What is IELTS? Good question. Well, IELTS stands for International English
Language Testing System. Okay? This is the ability of people around the world
to use, study, or work using English. Alright? So it’s valid indicator or executive valid
indicator of your English reading, listening, and writing and speaking skills. It’s administered by the British Counsel IDP
in Cambridge. And it’s one of the most popular English exams
in the world. There’s about 6,000 government organizations,
scholarship programs, license certifications that actually accept the IELTS as the… The IELTS scores is valid indicators of your
ability. So there’s two types of modules. There’s the academic and there’s the general. These have been the same since 1995. There’s slight differences. The writing and reading are different for
each module but the speaking and listening are the same. For the academic, that’s more for the students
who are applying to do post graduate courses or university courses. And then for the general, though it’s required
by institutions like colleges or high schools, sometimes for immigration purposes. But there are changes with that. So make sure you know which one you need before you actually take the test. Because a student of mine, she took the general
and it turned out she needed the academic for immigration. So it does vary. Now it takes about 180 minutes for the other
3 modules, and then for the speaking you can do for either
the same day or another day. But basically, you can get band score between
1 and 9. 9 is obviously the highest, 1 is obviously
the lowest. It’s kind of strange, actually. ‘Cause you can’t actually fail it. Well, you can if you say your objecting for
a 7 or a 6 but you get a 5 or whatever. But compared to normal tests where it’s usually
like distinction, merit, pass whatever, fail… So yeah. It’s just band scores between 1 and 9. Usually, the most common objective or most
common band score required is about 7. So you need to really just find out what your
institution is willing to accept. And what the authorities are going to accept
as well. And just a side note here: If you are a foreign student and you’re going
to go to a foreign university, so if you’re a student and you’re going to
a foreign university, sometimes (I’m not saying always) there is
some leeway. Like if you’ve got band 8 for your reading,
for your listening, for your speaking, and then for your writing, you’ve got a 7.5
and they required 8, you should still apply. You know? Still give it a shot, send a letter, and they
might be willing to accept it. Complete the letter with something like: “I promise to do 3 courses of English apart
of the classes, during the course to help me get into the level.” Blah blah blah. But bear in mind sometimes there is some flexibility. And more often than not, it doesn’t cost that
much to actually try and give it a shot. The immigration is probably a different story. But for the other cases, for jobs and for
other stuff, it’s worth a try. So all the best and good luck in your exam. And if you want some more tips and if you
need some support and you need some feedback, and you want to improve and you’re really
determined to get a band 7, 8, or 9, then come to the website, sign up, and I’ll
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