IELTS Reading Test Format
The IELTS reading test assesses a wide range of reading skills wherein the candidate has to read 3 text passages and answer 40 questions. The total time for this section is 60 minutes. The IELTS Reading section has different versions for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Test.
IELTS Reading Format:
No extra time to transfer answers
|What does it assess?||It assesses the candidates skill to read for gist, central ideas, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognizing writers opinion, attitude and purpose.|
|Content||Three long texts that range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical.||Three sections where the topics are relevant to everyday life in an English-speaking country like a text about work-related issue and a more complex topic of general interest.|
|Source||These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers and might be supplemented with diagrams, graphs or illustrations, that the test-taker need to understand||They are taken from notices, advertisements, company handbooks, official documents, books, magazines and newspapers.|
There are 40 questions
A variety of question types is used. The test-takers may be asked to
fill gaps in a passage of written text or in a table
match headings to written text to diagrams or charts
give short answers to open questions
answer multiple choice questions
Sometimes the test-taker will need to give one word as their answer, sometimes a short phrase, and sometimes simply a letter, number or symbol.
Each correct answer obtains one mark.
Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS-9 band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half brands.
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