WHAT IS IELTS ?
- December 10, 2017
- Posted by: Khaliqdad Mohammadi
- Category: articles
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.
What is the IELTS General test like?
4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
Section 1: a conversation between two people
Section 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context
Section 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context
Section 4: a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture)
An interview, 15 minutes
Part 1 Introduction and interview
Part 2 Individual long turn (you have to talk about a topic)
Part 3 Two-way discussion (The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic
Section 1: two or three short factual texts
Section 2: contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues
Sectin 3: one longer, more complex text
Part 2: write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem
Level and scores
Multi-level. You get a score between 1 and 9. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum score in each of the 4 sections.