Timing: 60 minutes (no extra transfer time)
Test Parts: 3 sections
Each section consists of one long text. Texts are based on academic topics of general interest and are appropriate to assess candidates entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses or seeking professional registration. Texts may contain non-verbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain technical terms, then a simple glossary is provided.
General Training Reading
Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts. Topics pertain to everyday life context of an English speaking country.
Section 2 contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues.
Section 3 contains one longer, more complex text on a topic of general Interest.
Skills assessed: A wide range of reading skills is assessed which includes grasping the main ideas and the development of the argument that the writer wants to get across.
Marking: Each correct answer receives 1 mark
Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale
Scores are reported in whole and half bands.