In this two-minute official IELTS video, test takers from Thailand talk about why they need to take the IELTS test, how they are preparing for it and offer their own advice on test preparation. Most of them are taking the IELTS because they want to study abroad but some just want to test their English skills.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language test for study, work and migration, with more than 2.5 million tests taken each year. IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real- life use of English — at study, at work and at play.
The IELTS test has been developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills. You can choose from two versions of the test – IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future. Both versions of the test are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.
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The test is designed by experts to give a fair assessment of the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.
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