404 Essential Tests for IELTS – Academic Module has been written to give candidates extensive practice with instructions, question types and content used in the Academic versions of IELTS examinations.
The 202 exercises contained in this practice workbook are designed to complement the
information and practice tests contained in the authors’ study books and guides to the IELTS
examination, especially ‘101 Helpful Hints for IELTS’ (Academic Module and General Training
Most of the essays provided on this booklet are written by students and graded by an IELTS trainer. There are some comments that help students improve their IELTS writing. All band score predictions are approximate. Essays written by our students are not edited by our teachers and may contain spelling or grammar mistakes. We merely provide them as writing samples so that you will get a general idea about the kind of essays you will need to write to obtain a certain band score.
101 HELPFUL HINTS FOR THE ACADEMIC IELTS EXAMINATION
LISTENING, READING, WRITING & SPEAKING
* 2 PRACTICE LISTENING SKILLS TESTS
* 4 GRADED PRACTICE READING TESTS
* 4 PRACTICE ACADEMIC WRITING TESTS
* 2 SETS OF PRACTICE SPEAKING TEST QUESTIONS
EXTENSIVE HELP SECTIONS FOR ALL 4 SUB-TESTS
ADVICE FOR ACADEMIC MODULE CANDIDATES
SPEAKING TEST PRACTICE BOARD GAME
LISTENING SKILLS TEST TAPESCRIPTS
FULL ANSWER KEYS AND WRITING TEST MODEL ANSWERS
A SCORE INTERPRETER
LISTENING & READING TEST QUESTIONS WITH NOTES
A GLOSSARY OF ACADEMIC TERMS
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT STUDYING OVERSEAS
Read the Introduction “What is IELTS?” on page 5, so that
you have a better understanding of what the examination is
about and what is expected of you.
Complete Practice Test One under test conditions. Follow
the instructions on page 85. Check your answers with the
Answer Key on page 160. Check your ability using the
Score Interpreter on page 162.
Use the Hints Section starting on page 11 to review with
care any mistakes you might have made in Practice Test
Complete Practice Test Two under test conditions. Check
your answers with the Answer Key on pages 160 and 161.
Check your ability using the Score Interpreter on page 162.
Refer to the Hints Section again to review with care any
mistakes you might have made in Practice Test Two.
Complete the more difficult Practice Tests Three and Four
under test conditions. Check your answers with the Answer
Key on page 161. Check your ability using the Score
Interpreter on page 162.
You have certainly practised a great deal to prepare for your actual exam. You have also been exposed to a variety of materials, and have familiarised yourself with the format for the IELTS test.