IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess
the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the
language of communication. IELTS is required for entry into universities in the
UK and other countries.
IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia,
Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional
bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
More than 1.4 million people a year take the test.
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
- 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
- interview, 15 minutes
- different for Academic or General Training - 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
- different for Academic or General Training - pieces of writing, 60 minutes
This site also contains vocabulary tests, including practice tests for the academic
wordlist, as well as grammar tests that are relevant to IELTS.