Test Technique

This intensive one-week course is designed for candidates who are about to take the IELTS test and wish to gain a deeper understanding of the skills required for the test.

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Achieve the score you need to study at an English-speaking university, or to achieve your next career goal. Choose 15 or 20 lessons per week.

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The benefits of IELTS

  • IELTS is the world’s leading language test
  • The test evaluates ability in four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  • IELTS uses a 9–band score system on a scale from 1 (non-user) to 9 (expert).
  • IELTS is recognised by authorities and government departments.
  • IELTS Academic has 100% recognition from universities in the UK.
  • It is accepted by more than 10,000 organisations worldwide, including higher education institutions, professional associations, and private employers.

Which IELTS level do I need?

The Listening and Speaking parts are the same for both tests. The Reading and Writing parts are different.

Please contact the organisation you are applying to in order to check whether IELTS Academic or IELTS General is required. Our IH London team is always happy to advise you on the best course for you too. Contact us.

Exam English level
IELTS Academic B1 and above
IELTS General B1 -B2

See our guide: English language levels explained.

Not sure of your English language level?

Take our free English language level test.


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