Computer-Delivered IELTS Familiarization Test

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computer-delivered IELTS


IELTS offers computer-delivered tests for Listening, Reading and Writing. The following familiarization tests allow you to experience computer-delivered IELTS on your own computer, so you know what to expect on test day.

These tests should be opened on a desktop or laptop computer and we recommend using Google Chrome.




The Listening practice test consists of 6 question types and 24 questions including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/map/diagram labelling
  • Note completion
  • Short answer questions

The Reading practice test consists of 11 question types and 41 questions including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Identifying information
  • Note completion
  • Matching headings
  • Matching sentence endings
  • Summary completion
  • Sentence completion
  • Flow-chart completion

The Writing practice test consists of 2 tasks.

Task 1: You will be asked to write 150 words and spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Task 2: You will be asked to write 250 words and spend about 40 minutes on this task.

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Start Academic Writing test
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   Start General Training Reading test
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Start General Training Writing test
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*Please note that answers are not saved on the familiarization tests when you move between question types. However, on test day, answers will be saved.