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Preparing for IELTS

British Council offers you the following help with preparation for the IELTS exam:

IELTS preparation courses at the British Council
Free exam material: http://www.takeielts.org/
Road to IELTS portal: free self-study materials online
Free practice materials on the LearnEnglish website


Our IELTS Preparation courses are aimed at those taking the IELTS exam in the near future. Taught by experienced IELTS teachers and created by the developers of the exam, the courses provide a thorough introduction to the test.

We offer three course formats to suit your particular needs:

INTENSIVE (2 days: 16 hours)
For those who want a thorough introduction to the exam in a short period of time.

MODULAR (10+10+10 (=30) hours)
For those who want more flexibility in their preparation. You can register for a whole course or for individual modules; should you just want to concentrate on specific exam skills related to Reading, Speaking & Listening and Writing.

 Find out more about IELTS preparation courses


The British Council offers access to a wide range of IELTS preparation and study resources to help you prepare for IELTS. Find out about the different options available and the free IELTS materials provided by the British Council.

 Take IELTS website


The British Council offers 30 hours of online self study materials for free, exclusive to all candidates who register to sit the IELTS exam with us. Register now to start studying online today.

What does New Road to IELTS give you?

New Road to IELTS is an online resource for both the Academic and General Training modules of IELTS.
Practice zones with e-books to help you prepare for each of the 4 components of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Sample videos with tips from candidates and teacher tutorials, highlighting what to do and what not to do on your test.
Timed practice tests to measure your progress.
A My Progress section to help you compare yourself with other students worldwide
A My Profile section to remind you of your test date.

View a demo of new Road to IELTS Academic and General



What are the advantages for you?

Instant Feedback: You will have instant feedback on your performance and monitor your personal progress.
Understand your mistakes: You can see the correct answers and receive tips and hints to help you improve.
Develop Confidence: As the exercises are based on real IELTS test tasks, you will become more familiar with the test and so feel more confident.

Improve your IELTS score with British Council practice materials!

Get ready for a great IELTS score Free access to 10 hours’ online preparation: take the Test Drive!
Book now for 20 hours free practice If you take IELTS with the British Council, you can access 20 hours more!

Is Road to IELTS online all I need to prepare for the exam?
Road to IELTS Online is a self study resource which we recommend you follow along with other forms of preparation (face-to-face courses or self study preparation books).


Visit our LearnEnglish website and find free practice materials and advice to help you prepare for the listening, speaking, reading and writing modules of the IELTS test.

You can also watch learners from different parts of the world give views and opinions about the IELTS test. There is a series of videos focusing on the speaking module of the test, as well as online practice activities and mock testpapers for the other three modules. Access the materials on the IELTS pages of the Learn English website.

IELTS Facebook page

Join the official global IELTS Facebook page. Here, you can talk to people about to take the test or who have already done so. Receive regular tips, English language learing tips, and feel free to ask any questions.

Good luck on the Road to IELTS!

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