IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication
Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English. Over 3800 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organisations across 120 countries around the world recognise IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English.
The world most expensive English test.
Speaking and writing tests are highly depends on the marker's preference, so basically the results depend on your luck.
Getting 7 or 8 bands on each subject (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) is the same situation that you roll 4 dices and get more than 5 or 6 on each dice.
Some very unlucky people spent more than $10,000 on that.
I got IELTS speaking score 8 last week, but 6 this time. The interviewer might dislike my hair.
IELTS is an exam that tests your ability to sit exams. Allegedly, it also tests your ability to communicate and successfully survive in an English-speaking country. The ultimate goal is to get "all 9 bands" (highest score in all 4 sections of the exam) which will open all the doors to you and let you join the elite.
Roweena had her IELTS last month and just got back the results - she is a native speaker and only managed a 7.
Mike scored all 9's on his IELTS, and he can't even talk properly!