What is the IELTS exam?

What is the IELTS exam?

Published: Apr, 9, 2019 | By: Lucas Weaver

The IELTS exam is the International English Testing System that helps universities, companies, and governments determine the English level of people all over the world. 

Normally if you want to do an education program that is taught in English, or emigrate to an English speaking country, you need to take the IELTS exam and make a high enough score that shows that you have the necessary English skills. 

Why is the IELTS exam necessary? 

Think about it from a university’s perspective: If you had a bunch of students joining programs that are taught in English, but their English skills weren’t actually good enough to do the activities involved, those students would likely fail their courses. 

That would be bad for the students and the universities. It would also take places away from students who might have been able to pass the course. That’s why the IELTS course is necessary. It helps make sure your English is at the level you need to be successful in whatever you’re trying to achieve. 

How can I get the IELTS score I need? 

It’s all about preparation. You have to make sure that your English skills are at a high enough level in all areas of English. The IELTS exam tests your skills in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, that’s why many students choose to take an IELTS prep course to help them prepare for the exam. 

A good IELTS course will help you not only to understand the exam, but it will also teach you all of the test taking strategies you need in order to earn the score that you need. 

What if my English level isn’t high enough? 

You might find that your English level is not high enough to take the IELTS exam, no matter how hard you try to prepare for it. The best thing to do in that case is to take a general private English lessons that will help you to improve your overall English skills before you try and pass the IELTS test. 

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Lucas Weaver from the Weaver School

Lucas Weaver founded The Weaver School in 2016. He's passionate about using the latest learnings in neuroscience and education to create the best language learning experience possible for our students, so they can quickly build effective language learning habits that will last for years. Lucas is a graduate of Texas A&M University and after 7 years of living in the Netherlands, he is currently traveling through Southeast Asia while learning their languages along the way.

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