IELTS Life Skills Coaching in Chandigarh

IELTS LIFE SKILL

IELTS Life Skills Coaching in Chandigarh – Ieltslearning is the best institute for IELTS Life Skills in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Level A1 and CEFR Level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.

IELTS Life Skills

The IELTS Life Skills is a new UK Government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) version of the IELTS test. It is used to support UK Visa and Immigration applications and is designed for international English speakers who need to meet specific immigration requirements. Candidates are required to demonstrate speaking and listening skills only. Your speaking and listening abilities will be assessed at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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The IELTS Life Skills test is available at two levels:

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  • IELTS Life Skills A1 (16-18 minutes) – You should take this test if your English speaking and listening skills need to be evaluated because you are applying for a family, spouse or partner visa from UK Visas and Immigration.
  • IELTS Life Skills B1 (22 minutes) – Tests your English speaking and listening skills. You should take this test if you are an UK Visa applicant for citizenship/residence. Level B1 of CEFR corresponds to an IELTS band score of 4.0.

IELTS Life Skills – Speaking and Listening

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IELTS Life Skills – Speaking and Listening

IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to show that their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1.

IELTS Life Skills A1

This test is for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Family, Spouse or Partner visa.

  • The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening

IELTS Life Skills B1

This test is for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for citizenship/settlement visa.

  • The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and is the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening

What’s in the test?

Overview

IELTS Life Skills is available at two levels:

  • IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening
  • IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening

Face-to-face Speaking and Listening test

You will take the test with an examiner, and with one other test taker.

The tasks in IELTS Life Skills are designed to reflect the everyday experience of communicating in an English-speaking country. You will be expected to take part in short discussions on everyday subjects including:

  • personal details/experiences
  • family and friends
  • buying goods
  • work
  • health
  • leisure
  • education/training
  • transport
  • housing
  • weather

The focus of IELTS Life Skills

At each level, the test is designed to assess whether you can listen and respond, make your meaning clear, and talk with other people.

A1
Focus: You will be expected to:

  • listen and respond to spoken language, including simple narratives, statements, questions and single-step instructions
  • communicate basic information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics
  • talk with another person in a familiar situation about familiar topics.
Tasks may include:
  • describing
  • giving opinions
  • giving personal information
  • stating preferences
  • commenting
  • asking for information or descriptions
  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • explaining, giving reasons or justifying
  • deciding
  • suggesting
  • selecting
B1
Focus: You will be expected to:

  • listen and respond to spoken language, including straightforward information and narratives, and follow straightforward explanations and instructions.
  • communicate information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics, using appropriate formality.
  • talk with one or more people in a familiar situation, making relevant points and responding to what others say to reach a shared understanding about familiar topics.
In addition to the A1 tasks shown above, the B1 tasks may include:
  • comparing
  • showing contrast, cause, reason or purpose
  • prioritising
  • planning
  • persuading
  • narrating
  • asking about past or future events
  • expressing future certainty or possibility

Test format

What happens during the test?

There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills.

  • In the first part, you are expected to ask and answer questions on familiar topics.
  • The second part is a combined listening and speaking task.
  • At level A and level B, you will listen to a task played on a CD. Completing the task allows you to show your ability to listen for both the general meaning and detail.
  • You will say your answers, although you can makes notes on paper while you listen to the CD.
  • There will then be a discussion on a theme related to what you have listened to on the CD.
  • Additionally at B1 level, there is also a task where you plan an activity with the other candidate.

How long is the test?

For IELTS Life Skills you only need to attend one short session to complete the test. The times allowed for each level are:

  • IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening 16–18 minutes
  • IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening 22 minutes.

How will I be assessed in the test?

You will be assessed on your ability in four key areas:

  • obtaining information
  • conveying information
  • speaking to communicate
  • engaging in discussion.

 

How to prepare

Preparing for IELTS Life Skills

FAQs

How will I be assessed in the test?

You will be assessed on your ability in four key areas:

  • obtaining information
  • conveying information
  • speaking to communicate
  • engaging in discussion

At times during the test, you will be allowed to take notes to prepare your answers. The examiner will not mark your notes – only your speaking and listening skills are marked during the test.

At what level is IELTS Life Skills?

IELTS Life Skills is available at A1 and B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is an international standard used around the world to describe learners’ language skills.

What happen during the test?

There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills:

  • In the first part, you are expected to ask and answer questions on familiar topics.
  • The second part is a combined listening and speaking task.
    • At A1 and B1 level, you will listen to a task played on a CD.
    • Completing the task allows you to show your ability to listen for both the general meaning and detail.
    • You will say your answers, although you can makes notes on paper while you listen to the CD.
    • There will then be a discussion on a theme related to what you have listened to on the CD.
  • Additionally at B1 level, there is also a task where you plan an activity with the other candidate.

Why do I take the test with another candidate?

IELTS Life Skills tests how well you can communicate with other people in everyday English. The best way to test these skills is to pair test takers at a similar level of ability, so you can show how well you can speak English to communicate and engage in discussion with others.

How long is the test?

For IELTS Life Skills, you only need to attend one short session to complete the test. The times allowed for each level are:

  • IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening

16–18 minutes

  • IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening

22 minutes.

Free support materials

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 IELTS Life Skills Sample Paper A A1 Download now (PDF, 4mb)
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 IELTS Life Skills Listening Sample B A1 Play now (MP3, 661KB)
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 IELTS Life Skills Listening Sample A B1 Play now (MP3, 1MB)
 IELTS Life Skills Sample Paper B B1 Download now (PDF, 391KB)
 IELTS Life Skills Listening Sample B B1 Play now (MP3, 1MB)

Test dates

Test dates for IELTS Life Skills

To find a suitable test date and register for an IELTS Life Skills test, please visit here

Results

Results for IELTS Life Skills tests

Test results are normally available within seven (7) days of your test.

You will get one of two results:

  • Pass
  • Fail

A fail result means that you have not been successful and your test cannot be used for your visa application.

IELTS Life Skills FAQs

What is IELTS Life Skills? What is it for?
IELTS Life Skills is a new English language test offered by the three IELTS Test Partners – British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Level A1 and CEFR Level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.

Which IELTS Life Skills test do I need?

Are you applying to UK Visas and Immigration for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa?
IELTS Life Skills A1 is the test for you.Are you applying to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship?
IELTS Life Skills B1 is the test for you.Life Skills decision matrix

IELTS Life Skills A1 Prove your English speaking and listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for ‘family of a settled person’ visas.
IELTS Life Skills B1 Prove your English speaking and listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship.

When and where can I take an IELTS Life Skills test?
The tests are available throughout the world, in locations specified by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). You must confirm at the time of registration that you wish to use your test result for a UK visa application. You must sit the test in an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test session, as UKVI will not accept results from all IELTS tests offered at these locations.

To find out whether you need to take an approved test, what level you need to achieve, and which test you can use, you should contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
What is the format of the IELTS Life Skills test?
You take the test with another test taker and one examiner. Your own performance on both speaking and listening will be assessed during this one session.

Why does IELTS Life Skills only cover speaking and listening?
The new test has been designed to meet specific immigration requirements for which applicants only need to demonstrate speaking and listening skills.

How long does the IELTS Life Skills test take?
IELTS Life Skills at CEFR Level A1 takes 16–18 minutes and Level B1 is 22 minutes.

Is there any break between speaking and listening?
No, you will be assessed on your speaking and listening skills at the same time.

How is IELTS Life Skills assessed?
A certificated IELTS examiner will assess your performance throughout the Speaking and Listening test based on the following criteria:

  • obtaining information
  • conveying information
  • speaking to communicate
  • engaging in discussion.

The performance of the other test taker paired with you in the IELTS Life Skills test does not affect the assessment of your own performance.

How can I prepare for the IELTS Life Skills test?
Prepare for the test with free test samples.

How many copies of the IELTS Life Skills Test Report Form will I get?

You will receive one copy of the IELTS Life Skills Test Report Form.

How soon will I get my IELTS Life Skills results?
Test results are normally available within seven days of your test.

How often is an IELTS or IELTS Life Skills test available?
For IELTS and IELTS Life Skills, test dates will be available within 28 days at permanent locations and quarterly at pop-up locations.How often can I retake IELTS or IELTS Life Skills?
For IELTS tests, there are no restrictions on retaking the test. For IELTS Life Skills, if you pass the test, you cannot retake it at the same level for a period of two years. If you do not pass it, there are no restrictions on retaking the test.At each level, the format of the test is designed to determine whether you can listen and respond to basic conversations in English, make your meaning clear and converse with other people. The tasks in the IELTS Life Skills test are designed to reflect the everyday experience of communicating in an English-speaking country. You will take the test face-to-face with an examiner, and with one other candidate. After the test, you will be awarded a pass/fail result rather than a band score.

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