Computer-Delivered Practice Academic Reading & Writing Tests

Practice with sample test questions. Not only will these sample questions step you through how to navigate the screen during your computer-delivered IELTS Academic Reading and Writing test, they also give you an opportunity to test out some sample questions.

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Reading test

Academic Reading - Practice with sample test questions

The Academic Reading question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: 

  • Multiple Choice
  • Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) 
  • Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given)
  • Matching Information
  • Matching Headings
  • Matching Features
  • Matching Sentence Endings
  • Sentence Completion
  • Summary Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Diagram Label Completion
  • Short Answer Questions

Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Reading question types here.

A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
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Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
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Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
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Sample Academic Reading Note Completion)
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Sample Academic Reading Matching Headings
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Sample Academic Reading Summary Completion (selecting words from the text)
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Sample Academic Reading Summary Completion (selecting from a list of words or phrases)
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Sample Academic Reading Sentence Completion
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Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)
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Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS Writing test

Academic Writing - Practice with sample test questions

The Academic Writing question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test: 

  • In Part 1, you are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
  • In Part 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. 
You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Writing question types here.

Sample Academic Writing test questions are given below. Sample responses with band scores and examiner comments are also provided.

Sample Academic Writing – Part 1
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Sample Academic Writing – Part 2
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