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About IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English. More than 8,000 education institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional organisations around the world recognise IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English.

Over 2,000,000 people a year are now using IELTS to open doors throughout the English-speaking world and beyond. The test is taken every year across 135 countries, and is one of the fastest growing English language tests in the world, setting the standard in integrity, research and innovation. More information, plese see global IELTS official wecsite.

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IELTS is available in two formats-Academic and General Training. The Academic module and the General Training module are designed for different purposes and thus require different language abilities.

 

ACADEMIC

GENERAL TRAINING

The Academic IELTS assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of this format. Choose Academic module, if you plan to undertake further or higher education aboard. (for example, Exchange programme)

The General Training IELTS is not designed to test the full range of formal language skills required for academic purposes, but emphasizes basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level, or for immigration purposes.

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All candidates must complete four Modules - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking to obtain an IELTS Test Report Form.
All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Reading and Writing Modules.
Total Test Time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing - must be completed in one day. The Speaking module is conducted on the day of the written test or on another day between 9.30am and 6.30pm. The exam board stipulates that no break will be given during the test. This is a test rule applied worldwide for IELTS tests.

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