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The IELTS test is the international system for measuring English language proficiency.

International English Language Testing System – IELTS.     

The IELTS test is the most popular English language test in the world for the purposes of study, work and immigration abroad, as 5,000 tests were conducted last year at BTI.

IELTS test is one of the most important international tests that measure English proficiency. IELTS is distinguished by its accuracy, spread, and wide acceptance around the world. Therefore, we provide to you with the British Training Institute – Sharjah, all the accurate and comprehensive details and information about this exam and how to obtain an IELTS certificate.

What is the status of the academy in relation to the IELTS tests?

British Training Institute – Sharjah, is considered one of the first accredited centers for IELTS tests in the United Arab Emirates, it has been accredited by IDP as a center for providing IELTS tests since 2006 and is still ahead in the first running up in the Emirate of Dubai in implementing these tests, the Academy has won the first running up in the last ten years in a row by IDP. In terms of the number of associates and in terms of the safety of the implementation of the tests on the other hand.

The academy has a spacious headquarters of more than 4,000 feet dedicated to IELTS tests. It is located in the heart of Sharjah, in Rolla area, Bank Street, Third Floor 301-304. This vital location made the Academy a vital center and one of the most famous centers in the Emirate of Sharjah.


It also receives annual training to develop the necessary skills for the safety of the tests and for the happiness of affiliated customers on the other hand.

The Academy implements IELTS tests in its four sections:  Listening, Reading, and Writing in addition to speaking test.

What is the IELTS test?

It is a recognized test worldwide. It aims to measure the proficiency of the English language for non-native speakers, and it is an acronym for the International English Language Testing System.

It is characterized by its accuracy in determining the level of its applicants in the four main communication skills.

Listening, reading, speaking and writing.

The IELTS & Development Academy is a strategic partnership between the Development Academy and the Australian IDP Foundation, and they are responsible for providing and ensuring this test for all nationalities in the Academy.

The test content is prepared in English by the IDP Foundation according to accurate international standards so that it does not include any cultural or linguistic bias.

Where is the IELTS test accepted?


If you are looking to study at international universities, you will need to have an appropriate IELTS score. This exam is accepted in UAE universities in general, Gulf, Arab, African, British, American, and Australian universities, as well as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, and South African universities.

IELTS is recognized by most universities, institutes, and academic and professional bodies around the world that teach in English, including Immigration New Zealand and the British General Medical Council. The IELTS certificate is accepted by more than 6,000 different institutions around the world.

What are the IELTS exam questions?

The test consists of four main sections, as each section determines your level in the four basic skills of language practice, namely reading, listening, speaking and writing.

    •  IELTS listening test.

It is 30 minutes long and consists of 4 sections, each section consisting of 40 questions. English comprehension proficiency is tested by listening to audio pieces on a specific topic, and other general and various pieces.

    • Academic Reading Test or General Examination Reading

Duration is 60 minutes, and it consists of 3 sections, each section consisting of 40 questions. You will be asked about a reading text, to measure your understanding of the text in detail, and whether you were able to understand the complex information contained in the text or not.

    • Speaking test in IELTS

Its duration ranges from 11 to 14 minutes, and it includes 3 parts. This test is the same for examinees both for academic purposes and for IELTS General Exam. It includes an interview covering a wide range of topics. And you will have to talk about personal topics, and talk about a specific topic, as you express and discuss it with the experimenter.

It is worth noting that the Listening and Speaking sections of the IELTS tests are the same as the parts in the Academic and General tests, but the Reading and Writing tests are designed to measure academic skills or general skills.

What are the types of IELTS tests?

There are two main types of IELTS, which differ according to the purpose and purpose of the test.

The sections are:

  1. Academic IELTS test
  •  It is intended for local and international students who wish to study at universities and academic institutions in English-speaking countries.
  1. IELTS general test
  •  Suitable for people who want to immigrate to an English-speaking country or to work for international companies abroad.

How much is the IELTS test fee?

Test fees do not differ between one emirate and another in the UAE. The cost is the same whether the exam is general or academic. Mostly, the test fees range from 1300-1400 AED or the equivalent in international currencies for the paper-based test and the computer-based test.

What scores do you need for IELTS?

Universities in the UAE usually ask for grades ranging between 5, 6, and 7 and certainly vary according to the specialization and stage of study.

If you aim to study at a university in America, Canada, Britain, or Australia, you will need to get between 6.30-7.30 in IELTS. But if you want to study medicine, you will need a score higher than 7.30, and these scores certainly vary according to the university.

What are the IELTS exam scores?

One of the most important features of the IELTS test is that it helps you understand your true level of English, without failing or passing. The exam measures your performance and gives you the opportunity to practice the skills you need to improve.

See the table below.

The following table shows you the IELTS scores and what each score means.

What are the benefits of the IELTS test?

       1. IELTS is recognized globally. 


IELTS is the most famous test for assessing English proficiency for non-native speakers in the United Arab Emirates and worldwide. All universities in the country accept IELTS tests, in addition to nearly 11 thousand international institutions and organizations that accept this test in order to travel for study or immigration abroad, and it is considered the test approved by the authorities of the United Arab Emirates and the immigration authorities in Australia, Canada, Britain, and New Zealand.

     2. The mechanism for applying for the exam and obtaining the IELTS certificate.


There are many ways to take the IELTS test easily. You can take the IELTS exam on paper or offline at the academy headquarters. You can book the date and place of the IELTS test according to your circumstances. The name of the academy is among the centers on the Internet as a center for submitting this exam and obtaining the IELTS certificate, and the IELTS test is available in the academy throughout the week except for Wednesday, which is the official holiday for the IELTS team. This makes it possible to book the test at the academy at any time and from anywhere, depending on your circumstances.

    3. It gives you the opportunity to practice English


Unlike other tests that may give you a theoretical study of the English language, IELTS helps you practice expressing topics you encounter in your daily life, making it easier for you to adapt to others abroad.

    4. Get a better job


Your ability to communicate in English smoothly is one of the most important skills that guarantee you easy work in international companies. So if you are looking to work in opportunities that cross the borders of your country, obtaining an IELTS certificate will help you in that. As there are approximately 55 English-speaking countries.

    5. Flexibility


The IELTS test helps you measure your ability to communicate in English. It is one of the tests that you can take at any time, and there is no success or failure in it. So you can prepare for it and repeat it to improve your English without worry.

IELTS Test team at British Training Institute

What are the services provided by the Development Academy to IELTS test participants:

  1. Training courses to qualify for IELTS tests of all kinds.
  2. Experimental tests during the training period.
  3. courses during official events and holidays.
  4. seminars on IELTS tests.
  5. Transferring IELTS paper tests to school contracts.
  6. Providing experimental tests outside the scope of training courses for associates, which can be conducted remotely or at the academy’s headquarters.
  7. Facilitating the task of registering for IELTS tests via the Internet or communicating with one of the work teams.
  8. Providing the affiliates with promotional leaflets for the IELTS tests.
  9. Ensuring the registration process and preserving the paid test fees until the completion of the test registration process for those who have difficulty registering online.
  10. Handing over IELTS certificates at the academy headquarters with utmost ease.
  11. Transferring the exam fees to the Academy’s approved bank account.

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IELTS Listening


This is the first section of the IELTS exam. In this student listens to a recording and writes answers that are given on the question sheet. The IELTS listening test is divided into four sections. Students hear each section one time only. The total time for the test is 40 minutes. The audio or recording is about 30 minutes, afterwards extra ten minutes are given to transfer answers to an answer sheet. There are 40 questions altogether as each section has 10 questions.

In general, there are mainly 6 types of questions in the listening section.


      • Form, note, Table, Flowchart, summary completion.
      • Plan, Map, and Diagram Labeling
      • Matching
      • Multiple Choices
      • Sentence Completion
      • Short answer question

This section has been designed to test. The English Comprehension skills of candidates, whether a student is able to understand the piece of information or successfully answer questions. The listening scores are out of 40 and are calculated as per the correct answer number. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.


The maximum word limit for an answer is three words or a number. Sometimes the demand of the answer is two words or one word. In multiple choice questions candidates need to write only the option of correct answer such as [A, B, C, and D]. They are not required to write the full option.

The Listening recording is taken from educational or training contexts. A number of English accents and dialects are used in these recordings which sometimes puzzle the students.

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It is the second part of the test. To complete all the sections students will be allowed 1 hour or 60 minutes. In general reading, there are 3 main passages but part 2. Is divided into 2 parts so, in total there are 5 passages while in Academic there are only 3 passages. The Texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, Magazines, and newspapers in both general and Academic Sections. In both Readings, 40 Questions are given answers.

The Subject of the topic may be Technology, Science research, medicine, Agriculture, and any past research subject.

There are different types of question types in Academic Reading and General Reading too.

      1. Matching Heading Questions
        In this one has to choose a heading from the list which matches a section or paragraph in the passage.
      2. True false or not given/Yes, No, Not Given Questions.
      3. Matching Paragraph Information questions-In this type of question Just need to find information in the Paragraph and Match it.
      4. Summary Completion Questions- You will see a paragraph with missing words. You will use the reading passage to fill in the blanks and complete the Paragraph.
      5. Sentence Completion Questions-In this type of task, you are given sentences from the reading with a gap in them. The candidate needs to fill it with words.
      6. Multiple Choice Questions-There are 3 or 4 options given in this type of question while reading students need to mark the right option after matching information.
      7. Table Completion- Students will be provided with an incomplete table that summarizes or Paragraphs information given in the Reading text.
      8. Flow Chart Completion- This can be any process and cycle, in which students need to fill the answer after reading the passage.


Both Tasks are marked on:
1. Task achievement (25 %)
2. Coherence Cohesion [25%]
3. Vocabulary (25%)
4. Grammar [25%]

Academic Task 1


It is asked to write a report infographic into words. The minimum word requirement is 150 and the limit can be between. 170-190 Words or Sentences.


There are Multiple Infographics


Line Graphs –There can be more than one graph, in this there is a graphical presentation of objects for each object, there a line is given that connects points and represents their change over time.

Bar Charts – Bar Chart is the question that there may be one or few charts meanwhile the data is demonstrated in vertical and horizontal bars. It is mostly used to emphasize the comparison between objects.

Pie Chart –Each part of the pie chart usually represents statistics for a factor by dividing it into many parts, which are calibrated in percentage. The question will demand to describe compare and contrast the data in a word paragraph.

Table – There will be one or more than one tables containing data about a topic. Students need to write a report by analyzing and comparing the statistic which is given in the tables.

Map – This type of question trend appears with lower frequency as compared to other types. However Just because it is not very common does not mean you will not see it.

To describe the map, there are 2 main formats.

One map- You are asked to illustrate a map of a random place, usually in the Present. Presently this format rarely shows up in the IELTS Writing Task 1 Since there is one map only so there is hardly anything to compare and contrast.

Two Maps – This type is likely to be popular in detail you are asked for two maps about the same place but may be in two different timelines for projects.

Process – The image of a process will be given in the exam, this process could be a natural process such as the lifespan of an animal, or an artificial process like manufacturing or nourishing. Test takers have to mention all the steps or phases in order without missing one.

Multiple Charts – this is the last type of question, sometimes students will encounter a test that tells them to write on two or more different types of charts or graphs. For Instance, Pei charts and bar charts, line graphs, and pie charts. Sometimes students might feel perplexed and nervous about solving the task. Students should not feel so because the charts will be related to each other.



General Reading is considered easier than academic. There are 5 Passages in total since section 2 is divided into 2 parts. The question type, time limit, and question number are the same in both types of readings. The Passages have been taken from Magazines, any advertisement of a product, and the opening ceremony of any gym, club, or supermarket. The last passage is lengthier than the rest of the three Passages.

IELTS Speaking

This is the fourth module for students speaking module might be conducted 7 days after and before of Reading, Listening, and Writing. The test is 11 to 14 minutes long with three parts. The Format is the same for both test takers.

In the speaking test, you have a discussion with a certified Examiner. Everything is recorded by the Examiner. In the first part, the questions are related to one’s interest, family, City, likes, dislike, Profession, and Study background. Students need to elaborate answers in 3-4 lines.

In the second round, a monologue is given to a student for that he gets 1 minute for preparation, and he has to speak for 2 minutes on that topic. The topic would be anything your past experience, visit, or experience of any occasion, city so on.

In the third part, questions are known as cross-questing and follow-up questions. Those are designed according to cue cards. Like the First Part in the third part also students must give complete elaborate answers.

IELTS Writing

Writing is the third module of IELTS. It has 2 sections for a total of 60 minutes. In both types of tests, students get Task 1 and Task 2. Task 2 questions are the same as an essay but the subject is changed. IELTS Writing Task 1 is worth only about 33% of your total writing marks, on the other hand, 67% is held by Task 2.

Word limit in Task 1 and 2

Task 1 requires a minimum of 150 words which can be completed in 4 paragraphs for example
1. Introduction – What is the topic
2. Body Paragraph A – Detailed Introduction
3. Body Paragraph A – Detailed Introduction
4. Body Paragraph B – Detailed Introduction
Further, task 2 demands 250 words. It is a formal essay. That makes 4 or 5 paragraphs in Total.

General Task 1

General Writing Task 1 Measures students’ ability to communicate about common practical issues. Candidates have 20 minutes to write about the given situation. There might be a person, company, or institution to whom this letter can be addressed. Your response is worth about 30% of your writing score and is graded separately from the Task 2 essay.

The type of letters is divided into 3 types and the purpose of the letter is also dissimilar.


The letter contains 4 Paragraphs those includes three bulleted points given to a student in the question prompt such as
Explain the problem

Describe why it disturbs you

Suggest a Solution.

In addition to this questions can be seeking information, requests, complaint, and apology. Same as Academic Task 1 the demand of word limit is also 150-180. Keep in mind you don’t run out of time because the next 40 minutes can be used to complete the essay in Task 2.

Writing Task 2

Essay Writing

This question is included in both the general and academic IELTS. The time limit is 40 minutes to write a 250-word response to an essay question. This essay should include four paragraphs. [An introduction two body paragraphs and a conclusion]
In Writing Essay question types there are mostly 6 types


In this type, one idea is given and asks if you agree or disagree with the idea related to that topic. For example, some people think that the best way to deal with the problem of increasing crime rate is only the government should make strict rules and regulations. To what extent do you agree and disagree?
This essay requires a point of your opinion


It is a type of discussion essay in which some benefits and drawbacks of the situation are discussed. In this question, we divide the answer question into 2 types according to the demand of the question. In both the question pattern of the essay differs for example
In Order to solve the traffic problems, governments should tax private car owners heavily and use the money to improve public transportation.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?
do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Discuss both views and give your opinion


In this type of candidate needs to write on both the ideas including his opinion too.
For Example – Some people think that industrial growth is necessary to solve poverty. Others think it is causing environmental problems.
Discuss both and state your opinion.


Both Negative and positive effects


Students are given this essay type in which they are demanded to take down both the negative and positive effects of any development and change.
Nowadays, some workplaces tend to employ equal numbers of men and women workers.


Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

In some types of this question, one thing is asked as


Playing computer games is bad for children, whereas others say it has positive effects. Discuss how it has more negatives than positives.


Causes and Effects

The demand of this question is the reasons and effects of any problem. Sometimes questions demand effects and solutions.
For Example- International travel makes people prejudiced rather broad-minded. What are the causes and effects?
2. These days urban areas are facing numerous problems due to overpopulation identify two or three serious ones and suggest ways that governments and individuals can take these problems.


Reason and Solutions

This type not only asks for reasons but also some measures to sort out the problem or issue.
For Example – Traffic congestion is increasing. Write about reasons and solutions to it.



For More Information:

For more information about the IELTS tests, and to register IELTS tests, please contact the academy’s toll free phone 800 28 4747 or the academy’s landline number +971 6 568 7222 or Ms. Lea’s mobile number +971 52 644 3661 or the following email: ielts@discuae.com