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Uses everyday reading and writing tasks to test every day skills like reading a brochure or magazine and writing a letter or viewpoint on a non-academic topic.

IELTS Skill Component

General Training Test Requirements


Have an informal conversation with a speaking examiner where you can slow down, repeat and clarify any questions.


Listen to a person discussing an everyday topic that you will likely come across in the future in everyday conversations.


Read 4 short paragraphs from materials that you come across every day such as brochures, advertisements or magazines.


Write about general topics instead of academic ones like writing a letter based on a given situation.