IELTS | General Training

IELTS | General Training

IELTS offers two different types of test formats. You can choose between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Learn more about the IELTS Test General Training.

Exam Information

What is IELTS General Training?

IELTS General Training is an assessment of English language proficiency designed to be applied in real-life, everyday contexts. The tasks and tests encompass situations found in both workplace and social environments, making it a comprehensive evaluation of practical language skills.

This test primarily focuses on the fundamental skills required for survival in diverse social and workplace settings. This approach is recognised widely from institutions across the world that acknowledge the IELTS examination.

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Who benefits from IELTS General Training?

The IELTS General Training test caters to individuals planning to relocate to English-speaking countries for secondary education, work experience, or training programmes.

It serves as a vital prerequisite for those seeking to move to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. This test format is well-suited for individuals applying for training or study programs below the degree level, as well as those aspiring to move to the mentioned English-speaking nations.

Why pursue IELTS General Training?

Embarking on the IELTS General Training test is the ideal choice if you:

  • Plan to study or train at an educational level below the degree
  • Aspire to work or engage in work-related training in an English-speaking country
  • Intend to move to an English-speaking country
  • Seek career opportunities within your home country

Exam format

We proudly offer IELTS General Training exams in a convenient computer-based format, ensuring prompt results within 3-5 working days.

The IELTS test comprises of four distinct sections:

IELTS General Training Listening 30 minutes In this section, you'll listen to recordings of native English speakers and answer questions based on the content. This encompasses everyday conversations, monologues, and academic discussions. Assessors will evaluate your ability to comprehend main ideas, detailed information, speaker opinions, and idea development.

IELTS General Training Reading 60 minutes The reading section encompasses 40 questions that assess various reading skills, including understanding the main ideas, reading for detail, and recognising writers' opinions and attitudes. Materials include extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, and more, replicating real-life English environments.

IELTS General Training Writing 60 minutes This section comprises two tasks. The first task requires you to write a letter requesting information or explaining a situation, which can be personal, semi-formal, or formal. The second task entails writing an essay in response to a point of view, argument, or problem, allowing for a personal writing style.

IELTS General Training Speaking 11–14 minutes The speaking section evaluates your spoken English proficiency in three parts, with the entire test being recorded. The examination includes general questions about yourself and common topics, a card-based discussion, and further questions exploring abstract ideas and issues.

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