We have developed a series of practice materials. These are designed to help you understand the IELTS test format and the types of test questions you may be asked.
The book contains: practice tests for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (both Academic and General Training); Listening, Reading and Writing answer sheets; Listening and Reading practice test answer keys and Listening tapescripts; sample candidate Writing responses and examiner comments; sample candidate Speaking tests and examiner comments. The DVD contains a Listening test for candidates to practise and film footage of three students taking the Speaking test.
You can purchase official IELTS sample materials from Cambridge University Press (click on the links above), or from an IELTS test center.
If you would like assistance with test preparation, IELTS centers and language schools around the world offer IELTS preparation courses. You don’t have to attend a preparation course, but many test takers find that doing so helps them improve their performance. Talk to your local IELTS test center to find out more.
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IELTS assessment criteria
Learn more about how IELTS is scored and download the band descriptors which describe written and spoken performance at each of the nine IELTS bands.
A test of four skills
IELTS is a task-based test covering the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).