Overview

Overview
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Speaking

Students do 3 different speaking exercises which will total around 15-20 minutes.
Students studying the IELTS Academic Paper and IELTS General Paper do the same speaking test.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Listening

Students listen to 4 recordings over 30 minutes and must answer 40 questions.
Students doing the IELTS Academic Paper and IELTS General Paper do the same listening test.

Question Formats
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4

Reading

Students have 1 hour to answer 40 questions based on 3 texts.
Students doing the IELTS Academic Paper receive 3 texts on factual topics taken from magazines, books, newspapers etc.
Students doing the IELTS General Paper receive 3 texts on everyday topics, such as newspaper articles, advertisements, letters etc.

Question Formats


Academic Paper
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

General Paper
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

Writing

Students have 1 hour to complete 2 tasks.
Students doing the IELTS Academic Paper have to write two essays.
Students doing the IELTS General Paper have to write one letter and one essay.

Academic Paper
Task 1
Task 2

General Paper
Task 1
Task 2