IELTS General Training Reading

IELTS | Test Takers – General Training Reading sample

 The General Training Reading test is 60 minutes long.

A variety of questions are used, chosen from the following types; multiple choice, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.

Computer-delivered General Training IELTS Reading test

There is no difference in the content, format or level of difficulty and scoring of the computer-delivered IELTS test. The type of Reading questions asked, thus, remain the same as in the paper-based test: Please ensure you are using Chrome or Firefox to launch the sample texts.

Computer Based General Training Reading Sample tasks
Sample General Training Reading – Matching Information
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Sample General Training Reading – True/False/Not given
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Sample General Training Reading – Note Completion
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Sample General Training Reading – Sentence Completion
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Paper Based General Training Reading Sample tasks

Downloadable General Training Reading Sample tasks
General Training Reading Sample Task – Matching Headings (PDF, 31KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Short Answer Questions (PDF, 18KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Flow Chart Completion (PDF, 40KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Sentence Completion (PDF, 19KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Multiple Choice Questions (PDF, 24KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Identifying Information (PDF, 99KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Matching Information (PDF, 43KB)
General Training Reading Sample Task – Matching Features (PDF, 32KB)

 

General Training Reading Answer sheet
IELTS Reading Answer sheet (PDF, 130KB)

FAQs for Computer-delivered IELTS Test takers

This comes down to personal preference and choice. Some test takers will be used to paper-based tests as this might feel similar to other exam situations from school, whereas other people might feel more comfortable typing.

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