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Exam Format

This lesson provides a comprehensive overview of the IELTS exam format, detailing the structure, timing, and expectations for each of the four sections: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.
  • The IELTS exam consists of Reading, Writing, and Listening sections completed in one session without breaks, and a separately scheduled Speaking test.
  • Total test duration is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with specific time allocations for each section: Reading and Writing (1 hour each), Listening (30 minutes), and Speaking (11-15 minutes).
  • The Speaking test is an in-person interview, and its scheduling can vary by test center, with options to take it up to a week before or after the other sections.
  • Each section of the test has a distinct format and set of tasks, such as answering 40 questions in Reading and Listening, completing two writing tasks, and engaging in a three-part interview in Speaking.
  • Strategies for approaching each section, including timing and question types, are essential for effective preparation and are covered in detail in specific lessons.
Overview of the IELTS Exam Format
Timing and Structure of the Test
Detailed Breakdown of Each Section
Strategies for Test Preparation