آزمون آیلتس (IELTS= International English Language Testing System ) جهت سنجش میزان آمادگی داوطلبان برای ادامه تحصیل، فراگیری مهارتهای تخصصـی و یا کار و اقامت در کشـورهای انگلیسی زبان طراحی شده است. ایـن آزمون مشترکاً توسط دانشگاه کمبریج، کنسول بریتانیا (British Council) و مرکز آیلتس استرالیا در بیش از 500 مرکز در 120 کشور جهان برگزار میشود.
این آزمون در دو نوع مختلف موجود میباشد: آکادمیک (Academic) و عمومی (General Training). افرادی که قصد تکمیل تحصیلات خود در دانشگاههای انگلیسی زبان را دارند (کارشناسی به بالا) باید از نوع آکادمیک این آزمون، و افرادی که به منظور گذراندن دورههای کوتاهمدت فنی و حرفهای، اخذ دیپلم، کار و یا اقامت قصد سفر به کشورهای انگلیسی زبان همچون انگلیس، ایرلند، استرالیا و نیوزیلند را دارند، میتوانند در نوع عمومی این آزمون شرکت کنند.
آشنایی با بخشهای مختلف آزمون
در آزمون آیلتس کلیه مهارتهای اصلی آموزش زبان، یعنی مهارتهای شنیدن، صحبت کردن (مصاحبه)، خواندن و نوشتن (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) مورد ارزیابی قرار میگیرند. اگر چه دو بخش شنیدن و صحبت کردن در هر دو نوع آکادمیک و عمومی کاملاً یکسان است، ولی دو بخش دیگر (خواندن و نوشتن) به صورت جداگانه و متفاوت برگزار میشود.
در آزمون آیلتس هیچ حد نصابی برای قبولی وجود ندارد، بلکه مؤسسات و دانشگاههای مختلف حد نصاب مورد قبول خود را دارند. بطور کلی 9 نمره یا band در نظر گرفته شده است که در آن نمره 9 عالی، نمره 7 خوب، نمره 5 متوسط و نمره 3 به پایین ضعیف محسوب میشود. در زیر band های مختلف این آزمون بیان شده است:
| 9 Expert user
8 Very good user
7 Good user
6 Competent user
5 Modest user
| 4 Limited user
3 Extremely limited user
2 Intermittent user
1 Non user
0 Did not attempt the test
بیشتر دانشگاهها حداقل نمره کلی 6.5 را می خواهند به شرطی که نمره هر بخش از 6 کمتر نباشد (البته این قاعده کلی است و هر دانشگاه شرایط خاص خود را دارد).
What is IELTS
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language test for study, work and migration, with more than 2 million tests taken in 2013. IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English — at study, at work, and at play. The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment and is the most widely accepted English language test
You can choose from two versions of the test – Academic or General Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future. Both versions of the test are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale. IELTS Academic measures the English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. This version of the test is also often a visa requirement for those planning to migrate to English speaking countries including Australia, the UK, and New Zealand. Everybody takes the same Listening and Speaking components. It is the Reading and Writing components that differ.
You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between them. Your Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. This will depend on your test centre.
IELTS is accepted by more than 9,000 organisations in over 135 countries. It is recognized by
Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes
Government departments and agencies
Professional and industry bodies
Multinational companies and employers
Advice from a successful IELTS candidate
How can I excel in IELTS?
No doubt this is one of many questions that pop out in one’s mind when studying for the test. Despite the fact that there is a huge amount of information about IELTS on the internet – its tricky details, subtle traps and how to tackle every question that might show up – it is hard to put every piece of advice on a coherent basis to support your learning process. This happens with every subject available on the world-wide-web and that is why books still are a reliable source: they concentrate what is sparsely and even chaotically distributed over the internet.
Suppose that you are a student like me and you can’t afford to buy books or to pay for a teacher to help you through teaching, what can you do to get the band score you want and, why not, excel in the IELTS test?
I will start by stressing out factors that are extremely obvious but controversially goes unnoticed by students. Then I will go for more test oriented advices.
1. Face the truth: you can’t get any desired score if you don’t know English.
As absurd as this might sound, it is quite common to hear people (at least in my country) saying they know how to speak English just by watching movies without subtitles. However, in front of a native speaker they use more their hands rather than their mouths and, when needed to write, they use Google translate instead of their hands and brains. Maybe one can understand a word or another in a TV show, but this is not what makes an English speaker. This is the type of candidate that will blame the test in any way: by the lack of time to write, by the bad audio quality of the room, etc. In short, you have to be HONEST with yourself to recognise, if so, that you don’t know the language or what you know is not enough to get the band you want. If you accept your position, then you are ready to go further.
2. Work smart and hard as much as you can.
This is no secret at all but perhaps it is what makes most people fail to the test. If you followed the first advice and you know what is your real ability with the language and what level of proficiency you want to achieve, then you must proceed just like an Olympic athlete, i.e., you have to work every single day in order to achieve your goal. Even more, you must do it smartly, which means you have to work on your weaknesses and your strengths. Get a mock, do it in real time and see what happens. It will be easy to spot those silly mistakes, in what part of the test you will likely get lost, and by that you can aim your efforts. The sooner you catch the errors, the more you will be able to focus on your worst skills and improve them.
You must also get away from what deviates you from attaining your goals. For example, many people today have problems in concentrating and this might be due to the “internet pace” they are used to. Hence, you should study somewhere else rather than on the computer. It might be difficult in the beginning, but after some time you will naturally adapt to the new rhythm. If you claim that you use DCIELTS a lot – which is likely to be the case as you’re reading this right now – and you need to be connected to do so, then why don’t you select and print out some posts from time to time, in order to get rid of the internet?
Well, it takes a long time and effort to learn any language or to win a gold medal, if you are an athlete. But what separates the successful from the unsuccessful one is the continuously amount of patience and effort the first puts in his trainings. Take your time, but remember to work smart and hard whenever you can.
3. Never get satisfied with your doings.
As I was saying, being honest with yourself means that you must hardly be satisfied with the achievements you have had. No matter how hard you have strived, there is always more space in your “knowledge room” to be fulfilled. Think about it: if it is difficult to master the language even for the native speaker, then how it is for the non-native speaker? Not impossible, though it should take more time and perseverance to reach higher levels.
Just to illustrate: I try to keep my mind up by reading or listening anything I can in English every day. Although I have achieved the score I wanted on IELTS, I visit Dominic’s blog on a regular basis. By doing this I don’t forget what I have learned and I also get new stuff every now and then.
If you bear these three philosophical advices in mind like I did, then there is a great chance you will end up having a better score on the IELTS test and, in fact, in any other thing you might do in your life. I can say this because after following these obvious tips I have started naturally to give my best in any activity, thus having more success than before.
As to some more practical tips for the test, I would say “learn the test”, but apart from getting used to time management, writing schemes and speaking patterns, I must add:
1. For the reading section: read as much as you can. There is no such a thing like “I don’t like to read”. Maybe you didn’t find the right kind of reading that suits you best. For instance, if you can’t take your eyes off the videogame, search for the history of videogames. My reading skills rocketed when my bookshelf started to grow. In the last three years I read more than 60 titles of various themes and not by coincidence I managed to get a 9 band on the reading section. Also, I used and I have still been using the great Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary (CALD) on the computer since then to support me with grammar, spelling and learning new words.
2. For the listening section: once again, practice with what suits you best. I would not go for watching TV, as it didn’t work for me when I was studying. Rather I listened to a lot of audios from BBC Learning English, and I also used YouTube to watch random videos of native speakers, interviews, etc. Don’t forget to practice this section of the test with the Cambridge IELTS books (borrow from library or from friends, like I did), as it gives you a fair example of what you should expect.
3. For the writing section: my main source of tips and tricks for the writing section was Dominic’s blog. There are astonishingly many nice posts about various aspects of this section on the blog and it is up to you to put the information into practice. I must have done as many as 6 texts from each part of the writing section in 2 weeks that I have had to practice, and I have got a 7 on the test, which was quite ok for me (remember, never be satisfied!!).
4. For the speaking section: In this section I can’t say much because it was my worst band (6.5) and I didn’t manage to practice it well enough. Besides watching some interviews on YouTube and practicing some pronunciation with the help from the CALD, I tried to formulate some answers before the test in order to avoid surprises, but it was in vain. Speaking still is my worst skill and I think I will only get over it going abroad. If you can afford to pay a teacher to teach you and talk to you, definitely go for it!
مشخصات آزمون ها
مشخصـــات و تمـايــــز آزمونهــــــاي آزمايشي در اين موسسه
- شبيه سازي شده آزمون اصلي (دفترچه، پاسخنامه، كارنامه)
- ارائه گزارشي جامع از مهارتهاي Listening، Reading، Writing و Speaking جهت برطرف نمودن نقاط ضعف
- تحويل دفترچه آزمون به همراه فايل صوتي پس از اتمام آزمون
- ارائه مشاوره رايگان جهت رفع نقاط ضعف پس از اتمام آزمون Speaking
- استفاده از نمره آزمون جهت شركت در دوره هاي آمادگي IELTS در ترمهای آتی
برنامه زمانبندی آزمون های آزمایشی IELTS
پاسخنامه آزمون آزمايشي IELTS
لطفا جهت دريافت پاسخنامه آزمون آزمايشي IELTS و نمونه پاسخ های مربوط به آزمون writing كد ملي خود و تاریخ آزمون را وارد نماييد.
افرادي كه قصد مهاجرت و ادامه تحصيل در مقاطع مختلف را دارند مي بايست در آزمون بين المللي IELTSGeneral / Academic شركت نمايند. علاوه بر آمادگی کامل داوطلبین جهت شرکت در این آزمون مي توان به استفاده از مشاوره رایگان در طول دوره اشاره نمود. برگزاري آزمونهای منظم شبيه سازي شده، در کنار ارائه گزارش جامع پس از هر آزمون در اين موسسه از جمله خدمات موسسه است كه میزان موفقیت عزیزان داوطلب را به طرز چشمگیری افزایش مي دهد.