IELTS General Syllabus and Practice

Reading

Set 1 • Short answer questions • Table completion Topic: Leisure and entertainment

Set 2 • Matching information to paragraphs • Sentence completion Topic: Language and communication

Set 5 • Classication • Yes, No, Not given Topic: Art and culture

Set 9 • Matching headings to sections • True, False, Not given • Yes, No, Not given • Summary completion Topic: Society and social issues

Set 6 • Multiple selection • Summary completion Topic: Mass media

Set 10 • Short answer questions • Sentence completion • Multiple choice • Matching information to paragraphs • Matching • Yes, No, Not given Topic: Education

Set 3 • Matching headings to paragraphs • Multiple choice Topic: Travel, tourism and transport

Set 7 • Table completion • Short answer questions • Matching Topic: Health and tness

Set 11 • Matching • Multiple selection • Summary completion • Diagram completion • True, False, Not given

Set 4 Topic: Developing world • Diagram completion • True, False, Not given Topic: Environment

Set 8 • Multiple selection • Classication • Diagram completion Topic: Work and business

Set 12 • Matching headings to paragraphs • True, False, Not given • Sentence completion • Table completion • Classication • Summary completion Topic: Science and technology

Mock test of the IELTS Reading test

Listening

Set 1 • Short answer questions • Table completion Topic: Leisure and entertainment

Set 5 • Form completion • Classication Topic: Art and culture

Set 9 • Form completion • Multiple choice • Classication • Summary completion Topic: Society and social issues

Set 2 • Sentence completion • Matching Topic: Language and communication

Set 6 • Multiple selection • Summary completion Topic: Mass media

Set 10 • Table completion • Form completion • Short answer questions • Sentence completion • Classication • Diagram completion Topic: Education

Set 3 • Multiple choice Topic: Travel, tourism and transport

Set 7 • Table completion • Short answer questions • Labelling a diagram Topic: Health and science

Set 11 • Multiple choice • Sentence completion • Matching • Labelling a diagram Topic: Developing world

Set 4 • Form completion • Labelling a diagram Topic: Environment

Set 8 • Form completion • Multiple selection • Multiple choice • Sentence completion Topic: Work and business

Set 12 • Form completion • Multiple selection • Short answer questions • Sentence completion • Classication Topic: Science and technology

Mock test of the IELTS Listening test

Speaking

Set 5 Advice and strategies on speaking fluently and confidently; video analysis of what to say when you are asked about a topic you do not know much about

Set 9 Techniques for making comparisons; phrases for speculating; video analyses of two candidates making speculations

Set 2 How to deal with questions about yourself in Phase 2; what to do when you do not have a ready answer; making notes on speaking topics

Set 6 How to deal with Phase 2 speaking topics; responding effectively to follow-up questions; analysis of ways of stating reasons

Set 10 Effective strategies for speaking uently in each phase of the speaking test; possible problems and how to avoid them

Set 3 Introduction and tips on Phase 3; video analysis of candidates’ performance in Phase 3

Set 7 Preparing effectively for the speaking test; review of how examiners assess candidates; video analysis of how to talk extensively on a topic

Set 11 Techniques for expanding on a topic; video analyses of candidates talking extensively on topics

Set 4 Review of tenses to use when answering questions about yourself; video analysis of a candidate’s performance in Phase 1

Set 8 Strategies on giving reasons during the individual long turn in Phase 2; video analyses on candidates talking about social problems in their countries; comparative forms

Set 12 Dos and don’ts in the speaking test; video analyses on two candidates talking about a technological innovation knowledge

Mock test of the IELTS Speaking test

WRITING

Set 1 task 1 Practice exercises for letters of introduction

Set 3 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions giving an opinion

Set 6 task 1 Practice exercises for thank-you letters

Set 1 task 2 Introduction to for and against essays

Set 4 task 1 Practice exercises for letters of complaint

Set 3 task 1 Practice exercises for letters asking for information

Set 2 task 1 Practice exercises for letters giving advice

Set 4 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions discussing the causes of a problem and suggesting solutions

Set 2 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions discussing arguments for and against

Set 5 task 1 Practice exercises for letters giving information

Set 6 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions discussing arguments for and against

Set 5 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions discussing advantages and disadvantages

Set 7 task 1 Practice exercises for letters of apology Set 7 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions giving an opinion

Set 8 task 1 Practice exercises for letters of application Set 8 task 2 Practice exercises for compositions discussing the causes of a problem and suggesting solutions

Set 9 task 1 Revision exercises for Writing Task 1 Set 9 task 2 Revision exercises for Writing Task 2

Set 11 Practice exercises for a letter of advice, and for a composition giving and justifying your opinion

Set 10 Practice exercises for a letter asking for information, and for a composition discussing arguments for and against

Set 12 Practice exercises for a letter of praise, and for a composition discussing the causes of a problem

Mock test of the IELTS Writing test

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