What is the IELTS Test?
IELTS tests are taken over 2.9 million times each year.
10,000 different organizations (universities, schools, governments and businesses) in 140 countries accept the IELTS test.
Do I need to Do an IELTS test?
If you want to study at a university in one of these countries, that you will probably be asked for a 7.0 IELTS band score (you need to check with the university that you want to study with about their IELTS requirements).
You can find out more on the IELTS website:
IELTS For Study
What skills are Tested?
What’s the difference between the General and Academic tests?
In the General Reading test, candidates are asked to read and answer questions about texts that you might see on a daily basis, for example a cooking recipe or a newspaper article.
In the Academic Reading test, the texts are more difficult and usually from an academic source.
The writing test is in two parts; Task 1 and Task 2.
In the General Writing test Task 1 students are asked to write a letter. In Task 2 they must write a short essay.
In the Academic Writing test Task 1 candidates must make a report of a diagram, however Task 2 is the same as Task 2 in the General test, though more formal (academic) language is expected.
How is the IELTS Test Marked?
I have a test soon. What Should I do to prepare?
It is a good idea to learn tips that help you answer these questions and to practice them in exam (timed) conditions.
We have many free lessons and interactive exercises on our site that help you do this.