IELTS Academic

There are four sections in the format of the IELTS Academic test: Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening. The exam lasts for about two hours and forty-five minutes in total.

The Listening section consists of four recorded conversations or monologues, and you’ll need to answer 40 questions in total. The recordings cover a range of topics and the difficulty level gradually increases. You’ll have 30 minutes to complete this section.

There are three passages in the reading section, and there are a total of 40 questions to complete. The sections span a variety of subjects and are drawn from academic papers. The difficulty level increases gradually from passage to passage. You’ll have 60 minutes to complete this section.

The Writing section consists of two tasks. Task 1 requires you to describe or summarize visual information, such as a graph or chart. Task 2 requires you to write an essay in response to a prompt related to a general topic. You’ll have 60 minutes to complete both tasks.

The Speaking section is a face-to-face interview with a trained examiner, divided into three parts: an introduction and interview, an individual long turn, and a two-way discussion. The test assesses your ability to communicate effectively in spoken English. You’ll have 11-14 minutes to complete this section.

The IELTS Academic test format is designed to assess your ability to use English in academic contexts. The test is scored on a scale of 0-9, with a separate score given for each section, and an overall score based on the average of the four sections.