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What You Need To Know About Your IELTS

The IELTS test is developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (ACE) and delivered by boards of education of states or their licensees. Although the term "IELTS test" is often used, students must pass 5 individual tests in order to obtain their IELTS. These are known collectively as the testing battery.

All those 5 tests are vitally important.

What is the IELTS?

IELTS is the way to prove your English language skills and open doors to international opportunities. Whether you want to migrate or to study or practice your profession in an English-speaking country, IELTS is a must.

There are two versions of the test

  • Academic Module: This module is intended for candidates seeking entry to a university or institution of higher education offering degree and diploma courses (i.e. those seeking undergraduate or postgraduate courses).
  • The General Training Module: This module is intended for students seeking entry to a secondary school or to vocational training courses. This module is also meant for candidates seeking immigration to an English speaking country.

The test is made up of four parts taken over the course of one day:

 
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Listening This consists of 4 parts with approximately 40 questions. Total time allotted to this section is 30 minutes, and another 10 minutes as transfer time (to transfer your answers to the answer sheet).

(Academic or General) Reading Section This section will consist of 3 parts with approximately 40 questions. Total time allotted is 60 minutes.

(Academic or General) Writing Section This section will consist of two writing tasks. Total time allotted is 60 minutes.

Speaking Section Total time allotted to this section is 11 to 14 minutes.

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