IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to show that their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1.
Before you register for your test you should check the English language requirements for your visa category. Please visit Guidance on Applying for UK Visa – approved English language tests for more information.
From April 2015 IELTS Life Skills will be available at this test centre.
To find a suitable test date and register for an IELTS Life Skills test, please visit http://www.ielts.kz/ielts/uk/testdates.php
IELTS Life Skills is available at two levels:
You will take the test with an examiner, and with one other test taker.
The tasks in IELTS Life Skills are designed to reflect the everyday experience of communicating in an English-speaking country. You will be expected to take part in short discussions on everyday subjects including:
At each level, the test is designed to assess whether you can listen and respond, make your meaning clear, and talk with other people.
You will be expected to:
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You will be expected to:
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You will be assessed on your ability in four key areas:
At times during the test, you will be allowed to take notes to prepare your answers. The examiner will not mark your notes – only your speaking and listening skills are marked during the test.
IELTS Life Skills is available at A1 and B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is an international standard used around the world to describe learners’ language skills.
There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills:
IELTS Life Skills tests how well you can communicate with other people in everyday English. The best way to test these skills is to pair test takers at a similar level of ability, so you can show how well you can speak English to communicate and engage in discussion with others.
For IELTS Life Skills, you only need to attend one short session to complete the test. The times allowed for each level are:
Two free sample papers for each level will be available shortly.
To find a suitable test date and register for an IELTS Life Skills test, please visit http://www.interpress.kz/exams/ielts-ukvi/test_dates.php
Test results are normally available within six (6) days of your test.
You will get one of two results:
A fail result means that you have not been successful and your test cannot be used for your visa application.