IELTS is an abbreviation for International English Language Testing System. Administered by the University of Cambridge, UK, the test is a prerequisite if one plans to study abroad or immigrate to UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
- IELTS is available in two test versions: “Academic” for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and “General Training” for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment.
- The test is executed for 48 times per year.
- The examination fee is \250,000.
- The exam starts at 9AM and entrance to the exam site is impossible after 8:50AM.
- Every test taker must have a mechanical pencil (pencil), eraser, and a passport.
- Grades are available after 12 days from the test date.
- Test grades are valid for two years from the test date.
- Academic Reading: Score[0-9], Time[6min], Number of questions, Question Types[Academic – 3 passages, General – 4~7 passages]
- Listening: Score[0-9], Time, umber of questions, Question Types[4 sections]
- Academic Writing: Score[0-9], Time[60min], umber of questions, Question Types[Task 1:Academic (analyze tables, images, graphs), General (write a letter) / Task2: : write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
- Speaking: Score[0-9], Time[11~14min], Number of questions[Interview], Question Types[1:1 speaking with the examiner, Part1: Simple daily conversation / Part2: Read a topic (for 1 minute), and talk about the topic (1.5~2 minutes)
- Total: Score[0-9], Time[about 2 hours 45 minutes]
- Lunch Break (until Speaking test session) *Speaking session may be on a different date
- Band Score 9(Expert user): The test taker has fully operational command of the language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and shows complete understanding.
- Band Score 8(Very good user): The test taker has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. They handle complex and detailed argumentation well.
- Band Score 7(Good user): The test taker has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. They generally handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.
- Band Score 6(Competent user): The test taker has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
- Band Score 5(Modest user): The test taker has a partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes. They should be able to handle basic communication in their own field.
- Band Score 4(Limited user): The test taker's basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They frequently show problems in understanding and expression. They are not able to use complex language.
- Band Score 3(Extremely limited user): The test taker conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.
- Band Score 2(Intermittent user): The test taker has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
- Band Score 1(Non-user): The test taker has no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.
- Band Score 0(Did not attempt the test): The test taker did not answer the questions.
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