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How is the IELTS exam structured?

Both formats (Academic and General Training) of the IELTS exam assess students abilities in English speaking, listening, reading and writing. The listening and speaking tests follow the same structure for both the academic and general training course, however, the reading and writing tests are quite different in terms of structure.

Speaking section – This section of the IELTS evaluates your fluency, vocabulary, grammatical performance and pronunciation. You will be asked to discuss personal topics, personal experiences such as your name, nationality, hobbies, likes, and dislikes.

Listening section – Within this section, you will be required to discuss everyday social situations using simple, clear and conversational language.

Reading section – The reading section will evaluate your ability to read, understand the general meaning of the contextual content, and provide insight into the author’s opinions and feelings about the written passage.

Writing section – Throughout this writing section, you will be asked to compose a report highlighting and analyzing the data provided whilst also being asked to write an essay focusing on a personal topic of interest.