What's IELTS Life Skills test?
IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to show that their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1 as part of their UK visa application.
IELTS Life Skills is available at two levels:
IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening
IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening
It is a face-to-face Speaking and Listening test that will be taken with an examiner, and with one other test taker. The tasks in IELTS Life Skills are designed to reflect the everyday experience of communicating in an English-speaking country. You will be expected to take part in short discussions on everyday subjects including:
Personal details/experiences, family and friends, buying goods, work, health, leisure, education/training, transport, housing or weather.
The focus of the test at each level is designed to assess whether you can listen and respond, make your meaning clear, and talk with other people.
How to register for IELTS Life Skills - Speaking and Listening
From April 2015 IELTS Life Skills will be available at test centres in the UK and throughout the world. These centres are in locations specified by UK Visas and Immigration and meet official requirements for language testing for UK visa purposes.
Results for IELTS Life Skills tests
Test results are normally available within 6 days of your test.
You will get one of two results:
· Below pass
A below pass result means that you have not been successful and your test cannot be used for your visa application.