IELTS  (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is widely accepted by educational institutions, professional registration bodies and  government immigration agencies as evidence of suitable English language ability. 

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The IELTS exam consists of the following 4 test papers:

  • Listening (Approximately 30 minutes)

The Listening paper has four parts and there are a total of 40 questions. At the end of the test you have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

  • Reading (60 minutes) 

The Reading paper consists of three reading passages taken from various sources and 40 comprehension questions.

  • Writing (60 minutes)

The writing test has two tasks. You are advised to spend 20 minutes on task 1 and asked to write at least 150 words. For task 2, you are advised to spend 40 minutes and asked to write at least 250 words.

  • Speaking  (11-14 minutes)

The Speaking test has 3 parts and is recorded.

We can prepare you for your IELTS exam at the Brighton School of English – Click HERE to enrol.