly, practise from Cambridge series or other IELTS materials available currently with dedication and persistency. It will enable someone to get into depth of IELTS and would aid to improve understanding of each question type with appropriate direction. Follow a strict regimen for the best outcome, for instance, practise two modules a day (Like- Listening + Writing one day and Reading + Speaking the alternate day).

N.B: For writing and speaking you need someone expert of the related field to evaluate you and suggest appropriate improvement strategy.

Finally, take 3-5 mock tests before the final test.

Ready to go!!!

A small piece of advice for beginners to improve their basic understanding:

For everyday practice:  Listen to podcast and BBC Radio, read journals, magazines or newspaper, watch documentary videos, talk to someone (strangers/friends) in English, write your daily activities before bedtime (at least 5 to 10 sentences).

These small steps will bring a surprising change in your life!

Four modules at a glance:

Skill type Number of questions Duration of the exam
Listening 40 questions to address Total 40 minutes;

30 minutes to solve;

10 minutes to transfer the answer to the answer script.

Reading 40 questions to solve Total 60 minutes;

No additional time is given to transfer the answers.

Writing 2 tasks to response Total 60 minutes;


Task 1- 20 minutes

Task 2- 40 minutes

Speaking Divided into 3 sections Total session lasts for 10 to 15 minutes.


Lead writer: Mahfuja Akter
Co-writer: Md Siddiqur Rahman


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