IELTS TEST STRUCTURE

How does IELTS work?

IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad. You’ll be assessed on the following elements:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

The test is designed to reflect the sort of language spoken every day in an English-speaking country and even covers variations such as British English, American and Australian English. 

Part of the assessment is a real-life conversation that will allow you to communicate effectively with English speakers across the globe.

Choosing the right test

IELTS Academic
If you’re planning to attend university for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or you want to work with a professional organisation, you’ll need to take our IELTS Academic test.

IELTS General Training
For studying courses below degree level, work-related training or if you intend to emigrate to an English-speaking country, our IELTS General Training will provide you with the language skills you’ll need to participate fully in your country of choice.