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Why take IELTS General Training:

  • The only English language test accepted for migration by governments in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. 
  • Create more work opportunities in English-speaking countries across the globe.
  • Advance your career anywhere, even in your own country.
  • Designed for everyday life, IELTS General Training is globally recognised by over 11,000 institutions worldwide.

What is IELTS General Training?

The IELTS General Training test is for people who wish to live and work abroad in an English-speaking country. The test features everyday English language skills that you will need in social and workplace environments. 

Most importantly, this test help test takers to explore and open doors worldwide. It is the only English language test accepted for migration by all four governments in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK.  

To get a taste for what's involved in the test and to prepare yourself for the exam, we've put together this brief overview of the IELTS General Training test.

This test features everyday English. It includes four sections: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

IELTS General Training test format

IELTS General Training Reading

This part of the test checks your understanding of reading materials you are likely to encounter daily in everyday life. Common items like extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines.


The Reading test is in three parts:


  • - Part 1 contains several short texts

  • - Part 2 contains two more short texts

  • - Part 3 contains one longer text.

Ask IELTS

雅思学术类考试与培训类考试有何不同?

如果您计划前往高等院校留学或在英语国家/地区注册专业资格,您可能需要参加雅思学术类课程。


培训类考试则考察您在工作或社交环境中的英语语言能力。如果您计划参加高等教育、职业培训、出国工作或移民加拿大、澳大利亚、新西兰、英国或美国,您可能需要参加雅思培训类考试。

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