IELTS KEY

Test score (N/A):

  • You have a very basic knowledge of the language. Your vocabulary is very limited and you have no real understanding of the grammar (e.g. you can introduce yourself, ask simple directions and order food & drink in a café or restaurant)
  • You are a “false beginner”, i.e. you have some prior knowledge of the language, but find it difficult to produce more than a few key words and phrases. Maybe you haven’t used the language in a while and/or want to start at ‘the beginning’

At the end of IELTS Key

  • You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type
  • You can introduce yourself and others
  • You can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, what you do, people you know and things you have
  • You can interact with other people in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help

 

IELTS FOUNDTION

Test score (N/A):

  • You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know, your hobbies and things you have.
  • You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

At the end of IELTS Foundation (a minimum score of 4 in each exam section):

  •  You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
  • You can communicate in simple and routine tasks, requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • You can describe, in simple terms, aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

IELTS ESSENTIALS

Test score (a minimum score of 4 in each exam section):

  • You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
  • You can communicate in simple and routine tasks, requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • You can describe, in simple terms, aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

At the end of IELTS Essentials (a minimum score of 5 in each exam section):

  • You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling
  • You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • You can describe experiences and events
  • You can talk about dreams, hopes and ambitions
  • You can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

IELST POWER

Test score (a minimum score of 5 in each exam section):

  • You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

At the end of IELTS Power (a minimum score of 6 in each exam section):

  • You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization
  • You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible, without strain for either party
  • You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

 

IELTS PUSH UP

Test score (a minimum score of 5 in each exam section):

  • You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken
  • You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

At the end of IELTS Push up (a minimum score of 6 in each exam section):

  • You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization
  • You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible, without strain for either party
  • In the speaking module, you have enough vocabulary to discuss topics at length. Generally, you paraphrase successfully and express yourself using a range of connectives
  • In the writing module, you can address the requirements of the task and write in clear paragraphs. You use adequate range of vocabulary and apply cohesive devices effectively

IELST CONCLUSIVE

Test score (a minimum score of 6 in each exam section):

  • You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning
  • You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions
  • You can use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
  • You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices

At the end of IELTS Conclusive (a minimum score of 7 in each exam section):

  • You can understand with ease everything you hear or read. You can answer 30 out of 40 questions correct in the listening and reading academic modules
  • In the speaking module, you have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally, you handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning. You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely
  • In the writing module, you answer both questions fully, write in clear paragraphs, each with a main idea and supporting sentences. You Use higher-level vocabulary with an awareness of collocation, provide an overview with detailed comparisons in Task 1. You indicate a clear position and stick to it consistently in Task 2, and produce generally error-free sentences