The IELTS Life Skills test is designed to assess how well you can communicate "everyday" information that is likely to come up in a job, studies, or just generally helping another person and working together as part of a group. You will be asked questions about directions, food, feelings & emotions, clothes (what people wear), parts of the body, the weather, where things are in a town or country, and much more. You need to give details about situations that you may be involved in, such as giving directions on how to get somewhere by bus or train, for example, organizing your holiday or arranging a meeting with someone.
This is about showing people who come from other countries what things are like in your country. You will be encouraged to use pictures with words and phrases, so you will need to choose the best way of showing thin formation. This is not about teaching people English, it's about communicating practical information. You do not need to write paragraphs using full sentences! This test is about answering questions briefly.
Remember you will be talking to another person so do not spend too much time on one point! Avoid long sentences, full of difficult words as they are very difficult for someone else to understand. Use short, simple words and expressions instead. Don't make assumptions about what the other person knows or doesn't know , find out first if they know what you are talking about.
The IELTS Life Skills exam has three parts:
Part 1 is called "Group Discussion" – here, you will be given a task or topic to discuss with another person in your group, usually 2 or 3 other people. You will have 10-12 minutes and can take 20 minutes to prepare for your talk.
You will be expected to communicate orally by speaking and listening on this part of the test! If you have done some work in class preparing with IDP IELTS in Lahore, you should feel confident about doing this part of the exam. You could also do it in pairs or groups (e.g., 2 -3 people from your class) to help each other prepare for your talk.
Part 2 is called the "Role-play" – here, you will be doing a role-play with one other person. You will also have 10 – 12 minutes and take 20/30 minutes to practice your role-play before the exam.
You will be expected to communicate by talking and listening! Again if you have done some work in class preparing with IELTS role plays, you should feel confident about doing this part of the exam. Practice your role-playing/speaking skills as much as possible. Talk to each other in pairs or groups (e.g., 2 -3 people from your class) or get someone from another class to role-play with you. This will help you prepare for the exam as well as give others practice with their speaking and listening skills!
Part 3 is called "Two-way Communication" – here you will be given a task or topic to discuss with one other person for 1 minute . You will have 1 minute to prepare for your talk and 6 minutes to listen and respond.
You will be expected to communicate orally by talking! If you have done some work in class preparing with IELTS role plays, you should feel confident about doing this part of the exam. Practice your role-playing/speaking skills as much as possible. Talk to each other in pairs or groups (eg 2 -3 people from your class) or get someone from another class to role-play with you. This will help you prepare for the exam and give others practice with their speaking and listening skills!
IELTS Life Skills British Council – 3 levels
IELTS Life Skills tests satisfy the guidelines for talking and tuning in English set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Each test will evaluate your capacity to tune in and react, make your significance understood, and discuss with someone else.
We offer the accompanying Life Skills tests:
IELTS Life Skills - A1 Speaking and Listening.
IELTS Life Skills: A2 Speaking and Listening (offered in the UK as it were).
IELTS Life Skills - B1 Speaking and Listening.
Note: IELTS life skills sample papers will assist you with planning for IELTS tests.
Results for IELTS Life Skills tests
Test outcomes are ordinarily accessible within seven days of your test.
You will get one of two outcomes:
A bomb result implies that you have not been effective, and your test can't be utilized for your visa application.