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Exam Format



Summary
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.
Chapters
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Overview of the IELTS Exam Format
00:00
Timing and Structure of the Test
02:41
Detailed Breakdown of Each Section
05:40
Strategies for Test Preparation