IELTS Test Centers in Belarus

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Belarus

In total, there is one test location in Belarus that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

List of cities in Belarus where you can take the IELTS tests

  • Minsk

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Minsk, Belarus – British Council – Study Centre International House

Street Address: International House, Masherov av. 10 – 108, 220005 Minsk, Belarus

Telephone Number: 375 17 284 5910

Contact Email: [email protected]

Website URL: http://www.en.ih.by/IELTS/

IELTS Test Dates Testing Locations Types of Exam Registration Fee (BYN)
2020/08/22 Minsk IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 500
2020/09/17 Minsk IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 500
2020/09/26 Minsk IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 500
2020/10/24 Minsk IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 500
2020/11/21 Minsk IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training 500

IELTS Exam Fee in Belarus

According to the test maker – British Council, the current cost to take IELTS test in Belarus is 500 BYN.

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IELTS Test Centers in Belarus

History

In the 9th century the area of ​​today’s Belarus became part of the Kiev Empire (Kievan Rus). In the 14th century it came under the rule of Lithuania, which merged with Poland to form Poland-Lithuania in 1569. When Poland was divided at the end of the 18th century, Belarus fell to the Russian Empire.

After the First World War, the Belarusian People’s Republic (BNR) was proclaimed on March 25, 1918, which was replaced by the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR) in 1919. It lost its western part to Poland after the Russian-Polish war in 1921. In 1922 BSSR was one of the founding members of the Soviet Union and in 1939 received back the areas ceded to Poland. Hundreds of thousands fell victim to the Stalinist terror in the 1930s, including the country’s political and cultural elite. 1941–44 German troops occupied Belarus. Over 2 million Belarusians, Jews, Soviet prisoners of war and supposed partisans were murdered in the war of extermination and as a result of the German extermination policy. After the Second World War among other things, Russian immigrants displaced the Belarusian language.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Belarus declared its independence. In 1994 Alyaksandr Lukashenka (* 1954) was elected President of the Republic. He greatly expanded his power, restricted the freedom of the press and had critics of the regime arrested without a trial. Under his leadership, the country leaned closely to Russia in economic and foreign policy.

Culture

Belarus borders on the Polish, Lithuanian and Russian cultures. The west of Belarus is shaped by the Roman Catholic faith, the east by the Orthodox faith. The Belarusian national idea emerged relatively late (1918), the national culture and the traditions typical of the country were overlaid and expanded by other cultures. Check a2zcamerablog to see Top 10 Sights in Belarus.

The painter Marc Chagall escaped persecution under the Stalinist terror regime by leaving the Soviet Union in 1922 and emigrating to France. The president Alyaksandr Lukashenka (* 1954), who has ruled since 1994, also severely restricted artistic freedom through censorship.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Janka Kupala (* 1882, † 1942) and Jakub Kolas (* 1882, † 1956) wrote poems and stories about rural life in Belarusian. One of the most important representatives of contemporary literature is Swetlana Alexijewitsch (* 1948), who wrote documentary novels in Russian about the war in Afghanistan and the consequences of the Chernobyl reactor accident. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015.

After the independence of the Republic of Belarus in 1991, pop music experienced an upswing, with a cappella singing enjoying particular popularity. It is mainly sung in Russian. There are also restrictions in music due to political censorship. Some rock bands, such as Ljapis Trubezkoi (dissolved in 2014) and Krambambulya (banned from performing 2011-17), have been banned from radio and television. Many young people are members of the Belarusian Republican Youth Association. Here they spend their free time, take on various voluntary tasks and receive support in finding their own apartment or job.

The most popular sports are ice hockey, soccer, handball, basketball, tennis and biathlon. Competitive sport is very important in Belarus. Sports schools have been set up for talented children and young people. The greatest international successes were achieved by gymnast Olga Korbut (* 1955), biathlete Darja Domratschewa (* 1986) and tennis player Viktoria Asarenka (* 1989).