Test Structure


The IELTS test consists of four modules: compulsory Listening and Speaking modules and a choice between either General Training or Academic Reading and Writing modules.

The General Training module assesses a broad range of language skills and is suited to candidates wanting to take work-related training courses, enter secondary school, work in an English-speaking country or apply for permanent residency.

The Academic modules assess a candidate's ability to use the language skills needed to study a course in English, including skills required to follow complex arguments, discuss abstract ideas and concepts, and deal with information effectively.

RMIT English Worldwide holds the test in a single day. The Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the test are completed between 9am and 12noon and the Speaking interviews are held between 12:40pm and 5:30pm on the same day. All parts of the test are usually conducted in small rooms, which provide a comfortable environment for candidates.

Training Materials Available at RMIT English Worldwide

What is Top Tips for IELTS?
Top Tips for IELTS Academic (with interactive CD-ROM) - $35.50
Top Tips for IELTS General Training (with interactive CD-ROM) - $35.50

Written by IELTS material writers with many years' experience, these candidate revision guides are recommended as part of your revision for the IELTS test. They provide candidates with essential advice ('tips') for each part of the test and include: clear examples and explanations; general tips for each component to help with revision; and sections on how to revise, and what to do on the day of the test. On the CD-ROM is a full IELTS practice test; sample answers for the Writing; and a video of a Speaking test.  

What are the Official IELTS Practice Materials? - $35.50

IELTS has official practice materials to help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions. There are two volumes of Official IELTS Practice Materials, each containing different samples of IELTS questions:

Vol. 1 Official IELTS Practice Materials (with CD)

Vol. 2 Official IELTS Practice Materials (with DVD)

Both volumes of the practice material offer different samples of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking modules with sample answers and Examiner comments. The CD in Vol. 1 offers samples of the Listening test and the DVD in Vol. 2 shows candidates taking the Speaking test. The Official IELTS Practice Materials Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are the only IELTS practice materials endorsed by the IELTS partners.

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