Computer-delivered IELTS Practice Tests

Computer-delivered Practice: Listening

The Listening question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling
  • Form Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Summary Completion
  • Sentence Completion
  • Short Answer Questions

Any of these question types may appear in any of the four parts of the test.

There is more detailed information on the IELTS Listening question types here.

A selection of sample Listening test questions is given below. Answer keys and transcripts of the recordings are also provided for you to check your answers.

In each sample, you will have some time to look through the questions before the recording starts, and some time at the end to check your answers.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Listening Matching Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type A) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Listening Note Completion Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Listening Short Answer Questions Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Computer-delivered Practice: Academic Reading and Writing

Practice with sample test questions. Not only will these sample questions step you through how to navigate the screen during your computer-delivered IELTS Academic Reading and Writing test, they also give you an opportunity to test out questions as you would experience them on the real test.

 

  • Academic Reading – Practice with sample test questions

The Academic Reading question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: 

  • Multiple Choice
  • Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) 
  • Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given)
  • 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

Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Reading question types here.

A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
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Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
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Sample Academic Reading (Note Completion) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading (Matching Headings) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading Matching Sentence Endings (NEW) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading Summary Completion (selecting words from the text) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading Summary Completion (selecting from a list of words or phrases)
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Sample Academic Reading Sentence Completion Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading Sentence Completion 2 (NEW) Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)
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  • Academic Writing – Practice with sample test questions

The Academic Writing question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: 

  • In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
  • In Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Writing question types here.

Sample Academic Writing test questions are given below. Sample responses with band scores and examiner comments are also provided.

Sample Academic Writing – Part 1 Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample Academic Writing – Part 2 Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Computer-Delivered Practice: General Training Reading & Writing 

Practice with sample test questions. Not only will these sample questions step you through how to navigate the screen during your computer-delivered IELTS General Training Reading and Writing test, they also give you an opportunity to test out questions as you would experience them on the real test.

  • General Training Writing – Practice with sample test questions
Sample General Training Reading – Matching Information Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample General Training Reading – True/False/Not given Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample General Training Reading – Note Completion Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample General Training Reading – Sentence Completion Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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  • General Training Reading – Practice with sample test questions
Sample General Training Writing – Part 1 Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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Sample General Training Writing – Part 2 Launch sample test – Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue
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