1. What Is IELTS?
IELTS: INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM
The International English Language Testing System is an international English exam that is accepted as a proficient test of one’s English speaking, writing, listening and reading ability.
The number of organisations accepting IELTS results has reached 10,000, cementing the test’s position as the world’s leading English language test for education and global migration purposes.
Since one’s grip on the language is crucial in the educational field and employment market, the importance of this exam has increased over the years.
This being said, the number of IELTS exam takers is estimated to be in the millions.
2. IELTS Exam Types
The IELTS exam is of two types:
- Academic Training
- General Training.
Note: The Listening and Speaking sections are the same for both tests. Reading and Writing however differ, with these sections being more scholastically orientated for the Academic section.
3. IELTS Format
The following is the format for the examination:
Part 1: Listening (30 minutes)
Part 2: Reading (60 minutes)
Part 3: Writing (60 minutes)
Part 4: Speaking (11-14 minutes)