IELTS General Packages


IELTS General

What is the IELTS General test like?
The General version of IELTS is easier than the academic version. All candidates do the same Listening and Speaking sections. The test has four sections:

4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
Section 1: a conversation between two people
Section 2: a lecture in an everyday social context
Section 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context
Section 4: a lecture on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture)
Each section is heard once only

An interview, 15 minutes
Part 1 Introduction and interview
Part 2 Individual long turn (you have to talk about a topic)
Part 3 Two-way discussion (The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of Part

3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
Section 1: two or three short factual texts
Section 2: contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues
Sectin 3: one longer, more complex text.

Part 1: write a letter requesting information or explaining a situation.
Part 2: write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

Level and scores
Multi-level. You get a score between 1 and 9. Half scores such as 6.5 are possible. Universities often demand an IELTS score of 6 or 7. They may also demand a minimum score in each of the 4 sections.