International English Language Testing System:
The International English Language testing system(IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in a nation where english is used as a language of communication.
It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency,from non-user(band score 1) through to expert(brand score 9).
IELTS assesses all of your english skills-reading,writing,listening and speaking,and is designed to reflect how you will use english at study,at work,and at play,in your new life abroad.
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
Recording 1 – a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
Recording 2 - a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
Recording 3 – a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
Recording 4 - a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
Assessors will be looking for evidence of your ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas.