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Tips for Managing Your Time in IELTS

There are two training formats of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You can choose either the General Training or Academic version. The IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one and by taking this test you can open the doors to education and career opportunities across the world. […]

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IELTS Speaking Test #1

Listen carefully to the introduction to each section. This will give you useful information about the situation and the speakers.
Use the time at the beginning of each section (and in the middle of Sections 1–3) to look through the questions and think about the topic.
Read the instructions for each task carefully. Remember to check the maximum number of words allowed. […]

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The interview: section three – IELTS

Section three is like a role play. The examiner will explain a situation to you and then instruct you to ask questions to find out more information. The examiner will give you a card with around six question prompts to help you make the questions. You should use the question prompts to ask all the questions on the card. Be ready to ask additional questions if the examiner invites you to, or if the examiner looks expectantly at you after you have asked all the prompted ones.

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The interview: section two – IELTS

Task description
In this section the interviewer will move onto one or more topics of general interest. You may need to speak longer (take longer turns) than in the first section and you may need to describe or explain.

Sample questions
It is not possible to predict what topics may be discussed at this point in the interview; however, some standard topics are: […]

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The interview: section one – IELTS

Task description
Section One of the interview is an introduction in which the interviewer will ask you some general questions about yourself. The questions are often, but not always, based on the CV that you filled out before the test. This section of the interview aims to be like a friendly conversation in which the interviewer asks questions that are not too difficult, to try to get to know you and relax you. […]