IELTS Practice Tests can provide you with the preparation you need to do well in the IELTS exam.
The tests vary slightly because if you are wanting to study abroad you take the Academic Module but if you are taking it for general immigration purposes such as for work you take the General Training Module.
These tests are a chance for you to practice tests based more fully on the official IELTS based computer test:
In a full reading test there are a total of three reading passages which you have to do in 60 minutes.
Each one of these is just one reading passage, so if you were doing it under timed conditions it should take 20 minutes. So doing three of them would be a full reading test.
Unlike academic reading, the sections of the general reading test differ in structure, so this is a full IELTS General Training Reading Practice Test.
The British Council also has a reading practice test for IELTS General Training:
In the academic part of the test you have to describe some kind of graph, diagram or map (Task 1) and write an essay (Task 2).
In the general part you have to write a letter (Task 1) and write an essay (Task 2).
You can also view questions with model answers:
Speaking is the same for academic and general training. In part one you are asked easy questions about everyday topics such as work, hobbies, the weather, travelling etc.
In part two you have to speak for two minutes on a topic the examiner gives you. In part three you have a two-way discussion with the examiner on more complicated topics related to your part two topic.
This is a further speaking practice test from the British Council:
IDP also has a number of IELTS practice tests and exercises on all the modules of the test:
If you are planning to take the computer based IELTS test you can find links to practice tests here:
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