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Ever Heard of IELTS UKVI?

Ever Heard of IELTS UKVI?

01 Apr 2016 Kasra Sharifan
IELTS has 2 more modules for UK Visas and Immigration (IELTS UKVI). The tests are simpler and only assess your Listening and Speaking. The questions are focused on everyday life situations, and you must show you have the skills needed.

IELTS Life Skills A1 (Elementary)


This test is designed for those who want to pay a visit to their family members or friends who are already settled in the UK.

Test content: Speaking and Listening
Test Focus:

  • listen and respond to spoken language, including simple narratives, statements, questions and single-step instructions
  • basic information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics
  • talk with another person in a familiar situation about familiar topics.

Test Tasks: Tasks may include:

  • describing
  • giving opinions
  • giving personal information
  • stating preferences
  • commenting
  • asking for information or descriptions
  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • explaining, giving reasons or justifying
  • deciding
  • suggesting
  • selecting


Time: Maximum 16-18 minutes
Test format: It is a face-to-face Speaking and Listening test with an examiner. You take the test with another candidate in the room.
Scoring System: Pass/Fail
Time to announce the results: In 7 days

 

IELTS Life Skills B1 (Intermediate)


This test is designed for those who are in the UK and intend to stay in the UK or apply for UK citizenship.

Test content: Speaking and Listening
Test Focus:

  • listen and respond to spoken language, including straightforward information and narratives, and follow straightforward explanations and instructions
  • communicate information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics, using appropriate formality
  • talk with one or more people in a familiar situation, making relevant points and responding to what others say to reach a shared understanding about familiar topics.

Test Tasks: In addition to the A1 tasks shown, the B1 tasks may include:

  • comparing
  • showing contrast, cause, reason or purpose
  • prioritizing
  • planning
  • persuading
  • narrating
  • asking about past or future events
  • expressing future certainty or possibility


Time: Maximum 22 minutes
Test format: It is a face-to-face Speaking and Listening test with an examiner. You take the test with another candidate in the room.
Scoring System: Pass/Fail
Time to announce the results: In 7 days