What is the IELTS General Training Test?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP IELTS, and Cambridge University Press & Assessment.
There are two versions of the IELTS exam: IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic. Both IELTS tests assess your English language skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking. If you are planning to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the UK, the IELTS General test is the one for you. If you want to attend college or university in an English-speaking country, then click here for more information about the IELTS Academic test.
The main difference between the two versions is that the Writing and Reading sections of the two tests are different. The IELTS General Training test contains topics based on general interest and features everyday English language skills that you will need in social and workplace environments. The IELTS Listening and Speaking sections are the same, regardless which test you choose.
The IELTS General test takes a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete, with Listening, Reading and Writing on the same day, and Speaking up to a week before or after. You can take the IELTS General test on paper in a test centre, or on a computer, either in a test centre or in the convenience of your own home.
To achieve the score you need in IELTS General, you need to be familiar with all parts of the test. You need to learn tips & strategies for tackling each question type successfully. You also need to complete lots of practice, with practice activities, assessments and mock tests. Plus, you need support from real teachers who are IELTS General experts, through one-on-one tutorials, live classes and feedback on your Speaking and Writing. You can get all this and more with E2 Test Prep’s IELTS General test preparation courses. No matter your time and budget, there’s a course to suit you. Check out all of our package options below.
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IELTS General Exam Preparation Materials
E2* has a full range of IELTS practice materials including tips & strategies, hundreds of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing practice and sample questions for all 22 IELTS General topics & question types. We also offer IELTS mock tests, plus Speaking & Writing feedback graded by former IELTS examiners.
IELTS Band Score Calculator
Estimate your IELTS score range to get the IELTS band score you need faster with our IELTS General score calculator. This is a fast and simple way to estimate your IELTS band and CEFR score range to help you prepare for the IELTS General exam. Compare your estimated IELTS vs PTE and IELTS v TOEFL score ranges.
IELTS Practice Questions and Answers
We offer hundreds of IELTS sample test questions, IELTS vocabulary lists and video lessons, as well as methods, tips & strategies, essay writing samples, and IELTS Speaking task samples, to guide you to a high IELTS band score. These include Writing & Reading practice activities tailored to the IELTS General version of the exam.
Join our IELTS live classes taught by our IELTS Band 9 expert teachers. Try a free sample live class and get tips & strategies for all IELTS General topic types, so you can practise and improve your skills with our sample questions and tests. Plus, improve your English skills with our free Grammar, Spelling and Pronunciation classes to get a high IELTS writing band score and IELTS Speaking band score.
Try our sample IELTS General mock tests to prepare for IELTS test centre conditions and improve your IELTS scores. Our E2 mock tests come with expert feedback and advice to improve your IELTS Listening score, Reading score, Speaking score and Writing score.
IELTS Speaking & Writing Feedback
Our assessments come with expert teacher-graded feedback for IELTS General Writing Task 1 and IELTS General Writing Task 2, using IELTS Writing scoring criteria and the Writing band descriptors. We also offer expert feedback for IELTS Speaking Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, using the IELTS Speaking score criteria and Speaking band descriptors.
Recorded Live Class and Grammar Lesson Video Library
Never miss an IELTS live class or English skills class with access to our IELTS recorded live class library. Learn IELTS skills, such as IELTS essay writing, and improve your English skills with our convenient recordings that you can watch any time, anywhere.
Grammar Lesson Video Library
Use our bank of hundreds of grammar video lessons to improve your IELTS band scores. Good grammar is essential to scoring well in your test. Learn everything you need to know in our helpful classes with expert tutors.
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