International English Language Testing System is an essential English language proficiency test. It has to be cleared by the non- native English students who wish to study, work and migrate from Non- English speaking country to an English speaking country. IELTS is recognized by numerous international benchmarks to evaluate reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in English.
IELTS is known as one of the most popular and effective language tests to assess the English communication skills of an individual. It is designed in an organized way to evaluate an individual’s ability to Read, Write, Speak and Listen in English. The structure of the exam involves separated sections dedicated to each communication skill. All the sections need to be completed in the given time frame. It is developed by English language experts with inputs from writers all across the world.
IELTS examination assesses four abilities of candidates, namely: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Moreover, the examination has two modules: Academic and General Training. Candidates have to choose one of these modules according to their purpose to visit these countries. The Academic IELTS is for those who have applied for undergraduate and postgraduate.
THE TWO MODULES OF IELTS
Academic IELTS Examination
Listening and speaking test for both academic and general modules are the same. Therefore, reading and writing section of academic is a little tougher than the General one. The reading section will contain four questions, which have to answer in 60 min. There will be another 60 minutes for the writing section, where you have to write two essays. The first question of writing will be pictorial, you will be provided with pictures, graph or other visuals and you need to write an essay on it. For the second question, you have to write about the general topic.
IELTS General Training
The General Training is simpler and easier than the academic IELTS. However, the questions will be in the same format.