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What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is an international standardised test of English language competency for non-native English language speakers.

The IELTS test training is one of the best ways to improve English and can improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing. The best thing about this test is that it competency-based and does not have a pass or fail structure. You'll be ranked on a scale from 0 to 9, with a score of 9 being an expert user in English. This test can be taken for different reasons, whether it be for studying, a career, or living in a foreign country. You will often need a certain score for a specific reason to meet their criteria. For example, in some countries, a student visa may require a score of 6.5 overall in each of the four areas that you are tested. 

Importance of IELTS

This exam is suitable for students who want to continue a bachelor or postgraduate degree program aboard or for those who are seeking professional registration.

This exam is taken by ones who are either getting to study, work or train in an English country like Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.K.

IELTS is most important for the youth of India who wants to study abroad. And, also has many other benefits such as:

  1. Access to international universities Many students nowadays get their higher education in foreign countries. There are many advantages for students studying abroad but the main benefit is access to better quality education and improved job prospects. The students will get global exposure and therefore the quality of education is going to be high, as is the career growth and wages. 

  2. Develop English language skills The IELTS is one of the best tests to measures your language abilities in the four core communications which include listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. During your IELTS you can learn a lot of study tips that help you to enhance your English language skills. 

  3. Accurate knowledge of English As, by taking the IELTS test you can improve your English, but you can also accurate your knowledge of English as you were in an everyday situation with English native speakers. Your English language skills are improved objectively.

  4. Career opportunities IELTS test certification is worldwide popular and recognized. If you have passed this test with a good score then there are a lot of career opportunities for you worldwide. Many universities, government agencies, employers and other institutions accept this test that provides proof of your English skills and enhances the chances of career opportunities. This test is acceptable in more than 135 countries and more than 9,000 organizations for education and other professional purposes.

How to prepare

Millions of people participate in IELTS to study abroad in higher education and also to get a job in English speaking countries.

To prepare for this examination, first of all, the candidate should understand its format. This test is conducted in four stages reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

  • Reading – the reading test consists of 40 questions, all divided into 3 sections and consists of 60 minutes.

  • Writing – the writing test will have 2 tasks and will be for 60 minutes.

  • Listening – this section is divided into 4 sections and time duration is 30 minutes.

  • Speaking – The speaking test consists of 3 parts of 11-14 minutes.

Practice for the test

Great training and practice is the only way to achieve a high score. Ask for help and support from your teachers, and be sure to use the material that they provide. The more you practice, the better you will do.  

Your IELTS goal and priorities

Once you begin practising, you'll know your strengths and weaknesses. Ensure to practice more on your weaknesses so that you're prepared by the time you take the test.

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