Book your IELTS test via Language School Aktiv Vienna!
Known as the International English Language Testing System, IELTS evaluates your overall English skills. IELTS is amongst the most popular English language proficiency tests in the world. Testing the four main language skills, reading, listening, writing and speaking, IELTS is widely acknowledged by universities and employers world-wide. It is also recognised by professional bodies such as immigration authorities and other government agencies. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
British Council IELTS Registration Partner – Sprachschule Aktiv Wien
What is IELTS?
Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be assessed during the test. You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), and an overall band score which reflects your proficiency in English.
|Band score||Skill level||Description|
|9||Expert user||The test taker as the ability to use the language perfectly. They show complete understanding in complex situations.|
|8||Very good user||The test taker is able to use the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies. They are able to handle complex and detailed argumentation.|
|7||Good user||The test taker uses the language with occasional inaccuracies and misunderstandings in exceptional situations. They generally operate the complex language well.|
|6||Competent user||The test taker has a competitive usage of the language apart from some inaccuracies and misunderstandings.|
|5||Modest user||The test taker has limited command of the language and is likely to make many mistakes in most situations.|
|4||Limited user||The test taker´s basic capability is limited to familiar conditions. They mostly use simple language.|
|3||Extremely limited user||The test taker conducts and perceives only general meaning in very basic conditions.|
|2||Intermittent user||The test taker has difficulty understanding spoken and written English.|
|1||Non-user||The test taker is unable to use the language apart from a few basic words.|
|0||Did not attempt the test||The test taker hasn´t answered the questions.|
Why take IELTS in Vienna?
IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test. If you’re looking to work, study or live abroad then taking an IELTS test can help you make that dream come true. In the fields that require English knowledge such as; business, academics, science, medicine, social life and many more, you’ll need IELTS to prove your skills. Proving your English knowledge with an IELTS test can get you better job opportunities as well as a better career. If you’re planning to emigrate to one of English-speaking countries, or study abroad, IELTS will be your door that gets you through the process.
Types of IELTS
There are two test types available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what you want to achieve:
IELTS Academic measures whether your level of English language proficiency is suitable for an academic environment. It reflects aspects of academic language and evaluates whether you’re ready to begin training or studying.
IELTS General Training
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
IELTS Preparation Courses in Vienna
You have booked your test and you don’t know how to get ready for it? Our certified and Professional teachers are ready to help you! IELTS preparation courses at the Language School Aktiv Vienna can make you improve your English skills and help you to get prepared for your upcoming test.
How many lessons should I book?
If you’d like to have a higher score in the exam, the more lessons you book the more prepared you are for the exam. The Language School Aktiv Vienna offers you special packages!
Price per 45 minute lesson
The more lessons you book, the better value you get!
10 lessons or more: 48 € per lesson
20 lessons or more: 45 € per lesson
50 lessons or more: 40 € per lesson
80 lessons or more: 38 € per lesson
Possible ways of organising your course:
For standard test preparation: 20 lessons =10 appointments, 90 Minutes for each. Price: 900 €
For semi-intensive test preparation: 30 lessons =10 appointments, 90 Minutes for each. Price: 1350 €
For intensive test preparation: 40 lessons =20 appointments, 90 Minutes for each. Price: 1800 €
For long-term intensive test preparation: 80 lessons =40 appointments, 90 Minutes for each. Price: 3040 €
Should you need to improve your English skills overall, you are more than welcome to sign up to one of our regular English courses under: Link
1. How does the IELTS test work?
The structure of the test is as follows: Listening (30 Minutes), Reading (60 Minutes), Writing (60 Minutes) and Speaking (11-14 Minutes).
- Listening (30 Minutes)
In the listening module you´ll have four parts with ten questions each. You´ll have in total 40 questions in this module. The questions are designed in a way that the answers appear in the order they are heard in the recording. The recordings could be heard only once. You will listen to four recordings in following themes:
Recording 1 – a dialogue between two people set in a daily context.
Recording 2 – a monologue set in a social context, i.e. a speech about regional facilities.
Recording 3 – a discussion between up to four people set in an educational or training context, i.e. a professor and a student discussing an assignment or project.
Recording 4 – a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
- Reading (60 Minutes)
Reading module includes 40 questions that can test your reading skills in a wide spectrum. These questions encircle finding main ideas, details, skimming or understanding logical arguments as well as identifying writers´ opinions and purposes. Amongst these questions there might be extracts from books, magazines, advertisements, handbooks etc.
- Writing (60 Minutes)
Academic Writing: The Academic Writing module consists of two tasks in which your writing skills are evaluated in a suitable way for undergraduate or postgraduate studies.
Task 1 includes a graph, table, chart or diagram and the candidates are expected to describe or summarise the information in their own words.
Task 2 includes essay writing. The test takers are expected to respond to a point of view, argument or problem.
General Training Writing: The General Training Writing module consists of two tasks including topics of general interest.
Task 1 includes a situation in which the candidate is asked to write a letter requesting information or explain the situation.
Task 2 includes essay writing in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
- Speaking (11-14 Minutes)
The speaking module evaluates your spoken interaction in English language and consists of three parts.
Part 1 includes general questions asked by the examiner about yourself and your personal interests and takes up to 5 minutes.
Part 2 includes a given topic about which you are asked to talk for up to two minutes. You´ll have one minute preparation time before you start talking and the examiner might ask you one or two questions regarding your topic.
Part 3 encloses further questions about the topic in part two and allows you to express your ideas in a wide range way for up to five minutes.
2. What are the costs of the IELTS test?
Till December 2022: 243 €
From 2023: 248 €
3. When should I book my IELTS test in advance?
We recommend to book your IELTS test as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.
4. How long does it take to receive my IELTS results?
You´ll be able to receive your IELTS result via e-mail within 3-5 days after your test on computer.
5. What is the test duration?
Reading and Listening sections include 40 questions each. For Writing; you’ll be given two tasks and for speaking you’ll have three parts. The total test hour is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Listening 30 mins, Reading 60 mins, Writing 60 mins, Speaking 11-14 minutes.
6. For how long will my IELTS result be valid?
The recommended validity for IELTS test results is two years.
7. What shall I bring for my IELTS test?
You need to bring the same passport or the identity document that you used whilst booking your IELTS test.
8. Can I take the IELTS test multiple times?
You had an IELTS test and were not satisfied with your score and you´d like to take the test again? You can book another IELTS test and study for a better result anytime. There is no limit to booking IELTS tests.
9. Where does the IELTS test take place in Vienna?
The IELTS test venue of the British Council is located in K+K Hotel Maria Theresia Kirchberggasse 6, 1070 Vienna for the written exams. Speaking test may take place either at the British Council office premises at Siebensterngasse 21, 1070 Vienna, or at the K+K hotel, please check the test day information email carefully.
10. What do I need whilst registering for the IELTS test?
You can register to your IELTS test online. All you need is a valid ID or passport whilst registering for the IELTS test.
11. How can I pay for my IELTS test?
You can pay for your test through British Council online registration system (by MasterCard/Visa or Klarna).
12. Who evaluates the IELTS test?
The evaluation process is carried out by certified IELTS examiners by the British Council.
13. I was late for my test. Can I still take the test?
The doors of the test room close the moment the exam starts. It´s under the responsibility of the participant to be on time for their test.
14. The Test Dates and Appointments
Please find all available test days online. Test sittings are offered on a regular basis in Vienna on Thursday, Friday or Saturday on a weekly basis.
15. How can I register for my IELTS test?
To sign up for an IELTS test: https://ieltsregistration.britishcouncil.org/orsnbc/
16. Contact details for exam
If you have any further questions regarding your exam, please contact:
Phone number: +43 1 4240203