Sample Test Questions

Sample Test Questions

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Listening

The Listening question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic)  are the same as in the paper-delivered test:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Matching 
  • Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling
  • Form Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Summary Completion
  • Sentence Completion
  • Short Answer Questions

There is more detailed information on the IELTS Listening question types here.

A selection of sample Listening test questions is given below. Answer keys and transcripts of the recordings are also provided for you to check your answers.

In each sample, you will have some time to look through the questions before the recording starts, and some time at the end to check your answers.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer)

You will hear an extract from a Part 3 recording in which a student called Judy is discussing her research with her tutor and fellow students.

For each question, click on the correct answer.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer)
Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer) Answer Key
Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer) Recording Transcript

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer)

You will hear an extract from a Part 1 recording in which two people are discussing a guide to a library.

Click on the correct answers.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer) Answer Key
Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer) Recording Transcript

Sample Listening Matching

You will hear an extract from a Part 2 recording in which a woman is talking to new staff at a children’s summer camp.  

For each question, click on the correct answer and move it into the gap.

Sample Listening Matching 
Sample Listening Matching Answer Key
Sample Listening Matching Recording Transcript

Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type A)

You will hear an extract from Part 2 of the test in which a tour guide describes different places in a US town.

For each question, click on the correct space in the table.  

Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling
Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling Answer Key
Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Recording Transcript

Sample Listening Note Completion

You will hear an extract from a Part 1 recording in which two people are discussing second-hand furniture.  

For each question, write your answer in the gap.

Sample Listening Note Completion
Sample Listening Note Completion Answer Key
Sample Listening Note Completion Recording Transcript

Academic Reading

The Academic Reading question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic)  are the same as in the paper-delivered test: 

  • Multiple Choice
  • Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) 
  • Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given)
  • 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

Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Reading question types here.

A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about older people in the workforce. 

Click on the correct answer.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer) Answer Key

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer)

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about older people in the workforce.

Click on the correct answers.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer) Answer Key

Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about the scientist Marie Curie.

Click on the correct answer.

Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) Answer Key

Sample Academic Reading Note Completion

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about the scientist Marie Curie.

For each question, write your answer in the gap.

Sample Academic Reading Note Completion
Sample Academic Reading Note Completion Answer Key
 

Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)

You will read an extract from a Part 3 text about the effect of a low-calorie diet on the ageing process. 

For each question, write your answer in the gap.

Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)
Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text) Answer Key

Academic Writing 

The Academic Writing question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic)  are the same as in the paper-delivered test: 

In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
In Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Writing question types here

Sample Academic Writing test questions are given below. Sample responses with band scores and examiner comments are also provided.

 

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