How Our Mock Tests Work?
We Assess Your Skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
Our IELTS mock tests include all four IELTS skills, which are Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. To take our mock tests, you need to have access to a computer or laptop with a stable internet connection. The questions presented on the screen and heard on the speaker or the headset. You will submit your answers with a keyboard, mouse and microphone, and they are seamlessly uploaded to our servers for evaluation.
The total test time is about 3 hours and 15 minutes and similar to the IELTS, each part of the test has a specific time limit.
1. Listening Simulation
The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes for 40 questions. The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. Here you can find full IELTS Listening Tests and answers to them. All tests are constantly being renewed and correspond to the real exam sections. In this free online test, you can input your answers onto the question sheet in the same way as the test (use the tab button on your computer to move to the next box). The answers are at the bottom (you don’t need to transfer your answers in this test).
Sample listening section.
2. Reading Simulation
The Academic IELTS Reading Module takes 60 minutes and there are 40 questions to answer. Each question is worth 1 mark.
The Reading Passages
There are three reading passages with a total of 2,150-2,750 words. Texts are taken from journals, magazines, books, and newspapers.
All the topics are of general interest and the texts have been written for a non-specialist audience. The readings are intended to be about issues that are appropriate to candidates who will enter postgraduate or undergraduate courses.
At least one text will contain detailed logical argument. One of the texts may contain non-verbal materials such as graphs, illustrations or diagrams.
If there are technical terms which you may not know in the text then a glossary is provided. The texts and questions become more difficult through the paper.
3. Writing Simulation + Feedback
You will be allowed 1 hour to complete two tasks in the IELTS Academic Writing test.
The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible.
The IELTS writing test is the module that many students find the most difficult.
This is because in a short space of time (one hour) you have to write an essay and a graph (academic module) or a letter (general training module).
At FOCUSIELTS we will provide you with detailed feedback and strategies to get the score you need in the test.
4. Speaking Simulation + Feedback
The Speaking test takes about 11 to 15 minutes and is conducted like an interview by an examiner who assesses candidates on fluency, coherence, grammar, accuracy, and pronunciation.
The examiner generally conducts the Speaking test in 3 parts and records the entire conversation.
Part 1 of the Speaking test is mainly introduction and the examiner asks general questions to the candidate about his/her family, job, studies, interests, and a wide range of other topics related to the candidate’s introductory information
In part 2, candidates are asked to speak for 1 to 2 minutes on a particular topic for which they get a minute to prepare and make notes. After the candidate has finished speaking, the examiner may ask a couple of questions on the same topic.
In part 3, the examiner engages the candidate in a discussion about abstract issues which are linked to part 2.