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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized English language proficiency test taken for study, immigration, or work. IELTS evaluates the test takers' English language proficiency based on four skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Test takers appearing for IELTS are graded on a scale of 1-9. IELTS is one of the prominent English language proficiency tests people take to relocate for study, work, or immigration to nations where English is the predominant language of communication. This includes the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States of America.

There are two types of IELTS tests: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Test-takers in both tests are assessed on their language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. IELTS Academic is suitable for those who want to pursue higher education in an English-speaking environment. IELTS General Training is taken by applicants who want to apply for education below degree level and employment opportunities. The listening and speaking sections are the same for both exams, while the writing and reading sections are different for ILETS Academic and IELTS General Training. The reading, writing, and listening sections of the IELTS examinations are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between. The speaking section of the test can be completed a week before or after appearing for the other sections. The total time of the test is 2 hours 45 minutes.

There are two ways to appear for the IELTS test: IELTS on paper and IELTS on a computer. In the listening, writing, and reading sections of the IELTS computer-based test, candidates use a computer.


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