Choice of two tests IELTS general training tests your everyday English skills for migration Purposes . Please check the requirements of your visa and or the organisation where you plan to study or work. Why take IELTS? IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. It is recognised by thousands of organisations, including universities, government agencies and corporations, in over 135 countries. IELTS is the world’s fastest-growing and most reliable English language test.