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Contents
Unit 1: Introduction to the IELlS test

1

Part 1; About the IELlS test
Part 2: For the student: How to prepare for IElTS
The day of the test

Unit 2: The Listening test

11

How to use this Unit listening Practice Tests Answer Sheet listening Practice Test 1 listening Practice Test 2
Listening Practice Test 3

listening Practice Test 4 listening Practice Test 5
Unit 3: The Reading test

47

How to use this Unit

Reading Practice Tests Answer Sheet
General Training Reading Practice Test 1
General Training Reading Practice Test 2
General Training Reading Practice Test 3
General Training Reading Practice Test 4
General Training Reading Practice Test 5

Unit 4: The Writing test

105

How to use this Unit
Global strategies for the General Training Module Writing Tasks
Writing Task 1
Writing Task 2
General Training Writing Practice Test 1
General Training Writing Practice Test 2
General Training Writing Practice Test 3
General Training Writing Practice Test 4
General Training Writing Practice Test 5

Unit 5: The Speaking test

123

How to use this Unit
Information and Strategies for the Speaking test

Unit 6: Answers and tapescripts

129

Part 1: General Training Listening Practice Tests
Part 2: General Training Reading Practice Tests
Part 3: General Training Writing Practice Tests

Acknowledgements

155

Unit 1
Introduction to the IELTS test
Part 1: About the IELTS test
Not only has English become an international language, it is used by more and more people around the world as a medium of post-school study. To help universities and colleges select students with sufficient English skills to succeed in their courses, the IELTS test was introduced in 1989 to assess "whether candidates are ready to study or train in the medium of

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