About the IELTS test

About the IELTS test

From this page, you can access a range of useful IELTS information – what’s included in the IELTS test, who needs to take the IELTS test, who accepts IELTS results and more. The pages linked below are designed to help you understand more about what the test is about, what it’s for and whether you should take it. Use the menu above to access different parts of our site for learning material and complete IELTS practice tests.

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Do I need Academic or General Training IELTS?

Do I need Academic or General Training IELTS? As you probably know, there are two types of IELTS test - the Academic Module and the General Training Module IELTS test ...
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IELTS band scores converter

IELTS band scores converter Your IELTS result is given as a result from 0 to 9.0, increasing by 0.5 bands at a time (e.g. 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5). The result ...
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Who should take IELTS?

Who should take IELTS? Minimum requirements for IELTS You do not have to have any specific level of English before you can take the IELTS test, although of course it ...
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Recommended IELTS books

Recommended IELTS books The IELTS High Impact series We can definitely recommend this series - because we wrote them ourselves! There are four books in the series (a student book, ...
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General advice about preparing for IELTS

General advice about preparing for IELTS Become familiar with the test format When you have decided that you need to take the IELTS test, it is worthwhile making sure you ...
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Common myths about IELTS

Common myths about IELTS Is the IELTS test harder in some countries? Is IDP easier than the British Council? Can you predict the next writing topic? In the years that ...
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How to book your IELTS test

Booking your IELTS test Visit the official website The first step in booking your IELTS test is to find out the location of your nearest testing centre by clicking here ...
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Differences between the Academic and General Training IELTS test

Differences between the Academic and General Training IELTS test The two types There are two types of IELTS test - the Academic Module and the General Training Module. It is ...
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About the IELTS test

About the IELTS test What is IELTS? IELTS is the acronym for the International English Language Testing System. It is a test of English language ability. It is increasing in ...
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About IELTS writing

About IELTS writing It is very important to note that there are significant differences between the Academic Module and the General Training IELTS writing test. Parts of the test There ...
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IELTS speaking

About the IELTS speaking test

IELTS speaking test format Timing and requirements *Note that the listening test is the same for the General Training and Academic Module test There are three parts to the IELTS ...
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IELTS practice tests

About the IELTS reading test

About the IELTS reading test The IELTS reading test takes 60 minutes to complete, has three sections and a total of 40 questions. You need to make sure that your ...
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About the IELTS listening test

The IELTS Listening test *Note that the listening test is the same for the General Training and Academic Module test Timing and requirements There are four sections in the IELTS ...
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