Free IELTS practice tests

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Accessing the free IELTS practice tests

On this page you will find links to our free IELTS practice tests complete with answer key and transcripts for the listening tests.

Need more? If you want access to 15 complete IELTS practice tests as well as complete lessons, exercises and videos, take a look at our complete online IELTS course. We hope you find our resources useful!

About the free IELTS listening practice tests

All of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this free online IELTS listening test are EXACTLY what you can expect in the IELTS test. Our free online material has been designed to emulate the IELTS test as accurately as possible in every aspect.

We strongly recommend that you do not pause the recording during this practice test – the exact timing you will have in the IELTS test is already built in, so pausing the recording will not give you an accurate idea of your level.

About the free IELTS writing practice tests

Getting the result you need in the IELTS writing test requires a lot of practice, as well as understanding the common pitfalls and mistakes many candidates make. By working through the material on this site, you’ll be fully prepared with no surprises on test day!

About the free IELTS reading practice tests

The free IELTS reading tests on this site all have complete reading texts and are the same as the official IELTS test in question type, general topic and level of difficulty. Complete answers are given for every test. Remember that all three sections should take your no more than 60 minutes.

About the free IELTS speaking practice tests

There are three parts to the IELTS speaking test, with the whole test taking between 11 and 14 minutes. The test is recorded. At the beginning of the test (before the official test has begun) the examiner will read some details into the recorder (date, name of test centre, candidates name etc). Then the real test begins. Note, however, that it is human nature for the examiner to begin the assessment from the time you meet, so a brief ‘Hello’ or ‘Are you having a busy day?’ as you are walking to the test room will give a good first impression.