How is the IELTS speaking test assessed

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The IELTS exam takes place centrally on fixed dates. You can take the exam after your exam course in Canada or at the British Council in Düsseldorf.

In Germany, the British Council offers IELTS exams in the following 14 cities in Germany: Aachen, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich and Stuttgart.

IELTS is offered in two different test versions, which are aimed at different user groups:

  • IELTS Academic: This test is mainly taken by students who want to study at a university in an English-speaking country or English at a German university.
  • IELTS Academic: This test is mainly taken by students who want to study at a university in an English-speaking country or English at a German university.

Four areas are assessed in the IELTS exams. As a rule, all parts of the exam take place on the same day, but the oral part (interview) may take place on a different day.

Written examOral exam
Listening comprehension: 40 minutesPreparation time: none
Reading comprehension: 60 minutesExam: 13 minutes
Written expression: 60 minutes 

The test results can be viewed online 13 days after the test and a certificate (IELTS Test Report Form) will be sent to you by post at the same time. The test results are valid for two years.

Rating scale

9 expert4 - Limited
8 - Very good3 Very limited
7- Good2 Sporadically
6 - Competent1 - No application
5 - in moderation0 - Did not take the test