Comprehensive preparation for the IELTS. Each year 1.2 million people in over 300 countries worldwide take the IELTS exam in order to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The exam, which gauges comprehension by testing listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, is used for entrance into universities, nonacademic business settings, and as a part of immigration applications for permanent residence or citizenship in several English-speaking countries. The IELTS is an approved English language test for U.S. naturalization/visa applications. Kaplan's IELTS provides in-depth review, test - taking strategies, and test - like practice questions for all four sections of the Academic and General tests. This comprehensive guide features: full - length Academic and General Training Version practice tests; practice questions with detailed answer explanations; in-depth review of all parts of the test with strategies and skill-building methods.