IELTS exam

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than one million people a year are now using IELTS to open doors throughout the English-speaking world and beyond. It can help you live, study and work around the world since it is recognised by more than 6,000 organisations worldwide. The tests are available in more than 120 countries in over 500 locations, with test dates available up to four times a month.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9). 

The IELTS test comes in two modules: Academic - for people wishing to study in English at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and General Training - for people wishing to migrate to an English–speaking country or for those wishing to train or study in English at below degree level.
Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests. Listening consists of 4 sections with 40 questions with 30 minutes time limit. speaking tests is in the for of an interview and lasts 15 minutes approximately. There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Reading and Writing tests. However, for both options Reading part consists of 3 sections with 40 questions and 60 minutes time limit, whereas Writing part consists of 2 pieces of writing and is limited to 60 minutes.

In the following video you will get introduced to the marking scheme of the IELTS exam.

prpared by: Milica Filipović, English teacher 

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