Visit the International English Language Testing System’s official website to find sample papers of the IELTS test. The British Council website has practice tests in its IELTS section. Both IELTS.org and BritishCouncil.org have sample papers and tests for the IELTS academic and general training tests.
Click Find Out More in the Test takers box on the IELTS homepage, and then select See a Test Sample. The IELTS website contains samples of one section of the academic reading and general training reading tests. Samples of two of the tasks in the academic writing and general training writing tests are also available. The website has a sample of the interactive speaking test and the listening test.
Navigate to the British Council website and then select Take an Exam followed by IELTS. From the menu on the top of the page, click Prepare for IELTS and then select Free IELTS Practice Tests. The British Council has practice tests for the academic reading and writing, general training reading and writing, speaking and listening tests.
The IELTS academic test is for students who wish to study in an English-speaking country. The IELTS general training test is for anyone who wants to work or train in a country where English is the official language.