IELTS is the abbreviation for International English Language Testing System.
It is the English proficiency testing system jointly developed by the exam board of Cambridge University in the UK, the British Cultural Committee and the Division of Development for Higher Learning in Australia. Educational institutions, employers, professional registration bodies and government immigration agencies often require proof of English language skills as part of their recruitment or admission procedures.
1. Reading: Measures the ability to understand academic reading matter.
2. Listening: Measures the ability to understand English as it is used in colleges and universities.
3. Speaking: Measures the ability to speak English.
4. Writing: Measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and university course work.