Paper based General Training Reading and Writing Practice Tests
General Training - Reading Practice tests
Duration: 60 minutes
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 General Training Reading sample tasks
General Training Reading sample task – Flow Chart Completion (PDF, 40KB)
General Training Reading sample task – Identifying Information (PDF, 99KB)
General Training Reading sample task – Matching Information (PDF, 43KB)
General Training Reading sample task – Matching Features (PDF, 32KB)
General Training Reading sample task – Matching Headings (PDF, 31KB)
General Training Reading sample task – Sentence Completion (PDF, 19KB)
General Training Reading sample task – Short-Answer Questions (PDF, 18KB)
General Training answer sheet
IELTS Reading answer sheet (PDF, 130KB)
General Training Writing Practice tests
Duration: 60 minutes
The General Writing test consists of two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.
In Task 1, test takers are asked to respond to a situation by writing a letter, for example, requesting information or explaining a situation.
In Task 2, test takers write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2.
Please note that test takers for IELTS General Training take a different Writing test in IELTS Academic.
Downloadable General Training Writing samples
General Training Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 21KB)
General Training Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 11KB)
General Writing Answer sheets
IELTS Writing Answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)
IELTS Writing Answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB)
General Training Writing sample script
General Training Writing sample script (PDF, 869KB)
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• Academic Reading and Writing
• General Training Reading and Writing