IELTS in its full form stands for the International English Language Testing System – an English Language proficiency test developed and run by the British Council in partnership with IDP Education and Cambridge Assessment English.
The IELTS system is highly regarded and widely recognised as the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. Whether you are looking to study, develop your career, or settle in an English-speaking country, IELTS can pave the way.
What sets IELTS apart?
The IELTS system has been setting the standard for English-language testing for more than 30 years. It is trusted by more than 12,000 organisations in over 140 countries around the world.
This means that when you take an IELTS test, you can be confident that the result will be recognised by the educational institution, employer, professional body, or government that needs to verify your English language proficiency. Governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom all trust IELTS when processing immigration applications.
How does IELTS work?
IELTS was developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts to test the full range of skills needed to study or work successfully in an English speaking country.
IELTS assesses the four key skills outlined below.
|This section assesses how well you understand ideas, recognise opinions and follow the development of an argument.
|This section assesses how well you read for general sense, main ideas and details, and whether you understand the author's inferences and opinions.
|This section evaluates how well and how accurately you organise your ideas and write a response, along with your ability to use wide-ranging vocabulary and grammar.
|This section assesses how well you can communicate opinions and information on everyday topics and common experiences, as well as how you express and justify your opinions.