IELTS General Training – prove you have practical, everyday English language skills
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
Take this test if you would like to:
- train or study at below degree level
- work or undertake work related training in an English speaking country
- emigrate to an English speaking country
- get a better job in your own country.
If you want to emigrate to the UK, find out more about IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
*Note: IELTS UKVI test is only available in Hong Kong. For Hong Kong or Macau registrants who wish to take the test, please click here to register.
Fee for the IELTS General Training test:
Hong Kong: HK$2,010 (test sessions on or before 31 March 2019)/ HK$2,090 (test sessions on or after April 2019)
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. When you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will take place in an official British Council IELTS test centre.
The order in which Listening, Reading, Writing tests are taken may vary. There are no breaks between these three tests. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day as the other sections of the test, or up to a week before or after. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.
If you have registered a paper-based IELTS, your speaking test would be in one of the timeslots below:
|Weekdays:||08:40 – 15:30|
|Saturday:||13:20 – 19:30|
|Sunday & Public Holiday:||08:40 – 15:30|