FAQ's about sitting the IELTS exam22 May, 20225mins
Frequently Asked Questions About IELTS (International English Learning Testing System) The I...
Frequently Asked Questions About IELTS
(International English Learning Testing System)The IELTS exams can be a confusing and scary process. Your IELTS exam is the first step you must take to begin your journey to your chosen English speaking country. Here at Kate Cowhig Recruitment we want to make your journey as easy as possible, so we’ve answered a few FAQ’s to help put you at ease when it comes to taking your exams. ~What is the IELTS? IELTS is designed to assess the English language skills of candidates who want to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication. ~Why are they required? They are required to be eligible to register for the NMBI (IRL) or NMC (UK) to legally work as a nurse in Ireland/UK. ~Where is IELTS recognised? IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in several different countries such as Ireland, UK, New Zealand, USA and Canada. ~What does the test consist of? The test comes in two forms; Academic or General Training Module. Here at Kate Cowhig Recruitment we require you to sit the Academic Test. ~What areas does the test examine? IELTS exam 4 areas, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speech.
- Reading; 60-minute exam consisting of 40 questions. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers' opinions, attitudes and purpose.
- Writing; 60-minute exam consisting of 2 questions. You are asked to describe visual information in your own words and respond to an argument/problem.
- Listening; Approx 30-minute exam consisting of 40 questions. The listening is broken into 4 sections and is made up of conversations and monologues.
- Speaking; 11-14 minute exam, broken into 3 parts. Here you will have an oral interview with the examiner.