Official IELTS Test Venue 2019-04-25T21:06:45+00:00

Latest IELTS Test Available: 01/06/2019, 06/07/2019, 01/08/2019

ESBM is now an official IELTS Test Venue in Leicester!

Book your next IELTS Test on https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/v-1ed112bb-8bd0-4726-bd19-9be540614807

Just 5 minutes walk from DMU or Haymarket Bus Station. Our great location in the heart of Leicester cultural quarter releases the stress of your commute on the test day and give you plenty of time to arrive for your test refreshed and ready.

IELTS Test Preparation

Our IELTS Preparation Courses Can Help You Get The Results You Need

  • We aim to improve your IELTS score by 0.5 in 6 weeks or 1.0 over 10 weeks.
  • Our IELTS lessons focus on test practice and strategies, including a mock exam with feedback.
  • One to one tailored courses available for specific IELTS areas of improvement.
  • As the official IELTS Test Venue, we offer specialized fast-track IELTS with flexible timetable.

Benefits of joining ESBM IELTS Test Preparation

  • Small class sizes
  • Courses designed to suite your needs
  • Bespoke IELTS preparation for exam purposes
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers
  • Modern facility & located in the centre of Leicester culture quarter

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Understand The IELTS Test Format

IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and tests are accessible to all test takers, irrespective of their subject focus.IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

IELTS Academic IELTS General Training
Listening* (30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet)

Four recorded monologues and conversations.

Listening* (30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet)

Four recorded monologues and conversations.

Reading (60 minutes)

·   Three long reading passages with tasks

·   Texts range from descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical

·   Includes non-verbal material such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations

·   Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from books, journals and newspapers)

Reading (60 minutes)

·   Three reading passages with tasks

·   Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts

·   Section 2 includes two short, work-related, factual texts

·   Section 3 contains one longer text on a topic of general interest

·   Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from books, journals and newspapers)

Writing (60 minutes)

·   Writing task of at least 150 words where the test taker must summarise, describe or explain a table, graph, chart or diagram

·   Short essay task of at least 250 words

Writing (60 minutes)

·   Letter writing task of at least 150 words

·   Short essay task of at least 250 words

Speaking* (11 to 14 minutes)

·   Face-to-face interview

·   Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured decision

Speaking* (11 to 14 minutes)

·   Face-to-face interview

·   Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured decision

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 inappropriacy. 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, inappropriacy 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, inappropriacy 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 formula 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.