IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It tests all four language skills:
listening, reading, writing and speaking. It is intended for people who want to study or
work in an English-speaking country.
There are two versions of the test, the Academic and the General Training module.
The Academic module is for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking
university. University admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on
the results of the Academic test.
The General Training module is mainly for those who are going to English-speaking
countries to do secondary education or get a job and focuses on basic survival skills in
social and workplace environments.
The Speaking test is the same for both the Academic and the General Training
modules, so this book is appropriate for candidates preparing for either of the two
versions of the IELTS exam.