What is IELTS

IELTS is the most popular English language testing system in the world. IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, is now accepted by more than 6,000 organizations worldwide. These organizations include academia, immigration departments, government agencies, professional organizations and multinational corporations.

The IELTS test is a test that assesses your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in less than 3 hours.

Format of the IELTS

There are two types of IELTS tests: Academic IELTS and General IELTS. Listening and speaking are the same on both tests. But reading and writing in those two tests are not the same. As it turns out, the academic test measures English language proficiency in an academic setting and higher education. The General Test is a measure of English language proficiency in practical and everyday areas.

 Except for the speaking section, the rest of the IELTS test components are completed on the same day and there is no interval between them. But the speaking test may be completed up to a week before or after other tests. This test takes a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

How's it scored

The result of the IELTS test is designed to be simple and easy. This test is reported based on a score between 1 (lowest) and 9 (highest).

Expert User 9

The candidate not only has complete mastery of English language skills, but also has a high level of understanding of the language. His use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent and shows a complete understanding.

Very Good User 8

The candidate is fluent in four English language skills. But sometimes he makes unsystematic mistakes. This score indicates that a few mistakes occur in unfamiliar situations. But there is the ability to resolve complex issues.

Good User 7

The candidate is fluent in English, practically and with few mistakes. Misunderstandings may at times lead to inaccuracies in certain situations. However, this score shows that you can use the language in a complex way and understand the arguments.

Competent User 6

The candidate is relatively fluent in English. This dominance is visible and acceptable in most places. Achieving this score shows that you are able to use quite complex language, especially in familiar situations.

Modest User 5

The candidate has little fluency in English and makes many mistakes in the four skills. In this score, the examiner in most cases, copes with the general meaning.

Limited User 4

The candidate has very little English language proficiency. The main skill of the examiner is limited to familiar situations. They often have difficulty understanding and articulating topics and are unable to use complex language.

Extremely Limited User 3

The volunteer is only able to have a general and basic understanding of the language. He is only able to understand the general meaning in very familiar situations. In communication, constantly makes mistakes.

Intermittent User 2

The volunteer does not understand the plain meaning of English. He has great difficulties of speech and writing and has numerous limits.

Non-User 1

The volunteer has no knowledge of English. He is only able to use a few singular and basic English words.

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