IELTS= International English Language Testing System. It is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration with test centers in most countries.
It is a standardized English test run by and managed by the Cambridge Assessment English, the British Council and IDP Australia.
There are two types of IELTS:
- Academic and
- General Training.
There are four parts to the IELTS test:
- IELTS LISTENING
- IELTS READING
- IELTS WRITING
- IELTS SPEAKING
Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing sections differs depending on which test you take.
The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them.
The Speaking section, however, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests. Your test centre will advise about the same.
The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Your vocabulary plays an important role in IELTS. Good IELTS vocabulary is key to a high IELTS score.
Vocabulary is 25% of your marks for IELTS writing and speaking and also plays a key role in listening and reading.