IELTS - szczegółowe informacje
IELTS - The International English Language Testing System is a test of English language proficiency, developed by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. IELTS is now accepted as evidence of a prospective student’s level of English by most universities in English speaking countries.
You can choose between the Academic or General Training versions of the test. All candidates do the same Listening and Speaking sections.
The test has four sections:
- Listening - 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes - download free sample
- Speaking - interview, 15 minutes - download free sample
- Reading - different for Academic or General Training - 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes - download free sample
- Writing - different for Academic or General Training - 2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes - download free sample
If you are interested in studying at a university in an English speaking country you will need to take the academic version of IELTS.
You cannot fail the test. Your assessment will be reported according to a scale from bands one to nine. You will need to contact the university you wish to enter to find out the IELTS score they require for entry into your chosen course. Universities in countries like the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia typically require a band score of between 6 and 7.
Some Canadian immigration applicants are required to take the IELTS to demonstrate that they have sufficient English language ability to integrate into Canadian society and the Canadian work force.
At some centres you can take the computer-based version of IELTS. This is only available for academic modules at some centres only.