What is IELTS?

IELTS is the most popular international English test worldwide, developed by some of the world's leading experts in assessing language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening and speaking.

The test reflects how you use English to study, work and live in an English-speaking environment. You can take the IELTS test at any of our official centers worldwide.

What is the IELTS English test for?

  • Apply for work and study abroad
  • Support a visa application to live in an English-speaking country
  • Certify proficiency in English to graduate from college or university
  • Get a better job or a promotion in Argentina.
  • Carry out higher studies in Argentina (Undergraduate, Master's, Postgraduate)

Who accepts the IELTS English test?

IELTS is the English international test with the most outstanding coverage abroad. Today IELTS is trusted by more than 12,500 organizations in 140 countries, so when you take this English test, you can be sure it will be recognized by educational institutions, employers, governments, and professional bodies worldwide.

► Check which organizations accept IELTS

How is the IELTS?

IELTS tests all four language skills (Listening, Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking). In both the IELTS Academic test and the IELTS General Training, the Listening and Speaking tests are the same. However, the reading comprehension (Reading) and written expression (Writing) tests differ.

IELTS Reading, Listening, and Writing are taken on the same day. The order in which these tests are taken may vary. There are no breaks between these three tests. IELTS Speaking can be taken on the same day as the other sections or on a different day (before or after).

► Visit this page to find out what the day of the IELTS exam is like.

Are you looking for free IELTS preparation?

Test yourself from home before taking the IELTS exam. Find all the free online IELTS courses and more resources from the British Council to achieve success.

What IELTS test should I take?

Learn about the different types of international English exams the British Council has to offer.

IELTS Argentina

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