Test takers who understand the format of IELTS are at an advantage. Make sure you’re familiar with how IELTS testing works.
There are two IELTS tests available, IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Both tests are graded in exactly the same way.
You’ll take the first three parts of the test on the same day, in the following order: Listening, Reading and Writing (there are no breaks between these tests). Your Speaking test will be held either on the same day or seven days before or after that, depending on local arrangements.
The IELTS Listening test is designed to assess a wide range of listening skills, including how well you
- understand main ideas and specific factual information
- recognise the opinions, attitudes and purpose of a speaker
- follow the development of an argument
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions. ielts coaching in medavakkam
- Recording 1: a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
- Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities
- Recording 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
- Recording 4: a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture