IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to show their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1. IELTS Life Skills is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.
IELTS Life Skills is available at two levels:
IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening. This test is for UK visas and immigration for a “family of a settled person”.
IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening. This test is for UK visas and immigration for “indefinite leave to remain or citizenship” visa.
At each level, the test is designed to assess whether you can listen and respond, make your meaning clear, and talk with other people.
You will take the test with an examiner, and with one other test taker. You will be expected to take part in short discussions on everyday subjects.
If you need an IELTS test for UK visa applications, you can only take them at a UKVI approved IELTS test centre. IDP IELTS Sydney and IDP IELTS Melbourne are the only UKVI approved test centres in Australia. We offer all the approved IELTS tests for UK visa applications.
Download the free sample tests to help you prepare for your IELTS Life Skills test - Level A1 and Level B1
IELTS Life Skills test format
There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills.