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Get familiar with IELTS test modules

Understanding the IELTS test modules can significantly enhance your test-taking strategy, ensuring a comprehensive and focused preparation. Free test simulations are available to provide an introduction to the IELTS test format, giving you the tools you need for a successful performance on test day. 

When you take the IELTS Familiarisation test, you'll have the chance to explore the different modules, including Listening, Academic Reading, and Academic Writing. This firsthand experience is essential because:

  • It helps you become acquainted with the format and structure of the test.

  • You can practise answering sample questions, improving your test-taking skills.

  • You'll gain confidence by navigating the test screens on your computer.

  • Unlike the actual IELTS test, these practice tests are untimed, allowing you to focus on familiarising yourself with the test content.

  • Compared to IELTS mock tests, the IELTS Familiarisation test provides a more accurate representation of the actual IELTS on computer test and IELTS online. 

  • The highlighting, and note-taking functionalities differ in the IELTS Familiarisation test than in the actual test.

Why familiarisation with IELTS is your key to success

Familiarising yourself with the IELTS test is the key to your success. Here's why:

  • Reduce test anxiety: Knowing what to expect reduces test anxiety and boosts your confidence. The IELTS test simulation eliminates the element of surprise, helping you approach the actual test day with a calm and focused mindset.

  • Boost time management: Familiarity with the test format allows you to allocate your time effectively. You can plan your test strategy, ensuring you have ample time for each section. This practical advantage can lead to better results.

  • Know what to expect: The free IELTS test simulation aims to provide an authentic test experience. It closely mimics the actual IELTS test on a computer, allowing you to practise under realistic conditions. From the test interface to the types of questions, you'll feel like you're taking the real test.

  • Enhance self-assessment: By setting aside some time to do the IELTS Familiarisation test, you can determine your current proficiency level and identify areas that need improvement. This self-awareness empowers you to focus your preparation efforts where they are needed most, increasing your chances of success.

Inside your IELTS familiarisation test: what to expect

The IELTS Familiarisation test helps you prepare for your test by providing sample test questions, giving you the actual test experience on your computer*. Unlike the actual IELTS test, these practice tests are untimed, so you can familiarise yourself with the test screens and you can take your time navigating different parts of the test.

The test is now available for:

  • Listening

  • Academic Reading

  • Academic Writing

When you’ve finished taking the tests, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to check your answers.

Strategies for maximising your IELTS test simulation

Preparing for the IELTS test involves more than just taking practice tests. To get the most out of your IELTS Familiarisation test experience and boost your readiness, consider the following strategies:

Environment setup

Creating the right environment for your practice tests can make a difference. Consider a quiet and distraction-free environment that simulates IELTS test conditions. This will help you focus better and replicate the testing experience accurately.

Time management

While the IELTS Familiarisation test is untimed, it is still a good idea to work on your time management. Allocate an appropriate amount of time to each section. This will help you get a feel for pacing and ensure that you can manage your time effectively on the actual test day.

Effective feedback

Feedback is a valuable tool for improvement. After completing a practice test, thoroughly review and analyse your answers. Focus on the specific areas where you need improvement, whether it's vocabulary, reading comprehension, or time management.

Preparing for the IELTS test is a journey, and the free IELTS test simulation can help you gauge your readiness. Take full advantage of this valuable resource to boost your confidence and achieve success on your test day.

Prepare for the actual day with IELTS Test Preparation Materials


IELTS Familiarisation Test - Listening

You will listen to 4 recordings and need to answer 40 questions based on these recordings.


IELTS Familiarisation Test - Academic Reading

In this IELTS Familiarisation test you will read 3 long text and answer 40 questions in total.


IELTS Familiarisation Test - Academic Writing

In this IELTS Familiarisation test you will have two writing tasks to answer.

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Watch this playlist customised for you and learn more about the test experience while taking IELTS Online.

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Here is a quick guide to the IELTS on Computer Listening, Reading, and Writing tests.