Collins Speaking for IELTS can help you get the IELTS score you need if your speaking is holding you back. Don’t let a single skill keep you from achieving your goals. Collins Speaking for IELTS was intended specifically for English learners who plan to take the IELTS exam in order to demonstrate that they have the necessary capacity to communicate effectively in English at work or at university. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. Every year, over 1.4 million candidates take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam all around the world. It is the most common test given by colleges to foreign students to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language.