International English Language Testing System

IELTS is an international standardised test of English language proficiency jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world. IELTS is accepted by most academic institutions in English-speaking countries, and various professional organisations across the world. It is also a requirement for immigration into several English-speaking countries.

Below you will find materials to help you prepare your students for the IELTS examination.

Academic Reading

In the Academic module of the IELTS exam, there are three reading passages with a total of 40 questions spread across a wide variety of reading comprehension exercises: gap fill, paragraph matching, multiple choice, open questions, etc.

Academic Writing

In the Academic module of the IELTS exam, there are two tasks. In Task 1 candidates have to describe a diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an argument and give their opinion, weighing up the pros and cons.


The speaking part of the IELTS exam lasts from 11-14 minutes and comprises three parts. In the first part, the candidate and examiner have a short general chat. In the second part, the candidate is given a card with some prompts on and asked to speak about the topic for 1-2 minutes after some preparation time. In the final part, the candidate and the examiner have a more in-depth discussion with more abstract questions based about the same topic as Part Two. Premium

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