IELTS FAQ's

Q. Why Should I Take the IELTS Exam?

A : It is accepted by many universities who will want to be sure that their students can speak English to a good enough degree to allow them to understand their studies. Many countries also use it when assessing immigration applications.

Q. Why are there 2 Versions of IELTS?

A : The academic version of IELTS is accepted by universities the general IELTS exam is more for immigration purposes. Some of the test is the same but part is more specific for the purpose it will serve.

Q. What is the format?

A : There are 4 parts listening 30 minutes, writing 60 minutes, speaking 11 -14 minutes and reading 60 minutes. Not all is done at the same time, as reading and writing are taken at once and while speaking can be included, it can also happen up to a week later.

Q. Can I Practice for The IELTS Exam?

A : The official website for IELTS gives a lot of information when it comes to practicing. There are practice tests and it will be a good idea to try them.

Q. What if I Have A Disability?

A : If this is the case you will need to speak to the center involved to ensure that they are aware of your needs when sitting the IELTS exam. You may have to wait a little longer than others if there is a lot of work that has to be done to accommodate you.

Q. When will I get the results?

A : You should have the IELTS results in a little over 2 weeks after you have taken the test.

Q. Can I re-sit the IELTS test?

A : You can re-sit when you want but it will be a good idea to leave a little time to get in some extra practice.

Q. Can I Appeal my score?

A : You have six weeks to appeal IELTS score if you are unhappy with the outcome.

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