|Short description:||IELTS first set|
|Medium description:||IELTS first set. |
Exam consisted of two general modules, Listening and Speaking, and two domain-specific modules, Reading and Writing. The general modules tested general English while the specialised modules were intended to test skills in particular areas suited to a candidate's chosen course of study. Specialised reading and writing modules (incorporating a direct link between the reading and writing activities) were available in three discipline fields which linked together related fields that had previously been separate modules in the ELTS battery, as shown below:
Module A – Physical Science and Technology
Module B – Life and Medical Sciences
Module C – Business Studies and Social Science.
One later criticism of the non-academic was that was that the reading and writing were marked over 6 bands but the common listening and speaking sections were marked over 9 bands(Charge & Taylor, 1997)