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IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System. With 30 years of English language testing to its credit, completing an IELTS exam is the first step towards living in an English-speaking country.
Renowned as being the world’s most popular English language test, it is trusted by over 10,000 organisations in over 140 countries including educational institutions, governments and employers. Depending upon your convenience, you can choose to take the test on a computer or on paper.
The IELTS Academic exam is broken down into four parts and will assess the full range of language skills you’ll need in order to study abroad.
You will complete your listening, reading and writing in one day in the form of a single, continuous examination.
There are 40 questions. Question formats may appear from the following:
Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes’ transfer time)
There are 40 questions. Question types will be chosen randomly from the following possibilities:
60 minutes (no additional transfer time)
There are 2 tasks.
Your speaking test will be held within 7 days either side of your other tests, or maybe even on the same day.
There are 3 parts.
The total duration of this section is about 50 minutes