Sample Test Questions

Prepare for your IELTS test by practising with free sample questions

There are two types of IELTS test to choose from, IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. All test takers take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests. Make sure that you prepare for the correct version of the test.

Using the practice materials in this section will enable you to:

  • familiarise yourself with the test format
  • experience the types of tasks you will be asked to undertake
  • test yourself under timed conditions
  • review your answers and compare them with model answers.
Downloadable Academic Writing samples
Academic Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 257KB)
Academic Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 411 KB)
Academic Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 249KB)
Academic Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 249KB)

 

Academic Writing answer sheets
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)
IELTS Writing answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB)
Downloadable General Training Writing samples
General Training Writing sample task 1 (PDF, 21KB)
General Training Writing sample task 2 (PDF, 11KB)

 

General Writing Answer sheets
IELTS Writing Answer sheet task 1 (PDF, 700KB)
IELTS Writing Answer sheet task 2 (PDF, 400KB)

 

General Training Writing sample script
General Training Writing sample script (PDF, 869KB)