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  • hello everyone I am Dori I am an

  • english teacher and this is an introductory video about the IELTS exam

  • So, what exactly is IELTS?

  • IELTS stands for International

  • English language testing system and this is what it actually does

  • it assesses your knowledge of the English language

  • There are two versions of the test: the Academic

  • and the General one. The Academic is for those who want to study abroad

  • in an english speaking country of course either for undergraduate

  • or for post-graduate studies and the General version of the

  • test is for those who want to

  • work abroad in an english-speaking environment

  • or in an english speaking country. As I said

  • IELTS assesses your knowledge of the english

  • language, so there is no fail or pass at least not in the traditional way

  • Instead, there are bandscores from 0 to 9

  • 9 being the highest that describe your english ability

  • Most universities accept a 6.5 or

  • higher for under graduate studies and

  • a 7 bandscore or higher for post graduate studies

  • Again, it depends on the university, so before you take the exam you

  • might want to check this out for the university of your interest. As far as the

  • general version of the test is concerned,

  • again it depends on what purpose you take the exam

  • and what kind of bandscore is required

  • by those who originally asked you to take the exam. The test overall

  • lasts for 2 hours and 44 minutes and tests

  • your listening, reading, writing and speaking

  • skills. There's great likelihood that speaking,

  • the speaking section will take place a different day

  • but the other three: listening, reading, and writing will take place the

  • same day one after the other and in this exact same

  • order. Now, listening lasts for 30 minutes

  • and it is the same for both Academic and General

  • Reading lasts for 60 minutes and it's not the same

  • in the Academic version of the test, Reading

  • is a little bit harder because it is for academic

  • purposes. Writing again as Reading

  • lasts for 60 minutes and it is different the academic one

  • is a little bit more challenging and Speaking is the same for both

  • it lasts from 11 to 15 minutes and you're going to have an actual conversation

  • with a qualified IELTS examiner. Well, that's pretty much it

  • as an introduction. There are going to be more videos to follow

  • in which I am going to focus on each section in detail

  • in order to help you prepare with the exam actually my aim is to

  • help anyone who wants to study by himself or herself

  • who wants extra information extra guidance

  • or extra help about IELTS or about english

  • in general. I have added some links down below which I find very useful and very helpful

  • and hopefully you will find them, too. I have also added

  • the IELTS bandscale and what each bandscore

  • actually means. if you like this video please subscribe and

  • comment. English is not my mother language either

  • well after all these years of studying it and teaching it

  • Actually it kind of feels it is but what I am trying to say

  • here is that I know all the difficulties that you're going through

  • in learning a new language. I am greek myself so each video is going to be in greek too (subtitles)

  • I will say the same things in greek (subtitles) in order to

  • help greek people that their english level is not very high

  • yet to prepare better for the exam thank you very much for watching

  • good luck with the exam!

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