Are there any breaks during the IELTS exam?

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As of my last update in September 2021, there are no officially scheduled breaks during the IELTS exam. The test is typically conducted in one continuous session, with the listening, reading, writing, and speaking sections being administered consecutively.

It's crucial to be prepared for the duration of the exam, which can be several hours. Test-takers are advised to use the restroom and have a snack or drink before the exam starts to ensure they are comfortable throughout the testing period. Taking care of these needs before the exam begins can help you focus on the test without distractions.

However, please note that specific policies and procedures might have changed after my last update, so I recommend checking the official IELTS website or contacting your test center for the most current and accurate information regarding the exam format and policies, especially if you are taking the exam after my last update in September 2021.