The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international exam which evaluates your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English. Two IELTS exams are offered: the Academic IELTS and the General Training IELTS. In function, the IELTS is very similar to the TOEFL exam.
This Cambridge English Exam is accepted by academic institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. More than 3,000 academic institutions in the United States accept this exam as well as employers worldwide. The IELTS exam is a requirement to immigrate to Australia or New Zealand.
If you’re thinking about studying or are looking for work in an English-speaking country, the IELTS exam is just as important as your passport.
The IELTS exam has an academic version and a general version. Each version tests your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, but have slightly different writing and reading tasks. The test is completed during two separate days. On the first day you complete the listening, reading and writing sections, and then a few days later you complete a 11-14 minute speaking exam. The speaking exam is a three-part interview in which an examiner will ask you questions about topics familiar to you, ask you to speak at length about a given topic, and evaluate your ability to analyze and speculate about issues.
From start to finish, the test lasts under three hours. The IELTS is not taken on a computer.
Preparation is key for success on the IELTS exam – What are the sections of the test? How much time is allowed for each section? How many questions are there? How long must I speak? How is my writing evaluated?
Knowing the answers to these questions can be the difference between being accepted into an academic program, or being rejected.
My IELTS Preparation Course will ensure that you are prepared to present the IELTS exam on test day. From registering for the test to preparing for the speaking exam, my course will certainly contribute to your IELTS success.
Find out where the IELTS exam is accepted here: http://bandscore.ielts.org