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Get ready for the test with our collection of free IELTS practice tests. Make sure you time yourself while working through the questions to identify which areas need improving so you can develop your test technique.

The practice test in this section give you the opportunity to:

  • to know about the format of the test

  • to experiment with the types of tasks you will be asked to answer

  • test yourself under exam-timed conditions

  • check your answers and compare them with the model examples

Do not forget that, the Listening, Reading and Writing tests are all on the same day, without breaks in between

Good time management is the key to success, so it is best to practise under the same test conditions.

We suggest you start here by downloading the questions, blank answer sheets, transcripts and answer keys.

IELTS Academic

Practice Tests for Download - Paper-Based

Academic Writing


You will be asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram), and to present the description in your own words.

You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works, or write about an object or event. You need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes.

You will be presented with a point of view, argument or problem. You need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.





IELTS General Training

Practice Tests for Download - Paper-Based

Academic Reading - Practice with sample test questions


The Academic Reading question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: Multiple Choice Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given) 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 Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers. Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
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Academic Writing - Practice with sample test questions


The Academic Writing question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event. In Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Sample Academic Writing test questions are given below. Sample responses with band scores and examiner comments are also provided. Sample Academic Writing – Part 1
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IELTS Academic

Practice Tests for Download - Computer-Delivered

Academic Reading - Practice with sample test questions


The Academic Reading question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: Multiple Choice Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given) 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 Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers. Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
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Academic Writing - Practice with sample test questions


The Academic Writing question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event. In Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Sample Academic Writing test questions are given below. Sample responses with band scores and examiner comments are also provided. Sample Academic Writing – Part 1
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IELTS General Training

Practice Tests for Download - Computer-Delivered

General Training Reading - Practice with sample test questions


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General Training Writing - Practice with sample test questions


Sample General Training Writing – Part 1
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Sample General Training Writing – Part 2
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Practice Tests for Download - Listening

IELTS Academic

IELTS General Training

Listening - Practice with sample test questions


The Listening question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: Multiple Choice Matching Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling Form Completion Note Completion Table Completion Flow-chart Completion Summary Completion Sentence Completion Short Answer Questions Any of these question types may appear in any of the four parts of the test. A selection of sample Listening test questions is given below. Answer keys and transcripts of the recordings are also provided for you to check your answers. In each sample, you will have some time to look through the questions before the recording starts, and some time at the end to check your answers. Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer)
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Download recording transcript Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type A)
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Download recording transcript Sample Listening Note Completion
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Paper Listening audio tracks 

IELTS Listening Recording 1 (MP3, 1.2MB) - Unknown Artist
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IELTS Listening Recording Multiple Choice (Sample A) (MP3, 402KB) - IELTS
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IELTS Listening Recording Short Answer Sample A (MP3, 574KB) - Unknown Artist
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IELTS Listening Recording Sample B (MP3, 549KB) - IELTS
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IELTS Listening Recording 5 (MP3, 2.8MB) - Unknown Artist
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IELTS Listening Recording Sample B (MP3, 402KB) - Unknown Artist
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IELTS Listening Recording 4 Sentence Completion (MP3, 549KB) - Unknown Artist
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IELTS Listening Recording 6 (MP3, 2.1MB) - Unknown Artist
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IELTS Listening Recording 7 (MP3, 2.7MB) - Listening
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