Students have 10 mins at the end of the test to transfer their answers onto an answer sheet. The recording is heard ONCE.
At least one passage contains arguments and/or views. This is usually Section 3.
Two compulsory tasks:
Candidates are advised to spend 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2, which is worth twice as many marks as Task 1.
All candidates who take the test receive an Overall Band Score between 1 and 9 that is an average of the four scores for each part of the test.
(Source: Cambridge English Complete IELTS – Official Cambridge preparation materials for IELTS)
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