IELTS · Test preparation

e2 offers a variety of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) courses at its e Regional Office, Lahore.  Although your success depends on your motivation and determination, we strive to create the most favourable environment for you to learn easily, quickly, and effectively.

All our IELTS courses emphasise practice of the language. It is important to learn grammar rules, vocabulary and specific test taking strategies. However, it is practice of the English language that is crucial in successful learning and test preparation. The more practice you have of the language the better prepared you are. e2 has established a number of optional ways that you can attend the courses so that you can practise as much as you desire to achieve your target level.

Furthermore, the IELTS courses run continuously as they are structured on a cyclic basis. This allows for various entry points onto the courses, giving our students more flexibility. You can always repeat topics that you feel you need to improve and you will always want the extra test practice.

IELTS

IELTS Tests

Course includes

  • regular test practice sessions
  • advanced writing and presentation of academic texts
  • advanced grammar test
  • specific listening practice skills
  • advanced reading comprehension skills for undertaking academic English proficiency tests
  • advanced listening and speaking skills for test situations

Course Duration

  • Four Weeks
  • Eight Weeks

Or an

  • Intensive course of 8 days

Cost & Admission

For Cost and Admission please contact us.

General Information about IELTS

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a test designed to evaluate the English language competency levels of non-native speakers wishing to study or work in an English-speaking environment. The IELTS exam tests each of four necessary language skills, as signified by the titles of the modules, or sections that comprise of it: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The first three modules must all be taken together on the same exam date; however, the Speaking module may be taken any time within the period of seven days before or after the first three modules are completed.

There are two formats of the IELTS: Academic and General. While the Listening and Speaking modules are the same for both formats, the contents of the Reading and Writing modules will differ concerning the topics they treat. You must check the requirements of institutions to which you are considering applying before taking the IELTS or any other standardised language test, as these requirements differ among universities and countries.
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IELTS Section Summary

IELTS

IELTS Tests

Listening Module

Time: 30 minutes
Format: 4 sections, 40 questions
Topics tested: Spoken English
Problem types: 1 dialogue, one conversation, and 2 monologues

Reading Module

Time: 60 minutes
Format: 3 texts, 40 questions
Topics tested: Reading comprehension, vocabulary, language usage
Problem types: Reading passages followed by a series of questions

Writing Module

Time: 60 minutes
Format: Two tasks
Topics tested: General writing, argument development and presentation
Problem type: Written interpretation and analysis of information presented in a table or diagram (20 minutes); written reaction to an opinion, argument, or problem (40 minutes).

Speaking Module

Time: 11-14 minutes
Format: 3 parts
Topics tested: Fluency and coherency of language usage, range and accuracy of vocabulary and grammar, clarity.
Problem types: General questions relating to personal experience (4-5 minutes), response to a prompt (2-3 minutes), and conversation about topic from prompt (3-4 minutes).
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IELTS in Lahore

IELTS · Registration

The registration process for the IELTS exam is rather different from that of other international exams: for the IELTS, it is necessary to apply for the test at a given IELTS testing center by submitting an application form (available on the IELTS website). When registering for a specific exam date, keep in mind that the first three modules must all be taken together on the same exam date; however, the Speaking Module may be taken any time within the period of seven days before or after the first three modules are completed.

This application form must be delivered, along with two passport-size photographs, and some form of identity confirmation (passport, identity card, etc.). It is best to check with your testing centre about which forms of identification they accept. If you are taking the test in a country other than your own, you must enter your passport number on the application form and present your passport at the time of the test.

The test itself costs £95, a fee which will be due upon registration.
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IELTS · Sections review

There are four sections in the IELTS. As their names suggest, sections measure particular language skills.

Listening Module

Time: 30 minutes
Format: 4 sections, 40 questions
Topics tested: Spoken English
Problem types: 1 dialogue, 1 conversation, and 2 monologues

This section of the test is designed to give an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to understand spoken English. The Listening Module of the IELTS is further divided into four parts:

  • The Dialogue (1): two speakers converse about social needs.
  • The Conversation (1): two to four people discuss educational or training issues.
  • The Monologues (2): one monologue (one speaker) about social needs and one related to education or training.

The possible question types for this section include multiple choice, short answers, sentence completion, classification, and matching. Test takers should also be prepared to complete tables, notes, and diagrams related to the audio.

Reading Module

Time: 60 minutes
Format: 3 texts, 40 questions
Topics tested: Reading comprehension, vocabulary, language usage
Problem types: Reading passages followed by a series of questions

The Reading Comprehension section tests your ability to understand and analyse information presented in a written form. Out of the three texts, at least one will contain a detailed logical argument, which the test taker must comprehend in order to answer the questions correctly. Test takers will receive question types that may include multiple choice, short answer questions, true or false, classification, and matching, among other. Test takers should also be prepared to find information in passages necessary for completing tables, notes, diagrams, etc. The types of texts used in the Reading module are commonly taken from magazines, books, and newspapers.

Writing Module

Time: 60 minutes
Format: Two tasks
Topics tested: General writing, argument development and presentation
Problem type: Written interpretation and analysis of information presented in a table or diagram (20 minutes); written reaction to an opinion, argument or problem (40 minutes).

The first part of this section measures the test taker's ability to generate and support ideas in a written form. Test takers are generally expected to either write a description of how a process, procedure, or thing works, or describe an object or a sequence of events. All responses will be scored on the basis of the test taker's ability to present information in an organised way and analyse data.

The second part of this section requires the test taker to respond to an opinion, argument or problem, suggesting a solution or presenting their own opinion while considering both sides of the situation (evidence, opinions, and implications). For this section, the second task is worth more points than the first.

Speaking Module

Time: 11-14 minutes
Format: 3 parts
Topics tested: Fluency and coherency of language usage, range and accuracy of vocabulary and grammar, clarity.
Problem types: General questions relating to personal experience (4-5 minutes), response to a prompt (2-3 minutes), and conversation about topic from prompt (3-4 minutes).

The Speaking section tests your spoken English skills. The first part requires test takers to talk about themselves, asking questions relating to family, home, or situation. The test taker must then speak for 4-5 minutes responding to the question asked. For the second part of the Speaking Module, the examiner presents the test taker with a card containing prompts. The test taker is allowed 1 minute of preparation time, then speaks on a particular subject regarding the prompts for 1-2 minutes. In the third part, the examiner and the test taker have a conversation surrounding the topic of part two for 4-5 minutes.
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IELTS · Score

Test takers are scored on what is called a "Band Scale", ranging from 1 (indicating a "non-user") to 9 (indicating an "expert user"), for each module of the test. The test taker also receives an overall average score encompassing the scores of each section, also on a scale of 1-9. A more detailed description of score analysis is available on the IELTS website.

The required scores vary from institution to institution, but it is important to remember that, like most standardised tests, there is no passing or failing marks. Institutions set their minimum requirements and average scores of students accepted. Generally, the minimum score set by an academic institution ranges from average band score 5.0 to 7.5.

IELTS will not provide you with a score immediately after the exam. The scores are released 13 days after the test. Test takers receive their results in the form of a Test Report Form, of which they will receive only one copy that cannot be replaced. This Test Report Form includes the following information: 

      NEED LIST OF WHAT REPORT FORM CONTAINS

Additional Test Report Forms are sent to the test taker's choice of institutions. These forms are valid for two years.

If you are not satisfied with your results, you can retake the test. However, you are required to wait three months after the original test date before you will be permitted to register for another exam date. (for the most up to date information please contact your nearest British Council office) For further information and registration please contact us.
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