Practice your English language skills with the Official IELTS Practice Materials
Download the Information for candidates booklet. It will help you to understand more about the test.
Read, speak and listen to English as much as you can.
Practice speaking English with your friends.
Use radio, television and the web to read and hear different English texts.
Do not practice listening test with headphone.
To do your best, you need to know what to expect. Make sure you understand the test format.
Look at the free sample test pages to see the types of texts and questions.
Double check the time and date of your test and allow plenty of time to travel to the test centre.
If you are late, you may not be allowed to take the test.
Make sure you bring your original Passport or National Identity Card which you have attached to your IELTS registration form.
Make sure you drink water and eat healthy food on the day of your test.
Get a good night’s sleep before your test. Don‘t cram your study.
Try to remain calm at the test centre. The centre staff will be friendly and assist you.
Read the IELTS regulations (printed on page 4 of IELTS registration form) before the test so you understand the rules.
Listen to the supervisor carefully and follow the instructions on how to sit the test.
When you open your test papers, read the instructions first before writing anything.
Don’t lose points for careless mistakes because you haven’t read the question properly.
Every test room will have a clock on the wall. Stay aware of the time so you can complete all of your questions.
Each part has a number of sections. Allow enough time for each section. Some questions have suggested time limits for you to follow.
If you feel yourself becoming worried, take some deep breaths to calm down.
Work calmly, focus on the questions, don’t rush your answers and you will do your best!
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