Test format for IELTS
The ELTS test offered a choice of six modules covering five broad areas of study of UK tertiary education, plus one non-specific area. The six modules were:
There was also a Non-Academic test for vocational candidates.
Each candidate was required to take three sections in their subject area or module and two common tests in the General section:
M1 Study Skills G1 General Reading
M2 Writing G2 General Listening
M3 Individual Interview
A further feature of the test was that the three subject area modules were thematically linked: candidates were required to write on a topic connected to one of the texts in the Study Skills paper. Similarly, in the Interview the candidate would be asked to discuss a topic already covered in M1.