How do I prepare for IELTS?
Prepare for IELTS with British Council’s free preparation materials and useful blogs. Use the links on this page to access our free IELTS preparation resources. You can also visit our IELTS blog page to get useful test tips and advice.
How can I learn IELTS at home for free?
Get access to free preparation materials from home with the British Council’s online learning materials. These include everything from free learning apps, to online practice tests, a full preparation course and webinars with top IELTS experts. Access it all with ease through our website!
How do I start studying for IELTS?
The British Council IELTS study pack is a great place to start when it comes to studying for IELTS. It’s entirely free and includes access to a series of webinars lead by IELTS experts, detailed study plans, practice tests so you know what to expect on test day and plenty of other learning materials too.
How do I pass my IELTS exam in the first attempt?
You cannot fail the IELTS exam, you simply get scored between 0-9 based on the English language ability shown in your test. The only way you can achieve a 0 is if you do not attempt the test at all. You can give yourself the best possible chance of achieving a higher score in your IELTS test by preparing for the exam beforehand. That’s where our free online preparation materials prove helpful!
How do I prepare for computer-based IELTS?
The computer-based IELTS test is exactly the same as paper-based IELTS, so preparing for it is also the same. You can access all our preparation materials using the links on this page.
How do you prepare for IELTS when you're a beginner?
Lots of people taking the IELTS test will be new to it, so most of the learning material online will be set up in a way that is useful to beginners. We recommend reading as much as you can about the IELTS test first, so that you understand the test format. Then, you can access the British Council practice materials online to get prepared for the test. Once you are feeling prepared, you can take one of our practice tests online, to see what score you get and which areas you need to practice more.
Our blog also has lots of helpful tips and advice for those who are new to IELTS.
How do I study for IELTS effectively?
Check out our blog “IELTS Preparation – all you need to know” for some top tips and advice on how to study for IELTS effectively!
Where can I find IELTS preparation materials for Canada?