Category Archives: Introduction to IELTS


IELTS Speaking: Introduction

The speaking module of IELTS consists of three parts. Part 1: Interview Time: 4-5 mins. The examiner will ask you a series of questions about everyday topics such as work, study, hobbies, home, family or lifestyle. To answer the questions, you only need to provide the information asked for and perhaps add a supporting detail or two. You do NOT need to give lengthy answers and you do NOT need to use difficult academic words. Example: Q: Where do you like to go in your…

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IELTS Writing: Introduction (Academic Module)

The Academic Writing module of IELTS consists of two tasks. Task 1: Describe a diagram Time: 20 mins. Words: 150 In this task, you are shown a diagram or set of data and you have to write a short report identifying the main features and making comparisons where relevant. Example: The chart below shows Internet use at Redwood Secondary School, by sex, from 1995 to 2002. Write a report for a university professor on the main features of the chart and make comparisons where relevant.…

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IELTS Reading: Introduction (Academic Module)

The Academic reading module of IELTS consists of three reading passages and 40 questions: You will have to read approximately 2,500 words in total. The passages deal with a range of academic subjects: one may be about ancient history, another about astronomy, another about advertising techniques, and so on. Each passage in IELTS reading is followed by 11 to 15 questions. You can read and answer questions at the same time. The questions could be multiple choice, matching, true/false/not given, sentence completion or summary completion…

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IELTS Listening: Introduction

The listening module of IELTS consists of four sections: Section 1: General conversation Time: 5 mins approx. Questions: 10 Examples: An interview about student wellbeing; A telephone conversation about buying travel tickets; A student asking about accommodation. Section 2: General talk Time: 5 mins approx. Questions: 10 Examples: A radio programme about local history; A short talk about healthy eating; A presentation about student services. Section 3: Academic conversation Time: 5 mins approx. Questions: 10 Examples: A discussion between a student and a tutor about…

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