Course Overview

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand British English.
Offered in two test formats – Academic (for higher education) and General Training (for work or migration purposes).
Comprised of 4 sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
A 2 hours and 45 minutes, paper and computer-based test administered around the world, throughout the year.
Official scores will be released within 2 weeks after the test date, and will be valid for 2 years.
Each of the 4 sections is scored on a scale of 1-9 and the overall band score is the average score of all the sections. Most of our students score 7.5 and above!
ielts Test Format
The test consists of the following sections:
Section I: Listening
Ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance, and ability to follow the development of ideas.
Section II: Reading
Ability to read for gist, main ideas, and details; skimming; understanding logical argument; recognising writers' opinions, attitudes and purpose.
Section III: Writing
Ability to formulate and develop a position; ability to appropriately, accurately, and relevantly respond to the given task; organisation and linking of information, ideas, and language; linking of ideas through logical sequencing; varied and appropriate use of cohesive devices (eg. logical connectors, pronouns, and conjunctions); vocabulary range and usage, including accuracy and appropriacy; grammatical range and accuracy.
Section IV: Speaking
Fluency and coherence: ability to talk with normal levels of continuity, rate, and effort, and to link ideas and language to together to form coherent, connected speech; range of vocabulary used and the precision with which meanings and attitudes can be expressed; grammatical range, accuracy, and appropriacy; ability to produce comprehensible speech
Sections Questions Duration Scoring

40 multiple choice

30 minutes

1 (low) - 9 (high)


40 multiple choice

60 minutes

1 (low) - 9 (high)


2 essays

60 minutes

1 (low) - 9 (high)



11 - 14 minutes
May be completed up to
a week before or after
other sections

1 (low) - 9 (high)



2 hours 45 minutes

1 (low) - 9 (high)

Our ielts Courses
Looking for Online Courses? At ICON+ we offer all our Courses in-Centre and Online.

1-to-1 Personal Coaching


The IELTS Online 1-to-1 Personal Coaching course is tailored to your unique learning needs, strengths and weaknesses to comprehensively cover each component at your pace. Your Online 1-to-1 Personal Coaching can be held remotely through online streaming platforms. Available in 10 to 50-hour coaching services.


You will also receive 1-month free access to our Interactive IELTS Question Bank (30 to 40 hours to complete), which comes with:

  • 660 practice questions with solutions
  • 6 full-length mock tests with solutions
  • Customised Study Planner to guide you through the Video Tutorials and Strategy Guides


Our IELTS Score Improvement Guarantee entitles you to a refund should there be no improvement in your test score after going through our test prep course — we are just that confident!

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