The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a test that measures the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. There are two versions of the IELTS test: the IELTS General Training test and the IELTS Academic test.
The IELTS General Training test is designed for people who are planning to work, study, or live in an English-speaking country, but are not seeking academic admission. It assesses the English language skills needed for everyday situations, such as communication in the workplace or in social settings.
The IELTS Academic test is designed for people who are planning to study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level in an English-speaking country. It assesses the English language skills needed for academic studies, such as reading and understanding academic texts, participating in class discussions, and writing essays.
Both versions of the IELTS test consist of four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. However, the content and difficulty level of the tasks in each part may differ slightly between the General Training and Academic versions.
It is important to choose the correct version of the IELTS test based on your specific goals and needs. If you are unsure which version is right for you, it is a good idea to consult with an IELTS center or specialist to determine the best fit.