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"Focus on IELTS: Writing skills"

Click here to watch a recording of this webinar held in November 2011 by IELTS exam expert Sue O’Connell.
General Information
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. The test is made up of 4 modules – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The test is 2 hours and 45 minutes long.

There are 2 versions of IELTS:

IELTS General for candidates who are migrating to an English speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK).

IELTS Academic is for students needing a qualification in order to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
For an overview of the IELTS test click here.
Exam Board Information
IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

For more information regarding IELTS go to the IELTS website.
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This video clip is taken from the NEW Practice Test Plus IELTS 3, published in 2011. Both students and teachers have a lot of questions about the speaking exam. Here you can find answers about what to expect and what will happen, meaning that students are much better prepared.
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  • A Multi-ROM with extra worksheets as well as Speaking Test videos of real candidates taking the IELTS exam, with real examiner’s feedback
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