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The International English Language Testing System assesses the standard of English of students wanting to pursue further education in English-speaking nations. The IELTS is a test conforming to the highest international standards of English language assessment. It examines the 4 skills of the English Language: active skills – speaking/writing; passive skills – reading/listening. This test is administered jointly by the University of Cambridge ESOL exams, British Council, and IDP-IELTS Australia.

Academic Module   General Training Module
Listening
4 sections, 40 items
Time:approx. 0 minutes
Academic Reading
3 sections, 40 items
Time: 60 minutes
 
General Training Reading
3 sections, 40 items
Time: 60 minutes
Academic Writing
2 tasks (150 & 250 words)
Time: 60 minutes
 
General Timing Writing
2 tasks (150 & 250 words)
Time: 60 minutes

Speaking
Time: 11-14 minutes

Scores
IELTS scores are rated along a band scale (0-9) where 9 indicates an expert user. Usually, the cut-off band scores are 6 (competent user)/7 (good user) for entry into foreign educational institutions. IELTS scores are increasingly being accepted in the USA.

For more information:
Visit: www.ielts.org

 
 
 
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