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IELTS / PTE Preparation


IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System, which is a global state-sanctioned trial of English language capability for non-local English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English.

There are two types of IELTS tests: Academic and General Training. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, however, the topic of the Reading and Writing sections differs relying on which test the candidate takes. IELTS can be taken either on paper or computer depending on the choice of the test taker. The test score is valid for two years from the test date.

The Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same test date, without any breaks in the middle of them. The Speaking section, notwithstanding, can be finished as long as seven days prior to or after another test date.

IELTS is acknowledged by more than 10,000 associations in excess of 140 nations. These include colleges, schools, universities and training organizations, government divisions, and immigration authorities.

There is no pass or fail in IELTS. It is scored on a nine-band (0-9) scale, with each band comparing to a predetermined capability in English.

The nine-band scale of IELTS describes the following English capabilities:

IELTS Academic Format

There are four IELTS paper-based test dates in a month. Its score is available online on the 13th day of the test date and the hard copy of the result is provided on the 18th day of the test date. Its score is valid for two years from the test date.


PTE stands for Pearson Test of English which is a computer-based English proficiency test for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities and is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the kind of accents you will experience in your regular daily existence.

There are three principal parts to the test: Speaking and Writing (together), Reading and Listening. There is an optional 10-minute break between the Reading and Listening parts.

PTE, an alternative to the popular IELTS test, is flexible in terms of test dates and results are available from 24 hours to 5 working days. Its score is valid for two years from the test date.

For any assistance in PTE test date booking, please contact us @ – or email at academics@kangarooedu.com.au