IELTS: Introduction, Scoring Table, and Tips

Introduction of IELTS

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System which is developed to give a fair and accurate assessment of English language proficiency. Language specialists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA help to develop IELTS questions. The test includes four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

IELTS Scoring Table

Table: IELTS Scoring


Target 11-14 minutes in 3 steps

step 1

Introduction and interview on the following topics-5 minutes

10 submitter-Informative

Step 2-Topic card

Describe a museum

Preparation time: 1 min

Speaking time: 2 minutes


Follow the essay format and speak like an essay

Introduction- T/S, START fast, S/S

body: speak giving examples and logic

Use of proper introductory words, linkers, and conjugations.

You need to be spontaneous, natural, and fluent.

The only way to improve your fluency is by setting a lot of practice in speaking.

Always be confidential.

Think about what you want to say.

The important thing is that you should speak and listen to yourself.

You might like to introduce your topic, number the main points, and end with a conclusion. e.g.

comparing and contrasting In my view, there is two main difference.

There are similar in some ways…

Responding to a point; Yes. I agree because… I am not sure I agree that you are in my country …speaking on future developments. I think will probably see a lot of changes… maybe there will be more

it is unlikely that will have….asking for clarification… Could you repeat that please?.. I am not sure what you mean.

Saying you do not know: I’m sorry… I am afraid I don’t know the word.

Step 3: Two-way discussion- 4 to 5 minutes

You are fully prepared yourself for the type of question you can participate in.

It is important that you try to give an extended answer.

While participating you should also think about how clearly, correctly, and appropriately you speak.

You also think about how you might organize your talk.

Do not be afraid of using your imagination to explore a topic.

Practice asking questions yourself and pay attention and accuracy too.


What you need to now-

How to take fluency

How to anticipate confident

How to use appropriate language

How to use strategies?

Do not prepare specific answers since they will not be useful and they will make it more difficult for you to do a good interview.

Relax, be confident and enjoy using your English.


Table: Reading score

3 passages ( up to 1200-2000 words each passage)


With time management

Identification of difficult passage or exposure towards the passage at the earliest.

Types of questions

  • Headline /Topic identify
  • Fill in the blanks

-sentence complication

-summary complication-Table /diagram fill up

  • True/ false not given
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Match the following
  • Analytical questions
  • Theory

General Strategies

Analyze the questions

block-Identification-fill in the blank headlines- then mentally prepare

Read the text

a) read the first paragraph ( intro)

Go with the last paragraph-conclusion

b) Read the first sentence only or another paragraph

Answer the question by reading the passage simultaneously.

Tips- block- the answer of each block always move in a consecutive order

Por-Process of reasoning- try to attempt the first question only of each block at the beginning or

To do block identification

-Read the first page -last paragraph

-Read the first sentence

Individual Theory

  1. Headline /topic/ discuss/ mean

What does the writer enter/purpose and introduction-

Headline: It comes beginning and 1:2 ratio

Tips-It appears at the first block but does not try to attempt such questions at the first.

Read the paragraph carefully and try to apply the (POE) process of elimination approach.

Tools- Read the first sentence only- then 2nd sentence-last



-To know the meaning of the sentence

Common Theory

Identify the main keyword of the questions. e.g. hospitality of locals towards foreigners is very important.

Skimming and scanning of keywords: Read the passage quickly by moving your eyes toward the passage-

-For fill in the blank

Identify the two keywords

Main keywords-Hospitality that shows the reason for the answer.

Surrounding keywords: At the beginning, it locates the local or foreign answer

Then try to edit the located answer as per instruction.

For true/ false/ no given


Disagree/No/ Negative-False

Partial information/ insufficient information-No given

Can’t predict true and false

Apply common theory

Main keywords

Analysis- following 2 steps-

Not given-Start from here

step 2- Given-either false (extremely negative) or true (exact positive)


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