IELTS means International English Language Testing System and it is a test of English language proficiency. The test is designed to assess the language ability of non-native speakers of English who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. It covers all four language skills. The four skills namely reading, writing , listening and speaking. The IELTS test focuses on "International English", which includes British English, American English and other varieties like Australian or South African English.