IELTS ®

International English Language Testing System

IELTS is the English proficiency exam that is popular across the globe. This test is taken for applicants, who are planning their studies abroad, work or migration. IELTS is recognized by many universities, professional bodies, government agencies, employers, and immigration authorities.

About IELTS

The IELTS competent test includes four segments, i.e. listening, reading, writing and speaking with multiple choice questions.

Listening has four sections. The first section includes a conversation between two people. The conversation in the second section is usually a monologue or a speech. The third section relates to an academic conversation of a maximum of four people and the last section is again a monologue lecture.

Reading assesses the reading ability of the applicant. The topics in the IELTS academic training include passages related to journals, books, magazines and newspapers.

Writing includes two tasks. In the IELTS academic training, Task 1 will either have a graph, table, diagram or a chart which the applicant has to describe. Task 2 is an essay on a given topic.

Speaking assesses the applicants’ vocabulary and grammar skills. This segment has three parts and questions asked by the examiner are recorded.

IELTS Eligibility

IELTS exam does not have any minimum eligibility criteria. Any person who’s willing to pursue studies or work abroad can give apply for this test.

Why IELTS

The IELTS provides a test that grades a person’s expertise and proficiency in the English language. IELTS tests all the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS Speaking test is a direct interview with a certified Examiner. IELTS has been acknowledged and accepted as the standard international test system for English language proficiency by a whole lot of institutions.

Test format

There are two versions of the Test – Academic or General Training and IELTS test takers can choose between them depending on their academic or professional aims, or visa requirements. Listening and speaking components remains same for all the candidates but Reading and Writing components differ.

IELTS is administered by 4 organizations:

  • University of Cambridge ESOL Exams
  • The British Council
  • IDP Education Australia
  • IELTS Australia

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