IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, 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 150+ countries.
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What is the IELTS General test like?
4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
- a conversation between two people
- a monologue set in an everyday social context
- a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context
- a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture) Each section is heard once only
An interview, 15 minutes
- Introduction and interview
- Individual long turn (you have to talk about a topic)
- Two-way discussion (The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of Part 2.)
3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
- two or three short factual texts
- contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues
- one longer, more complex text
- write a letter requesting information or explaining a situation.
- write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem
Study in the country of your choice
IELTS compulsory for you…
- Students applying for schooling, foundation, undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral, certificate or diploma programs of study at colleges & universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
- Immigration Candidates for Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and for several other countries in Europe.
- MBBS, M.D. medical professionals applying for The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) Test (UK Medical Council – GMC), Australian Medical Council, Canadian Medical Council.
- Nurses, Pharmacists, Physiotherapist, Dentists applying for licensing or registration examinations such as CGFNS, NCLEX RN, etc., or other council registration.
- Strongly recommended for those applying for temporary or permanent work authorization visas such as teachers, engineers, ITI professionals, and computer professionals, other vocational professionals for the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or other European Countries.