About the IELTS

What is the IELTS Academic & the IELTS General Training?

IELTS, International English Language Testing System, is an exam designed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations & IDP Education Australia whose purpose is to measure the main skills of the English language: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing.

IELTS Academic It is one of the two versions of the IELTS, and it is by far the most popular. It is designed mainly for students who want to access any university inside and outside Europe with the program of ERASMUS , application for SCHOLARSHIPS well to do a POSTGRADUATE. The IELTS Academic score can also be used to demonstrate the level of English when obtaining a visa and for immigration purposes in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia.

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IELTS Academic, prepares you for a higher education environment. The IELTS Academic test measures your level of proficiency in the English language. The exam represents some of the characteristics of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to start studying in a university setting.

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

The Speaking test may be done on the same day as the rest of the test parts or a week before or after. You will receive advance notification if your speaking test is taken on a different day than your test date for the other three sections.

The results are sent 13 days after the exam and can also be sent to the institutions to which it is applied, after notification of the code of each university where you want to present.

IELTS General TrainingIt is basically recommended to apply for a visa to travel to other countries to do a low-skilled job: in a bar, on a farm, in commerce or study English. In this case, the results are also obtained 13 days after the official exam.

Either of the two exams can be done on paper or on a computer, but not all centers offer both modalities.

IELTS test

Listening (30 minutes)

The listening comprehension section consists of 40 questions. You will listen to four recorded texts, such as monologues and conversations, by a variety of native speakers and write your responses to a series of questions. These include questions that assess your ability to understand main ideas and detailed factual information, your ability to understand the opinions and attitudes of speakers, your ability to understand the purpose of an expression, and your ability to follow the development of ideas. A variety of native speaker voices and accents are used and each part is heard only once.

  • Part 1: A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
  • Part 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context. Example: a speech about local facilities.
  • Part 3: A multi-person conversation set in an educational context. Example: a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
  • Part 4: A monologue on an academic topic, p. Eg a university conference.

Reading (60 minutes)

The reading section It consists of 40 questions. A variety of question types are used to assess a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for the gist of the text, reading for main ideas, reading for details, understanding logical arguments, and acknowledging the opinions, attitudes, and purpose of the writers.

On IELTS Academic It includes three long texts that range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. The texts are adapted from authentic texts taken from books, newspapers, magazines and newspapers. These have been selected for students and are appropriate for individuals entering college courses or seeking professional registration.

Writing - Academic (60 minutes)

The writing section includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest and suitable for examinees entering undergraduate and graduate studies or for professional purposes.

  • Homework 1: You will be presented with a graph, table, or diagram and asked to describe, summarize, or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works, or describe an object or event.
  • Task 2: You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument, or problem. Responses to both tasks should be formal in style.

Speaking (11-14 minutes)

The oral section assesses your use of spoken English.

  • Part 1: The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a variety of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, school, and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
  • Part 2: The examiner will ask another question and you will have a minute to prepare before speaking in 2 minute half time.
  • Part 3: The examiner will ask you more questions related to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you an opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and problems. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.

Structure and content

Listening 40 30 minutes LISTENING
Reading 40, based on three texts 60 minutes READING
Writing Two written works 60 minutes WRITING
Speaking Conversations and Monologues 15 minutes approximately SPEAKING


Listening Score of: 1 - 9
Reading Score of: 1 - 9
Writing Score of: 1 - 9
Speaking Score of: 1 - 9

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