IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System, which is a standardized English test designed to measure ability of the candidate in four language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.
The test is designed, managed, and run by the British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment, and IDP Australia. The test shows proficiency of the candidate in the English language that can be used for immigration purposes (General test) or studying abroad (Academic test). Furthermore, it is accepted by various employers and institutes in the Australia, UK, North America, New Zealand, and Europe.
The aim of this blog is to thoroughly share experiences of both IELTS examiners and tutors with candidates in order to help them with the issues that they may have with the exam and prepare them for the test by improving their proficiency in the four language skills.
However, the best way to know the test inside out perfectly is to do some real practice tests that give you the best idea of what the test is really like and what you really need to improve.
The way in which the IELTS scores are calculated is that the candidate is given a separate score for each section and then all scores are averaged together to provide the final overall band score. Here you can learn more about how both academic and general tests are calculated:
–IELTS Band Score: find out the final scores based on the candidate’s scores for each module: