IELTS- International English Language Testing System

IELTS – International English Language Testing System seeks to measure the language proficiency of individuals who want to study at a location where English is the language of communication.

This program is a joint venture of the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. This exam confirms the highest international standards of language assessment.

This language assessment is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. You may contact your nearest examination center or visit www.ielts.org to discover where the closest IELTS test focus is found.

IELTS test structure

There are two modules of the IELTS:

  1. Academic Module-This module is specifically for individuals applying for higher education or seeking professional registration.
  2. General Training Module-This module is specifically for individuals migrating to an English speaking country for secondary education, work or training.

 

IELTS Life Skills is a separate test for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The IELTS test has four parts:

Listening: 30 minutes

Reading: 60 minutes

Writing: 60 minutes

Speaking: 11–14 minutes

Total Time: 2 Hours and 45 Mins.

This section takes 30 minutes. Here, four recordings are played on tape, arranged by expanding trouble. Each area may either be a monologue or a conversation. The recordings are played once and the questions for each segment must be answered while listening.

This section goes takes 60 minutes. Students are given an Academic Reading test or a General Training Reading test. Both tests comprise of three sections and in both tests, the sections are in order of increasing difficulty.

It also lasts for 60 minutes. Once more, candidates take either an Academic Module or a General Training Module and must perform two writing tasks.

IELTS Academic-
Task-1 Candidates are given a graph, table or chart and are required to describe the information in their own words.
Task-2 Here candidates are required to formally respond to an argument, problem or a viewpoint.

IELTS General Training-
Task-1 Here test takers are required to compose a personal, semi-formal or formal letter in light of a given circumstance.
Task-2 Here candidates are required to respond to a viewpoint, argument or problem using essay format.

For 11-14 minutes, candidates will individually be assessed on their use of spoken English. The test comprises of a one-to-one interview with a specially trained examiner. The meeting is recorded and has three separate parts.