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
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
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
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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
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
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.
- 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.
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