Get closer to your dreams with IELTS
IELTS is accepted for study, work and migration in more
countries than any other test. More than 9,000
universities, employers, professional registration bodies and
governments around the world accept IELTS as evidence of your
English proficiency. Find
out which organisations accept IELTS scores.
Two types of test
There are two available versions of
the IELTS test. The organisation to which you are applying
will specify whether you need to take IELTS Academic or IELTS
Which test do you need to take?
Four formats to test your skills
IELTS assesses your language skills in Listening, Reading,
Writing and Speaking. The tests have been designed to be
internationally focused in their content. This means that a range
of native speaker accents are used in the listening test, and all
standard varieties of English are accepted in your written and
spoken responses. Find out more about the IELTS
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