What is IELTS?

What is IELTS?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s leading English language test that evaluates the ability of people to communicate in all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

The test is co-founded and co-owned by IDP Education, Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council and since its launch, in 1989, it opens the door for education and employment opportunities in Greece and foreign countries where English is widely spoken.

IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training – and provides a valid and accurate assessment, using a 9–band score system on a scale from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert).

It is the most trusted language test around the world, as it is available to test takers in more than 1,100 locations in more than 140 countries and it is recognised by immigration authorities and government departments and agencies in almost all English-speaking countries, as well as it is accepted by more than 9,000 organisations worldwide – including higher education institutions, professional associations, and private employers. More than 3,000 U.S. academic institutions and programmes accept IELTS.

Why is the IELTS test format fairer for you?

You deserve a fair chance to do your best.

Unlike other tests, IELTS gives you a quiet room with no distractions for your Speaking test.

IELTS recognises that people have different approaches to answering questions.

For example, with IELTS, you can answer in the order that suits you.

You can go back and make changes to your Reading and Writing answers during the allocated time.

You won’t get timed out on individual questions as you do in many other tests.

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