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IELTS Frequently Asked Questions

 IELTS Test Information

What does IELTS mean? Answer

IELTS stands for: International English Language Testing System.

How many skills are tested in the IELTS test? Answer

There are 4 skills tested: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Does the IELTS test accept American English? Answer

Yes, it does. It is an international test of English. However, most examiners in speaking are English or Australian and may not be familiar with very modern American terms.

Which skills do I take on the same day? Answer

Listening, reading and writing are all taken on the same day. The speaking test can be taken either before, after or on the same day as the other skills.

Is there a break between the reading and writing test? Answer

No, there is no break between the listening, reading and writing test. They are all taken together and take a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes. So, make sure you eat and drink well before you take your test

Can I use a pen in my IELTS Test? Answer

Yes, you can use a pen or pencil for your IELTS writing test. However, for your listening and reading test, you must use a pencil (don’t forget to take an eraser with you).

Test Results Information

How long does it take for my test results to arrive? Answer

Your results will be posted to you 13 days after you have taken your test. It is possible to get your results by sms or online at some test centers. Contact them to find out.

How long are my IELTS results valid? Answer

Your IELTS results are valid for 2 years.

How can I find my score for listening and reading? Answer

Here is a list of band scores for both listening and academic reading (they may vary so click here for the official scoring)

  • band score 6 = 23 correct answers out of 40
  • band score 7 = 30 correct answers out of 40
  • band score 8 = 35 correct answers out of 40

Can I get my IELTS test remarked? Answers

Yes, you can. In 2014, it costs around 100 usd to get your test remarked. It is the same price for all 4 skills or just one. You should contact your local IELTS test center to get the form for remarking.If your results change and your band score goes up, you will get your money refunded.

You have 6 weeks after taking your test to get your test remarked. Your test will be remarked by a different examiner. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the results of your remark to arrive. Alternatively, you could take your test again.

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Comments

  1. Hi madam
    Today was my speaking test I was so nervous but I spoke fluently and made some grammar mistakes I didnot stop talking
    But my friend went after me and he saw that 4.025 was written at the end of the paper
    So is this my speaking mark?

  2. Thnx Liz for huge valuable information.

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