WHAT IS IELTS
If you are looking to work, live or study in an English-speaking country, then having a strong hold on the language is crucial. English is the third most spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular test for candidates who are willing to pursue overseas education or looking forward to migrating to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. The IELTS test is globally recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools, and immigration bodies, including 3,400 institutions in the USA.
The test has been designed to help native candidates who are willing to pursue overseas study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. The test will examine your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge English.
There are innumerable benefits associated with learning the native language of the country where one aspires to work or study. Also, it is an essential skill for scoring job opportunities.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR IELTS
Preparing for IELTS can be a little confusing if one is unfamiliar with the test format. It is vital to understand and practise regularly before appearing for the test. The first step is to understand the test format before practising. They need to be comfortable with the test format by understanding the test’s content, the question and the task types for each section.
Secondly, students must clearly understand the test pattern so they can complete the test within the allocated time frame. It is recommended to conduct preparation under limited time so that they become better prepared to face the real challenge.
Thirdly, along with the IELTS preparation, developing fluency in English is also important. It is always better to start preparing for the test at least 3 – 6 months prior.
Developing skills in listening and reading in English is important as IELTS combines all the factors for proper assessment. Practising multitasking will be highly beneficial for candidates who want to ace the test.
For students who are willing to take the IELTS, the first and most important step is to familiarise themselves with the exam format by studying the test content, the question, and the task types for each section. Glinks education consultants will conduct research based on the target institutions/programs and suggest practice activities required for building the core competencies in advance.
IELTS registration can be a time-consuming process, but we want each student to feel as less stressed as possible and start preparing for the test in advance. Glinks International is an authorised IELTS registration centre of the British Council. Hence, an officer will register for an IELTS test on behalf of the student.
The second step is to practise unsolved papers based on the exam pattern and get comfortable with the questions and the types of assessments (listening, speaking or reading). We will provide each student with a self-training book which will consist of all the essential tips and advice to get started.
Our expert counsellors are well acquainted with the exam format and have a strong hold on the subjects in which a candidate will be assessed. A special session will be conducted for the students where the counsellors will provide valuable tips, advice for practising, and important insights into the IELTS.
CAEL or Canadian Academic English Language is a test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students planning to study in Canada, especially in post-secondary institutions. CAEL provides an authentic representation of language use in a Canadian academic context. Candidates read articles, listen to a lecture, answer questions, and write a short essay, as expected in a first-year Canadian university or college classroom.
HOW TO PREPARE CAEL
CAEL is a test of academic English. It assesses your ability to use English in an academic context. Hence, the first step of CAEL preparation will be to immerse yourself in as much academic English content as possible. It is recommended to study news and journal articles, listen to podcasts and audiobooks on the academic subject material, to practise writing journals and emails to proficient English speakers.
Use a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures. Try to show the range of your vocabulary in your writing and speaking. It is advised to keep track of new academic terms and start using index cards, a notebook, or a chart on your computer.
Practise time management skills. Many candidates find it challenging to keep track of the time while writing a test. It is better to stay prepared in advance so that once the exam begins, you are completely aware of your capabilities and can finish the test within the limited time frame.
It is advised not to worry or focus on the accents as it can limit your communication. Concentrate on using correct grammar with accurate and varied vocabulary.
Practise reading in English, and use a variety of reading strategies. You don’t have to read every single word in a passage to successfully answer questions in the reading sections; instead, use reading strategies, such as skimming and scanning.
Our academic counsellors are well accustomed to the exam format and will conduct thorough research based on the target institutions/programs which the student has chosen and suggest the important practice activities required for building the core competencies in advance.
Registering for the CAEL can be a time-consuming process, but we can handle the stress on behalf of the students. Glinks International is an authorised CAEL registration centre of the British Council. Hence, an officer will register for a CAEL test on behalf of the student.
Preparing for the CAEL test can be a bit confusing at first if one is not acquainted with the format, the expected skill sets one needs to build and the type of assessments. We will provide a self-training book which will contain all the essential information required for preparation.
Our expert counsellors are well acquainted with the exam format & have a strong hold on the subjects in which a candidate will be assessed. A special session will be conducted for the students where the counsellors will provide valuable tips, advice on preparations, and important insights into the CAEL exam.
Duolingo is the future of English language proficiency assessment. The test has been backed by rigorous research and industry-leading security. It is available online. Results are made available within 48 hours of completing the test, and a report can be shared with any institution immediately. Many notable institutions accept Duolingo test results and evaluate the acceptance of candidates based on the same. Glinks is the authorised partner for the registration of the Duolingo test, which means we will make the online registration process of the student hassle-free. Our education counsellors will provide expert tips for Duolingo English test preparation so that you have all the necessary preparation pointers checked off the list.
Glinks International is an authorised IELTS registration centre of the British Council. Hence, an office will register for an IELTS test on behalf of the students.
We will provide our students with self-training material in the form of a book. That will help our client/student to prepare for IELTS exam
Yes, we organise the test Insight session. This is a special session that is conducted by Glinks for the clients to provide tips and tricks and important insights of the IELTS test.
The IELTS test generally evaluates a candidate’s English skills which include reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It is 100% possible for a student to clear IELTS on their first attempt.
IELTS is one of the world’s leading tests of English language proficiency. It is not difficult in itself. The test assesses a student’s ability in listening, reading, writing, and speaking in English. It is recommended that before the test a strong preparation module is followed to ace it on the first try. We will provide you with guidance.
Yes. The CAEL test can be taken online or at the exam centre.
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