The acronym IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. This holds pride of place among all prime international examinations which function as yard sticks to measure English language skill of people who seek immigration, profession or academic pursuits in English speaking countries. IELTS band score is a hallmark that is taken for granted as the most credible testimony of English language proficiency. Government Departments, private organizations and universities in countries where English is the native tongue accept IELTS Test Report as ultimate proof of English language capability.
There are four different tests in the IELTS examination measuring the candidates' ability in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. In the Listening test, the examinees have to listen to educated, native speakers' dialogues and speeches. In Reading, passages of varying patterns and levels of difficulty have to be skimmed for general comprehension and then scanned for specific information. Reading examination minutely tests the candidates' efficiency to read and understand for multiple realms of requirements. In Writing there are two tasks. The first of these is writing either a letter or interpreting the information in a given chart or graph. The second task is writing a small essay on a very general topic. The minimum length of the writing tasks is 150 and 250 words respectively. The speaking examination is just like a one to one interview where the overall fluency of the candidate is assessed. The result is announced on the 13th day after the examination. IELTS certificate is jointly issued by University of Cambridge, British Council and IDP Australia.
University of Cambridge is the sole academic authority of IELTS examination.
Higher levels of research in the filed of English education in this renowned institution is put to good use also in IELTS. Strict academic austerity is maintained and uniformity of standard is ensured. All the questions in this examination are obligatory. Innate English language skills of candidates are reflected, as in a looking glass. Questions in Listening and Reading are structured in such a fashion that they also check ingeniously the analytical and discretionary skills, over and above the basic language capabilities. Important qualities imperative for good writing are to be shown while performing the Writing tasks.
An essential flair for English language, strong sense of its basics, reasonably good vocabulary, some general awareness and a lot of common sense can help candidates to do well in IELTS. Repeated practice combined with competent academic support from professional English language experts can produce better results.
International English Language Testing System holds pride of place among all prime international examinations which function as yard sticks to measure English language skill of people who seek immigration, profession or academic pursuits in English speaking countries.
Test of English as a Foreign Language is stipulated as a prerequisite in academic and research organizations in parts of the world where the American or Canadian scientists or academicians are at the helm of affairs.
Occupational English Test is conducted by the Australian Medical Council exclusively for medical professionals seeking to practise their medical profession in Australia.