Frequently Asked Questions About IELTS and CANesl Inc
IELTS can be a leading factor in introducing you to the best career opportunities in foreign countries. Not only in foreign countries, but a high IELTS band score can also change your life in your own country too. With IELTS, you can avail of opportunities in MNCs and other top firms as it proves good communication skills.
This said, if this is the first time you are considering an English language test, you may have several questions and doubts on your mind. These may pertain to the process, cost, or wait time for results. To clear your confusion and give you the necessary information to succeed, CANesl Inc has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about IELTS and what we do for our clients. These answers are based on our personal experience so that you have first-hand information to ace the test and achieve your dreams.
1. What does IELTS mean? Please give details
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. There are two types of IELTS tests, Academic IELTS and General IELTS. The IELTS test contains four different modules, listening, reading, writing, and speaking. For both academic and general IELTS, the question pattern of the listening and speaking tests are the same, but reading and writing differ.
2. How long does it take to complete the test? Do I need to take all the test parts on the same day?
For the listening, reading, and writing modules, the IELTS test is two hours and forty-five minutes long. And, yes, all are taken on the same day without any break. The speaking test will be taken either on the same day or two to four days before or after the other parts. The speaking module takes thirty minutes as a whole test (including candidate preparation time, waiting time, etc.), but the assessment runs for eleven to fourteen minutes.
3. Should I use a pen during the test? Can I write using capital letters?
You can use a pen or pencil (whatever is convenient) for the writing test. For the listening and reading tests, you must use a pencil. Yes, writing in capital or block letters is allowed.
4. When and how will I receive my result? Can I apply to re-checking my score for free?
Results for IELTS on paper will be released thirteen days after your written test. And results for IELTS on a computer will be available three to five days after your test. Depending on the test center, you may get your results by SMS or online.
Yes, you can re-check your score if you are unsatisfied with the result. And that’s called an EOR (Enquiry on Results). You can apply for an EOR by contacting the test center where you took your IELTS test within six weeks of the IELTS test date. This, however, is not free. You must pay an enquiry fee. If your band scores change, the fee you paid will be refunded.
You also can request a remark for the whole IELTS test or for one or more parts. Your reviewed results will be available within two to twenty-one days of applying for a remark.
5. Do I need a passport for the test? What should I take to the test room?
You must bring your passport or national identity card on the test day. Note that no personal belongings are allowed in the test center.
6. Can I cancel or postpone my test?
If you notify of the cancellation more than five weeks prior to the test date, you will get a full refund minus an administration charge. If you postpone or cancel within five weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within five days of the test, you will receive a full refund minus the local administration charge.
7. Why do you charge so much for online IELTS preparation classes?
Online preparation is no less effective than offline classes. Here you can access up to ninety hours of live and interactive sessions with our certified instructors without leaving the comfort of your home. Moreover, to ensure the utmost care for each of our clients, we have a small class size of only five to ten students. Our course curriculum is also tailored to our student’s needs, and as we customize our curriculum regularly, no session has the same old materials.
Considering all this value, you are not paying a lot.
8. If IELTS doesn’t have a pass or fail, why target a higher band? And if accent doesn’t matter, what’s the point of getting training by native Canadian teachers?
Indeed, IELTS does not have a passing or failing score, but the higher your band score, the better it is for you. To study in a top-tier university or to have a dream-like career, your communication skills matter. Hence the better your band score, the more opportunities the future holds for you.
Yes, your accent doesn’t matter in IELTS. Your score doesn’t decrease because of your accent. It decreases because of your inability to comprehend a word spoken. If you are not acquainted with the pronunciation (UK, American, or Australian accent) of a certain word, hearing it for the first time may impair your comprehension, which could ultimately result in a wrong answer. Having native Canadians as your test preparation instructors can help you get acquainted with such accents and remove your barrier to achieving a better band score. Also, your speaking ability will be massively improved with ninety hours of listening; and interaction with native Canadian instructors over the course of six weeks will undoubtedly be beneficial.
If you have any more questions about IELTS and English language testing and preparation, call us at +1 306 713 3330 for Canada and +880 1935 932 678 for Dhaka. If you are looking to improve your English skills or want to sign up for IELTS, CELPIP, or CAEL coaching in Bangladesh or Canada, we are the best at what we do.
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