One of the most popular English proficiency examinations in the world is the International English Language Testing System examination. The IELTS exam is required from non-native English speakers who want to study, work, or live in English speaking countries. For a lot of Filipinos, the IELTS certification is a passport to making their dreams come true with their applications overseas. With the number of IELTS test candidates increasing yearly, how important is it to have an IELTS certification?
For starters, the IELTS examination is a paper-based examination. The four core skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing – are evaluated through different questions in a social context. Each core skill has its own techniques and strategies. This is the very reason why a lot of Filipinos enroll in Best PTE Coaching in Hyderabad to improve and practice their English skills.
The first thing to do is to check that IELTS is actually the test you need.
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System; it is an English testing system which assesses the language ability of people who want/need to study in an English speaking environment. Many employers, universities and immigration authorities require that you have a certain IELTS Band Score before they will accept your application.
When thinking about when you’re going to take the test, it’s important to remember that your IELTS Band Score is only valid for 2 years.
Next, you must decide which version of the test is the best IELTS test version for you. There are two versions of the IELTS test; the Academic version and the General Training version. If you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you must take IELTS Academic version, if you wish to emigrate or work overseas, IELTS General Training version is appropriate.
The two versions have four sub-tests or modules; reading, writing, listening and speaking. The IELTS Listening and IELTS Speaking sub-tests are the same in both the Academic version and the General Training version but the IELTS Reading and IELTS Writing sub-tests are different. A certified examiner, who has undergone thorough training will assess your writing and speaking skills and give you a Band Score in those sub-tests.