IELTS Life Skills A1 Speaking and Listening

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IELTS Life Skills A1 Speaking and ListeningIELTS Life Skills A1 Speaking and Listening 16 to 18 minutes

The following information shows the focus of the IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening test and the types of tasks that you may need to complete.

Focus

  • listen and respond to spoken language, including simple narratives, statements, questions and single-step instructions
  • communicate basic information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics
  • talk with another person in a familiar situation about familiar topics.

Tasks in the Life Skills A1 Speaking and Listening  may include the following:

  • describing
  • giving opinions
  • giving personal information
  • stating preferences
  • commenting
  • asking for information or descriptions
  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • explaining, giving reasons or justifying
  • deciding
  • suggesting

Make sure to review the free A1 level course on this site – it’s the best way to help you prepare for the skills and abilities you need to demonstrate in the official test!

Link to official British Council examples:

https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/ielts-life-skills-sample-paper-a-level-a1.pdf


https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/ielts-life-skills-sample-paper-b-level-a1.pdf


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