What is IELTS
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is one of the major English language tests in the world. This test measures non-native English speaker’s proficiency of English across all four language skills - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The intend of applying for IELTS is for those who wish to study or work in places where English language is needed as a form of communication. It is required by higher education institutions and various programs in UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The scores of IELTS is highly recognized around the world as a standard to gauge one’s ability to communicate in English.
IELTS Test Versions
IELTS is available in two test versions - IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
Academic is for people who want to apply for higher education, whereas General Training is for those who will be migrating to English speaking countries for study, work or training purposes. Both of these test versions encompass the assessment of four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS Test Formats
The IELTS test measures the test takers’ abilities in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking within a total test time of 2 hours 45 mins. All test takers will take the same IELTS tests for Listening and Speaking components. However, the Reading and Writing tests is dependent on which version (Academic or General Training) the test taker will be taking.
The Listening, Reading and Writing tests must be completed within the same day, while the Speaking test can be finished up to a week prior to or after the other tests. This will be advised by your test centre.
How to Book a IELTS Test Date
For registration of IELTS test, please go to IELTS website at www.ielts.org.
Please refer to the link below for IELTS test locations in Singapore:
Tips to prepare for IELTS Test
1. Familiarize with the test format
Test taker should comprehend the test format by studying the test content, questions and task type for each section.
2. Register early
There is a limit of intake of the IELTS test takers every day. Therefore, it is advisable to register as soon as possible when you are ready for the test.
3. Engage a private tutor from Tutor City
Tutor City offers 1-to-1- private IELTS tuition within your budgets. We provide experienced and qualified IELTS tutors who are able to give personal attention to each student - which cannot be done if it is in a classroom teaching setting. Our committed and competent IELTS tutors are specialized in teaching IELTS and have a set of unique teaching methods which can help you to prepare for the IELTS test. They will accommodate to your preference of location, dates and timings. With this flexible arrangement, you can save on the cost and time to travel to and fro, at the comfort of your preferred location.
Tutor City is determined to assist you to obtain high scores and quality results that match your budget and requirements.