Over half a million people take IELTS each year.There are more than 400 test centres that administor IELTS in over 100 countries around the world.Today it is one of the most accepted international exams for academic qualification.
IELTS is available for people who need to demonstrate their English language proficiency for specific purposes.There are two formats of IELTS to choose from depending on your needs.You should take the Academic Training modules if you are planning to apply to an international university where English is the spoken language. The General Training modules are more suitable if you want to work,live,or study at a secondary institution in an English-speaking country.
International students represent the highest percentage of candidates who take IELTS .An IELTS score is a recognised measurement of English proficiency at over 1200 education facilities around the world.Government departments and business around the globe also require an IELTS or equivalent score for employment or immigration.Medical professionals who wants to work overseas in the UK must take IELTS.
IELTS consists of four modules testing the full range of English language skills-Reading, Writing, Listening,and Speaking. The Listening and Speaking sections are the same for both the Academic and General Traning modules.The Reading and Writing modules are differentin the Academic and General Training modules.
IELTS is an international test.The English used in the test and heard on the audio can be British,American,Australian,or New Zealand English.The language tested will be comprehensible to any learner of English.
The Whole Test takes 2 hrs and 45 min. The Listening, Reading and writing modules are taken in one sitting. The speaking module may be taken within 7 days before or after the other modules. It is usually taken the same afternoon or within 2 or 3 days.