IELTS exam format
 

IELTS Accademics

IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and tests are accessible to all test-takers, irrespective of their subject focus.

Listening

  • 30 minutes. plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet.
  • Four recorded monologues and conversations

Reading (60 minutes)

  • Three long reading passages with tasks
  • Texts range from descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical
  • Includes non-verval material such as diagrams, graphs or illustratioaxts
  • Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from books, journals and newspapers)

Writing (60 minutes)

  • Writing task of at least 150 words where the candidate must summarise, describle or explain a table, graph, chart or diagram
  • Short essay task of at least 250 words.

Speaking (11 to 14 minutes)

  • Face-to-face interview
  • Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured discussion
 

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training measures english language proficieny in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

Listening

  • 30 minutes. plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet.
  • Four recorded monologues and conversations

Reading (60 minutes)

  • Three reading passages with tasks
  • Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts
  • Section 2 contains two short, work-related, factual texts
  • Section 3 contains one longer text on a topic of general interest
  • Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from company handbooks, official documents, books and newspapers )

Writing (60 minutes)

  • Letter writing task of at least 150 words
  • Short essay task of at least 250 words

Speaking (11 to 14 minutes)

  • Face-to-face interview
  • Includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic and a structured discussion
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