Introduction to IELTS
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) evaluates the English proficiency of individuals who wish to study or work or immigrate to countries where English is used as the primary language of communication. The test uses a nine-band scale to distinctly identify levels of proficiency.
Which countries accept IELTS score?
IELTS is recognized in Canada, The USA, New Zealand and the UK, as well as for study and work in the USA. Each country has set their own IELTS requirements and cut-off points.
IELTS score guide
All IELTS scores are between 0 and 9. A candidate can also get 0.5 scores (for instance, 6.5 or 7.5). A student will get a band score for each skill (reading, listening, speaking and writing) and also an overall band score. The overall band score is the average score of all the four main parts.
Should I take, General or Academic?
There are two variants of IELTS, General and Academic. In the event that applying to a college, an understudy should take Academic exercises. On the off chance that solitary taking IELTS for a citizenship application or to learn at underneath degree level, the General test is reasonable. In the event that you are uncertain, scholastic spreads both examination and migration needs. The organization for the two tests is the equivalent, with the perusing and composing components somewhat simpler in the General test.
What is a decent IELTS score?
For an undergrad degree, a base IELTS score of 6 is commonly required, while at postgraduate level, this ascents to 6.5. For master courses, for example, medication, understudies will require a score of 7.0. Every college and course is unique however, so research what is required before applying.
When would it be advisable for me to begin studying for the IELTS test?
At the point when you should take the test and how long you have to plan relies upon your present capacity. It is fitting anyway that you start readiness exercises two months before your test date. To become familiar with your present IELTS score, take a training test.
How far ahead of time do I have to book the test?
In the UK, IELTS tests are held each Saturday consistently, and can be reserved as late as seven days before the planned test date. It is prudent to book well progress of time however as spaces top off rapidly, particularly during July and August.
How would I become familiar with my present capacity?
You can take a training test at our Language Center in London. The test will most recent an hour and a half and covers every one of the four pieces of the IELTS test. You will get your outcomes inside 48 hours.
What number of classes do I have to take to improve my IELTS score?
This relies upon your present level and the score you wish to accomplish. To improve your IELTS score by 1, the normal understudy will require an extra investigation of approx. 50 hours.
When do I get my test outcomes?
You will get your outcomes fourteen days after you take the test.
How long is my IELTS score legitimate?
Your IELTS score is legitimate for a very long time after your test.
I think my English is sufficient. Do I have to do take the IELTS test?
Regardless of whether your English is of a significant level, you will in any case require a score which must be accomplished by taking the IELTS test. The composing part of the test specifically has unmistakable necessities for understudies to meet and learning explicit systems and procedures with educators will assist you with arriving at your objectives.