Practice Questions

Boost your score with free sample IELTS questions. The benefits of practice include:

  • Getting familiar with the question format
  • Testing yourself and getting used to real time test conditions
  • Experience tasks similar to test tasks
  • Compare your answers to model answers
Reading
The Reading test is 60 minutes long, texts for the Reading test are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.

A variety of tasks is used, including: multiple choice questions, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.

Downloadable Reading sample tasks
Reading sample task – Matching features
Reading sample task – Table completion
Reading sample task – Flow-chart completion (selecting words from the text)
Reading sample task – Identifying information (True False Not Given)
Reading sample task – Matching headings
Reading sample task – Matching sentence endings task
Reading sample task – Multiple choice (more than one answer)
Reading sample task – Multiple choice (one answer)
Reading sample task – Note completion task
Reading sample task – Sentence completion task
Reading sample task – Summary completion (selecting from a list of words or phrases)
Reading sample task – Summary completion (selecting words from the text)
Writing

The Writing test goes for 60 minutes and consists of two writing tasks. In Task 1, test takers are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram). In Task 2, test takers are presented with a point of view or argument or problem.

Downloadable Academic Writing samples
Academic Writing sample task 1A
Academic Writing sample task 1B
Academic Writing sample task 1C
Academic Writing sample task 2A
Academic Writing sample task 2B
Academic Writing sample materials and examiner comments
Academic Writing answer sheets
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 1
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 2
Academic Writing sample script
IELTS Academic Writing sample script
Speaking
The Speaking test is conducted over Zoom. You will have a discussion with a certified examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation. There are three parts to the test, in part 1, you answer questions about yourself and your family, In part 2, you speak about a topic. In part 3, you have a longer discussion on the topic.

Downloadable Speaking Sample tasks
Speaking sample task part 1 – Prompt
Speaking sample task part 1 – Recording
Speaking sample task part 1 – Transcript
Speaking sample task part 2 – Prompt
Speaking sample task part 2 – Recording
Speaking sample task part 2 – Transcript
Speaking sample task part 3 – Prompt
Speaking sample task part 3 – Recording
Speaking sample task part 3 – Transcript