International English Language Testing System (www.ielts.org), is an international standardised test of English language proficiency, testing the ability to listen, read, write and speak in English.
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IELTS – International English Language Testing System
IELTS is an international standardised test assessing the ability of people with non-English speaking background to listen, read, write and speak in English. This is an alternative test to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and is normally required for students or employees to gain admission or employment in Australia.
As with anything other, language-related, practice, and a lot of practice make all the difference. People are known to arrive to Australia months prior to the commencement of their education, just to get a feel for the language and get themselves fully immersed in the language.
IELTS Test Structure
There are four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The first three modules are normally taken in the same day and the specking assessment make take place on a separate date and takes a form of a dialogue, rather than a monologue.
It is highly recommended to visit the main test’s website www. ielts.org for general information about IELTS test you may have. The website provides a wealth of information, that can be used to prepare for this test. The website iets.org allows people to order practice material, fill in application form and see the upcoming dates and locations for the test. It is suggested to check that website first, before going with a commercial provider.
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The review "IELTS.org – English Test" was last updated on 31/01/2010.