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About the Test
 

About the Test

 

About the Test

The International English Language Testing System is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication and instruction. It covers four basic language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS is managed by three reputable, international organizations - British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). IELTS is a compulsory exam for admission into universities and training programs in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Did you know that it has become a must for those of you who wish to get a student visa to Australia? The tests are administered at centers throughout the world. Internationally, universities, professional bodies, government agencies and immigration authorities of countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia recognize the tests.

There are two formats of the test – Academic and General training.

Academic – Institutions of Higher and Further Education
The Academic format is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.

General Training – for school, work or migration
The General Training format focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test.

It should be noted that certain professions require an Academic test result for registration and migration purposes.
All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules.

 

Academic Training

General Training

Listening: 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes

Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes

Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes

Writing: 2 tasks, 60 minutes

Writing: 2 tasks, 60 minutes

Speaking: 11 to 14 minutes




Listening:


This is the first section of the IELTS you will have to deal with. Well, the listening part is divided into four sections, each consisting of 10 questions and each with a higher degree of difficulty. The first two sections are concerned with social needs. There is a conversion between two speakers and then a monologue. The final two sections are concerned with situations related to educational or training contexts. There is a conversation between up to four people and then a monologue.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, short – questions, sentence completion, notes/chart/table completion, labeling a diagram, classification, matching.

The main problem that you have got to deal with is that you will be allowed to listen to the cassette just once. In most cases, you have to write down something you hear (could be a phone number, an address, a name, etc.). At times key words like names and numbers are spelt or repeated, but not always.

In the 30-minutes test, you will have to answer a total number of 40 questions, some of which are multiple-choice. According to us, if you get anything more than 30 answers right, it would means a good score, but at times, you may get good enough marks even with 27 or 28 right answers. Ten minutes are allowed at the end to transfer answers to the answer sheet.

Reading:
The Reading section is different for Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS. However, for both, in the space of 60 minutes, you will be required to answer as many as 40 questions. This, in effect means 20 minutes to each passage.

Academic Training Reading
There are three reading passages, of increasing difficulty, on topics of general interest and candidates have to answer 40 questions. The passages are taken from magazines, journals, books and newspapers. At least one text contains detailed logical argument.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, short-answer questions, sentence completion, notes/chart/table completion, labeling a diagram, classification, matching lists/phrases, choosing suitable paragraph headings from a list, identification of writer’s views/attitudes – yes, no, not given, or true, false, not given.

General Training Reading

Candidates have to answer 40 questions. There are three sections of increasing difficulty, containing texts taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines. The first section contains texts, relevant to basic linguistic survival in English, with tasks mainly concerned with providing factual information. The second section focuses on the training context and involves texts of more complex language. The third section involves reading more extended texts, with a more complex structure, but with the emphasis on descriptive and instructive rather than argumentative texts.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, short-answer questions, sentence completion, notes/chart/table completion, labeling a diagram, classification, matching lists / phrases, choosing suitable paragraph headings from a list, identification of writer’s views/attitudes – yes, no, not given, or true, false, not given.

Writing:
The IELTS does not test your knowledge of English in as much as it tests your comprehension skills. It is more a test of your time management skills and your ability to comprehend in a short time frame. Well, in effect you have to complete two writing tasks in just one hour. The Writing section is different for Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS.

Academic Training Writing
There are two tasks and it is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words for 40 minutes on Task 2 – 250 words. The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1.
In Task 1 candidates are asked to look at a diagram or table and to present the information in their own words. They are assessed on their ability to organize, present and possibly compare data, describe the stages of a process, describe an object or event, explain how something works.
In Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view, argument or problem. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem, present and justify an opinion, compare and contrast evidence and opinions, evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or arguments.

General Training Writing

There are two tasks and it is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words, and 40 minutes on Task 2 – 250 words. The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1.

In Task 1 candidates are asked to respond to give problem with a letter requesting information or explaining a situation. They are assessed on their ability to engage in personal correspondence, elicit and provide general factual information, express needs, wants, likes and dislikes, express opinions, complaints, etc.

In Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view, argument or problem. They are assessed on their ability to provide general factual information, outline a problem and present a solution, prevent and justify an opinion, evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or arguments.

Speaking:
In this 14-minute section, is usually a conversation about you, your life, your aspirations, your studies and your town. You should be ready to talk on these subjects.

In addition, the examiner will show you a card with an argument and you will have to that. Use simple words and expressions. This is to test your ability to communicate what you think. Your accent, pronunciation, etc are not all that important. What is more important is your understanding of what the examiner says and your ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The conversation usually lasts 15-20 minutes and will be recorded.

IELTS SCORING:
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance in the test, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Your results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score.

This unique 9-band system measures scores in a consistent manner – wherever and whenever the test is taken. It is internationally recognized and understood, giving you a reliable international currency.

The IELTS 9-band scale

Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.

Band 9:
Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8:
Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7: Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6: Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5: Modest user: has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4: Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3: Extremely limited user: conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2: Intermittent user: no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1: Non-user: essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0: Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided

SOME IELTS FACTS


Why do we have two formats of IELTS?


IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

How do I know which should I take?

Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests and contact the organization or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form.

How long is the test?

The Reading and Writing sections are for 60 minutes each, the listening is for 30 minutes, speaking is for 11-14minutes, which means that total duration is 2hrs 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.

How much does the test cost?

The IELTS test in India costs INR 7600. The IELTS test fee will increase to INR 7900 from January 2012.

When will I receive my test results?

Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 calendar days after your test date. All test centers will post your Test Report Form to you. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy. Some test centers provide SMS alerts and an online results service.

How long are IELTS scores valid?
IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.

Prepare for IELTS

About the Test

The International English Language Testing System is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication and instruction. It covers four basic language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS is managed by three reputable, international organizations - British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). IELTS is a compulsory exam for admission into universities and training programs in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Did you know that it has become a must for those of you who wish to get a student visa to Australia? The tests are administered at centers throughout the world. Internationally, universities, professional bodies, government agencies and immigration authorities of countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia recognize the tests.

There are two formats of the test – Academic and General training.

Academic – Institutions of Higher and Further Education
The Academic format is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.

General Training – for school, work or migration
The General Training format focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test.

It should be noted that certain professions require an Academic test result for registration and migration purposes.
All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking modules but different Reading and Writing modules.

 

Academic Training

General Training

Listening: 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes

Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes

Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes

Writing: 2 tasks, 60 minutes

Writing: 2 tasks, 60 minutes

                                        Speaking: 11 to 14 minutes




Listening:


This is the first section of the IELTS you will have to deal with. Well, the listening part is divided into four sections, each consisting of 10 questions and each with a higher degree of difficulty. The first two sections are concerned with social needs. There is a conversion between two speakers and then a monologue. The final two sections are concerned with situations related to educational or training contexts. There is a conversation between up to four people and then a monologue.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, short – questions, sentence completion, notes/chart/table completion, labeling a diagram, classification, matching.

The main problem that you have got to deal with is that you will be allowed to listen to the cassette just once. In most cases, you have to write down something you hear (could be a phone number, an address, a name, etc.). At times key words like names and numbers are spelt or repeated, but not always.

In the 30-minutes test, you will have to answer a total number of 40 questions, some of which are multiple-choice. According to us, if you get anything more than 30 answers right, it would means a good score, but at times, you may get good enough marks even with 27 or 28 right answers. Ten minutes are allowed at the end to transfer answers to the answer sheet.

Reading:
The Reading section is different for Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS. However, for both, in the space of 60 minutes, you will be required to answer as many as 40 questions. This, in effect means 20 minutes to each passage.

Academic Training Reading
There are three reading passages, of increasing difficulty, on topics of general interest and candidates have to answer 40 questions. The passages are taken from magazines, journals, books and newspapers. At least one text contains detailed logical argument.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, short-answer questions, sentence completion, notes/chart/table completion, labeling a diagram, classification, matching lists/phrases, choosing suitable paragraph headings from a list, identification of writer’s views/attitudes – yes, no, not given, or true, false, not given.

General Training Reading

Candidates have to answer 40 questions. There are three sections of increasing difficulty, containing texts taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines. The first section contains texts, relevant to basic linguistic survival in English, with tasks mainly concerned with providing factual information. The second section focuses on the training context and involves texts of more complex language. The third section involves reading more extended texts, with a more complex structure, but with the emphasis on descriptive and instructive rather than argumentative texts.

A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, short-answer questions, sentence completion, notes/chart/table completion, labeling a diagram, classification, matching lists / phrases, choosing suitable paragraph headings from a list, identification of writer’s views/attitudes – yes, no, not given, or true, false, not given.

Writing:
The IELTS does not test your knowledge of English in as much as it tests your comprehension skills. It is more a test of your time management skills and your ability to comprehend in a short time frame. Well, in effect you have to complete two writing tasks in just one hour. The Writing section is different for Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS.

Academic Training Writing
There are two tasks and it is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words for 40 minutes on Task 2 – 250 words. The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1.
In Task 1 candidates are asked to look at a diagram or table and to present the information in their own words. They are assessed on their ability to organize, present and possibly compare data, describe the stages of a process, describe an object or event, explain how something works.
In Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view, argument or problem. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem, present and justify an opinion, compare and contrast evidence and opinions, evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or arguments.

General Training Writing

There are two tasks and it is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words, and 40 minutes on Task 2 – 250 words. The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1.

In Task 1 candidates are asked to respond to give problem with a letter requesting information or explaining a situation. They are assessed on their ability to engage in personal correspondence, elicit and provide general factual information, express needs, wants, likes and dislikes, express opinions, complaints, etc.

In Task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view, argument or problem. They are assessed on their ability to provide general factual information, outline a problem and present a solution, prevent and justify an opinion, evaluate and challenge ideas, evidence or arguments.

Speaking:
In this 14-minute section, is usually a conversation about you, your life, your aspirations, your studies and your town. You should be ready to talk on these subjects.

In addition, the examiner will show you a card with an argument and you will have to that. Use simple words and expressions. This is to test your ability to communicate what you think. Your accent, pronunciation, etc are not all that important. What is more important is your understanding of what the examiner says and your ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The conversation usually lasts 15-20 minutes and will be recorded.

IELTS SCORING:
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance in the test, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Your results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score.

This unique 9-band system measures scores in a consistent manner – wherever and whenever the test is taken. It is internationally recognized and understood, giving you a reliable international currency.

The IELTS 9-band scale

Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.

Band 9:
Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8:
Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7: Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6: Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5: Modest user: has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4: Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3: Extremely limited user: conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2: Intermittent user: no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1: Non-user: essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0: Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided

SOME IELTS FACTS


Why do we have two formats of IELTS?


IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

How do I know which should I take?

Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests and contact the organization or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form.

How long is the test?

The Reading and Writing sections are for 60 minutes each, the listening is for 30 minutes, speaking is for 11-14minutes, which means that total duration is 2hrs 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.

How much does the test cost?

The IELTS test in India costs INR 7600. The IELTS test fee will increase to INR 7900 from January 2012.

When will I receive my test results?

Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 calendar days after your test date. All test centers will post your Test Report Form to you. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy. Some test centers provide SMS alerts and an online results service.

How long are IELTS scores valid?
IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.

The Princeton Review IELTS Course

Manya is an authorized British Council agent. You can now visit any of Manya offices to register for the IELTS test through our Online Registration System. Post registration, you will get a Cambridge IELTS prep book and CD. You also get access to a wonderful resource called ‘Road to IELTS’.

What our IELTS Coaching Will Teach You
Manya’s IELTS test preparation program will teach you how to master all concepts tested on the exam by following our proven test-taking strategies and sharpening the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Manya’s IELTS coaching classes offer IELTS test preparation courses in two structures:

  • Regular Structure: Two 2.5 hours classes every week for around two months.
  • Intensive/ Fast track Structure: Three 2.5 hours classes every week for around one and a half month.
What You’ll Get
  • Extensive interactive and customized Manya’s IELTS coaching classes filled with power-packed strategies and focused content coverage designed to ensure a good score.
  • Cambridge Insight Into IELTS and Insight into IELTS Extra
  • 4 paper pencil mock IELTS diagnostic tests.
  • Instructors who are experts on the IELTS.

Courses Available

Classroom Course – Recommended for students who gain from structured learning

  • Classroom session (Duration: 35 hours)
  • 7 Week program- 2, 2.5 hours Classes per week
  • Practice CD’s for effective learning
Refresher Course – Recommended for those with strong basics who would like a shorter course
  • Classroom Session (Duration:10 hours)
  • 5 Classes of 2 hours each
One on One Classes – Recommended for all those Students who need special attention and flexible hours. Students with weak basics will benefit the most.
  • 22 Hours (11 Classes)

Register for IELTS

How do I register for the test?

You can visit websites of either British Council or IDP – Australia depending on the countries that you plan to go to.

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Manya’s IELTS coaching in India is delivered through our instructors, certified by a The Princeton Review master trainer, who are exceptional IELTS test takers, and demonstrate a command of their subject. Not only are our IELTS test preparation teachers the best in the industry, they also double up as mentors and guides. You will find that at The Princeton Review, teachers take pride in your performance and give you the best possible guidance and personalized help to ensure that you meet your targets. Teachers review IELTS test performance with students and progressively hand out practice material relevant to the student’s needs.

All Princeton Review teachers are masters of content of the tests and our techniques – plus, they are experts at teaching them to students. Our teachers give you crucial feedback and advice that could be the clinching factor in getting you that dream score!

The quality and skill of our teachers sets us apart from all other test prep companies. Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds including from prestigious institutions. Some are software professionals while some are professors, still others from defense and research backgrounds. Whatever their background, they are proven experts in their subject area and understand the tests inside out.

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All teachers score in the top percentiles of the test and demonstrate excellent test-taking abilities.

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All teachers demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and they must have engaging personalities. This translates to interesting and well-taught classes, and better prepared students.

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Teachers complete a comprehensive Princeton Review training, during which they learn test content and are taught how to best convey techniques that will improve your score. They understand traps and common mistakes that an average test taker would make. They understand strategy and pacing and how to transform an ‘average’ test taker to a ‘smart’ one!

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Over the years, we have developed a number of standardized test taking strategies proven to help students improve their scores. All Princeton Review teachers have mastered the content of the tests and our techniques – plus, they are experts at teaching them to students.

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With us, you are not just likely to get just an expert teacher, you also are likely to get yourself a mentor who will work with you till you are satisfied to help improve your score. Our teachers take interest in your progress and will give you crucial feedback and advice that could be the clinching factor in getting you that dream score! Take a look at how some of our students have benefited from interacting constantly with their teachers!

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quote  Hi! I am Vennila Chandrasekaran I have a master’s degree in Psychology and advanced PG DIPLOMA in Instructional Technology . I have been teaching in an international school for the past four years .I belong to the TBM – IELTS – 7 batch of Princeton Review – Tambaram. IELTS score: 7.5 [ R = 7.5 / W = 7 / L=8 / S = 7.5 ] TBM – IELTS – 7 My trainer was Dudyala Saikiran. He had an excellent attitude towards students. He was very organized and systematic in delivering the lessons. He was approachable and very supportive.What I appreciate most about him is his punctuality in conducting exams and giving the feedback promptly. This helped us a lot to improve our performances. I very much appreciate Tambaram’s Administrative staff Mrs.Kalaivani of Princeton Review.She was very courteous and always willing to help us to take tests and fix classes to suit our time schedule .I thank her for making my study time in Princeton review a pleasant experience. What I would say to all who are preparing for IELTS Exams is they need to attend a preparatory course as it would equip them to perform better. And as I scored the required band score of 7.5 in my first attempt itself I Think Princeton Review is an excellent place to train yourself to achieve your dreams for the future.  quote


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quote  Hello! My name is Nivedita shrinagesh. I am doing Electronic media (5yr) integrated course at Anna university. My trainer was Saikiran, and was very helpful and approachable. He made the class lively and fun. The way he teaches each and every component in IELTS is systematic which makes it easier to understand. The administrative staff Vijaylakshmi mam was very friendly; she treated us well and helped us with all our doubts regarding our course timings etc. The standard of IELTS isn’t very easy and simple. Students need to regularly practice specially on Reading and Writing departments. Reading exercises should be mandatory done with timer (20 mins for each passage) otherwise it would be difficult during the exam. With regular practice, students will easily get good scores. IELTS overall score – 7/9 Reading – 7/9 Listening – 7.5/9 Speaking – 7/9 Writing - 6.5/9  quote


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quote  Hi I am Shanthosh Sivagnanam and I have completed my B.E Computer Science and Engineering (2006-2010) in Sri Venkateswara College Of Engineering, Sriperumbudur. My trainer was Mr.Saikiran Dudyala. He took the classes very well and taught me the methodologies as to how to approach the IELTS exam. He trained me in all sections equally and made me overcome my difficulties in the various sections by giving me a lot of practice materials and verifying my answers periodically. The administrative staff also helped me in taking the exams as per the schedule and made sure I got the corrected scripts in time. I would like to tell the people who are taking up the IELTS exam to follow the points given to you in the class and apply it in the exam and also take up the tests regularly so that you can identify the weak areas so that you can improve in those respective areas. IELTS- SCORE = 8.0 Listening = 8.5 Reading = 7.5 Writing = 7.0 Speaking = 8.0  quote


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quote  I am currently pursuing my third year, Bachelor of Science, Electronic Medis, at Mop Vaishnav College for Women. My trainer was Mr Saikiran Dudyala. He used an organized and easy approach in teaching the 4 sections of the IELTS test. He was extremely helpful and always ready to clear my doubts. The 4 test papers and the study material given, helped a lot in understanding the 4 sections of the exam and gave me enough practice to write the exam with confidence.. The administrative staff were very obliging, they were polite and courteous. They provided relevant information and guidance and were very encouraging. I would advise the people taking up the IELTS to prepare well in advance, stay focused and approach the exam methodically.  quote


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About the Test

The TOEFL is a test for non-native English speakers to evaluate their ability to read, write, speak, and listen to English. The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

There are two formats for the TOEFL test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT). In India, it is the TOEFL iBT that is conducted in various test centers across the country. Each year, nearly a million individuals of all ages take the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. More than 25 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test since it was first offered.

More than 8,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. Other organizations rely on TOEFL scores as well:

  • Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas
  • Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes
  • Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English
The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the internet. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete and each section is taken online. Of these, Speaking and Writing are Integrated Tasks since they involve listening and reading tasks before answering questions. The total score is 120.

Section

Duration

Questions

Task

Score

Reading (as per changes from Nov-1, 2011)

60 to 80 minutes

36-56

Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.

0 - 30

Listening

60 to 90 minutes

34-51

Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions.

0 – 30

Break

10 minutes

Speaking

20 minutes

6 tasks

Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.

0 – 30

Writing

50 minutes

2 tasks

Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

0 - 30


Reading:
The Reading section includes three or four reading passages. There are 12 to 14 questions per passage. You have from 60 to 80 minutes to answer all the questions in the section.

TOEFL iBT Reading passages are excerpts from university-level textbooks that would be used in introductions to a discipline or topic. The passages will cover a variety of different subjects. Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with the topic of a passage. All the information you need to answer the questions will be in the passage.

Listening:
The Listening section includes test questions about academic lectures and long conversations in which the speech sounds very natural. You can take notes on any listening material throughout the entire test. The test is composed of:

1. Four to six lectures, each three to five minutes long, six questions per lecture, 60 to 90 minutes
2. Two to three conversations, each three minutes long, five questions per conversation, 60 to 90 minutes.

Speaking:
Your recorded responses are sent to the ETS Scoring Network, where three to six certified human raters score them holistically on a scale of 0 to 4. The average score on the six tasks is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.

Raters do not expect your responses to be perfect, and even high-scoring responses may contain occasional errors. Your pronunciation does not need to sound like that of a native speaker of English. The raters are listening for the effectiveness of your communication and your ability to accomplish the tasks you are given.

Writing:
The total time for the Writing section is 50 minutes. You are asked to write responses to two writing tasks: an integrated Writing task and an independent Writing task.
  • Integrated Writing task (20 minutes) — read a short passage and listen to a short lecture. Then write in response to what you read and listened to.
  • Independent Task (30 minutes) — write an essay in response to a Writing topic

Some TOEFL Facts

Where are TOEFL scores accepted?
More than 8,000 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.
How do I register for the test?
Visit www.ets.org/toefl to register for the test.
How much does it cost?
TOEFL fee in India is USD 165.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
You can reschedule or cancel your registration up to three full days before your test date (not including the day of the test or the day of your request). That means if your test is on a Saturday, you must reschedule or cancel by Tuesday. The fee to reschedule is US$60 and must be paid before you can reschedule. If your request is not received at least three full days in advance, your full test fee will be forfeited. Test administrators are not authorized to make schedule changes. To reschedule, you will need to provide your registration number and the full name you used to register.
How and when do I get my scores?
Scores will be posted online within two weeks of the test date. Log in to your online TOEFL iBT account, enter the ETS ID received when you registered and click on the "View Scores" link. Your scores are also mailed to the universities or institutions you selected when you registered.
How long is the score valid?
TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years.

Prepare for TOEFL

If it’s the first time you are taking the IELTS, we recommend the following
1. Personalize your practice
Take an initial test to evaluate where you stand. You will know the areas that you need to work on. Try to follow a personalized study plan based on your strengths and areas for improvements.

2. Get familiar with the questions
Unless you know the type of questions that come on the SAT, you cannot possibly practice. Get familiar with the question types by picking up a relevant and reliable practice book.

3. Practice a little each day
Don’t get burnt out; however, don’t procrastinate either. The best way to prep is practice each day. Remember it is important to practice on relevant material which will eventually help you get comfortable with all types of questions.

4. Take simulated tests
A standardized test is more a test of endurance than merely content. Make sure you time yourself to get a better feel of what the actual testing experience will be like. Schedule in section stops and breaks just like on test day. You should take 3 to 4 simulated tests with adequate sectional practice in between.

The Princeton Review TOEFL Course

What our TOEFL iBT Preparation Courses Will Teach You
Manya’s TOEFL coaching classes will help you learn how to master all concepts tested on the exam by following our proven test-taking strategies and sharpening the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Manya’s test preparation services provide the best guidance in TOEFL preparation. Manya’s TOEFL test prep program for TOEFL iBT offer the course in two structures:

- Regular Structure: Seven weeks program with two 2.5 hours classes every week.
- Intensive/ Fast Track Structure: Two weeks program with 2.5 hours class everyday.

What You’ll Get
    Manya’s TOEFL test prep program provides extensive interactive classrooms sessions filled with power-packed strategies and focused content coverage designed to ensure a good score.
    Our TOEFL coaching classes are available in two variants – batch mode and one-on-one mode.
    Instructors who are experts on the TOEFL.
    Free extra help from your instructor.
    TOEFL preparation materials that work. Our research and development team studies the test year round to stay on top of TOEFL trends and to make sure you learn what you need to get your best score.
    Courseware that includes The Princeton Review TOEFL Manual along with a CD; Longman Test CD in which you will get 8 mini and 2 full length tests.

Our TOEFL Training Teachers
Manya’s TOEFL coaching classes instructors are exceptional TOEFL test takers who have demonstrated a command of their subject and have been certified by a The Princeton Review master trainer. Not only are our TOEFL preparation teachers the best that you would find in the industry they also double up as mentors and guides. You will find that at The Princeton Review, TOEFL coaching instructors take pride in your performance and give you the best possible guidance and personalized help to ensure that you meet your targets. Teachers review test performance with students and progressively hand out practice material relevant to the student’s needs.

To enroll for our TOEFL preparation and TOEFL coaching classes, give us a call at 1800 – 102 – 4646.

Courses Available

Classroom Course – Recommended for students who gain from structured learning

  • Classroom session (Duration: 35 hours)
  • 7 Week program- 2, 2.5 hours Classes per week
  • Practice CD’s for effective learning
Refresher Course – Recommended for those with strong basics who would like a shorter course
  • Classroom Session (Duration:10 hours)
  • 5 Classes of 2 hours each

One on One Classes
– Recommended for all those Students who need special attention and flexible hours. Students with weak basics will benefit the most.
  • 18 Hours (9 Classes)

Register for TOEFL

How do I register for the test?

Visit www.ets.org/toefl to register for the test.

Free TOEFL Events

Diagnostic Test:
Appear for a simulated IELTS exam (General or Academic) and get a score analysis with feedback from our trainer
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Demo Class:
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Free Session:
Attend a free session with our expert on what you target score and universities should be. You will get help with applications as well.
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Our Teachers

All Princeton Review teachers are masters of content of the tests and our techniques – plus, they are experts at teaching them to students. Our teachers give you crucial feedback and advice that could be the clinching factor in getting you that dream score!

The quality and skill of our teachers sets us apart from all other test prep companies. Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds including from prestigious institutions. Some are software professionals while some are professors, still others from defense and research backgrounds. Whatever their background, they are proven experts in their subject area and understand the tests inside out.

High Test Scores
All teachers score in the top percentiles of the test and demonstrate excellent test-taking abilities.

Communication Skills
All teachers demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and they must have engaging personalities. This translates to interesting and well-taught classes, and better prepared students.

Knowledge of Test Content
Teachers complete a comprehensive Princeton Review training, during which they learn test content and are taught how to best convey techniques that will improve your score. They understand traps and common mistakes that an average test taker would make. They understand strategy and pacing and how to transform an ‘average’ test taker to a ‘smart’ one!

Knowledge of The Princeton Review Methodology
Over the years, we have developed a number of standardized test taking strategies proven to help students improve their scores. All Princeton Review teachers have mastered the content of the tests and our techniques – plus, they are experts at teaching them to students.

Friend, Philosopher and Guide
With us, you are not just likely to get just an expert Teacher, you also are likely to get yourself a mentor who will work with you till you are satisfied to help improve your score. Our teachers take interest in your progress and will give you crucial feedback and advice that could be the clinching factor in getting you that dream score! Take a look at how some of our students have benefited from interacting constantly with their teachers!

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Testimonials

TOEFL TESTIMONIALS


quote  Mam I want to inform you that i took my TOEFL on 23rd October. I am over the moon seeing the scores. All Thanks to you for all the teaching. I received and those inspiring words and all the fun which I most dearly miss. Oh I almost forgot: I got a score of 114 in my TOEFL just one mark shy of my promised target of 115 (Do excuse me in that regard). I got 114 in the following order: Reading:28 Listening:27 Speaking:30 (Was always my favorite) Writing:29 Once again I thank you immensely for all your efforts and the time that I spent with you and the class is something that I’ll always cherish. DO KEEP IN TOUCH.  quote


Thank You,
Vinay Vekatesh

quote  Dear Maam I have received my TOEFL scores. I got 116/120. The details are in the attached file. I would really want to thank you for your guidance and help, I really appreciate. Regards, Rohan Kakar  quote


Thank You,
Rohan Kakar

quote  I’m currently pursuing my final year Mechanical Engineering at Easwari Engineering College, Chennai. I’m planning to do my masters in the US. For this purpose, I took up GRE and TOEFL coaching with The Princeton Review (T.Nagar), Chennai. I took my GRE on January 17, 2011 (got a score of 1320) and TOEFL on July 9, 2011 My trainer for the TOEFL course was Mr.Saikiran Dudyala. With his interactive sessions, he made the students believe that TOEFL is an easy nut to crack. He brought the subject matter down to the level of understanding of the students. For instance, I was a little nervous about the speaking section, but his innovative practice sessions instilled a lot of confidence in me and I ended up scoring 29 for the section! Even after the course ended, I was in touch with him over the phone and e-mail. He never hesitated in clearing any doubt at any time. The administrative staff at TPR were very helpful. They answered all my queries clearly and in detail. There was no hesitation on their part whatsoever. Finally, I owe my success to TPR. I joined TPR on my friend’s advice and found them to be the best when it comes to TOEFL training. Their method of training is well structured and their course material gives a clear idea about the test. Their continuous assessment of the students points out our strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to work more on the latter. For those who are serious about their TOEFL preparation, I would recommend TPR hands down any day.  quote


Thank You,
Dinesh Vyas

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