The International English Language Testing System, shortly known as IELTS is internationally recognized standard test of English proficiency for non-native English speakers. IELTS being one of the prime English language test in the world is cooperatively managed by the IDP: IELTS Australia, British council and Cambridge English.
Characteristics of IELTS
IELTS is segregated on two basis stating the focus to cover the full scale of ability from new learner to expert learner. They are IELTS Academic and IELTS General training. The Academic kind is organized to help to those who seek to study in an English speaking country. In the like manner, The General Training kind is for those who want to pursue their study at a secondary school, work, and training or for migration to an English prerequisite country.
The Academic and General Training kind differentiation can be highlighted on the basis of content, context and objective of the undertaking. And kindly features such as length of writing answer, timing division and reporting of scores are the same.
Both the section, i.e. IELTS Academic and General Training integrates the following features:
IELTS examines the ability to listen, read, write and speak in English
The speaking section is prime component of IELTS. It is held in the form of a one-to-one interview with an interviewer.
The writing section contains certain writing format, which is in fact designed to minimize linguistic bias.
IELTS is formed by professional writers around the world. IELTS representatives are from USA, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and other English speaking nations.
Evaluation of IELTS scores are outlined as band scores each section (Listening, Writing, Reading, and Speaking) ranging from 0 to 9.
Four section of IELTS test
Listening: 40 minutes, including 10 minutes for transfer time
Reading: 60 minutes
Speaking: Ranges between 11- 14 minutes
Writing: 60 minutes
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