Mr Andrew Steele an expert, with over 30 years of experience in the English Language testing System, took a one and a half hours workshop on the “Writing Module for IELTS” for our students and candidates.
He began the workshop by sharing his experience of training and teaching, which has been that people in South East Asia go by the assumption that just by practicing the modules, without actually understanding them, they will be able to better their earlier scores, or that they can clear the test by just joining one of the many IELTS Institutes that demand exorbitant fees from them.
He stressed upon the need for our students to understand and quantify their expectations of the desired band score, based on their level of English Language. To increase one band score, a candidate will require at least a minimum of 120 hours of study or preparation. Keeping that in mind, it is imperative that candidates take a diagnostic test to understand their capability, before going in for a preparation course.
He highlighted the fact that a candidate for IELTS must understand that the IELTS test is “International” English Language Testing System and not “Indian” English Language Testing System. Therefore it is recommended that a candidate be an aware individual. He must be sensitive towards the burning issues that matter internationally. He concluded with an adage that a well-rounded education along with a B+1 level of English is the minimum requirement for a candidate who wishes to appear for the IELTS test.