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IELTS
BRITISH COUNCIL

Why take this test?

There are a number of reasons to take IELTS. The two most important reasons are:

  • Applying to a university in an English-speaking country.
  • Immigrating to an English-speaking country such as Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Test levels

All levels.

IELTS uses a 9-band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner. You receive individual band scores for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking and an Overall Band Score on a band scale from one to nine. Each educational institution or organisation sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements.

Test fees and further information

01/09/16 – 31/08/17  €227 per session

Candidates apply over the IELTS website’s registration portal: ielts.britishcouncil.org

Calendar

Please note that it is possible for Speaking tests to be held on the day of the written exam or the day before.

Test format

Candidates select either the Academic or General Training module when registering for the exam. Please check which module you require with the institute or organization you take IELTS for. For example, universities usually require that candidates take the Academic module.

The structure of the exam is as follows:

ACADEMIC module:

  • Listening: 30 min.
  • Reading: 60 min.
  • Writing: 60 min.
  • Speaking: 11-14 min.

GENERAL TRAINING module:

  • Listening: 30 min.
  • Reading: 60 min.
  • Writing: 60 min.
  • Speaking: 11-14 min.

How can I prepare for the test?

The British Council offers a free 30-hour online course for candidates who have registered for IELTS, as well as a range of preparation material, including examples of previous exams. You can find more information on their website: takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare

Exam Coordinator's Office hours

Wednesday 13:00-14:00
Please make an appointment (exam@inll.lu) to see the Exam Coordinator.

FAQ

An extensive FAQ can be found on the British Council IELTS website:
ielts.britishcouncil.org/FAQ.aspx

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT

Exam levels

A2 Cambridge English: Key for Schools
B1 Cambridge English: Preliminary / Preliminary for Schools
B2 Cambridge English: First / First for Schools
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency

Why take this exam?

Cambridge English exams:
  • are accepted for immigration and study purposes globally;
  • improve employment opportunities.

Exam fees and further information

The current fees are :

A2 Cambridge English Key for Schools : €77
B1 Cambridge English Preliminary / Preliminary for Schools : €82
B2 Cambridge English First / First for Schools : €125
C1 Cambridge English Advanced : €145
C2 Cambridge English Proficiency : €155

Candidates register at the INL by using the registration form.

Exam format

  • Cambridge English: Key for Schools
    • Reading and Writing: 1 hour 10 min.
    • Listening: +/- 30 min.
    • Speaking: 8-10 min.
  • Cambridge English: Preliminary / Preliminary for Schools
    • Reading and Writing: 1 hour 30 min.
    • Listening: +/- 35 min.
    • Speaking: 10-12 min.
  • Cambridge English: First / First for Schools
    • Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 15 min.
    • Writing: 1 hour 20 min.
    • Listening: +/- 40 min.
    • Speaking: 14 min.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced
    • Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 30 min.
    • Writing: 1 hour 30 min.
    • Listening: +/- 40 min.
    • Speaking: 15 min.
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency
    • Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 30 min.
    • Writing: 1 hour 30 min.
    • Listening: +/- 40 min.
    • Speaking: 16 min.

How can I prepare for the exam?

Free materials such as sample papers, worksheets, vocabulary lists and exam guides can be downloaded at:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/exam-preparation/

Exam Coordinator's Office hours

Monday 15:00-17:00
Please make an appointment (exam@inll.lu) to see the Exam Coordinator.