IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills Test Coaching in Ludhiana, Punjab

IELTS Life Skills test is a substitute of IELTS Life Skills or KET exam; it only tests two skills, Listening and Speaking. It is intended mainly for people wanting to immigrate to the other country. The new test was announced at the same time as changes to immigration requirements it is linked specifically to the UK immigration, but in the future other countries might add the IELTS Life Skills test to their visa requirements.

IELTS life skills exam has two levels

IELTS Life Skills Test

This is exciting news: a new IELTS test called IELTS Life Skills is going to be available from April 2015.

  • Non-native speakers of English worldwide wanting to provide documented evidence of their knowledge of English, for study or employment.
  • Students aspiring to enter or exit institutions of higher education, where proof of knowledge of English is a requirement.
  • People needing English for their everyday or working life.
  • Learners who require externally recognized certification of their levels in English.
  • Those who are attending courses over a period and require a series of graded examinations which provide steps up in the ladder of proficiency.

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IELTS Life Skills test is a substitute of ESOL or KET exam; it only tests two skills, Listening and Speaking. It is intended mainly for people wanting to immigrate to the UK. The new test was announced at the same time as changes to UK immigration requirements it is linked specifically to the UK immigration, but in the future other countries might add the IELTS Life Skills test to their visa requirements.

Test format There are 3 people in the examination room: two test takers and one examiner. The examiner is assessing each of the two test takers. At times the two test takers are required to interact with each other. There is no break between the Speaking and Listening assessments.

Note: The performance of one test taker is not supposed to affect the score of the other test taker. Total time taken for this exam is 16-18 minutes for level A1. In level 2 total time taken is 22 minutes

IELTS life skills exam has two levels

In Part 2 listening and speaking skills are tested at the same time
Level A1 for the family of settled person
Level B1 for indefinite leave to remain (to settle) or citizenship

Assessment process

There are four criteria each test taker is being assessed for:

  • Obtaining information
  • Conveying information
  • Speaking to communicate
  • Engaging in discussion

At times during the test candidates are allowed to take notes to prepare their answers. The examiner will not mark those notes and only the candidates’ speaking and listening skills are marked during the test.

Result for the same will come within 6 days. Results come as pass or fail. If you clear the exam result is valid for 2 years.

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