• Introduction


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardized test of English language expertise for non-native English speakers. It is one of the major English language tests in the world. It is accepted by most Australian, Irish, Canadian, American, British, European and New Zealand academic institutions.

There are two different IELTS modules: Academic and General Training. Academic is intended for those who want to enroll for higher education while General is designed for those planning to gain work experience.


  • How many years is the program?


There are 4 papers in each module which make the total time duration 2 hours and 45 minutes.


  • What age groups and years is it for?


The minimum age limit is 16 years for the exam but an exception can be granted if a school requires an IELTS score for admission.


  • Which subjects are offered?


There are two modules which have 4 tests

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking


The speaking and listening tests are the same in both modules but the reading and writing tests are different.


  • What is the grading system and how are the students assessed?


IELTS has no pass or fail system. Test takers receive a score for each test component – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The individual scores are then averaged to produce an Overall Band Score.
The band score ranges from 9 to 1 with 9 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. A band score of 0 is given if a test is not attempted.


  • Key features and highlights of the curriculum

The speaking test is a key component of IELTS. It is conducted in the form of a one-to-one interview with an examiner. The examiner assesses the test taker as he or she is speaking. The speaking session is also recorded for monitoring and for re-marking. A variety of accents and writing styles have been presented in test materials in order to minimise linguistic bias. 

IELTS is developed by experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment with input from item writers from around the world. Teams are located in the US, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other English-speaking nations.


  • How do we help students? (as in how Uplift helps students)


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At Uplift we understand your learning needs are unique and we do everything to ensure that they are met. Our trained professionals know what IELTS examiners want from Speaking and Writing. At Uplift we craft mock tests with trainer evaluation for each test so you feel more confident about cracking IELTS with your desired score.

Our expertise in English language teaching and testing remains integral to our courses and resources. During online tutoring, the student will have the instructor’s undivided attention and will be able to ask and get immediate answers to all their queries.

These online IELTS tutors are well trained and experienced and help you with enough practice for the final exam. One-on-one interaction ensures 100% attention from the tutor. Get your doubts solved in a focused manner and boost your confidence.


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