Oase IELTS Placement Test

Are you ready for the Placement Test? You don't need to worry about the result. There will be no passed or failed in this test. The result is totally for me as your mentor to know your strengths and areas you need to improve. After all, mistakes are tools for learning, aren't they? We are here to learn.

As I have mentioned in my presentation in this blog, there are four skills tested in IELTS, also the four skills I want you to practice:

  1. Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  2. Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
Do write your answers in the sheet provided in the whatsapp group. 
Download the sheet, answer the test, attach it when you send it to my personal whatsapp.
The deadline of this task is Tuesday, 11 September 2018, at 11.59 pm.

Let's start The Placement Test with two tests for the Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading.

Listening:

Listen to the audio located below the listening sheet.
Prepare yourself with a sheet of paper and pencil or pen to jot down the conversation what you hear.
Do what the instruction tells you to.
Listen to the whole audio at one go with some stops if necessary. If you cannot answer the blanks, you can repeat the tape for three times. After that if you still have empty blanks, it is fine.
Don't worry about it. It means you need to practice your listening skill and you have plenty of time in doing that. 



Audio 1:


Audio 2:


Reading:
Try not to look up in the dictionary or grammar books.
Time yourself for 20 minutes to do this task. If you still need some more minutes, add another 5 minutes. 


The next will be Placement Test for the Productive Skill: Speaking and Writing.

Speaking:

Record yourself, in a form of video, for 5 minutes or less.
The content is introducing yourself; talk about your home, family, studies, what you do in your spare time, and your hobbies/interests.
Practice before recording writing what you are going to read to make sure it is a sufficient 5-minute video, not more than that.
When you speak, you MUST NOT read what you have written to practice.
Speak slowly, clearly, and confidently maintaining your eye contact with the camera.
I am going to pay attention to your pronunciation, intonation, and overall postures.
Upload your video to your YouTube channel if any, or simply send your video to me.

Writing:
Try not to look up in the dictionary or grammar books.
Time yourself for 25 minutes to do this task. If you still need some more minutes, add another 5 minutes. 

Placement Test is taken from: IELTS For Academic Purposes: A Short Intensive Course by Malcolm Mann and Steve Taylore-Knowles, published by McGraw-Hill.

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