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How Popular IELTS Test Is

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It cannot be denied that IELTS is one of the most popular English assessment test. Even TOEFL uses similar 4 section in its new test model, the TOEFL-iBT  that is also considering 4 important skills in English.


IELTS was the pioneer of four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) English language testing and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. Six thousand organizations and more than 1.4 million test takers around the world each year trust and recognize IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for the purposes of education, immigration and professional registration.

On March 9, 2011, IELTS, calling itself “the world’s most popular high stakes English language test”, announced that it had hit a whopping 1.5 million test-takers across the globe for the year 2010 alone. The greatest number of registrants took the exam for academic purposes, but many test-takers cited migration as their main aim for sitting for the IELTS.

The IELTS test is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who study or work where English is the language of communication. It is the preferred test of English for students intending to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and, increasingly, the USA.

Although TOEFL, a North America-based test, is more popular in this region, over 3,000 institutions and programs in the USA accept the IELTS as proof of English language skills.

Seeing how popular IELTS Test is can be an indicator for us that IELTS is already accepted by the world to  measure your ability in English. It also means it is not an ordinary test that will be easy, you need quite time to prepare before conducting an IELTS test. And that is, if you want to get high score of course ;)
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