The General Training focuses on the knowledge of everyday life, particularly in a context of society and work. The four language skills, speaking, listening, writing and reading are evaluated. Oral expression lasts between 11 and 14 minutes and includes a discussion of a specific topic as well as a conversation of everyday life. Oral comprehension focuses mainly on conversations or monologues of everyday life and lasts about 30 minutes. In the written expression, you will have to write a letter of a daily situation as well as an argument to a problem posed during 60 minutes. Written comprehension also lasts 60 minutes and covers texts of everyday life (advertisements, advertisements, etc.), texts of professional life (job offers, conditions and payments in companies, etc.) as well as a slightly more complex text of general interest. All documents are authentic.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or International English Language Assessment System, is an international English (mainly British and American) test run by the University of Cambridge. The majority of universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa accept it as an alternative to the TOEFL for admissions thus becoming the most popular English test.