What is IELTS and why should I study it?


A lot of students have been making enquiries about IELTS – what is it and why do I need it? For the answers to some of your questions, why not take a look at this handy summary below…

IELTS is an acronym (there’s a new word for your vocabulary list) which stands for International English Language Testing System. It is quickly becoming the new benchmark for assessing English language skills, besides Cambridge and the old TOEFL system.

There are many reasons why you may want to take an IELTS class at GV Perth, including:

  • If you are planning to study at University in Australia, you need an IELTS test score.
  • Maybe you want to live in Australia in the future…? An IELTS score is required with your visa application.
  • You may have studied General English for some time and you are now ready for something more structured and challenging. (You can be in the IELTS class even if you are not going to take the test!)
  • If you do decide to take the test, you can use the results as proof of your English ability in many places around the world. Today, the test is recognised even in the U.S.
  • You will have a great opportunity to communicate with classmates who may have a good level of English. Every morning we focus on Grammar and Vocabulary, and every afternoon we practise Speaking and Listening. (You will notice how quickly your vocabulary improves!)
  • Finally, ask the students currently studying in the IELTS class, and they will tell you how useful it can be for you.

So, if you have decided to study IELTS at GV Perth, don’t forget to enrol straight away – the next IELTS course begins August 30th!! If you need an enrolment form, you can write an email to us ([email protected]) and we will send you one. 🙂

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