What is IELTS?

What is IELTS? - Introduction IELTS - Free IELTS Material and Resources
What is IELTS? - Introduction IELTS - Free IELTS Material and Resources

Introduction

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It tests all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. It is intended for people who want to study or work in an English-speaking country.

There are two versions of the test, the Academic module and the General Training module. The Academic module is for those who want to study or train in an English­speaking university. University admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.

The General Training module is mainly for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education or get a job and focuses on basic survival skills in social and workplace environments.

All candidates have to take the Listening & Speaking Modules. There are different versions for the Reading and the Writing Modules, depending on whether candidates are taking the Academic or the General Training module of the test.

IELTS FORMAT

Academic General Training
For entry to undergraduate or postgraduate studies or for professional reasons. For entry to vocational or training programmes not at degree level, for admission to secondary school and for immigration purposes.

The test Modules are taken in the following order:

MODULE QUESTIONS TIME QUESTION TYPES
Listening 4 sections, 40 items approximately 30 minutes multiple choice, short answer questions, sentence completion, notes, form, table, summary, flow-chart completion, labelling a diagram/map/plan. classification, matching
AcademicReadingGeneral Training Reading 3 Sections, 40 items3 sections. 40 items 60 minutes60 minutes multiple choice, short-answer questions, sentence completion, notes, form, table, summary, flow-chart completion, labelling a dtagranVmap/plan, classification, matching, choosing suitable paragraph headings, identifica­tion of author’s views, -yes. no. not given, -true, false, not given questions
AcademicWriting 2 tasks 60 minutes Task 1 ( 150 Words • 20 minutes)Candidates have to look at a diagram, chart, or graph and present the information in the«- own words.Task 2(250 Words – 40 minutes)

Candidates have to present a solution to a problem or present and justify an opinion.

General Training Writing 2 tasks 60 minutes Task 1(150Words- 20minutes)Candidates have to respond to a problem with a letter asking far nformaaon.Task 2(250 Words – 40 minutes)

Candidates have to present a solution to a problem or present and (unify an opeiton

Speaking 11 to 14 minutesTotal Test Time2 hours 44 minutes ft consists of three parts:Part 1- Introduction and interview. Part 2- Long turn.Part 3- Discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

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