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INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE

IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.

IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognized by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. More than 1.4 million people a year take the test

You can choose between the Academic or General Training versions of the test. All candidates do the same Listening and Speaking sections. The test has four sections:

Qualification Title IELTS
Duration 38Hrs
Assessment Methods Coursework
Language of Assessment English
  • Listening – 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
  • Speaking – interview, 15 minutes
  • Reading – different for Academic or General Training – 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
  • Writing – different for Academic or General Training – 2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes

 

Multi-level. You get a score between 1 and 9. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum score in each of the 4 sections.