515 1 St SE #200 Paper based IELTS | IELTS Calgary Test Center

Paper based Academic Reading and Writing Practice Tests

 Academic Reading Practice tests

Duration: 60 minutes

Texts for the Academic Reading test are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.
 
A variety of tasks is used, including: multiple choice questions, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.
 
 
Downloadable Academic Reading sample tasks
Academic Reading sample task – Matching features (PDF, 22KB)
Academic Reading sample task – Table completion (PDF, 59KB)
Academic Reading sample task - Flow-chart completion (selecting words from the text) (PDF, 173 KB)
Academic Reading sample task - Identifying information (True False Not Given) (PDF, 174KB) 
Academic Reading sample task - Matching headings (PDF, 92KB)
Academic Reading sample task - Multiple choice (more than one answer) (PDF, 223KB)
Academic Reading sample task - Multiple choice (one answer) (PDF, 256KB)
Academic Reading sample task - Summary completion (selecting from a list of words or phrases) (PDF, 259 KB)
Academic Reading sample task - Summary completion (selecting words from the text) (PDF, 189 KB)
 
 
Academic Reading answer sheet
IELTS Reading answer sheet (PDF, 130KB)
 
 

 Academic Writing Practice Tests

Duration: 60 minutes

The Academic Writing tests consist of two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.
 
In Task 1, test takers are asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram). They need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2 test takers are presented with a point of view or argument or problem. They need to write their response in 250 words in about 40 minutes.
 
Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. 
 
Please note that test takers for IELTS Academic take a different Writing test in IELTS General Training.
 
Downloadable Academic Writing samples
Academic Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 257KB)
Academic Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 411 KB)
3 Academic Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 249KB)
4 Academic Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 249KB)
 
Academic Writing answer sheets
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB) 
 
Academic Writing sample script
IELTS Academic Writing sample script (PDF, 1.4MB)
 

More Paper based Practice Materials

Free Practice Materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the paper based IELTS Test.  Click the link below for more information.

•    Listening
•    Academic Reading and Writing
•    General Training Reading and Writing
•    Speaking