What is IELTS

1. What is IELTS?

IELTS is International English Language Testing System for short.

It is ready to enter the medium of instruction in English as the leading institution of higher education attended the national training system designed for language testing, is also used to test for the English-speaking countries (mainly Commonwealth countries) to settle the English level.

This examination by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Board

Syndicate-UCLES, British Council (The British Council) and the Australian Agency for International Development Colleges (IDP Education Australian) co-management.

It is an internationally recognized test of English proficiency exam, the main test four areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

2. Examination by which of these components?

All applicants must participate in listening, speaking, reading and writing exams. Their participation in listening, speaking test model is the same. Reading and writing test mode by the applicant apply for classes vary.

3. IELTS How classified?

Overseas students should choose the academic classes. This model can assess whether the applicant is prepared to in-school or graduate level to study or receive training.

For immigrants, people who work or receive training, and wish to complete the re-education of the people should choose training class. To test this model is not a formal academic language skills required for various aspects of the design.

4. Academic and general training classes, which one harder?

This is difficult to compare. Two modes for different purposes, the test of skills is different, but usually, these two results are not interchangeable.

5. Apply what the applicant has the required IELTS standard of English?

There is no fixed standard, but overall IELTS is not suitable for people under the age of 16 applicants.

6. What is the usefulness of IELTS?

IELTS can be used for study abroad or immigration.

7. Which countries and institutions recognize IELTS?

Study: the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States (most of the schools have recognized IELTS), New Zealand, Europe.

Immigration: Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

8. IELTS and TOEFL which more difficult?

In China, English teaching on grammar and vocabulary, and experience the TOEFL test as a reference, in fact, writing and speaking do not have enough training. According to the characteristics of two tests of view, students do not even have enough practice to master skills can get a high TOEFL credits, so some students have a good TOEFL scores are not comfortable using English to communicate. Conversely, if the frequent use of English and students reached a certain level of proficiency, but also to understand the form of IELTS, they will get good results.

9. How to choose the time and place of the examination?

Now there are 105 countries in 226 test centers can apply for.

Some large test sites in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Wuhan, testing every month. And in order to meet the needs of application will be a corresponding increase in testing.

In other test centers, usually once every 2-3 months. Please contact the nearest test center to obtain accurate test date.

You can authorize any of the British Council apply for an examination center, results are recognized.

10. How to select application time?

Under normal circumstances, you must apply at least two weeks in advance. Some test centers accept applications at any time, but some examination centers such as Beijing registration date will be announced in advance.

11. The British Council Examination Centre or whether to accept the enrollment form by mail?

Accepted, but the applicant must personally fill in a form and provide relevant documents.

Note: At present Beijing, test center does not accept application by mail.