What is IELTS

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English-language test for study, work and migration, with more than 2 million tests taken every year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English — at study, at work, and at play.

‘The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by more than 9,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.’ according to IELTS official website www.ielts.org.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

You can choose from two versions of the test – IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the body you are applying to and your plans for the future. Both versions of the test are made up of the four language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.