International English Language Testing System
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.
IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide.
Last year, more than 2.2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language
Assessment through more than 1,000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.
IELTS is designed to assess English language skills at all levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop the ability to achieve the highest scores possible within their ability.
Structure of the qualification:
This qualification has four parts.
1. IELTS listening test lasts for about 30 minutes. It consists of four sections, played on cassette tape, in order of increasing difficulty. Each section might be a dialogue or a monologue. The test is played once only, and the questions for each section must be answered while listening, although time is given for students to check their answers.
2. IELTS Reading test lasts for 60 minutes. Students are given an Academic Reading test, or a General Training Reading test. Both tests consist of three sections, and in both tests the sections are in order of increasing difficulty.
3. IELTS Writing test also lasts for 60 minutes. Again, students take either an Academic test, or a General Training test. Students must perform two writing tasks, which require different styles of writing. There is no choice of question topics.
4. IELTS Speaking test consists of a one-to-one interview with a specially trained examiner. The examiner will lead the candidate through the three parts of the test: an introduction and interview, an individual long turn where the candidate speaks for one or two minutes on a particular topic, and a two-way discussion thematically linked to the individual long turn.
This interview will last for approximately 11-14 minutes.
- IELTS is the world’s proven test. Due to its high quality controls, IELTS is accepted by thousands of organisations in over 140 countries.
- Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes
- Government departments and agencies
- Professional and industry bodies.
- Multinational companies and employers.
For more information: http://www.ielts.org/
Important notice: At the moment we are not running the IELTS course. You can get in touch with us by sending an email and we will get back to you soon with more information.