- personal vocabulary
- topic keywords
- pdf,

pencil - creion
pen - pix, toc

Start prep time ~ 03 sept 2018

1) Versions
Academic - for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country.
GT General Training - is for those who want to do work experience or training programs or migrate to an English-speaking country.

2) Format
The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

2.1) Listening 30 minutes, ONLY pencil, the audio is played only once, not repeated, +10 minutes to transfer answer.
Listening Test Format
 - Section 1: A conversation between two speakers in a social or semi-official context.
 - Section 2: A talk by a single speaker based on a non-academic situation.
 - Section 3: A conversation with up to four speakers based on academic topics or course-related situations.
 - Section 4: A university-style lecture or talk.
* The questions mostly follow the same sequence as the information contained in the Listening cassette.
* Write your answers directly into the question booklet. Do not write at answer sheet at this time. You are allocated 10 minutes to transfer your answers at the end of the exam.

2.2) Reading - 60 minutes, ONLY pencil,  you must write all your answers on the answer sheet in this time.
 - Section 1 - 1/2 or 3 texts (usually 2). Each text could be an advertisement for a hotel, shop, college, sports centre, or an office. The texts are not long and are factual rather than descriptive.
 - Section 2 may also consist of more than one text and often relates to courses of a college, leaflet and content related to work and living in an English speaking country.
 - Section 3 is usually a long reading passage and the hardest among the three reading passages.

2.3) Writing - 60 minutes, pen OR pencil
Task 1 - A more than 150words letter requesting information or explaining a situation.
Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view or argument or problem. Required to write at least 250 words.

2.4) Speaking - 11–14 minutes
Consists of an interview with a trained examiner, and is recorded on a tape recorder.
However, this recording is made to assess the examiner and not the candidate.
There are 3 parts to the Speaking Sub-test.....

The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting.
The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.

- What can I bring into the examination room?
'Only pens, pencils and erasers.
You must bring the passport/national identity card you used on the IELTS Application Form

3) IELTS sites

Libraries of the future
I don't know why it didn't occur to me until now, but does anyone else think that the conductor looks like a wizard casting spells?
I've seen this at least 50 times and i still love how much the conductor is into this. Look at his face! that is pure ecstasy on that last earth shattering note. Lucky bastard!

4) Reading practice

5) Sample Tests

IELTS Tips and Strategy (needed for me)

-Read the instructions carefully
-Read the questions first.
-Read the incomplete sentences first
-"72 or "state-of-the-art", count as one word.
-Don't forget about "Not given" when "true/false" is asked

- no abreviations (30s/30sec instead of 30 seconds)
- use plural form when asked/needed