IELTS

About IELTS Exam

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is designed to measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as the main language of communication. This includes countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or other destinations.

IELTS sections


IELTS has 1 and 9 scores for 4 sections. The sections are:
  1. WRITING 60 minutes: Two tasks/ writing questions are marked out of 9 scores according to the following criteria:
    What’s in the IELTS Academic Writing paper?
    • Task Achievement/Response - how accurately to address the task
    • Coherence and Cohesion - how organized your writing is
    • Lexical Resource - the range of vocabulary you use
    • Grammatical Range and Accuracy - the correctness of your grammar
    1. The IELTS Academic Writing Modules: The IELTS Academic Writing module measures your ability to write in clear, formal English, as is generally demanded in an academic context. You have an hour to complete two writing tasks. You must complete both tasks to get a score. You need to organize your ideas, write accurately, and use rich vocabulary. It is recommended that you divide your time in this way:
      1. Task 1 – 150 words – 20 minutes
      2. Task 2 – 250 words – 40 minutes
    2. The IELTS General Writing section measures your ability to communicate about common, practical issues and expand on topics of personal interest. You may be asked to provide factual information, make suggestions, express likes and dislikes, or present complaints, opinions, or views. This section lasts for 1 hour and includes 2 tasks. Task 2 carries more marks than Task 1. Therefore, you may wish to divide your time as follows:
      1. Task 1 – 150 words – 20 minutes
      2. Task 2 – 250 words – 40 minutes
  2. SPEAKING 11–14 minutes: The speaking test consist of 3 parts. It is also marked out of 9 scores according to the following criteria:
    What’s in the IELTS Speaking paper?
    • Fluency and coherence
    • Lexical resource
    • Grammatical range and accuracy
    • Pronunciation
  3. READING 60 minutes: Consist of 40 questions
    What’s in the IELTS Academic Reading paper?
  4. LISTENING Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes’ transfer time): Consist of 40 questions.
    What’s in the IELTS Listening paper?