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Why take IELTS with the British Council?
IELTS is the world’s most popular English test for higher education and global migration and we'll make sure it's the best possible experience for you.
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration
If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, you can choose one of the tests to prove your level of English.
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IELTS administration centres
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IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills.
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