IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. The most widely accepted English test amongst many others for higher education and worldwide emigration has proven its worth.
If one dreams of studying in a university of their choice or wants to work in a country where English is accepted as the prime means of communication then you have to showcase your abilities and skills through this test.
Often agencies, employers, educational institutions, and government bodies require validation for your English language skill as a fragment for their recruitment or admission procedures. Countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada are the most favoured countries that accept IELTS for university/college admissions and many more.
IELTS is designed to test your communication skills or how well you can express your ideas to a native English speaker or in a country where English is the language spoken.
The test has four main principal exams:
There are two kinds of modules that come under IELTS:
- General IELTS
- Academic IELTS
The Speaking and Listening tests are the same for both exams. However, the Reading and Writing tests are different.
IELTS Band Score
Types of IELTS Exam
Weighs your level of English for an academic environment.
To pursue higher education at all levels, anywhere in the world.
Deals in how well one manifests their ideas or expressions with native English-speakers in a more academic manner.
Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking
Weighs your level of English for a professional environment.
To emigrate or to work as a skilled professional in any English speaking country.
Deals in how well one can manifest their ideas or expressions with native English-speakers in a more practical work-related environment.
Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking
The Listening test assesses your ability to understand the main ideas, detailed information, opinions, purpose and attitudes of the speakers, as well as your ability to follow the development of ideas.