IELTS Testing Centres in Venezuela
In total, there is one test location in Venezuela that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.
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.
Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
British Council Venezuela
Street Address: Registration address Av. Francisco Lopez Solano con Av. Ppal del Bosque Torre Credicard, piso 3. Chacaito
Telephone Number: +58 212 750 3900
Contact Email: [email protected]
Website URL: http://www.britishcouncil.org.ve/examen/ielts
List of cities in Venezuela where you can take the IELTS tests
More about Venezuela
- COUNTRYVV: Overview of labor market in Venezuela, including latest unemployment rate and youth unemployment. Also covers job distribution by economic sectors, such as public sector, finance and hotels and restaurants.
The economy of the formerly agrarian oriented state has through the petroleum – (since 1920, increasingly since 1945) and natural gas production have undergone a significant change. In the meantime, petroleum products generate 95% of export revenues, generate over 10% of gross domestic product (GDP) and contribute 35–50% to state revenues. After an economic boom in the 1970s, a long-lasting economic crisis set in with the subsequent drop in oil prices. Uncontrolled debt, insufficient diversification of the economy, high dependency on imports and unsuccessful prestige projects led to a decline in the standard of living for the majority of the population below the level before the oil boom. A far-reaching economic stabilization and adjustment program initiated at the beginning of the 1990s only got off to a slow start. The privatization of state-owned companies, the widespread release of prices and the reduction of jobs caused the inflation rate and the unemployment rate to rise sharply and repeatedly led to mass protests. With the assumption of office by President Hugo Chavez Frias In 1998 the economic order began to change. His “socialism of the 21st century” relied on the nationalization and re-nationalization of the key industries (aluminum, iron and steel production, cement and construction industry as well as food production) as well as the fight against poverty. Thanks to the rapid increase in oil revenues, Venezuela recorded strong economic growth from 2004 (GDP increase 18.3%), which, however, weakened again in the following years (2008: 4.8%; 2013: 1.0%) and from 2014 into the Recession slipped away (2014: –3.9%; 2015: –6.2%). During the upswing, the official unemployment rate halved (2015: 7.4%; with a high proportion of employees in the informal sector); at the same time the inflation rate rose sharply (121, 7%) and the supply situation deteriorated due to the lack of foreign currency. The social programs that had been successful in the meantime (including literacy, medical care, subsidized staple foods) came to a standstill with the collapse of oil prices in 2008.
Foreign trade: The trade balance was almost entirely positive in 1970–2014; In 2015 it was almost balanced (2015 import value: US $ 30.2 billion; export value: US $ 29.5 billion). Despite sustained efforts to diversify exports, these will continue to be determined by the extraordinarily high share of oil and natural gas (over 90%). Other export goods include Aluminum and aluminum products, steel products, chemical products and iron ore. Venezuela is dependent on imports in the long term in certain sectors; this includes machines, electrotechnical and pharmaceutical products as well as food. The most important customer countries are the USA, Switzerland, Colombia, China, the Netherlands and Brazil. Among the supplier countries, the USA leads by a long way ahead of China, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.
Although only 1% of the workforce works in the oil sector, since 1976 state oil production has been the most important branch of the economy. With a production volume of (2015) 135.2 million t of oil, Venezuela is one of the largest producing countries in the world; the oil reserves are estimated (2015) at around 47.0 billion t; Venezuela is the country with the world’s largest oil reserves. The most important zones of oil production are on Lake Maracaibo. Another focus is the deposits of the Orinoco region, which also contains significant oil sand deposits. Natural gas production is growing rapidly in economic importance (increasing use of natural gas in the expanding petrochemical industry); the output has risen to (2015) 32.4 billion m 3.
The second most important mining product is iron ore; In 2014, 11.4 million t were extracted (the most important deposit on Cerro Bolívar). The iron ore reserves in southeast Venezuela are among the largest on earth. Iron ore mining and the iron making industry were nationalized in 1975. Furthermore, bauxite, coal, manganese ore and gold (gold mining and processing was nationalized in 2011) and the deposits of nickel, copper, lead and zinc ores are exploited. Aluminum production, which can rely on immense hydropower reserves, is also important.
Tourism finds favorable conditions due to the diverse climatic conditions and scenic contrasts. The main attractions are the Caribbean coast (including Isla Margarita) and the Andes, as well as historical sights.
In 2012, 710,000 foreign visitors came to Venezuela, 28% of them from Europe, 34% from South and 25% from North America. Check nexticle to see Cultural Travel in South America.