IELTS Academic Reading Practice Tests
The content of the Reading Section is different for the Academic and General Training versions.
Texts for the Academic Reading section are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. Texts range from descriptive and factual to the conversational and analytical and may contain non-verbal materials, such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain technical terms, a simple glossary is provided.
- The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long.
- There are 3 sections, and the total text length is 2,150 – 2,750 words.
- Each section of the reading exam contains one long text
A variety of questions are used to evaluate your reading comprehension. They are chosen from the following types: multiple choice, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flowchart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.
IELTS Academic Reading sample tasks for download
The following IELTS Listening Sample Tasks are to be used with the answer sheet and MP3 audio files/transcripts. Each answer sheet indicates which recording to listen to, or if a transcript is provided.
Prepare yourself for the IELTS with these free practice tests and answers. Answer the questions and time yourself so that you can know where you need to improve and develop your exam technique.