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THE IELTS TEST

The IELTS test is rapidly becoming one of the most popular international English language tests in the world. Some would say for good reason too.

IELTS is administered jointly by the British Council, IDP Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations.

IELTS can be taken in test centres throughout the world. To find the test centre nearest you, click on IELTS test.

Since 1989, IELTS has been trusted internationally as a true to life measure of the English language.

Thousands of educational institutions, government agencies, and professional organisations recognise IELTS test scores as a valid indicator of ones ability to communicate in English.

IELTS measures communication ability in English across the four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking.

If you're looking for practice material, more information regarding IELTS, or ways to improve your English language ability in general, Ielts Test Practice dot com is here to help you.

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One of the more common complaints from students who have taken the IELTS test and haven't done as well as they had hoped to do is the subject of time - or, rather, lack thereof.

Don't let time rob you of the grade you desire. Learn how to use time to your advantage.

  • First and foremost,don't worry if you don't finish the test. Even native English-speaking people would find it difficult to complete every Listening test answer. The test is designed to be difficult and scores are measured in a range as opposed to a percentage. To learn more about the Ielts test scores, click on the preceding link. 
  • Your personal speed will increase over time, as a direct result of practice. So find material (this site is a good place to start) that will help learn English and teach you how to work more quickly. Don't be discouraged if your time doesn't improve immediately. Work at it. 
The Listening, Reading, and Writing Tests are given in that order and are usually held on the same day - typically in the morning. The combined time of the tests is 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

Only one short break is given between the Reading and Writing Tests - so get plenty of sleep! The Speaking Test is usually conducted the same day in the afternoon while some centres do the Speaking Test on a different day.