Why Brooklyn Review is the Best
An all encompassing program means it covers virtually every aspect of the IELTS exam. By the time the students are done with our IELTS online training they will be fully aware of each and every aspect of the test. This inside out understanding certainly gives them the edge they need to crack the examination
We have with us the best minds in the domain of test prep. All our trainers are trained and certified. Many of them are trained and certified by external agencies such as ETS & PEARSON VUE . A few of our trainers are from the pre-eminent temples of education such as IITs and IIMs . We don’t TEACH, we mentor, guide and work with you.
No training program will achieve its ultimate goal of getting excellent scores unless and until sufficient study materials are provided. A tons of study materials are provided for the students to complement what is being taught in the classroom
Trustworthiness & Reliability
Brooklyn Review as a brand is a symbol of trustworthiness and reliability
We guarantee excellent scores as we have enormous confidence in our faculty and programs. All our faculty members have been in the test –prep arena for so many years and all of them have produced excellent results.
The programs at Brooklyn Review are carefully designed to meet the demands of our assorted clientele. We have weekday program, Weekend program, one-on-one program and closed group program. The flexibility in the programs helps students, professionals & even housewives to attend our programs hassle free.
Evaluation and Feedback
Constant feedback and evaluation is very important for gauging the progress of a student. Evaluation is mainly done for mock tests and essays where as speaking module of the language proficiency tests like IELTS and OET requires constant feedback.
Completing a real test paper from the past or taking a simulated test is the best way to get a handle around any standardized tests. We provide tons of real tests from the vault.
Value for Money
Our programs are priced reasonably to make it accessible and affordable to our prospective students.
Our association with out students don’t get over with their completion of the training our students approach us for doubt clarification
Our Core Ideals and Values
We place you, STUDENT, at the heart of our endeavours and strive earnestly to provide the best quality services at an affordable price. Our innovation and intellect differentiate us from the rest. Well-researched material, quality instruction, and service with humaneness make learning at Brooklyn a pleasurable experience
We believe only in promising what we can deliver. If something is promised it will be delivered. There are no hidden terms and conditions.
IELTS- International English Language Testing System
IELTS or International English Language Testing System is a standardized test designed to measure English language proficiency of students who want to enroll in universities or professionals who want to practice or gain experience in an English-speaking country. Just as any other English language proficiency test, IELTS measures the linguistic proficiency of the test-takers in four different facets of English language.Those for facets are given below
IELTS examination is structured in such way that it is easy to access and understand by all stakeholders. This simple structuring though does not impact the quality or accuracy of the test, enabling easy navigation by the test-takers and accurate measurement of required skills by the evaluators. Here is a table which gives us a birds eye view of the IELTS examination format.
IELTS Test Format
|Module||No of Sections||No of Questions||Time||Score|
|Total||12||Varies||2 Hours 44 Minutes Approx||0-9|
The scoring in IELTS examination is done on a scale of 0-9 called bands. The final score report will have the individual bands a test-taker has achieved for each modules as well the overall band score for the entire IELTS test. The results for the computer.based version of the test will be out within 5-7 days whereas the results for the paper-based one will take at least 13 working days to be out. The scores will be valid for 2 years from the date of their reporting. The official score reports will be available for the test-taker in electronic as well as paper versions.
Though there is no officially designated passing score, there are certain benchmarks that are set by customs and practices over the years. A band of 7 is considered a safe score to have because it enables you to get into most of the colleges and workplaces which you have applied to. If you score more than 8 band in all four modules then your English proficiency is excellent. Getting a 9 in all 4 modules is difficult though not impossible. A band score of 9 in all 4 modules will indicate that your proficiency in english language is on par with that of a native speaker.
Academic IELTS or General Training IELTS
There are two versions of the IELTS: The Academic version and the general training version. The Academic Version is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.The General Training Version is intended for those who are planning to undertake non-academic training , gain work experience, or immigrate to English speaking country.
Though the test will remain by an large the same for both academic as well as general training versions, there are subtle differeneces between these two versions. Here is a quick look at the differences between academic and General Training versions of the IELTS examination.
Among the four different parts of the IELTS examination both potential immigrants and academic aspirants will have the same listening and speaking modules. However the reading and writing modules are different for the Academic and General training module of the test.
Reading in the academic version of the test presents the test-taker with, what IELTS authority calls ‘passages of general interest’. So what are passages of general interest? Passages of general interest are passages covering general topics rather than dealing with a specific academic discipline. This is what is provided in all three sections of the academic version of the test. One passage will be provided for each section and each section will have 13-14 questions approximately.
The general training module however has survival English and industrial training English in the first two sections.Survival English that appears in the first section will present the test-taker with Pamphlets, brochures, restaurant menus, and user manuals as ability to read and understand these types of materials will determine the test-takers chances of survival in an English-speaking country. Training or Industrial English proficiency that is tested in the second section will provide the test-taker with policy documents, user manuals, documents on operating procedures of a company etc. This tests whether the test-taker is capable of reading and understanding work- related documents. The third section of the general module however provides the test-taker with a passage of general interest. The writing section of the test presents the test-taker with two different tasks. Task one in the academic version of the test mandates that the test-taker write a report based on the data provided on a graph, table, chart, diagram or a map whereas the those who are taking the general training version are supposed to write a letter. Tasks two of the general training as well as academic version of the test require the test taker to write an essay.
Computer Delivered IELTS Test or the Paper-Based IELTS Test?
As of now IELTS is available in both computer delivered version and paper-based version. The format and content of the both versions remain the same though there are minor differences in execution. The paper-based version of the test, as the names suggests is delivered using paper and pencil or pen whereas the computer-delivered version is taken on a computer.
If the test-taker is in a hurry computer delivered test will be an excellent option as the results will be out in 5-7 days. The paper test will be ideal if you are not computer savvy or nervous around them. With computer-delivered on the table, one thing is sure that there will be more tests dates available for the potential test-taker to choose from. But before getting into the test-center, the test-taker is advised to have some practice on the computer to get familiar with the computer-based test.
Should I Use Pen or Pencil for the Paper-Based IELTS Exam?
You are permitted to carry your National identity card (Passport), pen, pencil, Eraser and a bottle of water into the IELTS test center. The bottle should be transparent. The pencil and eraser are intended for the listening and reading section of the IELTS test. As the answers for these two sections are scanned, these two sections must be written using a pencil. If you write the answers with a pen chances are that your answers will be unclear or messy in the scanned versions. For the writing section of the IELTS test however allows us to choose whether we want to write with a pen or a pencil. Using a pen in the test however is not really recommended because if you strike off your errors the answer sheet can be unintelligible or ugly
Should I Take the IELTS Test from British Council or IDP?
IELTS is co-owned by British Council, IELTS Australia (subsidiary of IDP) and Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). While cambridge ESOL is primarily responsible for developing the test, British council and IDP Australia are responsible for administering IELTS examination.
IELTS Examinations are developed by a team of experts from different English-speaking countries; so it does not matter whether you are taking your IELTS test from British council or IDP. The registration and administration procedure for British council and IDP are slightly different from each other as they operate independently from each other in the administration of the IELTS test.
The Following Links Will Take You to Their Respective Websites
Who Accepts IELTS
IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions, over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and various professional organizations. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
To See Who Accepts IELTS – Click Here
A lot of students who attend classes at Brooklyn Review and students on online forums ask this question quite regularly. The answer to this question is: Yes, you can! In fact, of late IELTS has become the most popular English language proficiency test for university admissions in the US.
There are a lot of students and even student counselors who still believe that when it comes to the language proficiency test for the college admissions in the US, TOEFL is the only test they can take. It is true that TOEFL used to be the most sought-after test for US college admissions however this is no more the case.
There are a few reasons as to why TOEFL lost out the primary position to IELTS. Firstly, more US organizations started accepting IELTS. Secondly due to the perception that IELTS test is slightly easier than the TOEFL test more students started migrating to IELTS from TOEFL. The perception that IELTS test is easier than TOEFL predominantly stems from fact that TOEFL is long-winding test than IELTS. For example, the reading section in TOEFL is for 60-100 minutes whereas the IELTS reading sections last only for 60 minutes. The TOEFL listening section lasts for 60-90 minutes while the IELTS listening section is only for 30 minutes and additional 10 minutes for transferring the answers.
So, if you are a student who is planning do MS in the US you can take IELTS instead of TOEFL, however, check with the school or university that you are applying to before making your final decision. Check out the link below for further details about the topic
What are the Differences Between IELTS & TOEFL?
iBT vs PBT
Though both IELTS & TOEFL are language proficiency tests there are a lot of differences in terms of the scope and content of both TOEFL & IELTS. One such difference is that TOEFL is an iBT and IELTS is a PBT or CDT. iBT stands for internet-Based Test where as PBT stands for Pencil and Paper-Based test Where CDT stands for Computer Delivered Test. As the names suggest TOEFL is administered on a computer connected to internet whereas IELTS is conducted using pencil and paper or Using a computer. The computer in the IELTS CDT is not connected via Internet.
Format of TOEFL vs IELTS
|Module||No passages/tapes||No questions/taks||Time||Score|
|Reading||3-5 Passages||12-14 Questions||60-100 min||0-30|
|Listening||4-6 Lectures & 2-3 Conversations||6 &5 questions respectively||60-90 min||0-30|
|Writing||–||2 tasks||50 Minutes||0-30|
|Speaking||–||6 tasks||20 Minutes||0-30|
|Module||No sections||No questions||Time||Score|
|Reading||3||40||60 minutes||0-9 Band|
|Listeing||4||40||30+10 minutes||0-9 Band|
|Writing||2||02||60 minutes||0-9 Band|
|Speaking||3||—||11-14 minutes||0-9 Band|
IELTS Test Structure
A fair comparison between the IELTS and TOEFL table indicate that almost every module in TOEFL iBT is much longer than the ones in IELTS. The only exception is writing, wherein the TOEFL writing takes Just 50 minutes whereas the IELTS writing takes 60 minutes. But that does not make TOEFL writing easier, rather it is tougher than IELTS writing because of the integrated writing task.
Each sections of TOEFL iBT is scored separately. The number of points received for each section is converted to a scaled score of 0-30, for a combined total possible score of 120 as shown below. The score is valid for 2 years from the time of reporting.
Scoring is done on a band of 0 – 9. 7 is considered a safe band to score. The score is valid for 2 years from the time of reporting.
TOEFL is accepted by more than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL® scores. Other organizations and immigrations authorities rely on TOEFL scores as well. But the main target of TOEFL is limited to academic institutions in The United States.
IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions and over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and various professional organizations. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Though both IELTS and TOEFL are used by Academic admission panels as well as Immigrations authorities, we can say TOEFL is predominantly designed for testing language proficiency in an academic setting where as IELTS is widely used to measure the English language proficiency of potential immigrants to English speaking countries as well students who want pursue higher education in these countries.
Taking the Test
Aspirants can take IELTS examinations all year around from different locations all around the world. The test results will be normally announced officially after two working weeks. These days with advent of the computer -based- IELTS examination the results are announced even faster. The the IELTS score will be valid for two years from the date of its reporting. IELTS are accepted in many countries across the globe, but the primary objective is to get into major English speaking countries.
It can be quite confusing sometimes as to which test one should take: IELTS academic vs General or Computer-Delivered vs Paper-Based, or IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) vs IELTS life skills (A1 & B1). So if you are confused please visit the following link in the British Council Website
To know which IELTS Exam is Suitable for You Click Here
- Make the required documents ready for proving your Identity, this in most cases it would be your Passport.
- Look for an available test slot at your preferred date and a convenient location
- Fill in the application form using the information given in the passport ( Make sure that you strictly adhere to the details given in the passport because any deviation can land you serious trouble on the test day)
- If you are below 18 years of age you should also carry a duly filled parent consent form.
- Pay Rs 14000/ for your academic or General training test if you are planning to study
- Pay Rs 15050 for your UKVI IELTS test
- Pay Rs 10950 for IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)
- Make payments through Cards, eWallets, Net banking or DD
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Online IELTS Training
There are Some Great Benefits for Taking an online IELTS training program some of them are listed below.
The Technology Edge
Online IELTS training classes are delivered using the latest technology, this leads to, better input, better understanding, better retention and later better output. The tools used for online classes makes it hard for a learner to miss visuals, audio, texts and effects and keeps distractions at a minimal level.
Global Reach Online
IELTS training programs have the ability to transcend the limitations of location and time, this means that students can access the best training possible irrespective of the area of their residence or the time zone they are in.
Contrary to public perception online IELTS coaching programs provide the learners a much better personal experience because each student would be watching the trainer from their personal devices and the learner will be able to interact with the faculty individually through the tools available.
During the online training session the faculty is looking at the camera almost the whole duration of the session in most of the online live video tutorials, the students get a feeling that the faculty is looking at them directly, this virtual eye to eye contact discourages them from getting distracted.
No Traveling Involved
Online training eliminates the need for the students and faculty to travel, this means a lot of inconveniences such as accidents, exposure to pollution associated with travelling is being eliminated.
Online training programs are going to be less expensive as they eliminate the expenses associated with the infrastructure, paraphernalia, and physical student materials. This makes online programs more affordable for our patrons.
Online training programs saves a lot of time in terms travel undertaken by the students as well as faculty. It also saves the time of the administrative staff in the institutions.
The risk of spreading or getting infected with Covid-19 is very high when sitting together in a closed classroom under the plume of the same air conditioner. Because it increases the risk of the transmission through respiratory droplets (mainly through coughing and sneezing). Constant interaction also increases the risks of getting infected through fomites. Online coaching classes eliminate this safety risk
Easy to Set Up
Online programs are quite easy to set up as they are delivered through prefabricated systems and tools.
Online tools provide tools to both the presenter as well as the participants. This allows the participants much needed freedom. Another important advantage is that the participants can sit comfortably at their convenient settings which provide the students complete autonomy over their physical study environment