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Road to IELTS Preparation Course

Get ready for your test with the ‘Road to IELTS’ preparation course from British Council.

This popular IELTS learning course will help you study for the exam and earn a better score on test day. All the learning materials are available online, with the option to purchase additional packages too. Simply register for the course and try it for free today!

What’s included in the Road to IELTS learning course

Here’s what to expect from your Road to IELTS preparation course with British Council.

  • Online learning materials for IELTS Academic and General Training.
    Whichever test it is you’re doing; we have the practice materials to help you succeed.
  • Practice zone.
    Get familiar with the four sections of the IELTS test: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The practice zone has exam-like questions covering each section of the test to help you prepare you for the exam.
  • Videos from previous test takers.
    Get advice directly from those who have already taken the test and learn from their experience.
  • Tutorials and advice from IELTS experts.
    Learn exactly what to do and what not to do from IELTS teachers and experts.
  • Exam-scenario timed practice tests.
    Recreate an on-the-day exam scenario at home with online timed practice tests.
  • Track your progress with the “My Progress” section.
    Meet learning targets and record your preparation progress with online planning and tracking tools.
  • Additional online learning tools.
    Gain access to the score calculator, a countdown to your test date and other online resources to support your planning and preparation.

How does Road to IELTS help test takers?

The Road to IELTS course has been built by the British Council to equip our test takers with the tools and knowledge they need to do well. We have gathered learning tools, advice and resources into one place to help you plan, prepare and succeed.

From top tips and advice from the IELTS experts to tools which help you plan and track your exam preparation and mock tests which mimic the real-life exam scenario. Once you’ve completed the Road to IELTS preparation course, you’ll feel super prepared and ready to take on your test.

Road to IELTS registration options

Whether you’re looking to make the most of our free Road to IELTS packages or upgrade to our premium packages, with extra choice and learning materials, we have plenty of options to suit you! Sign up to ‘Road to IELTS’ today to start your IELTS journey.

Here’s what’s available to our IELTS test takers:

Free
Version

Last Minute Version

Speed
Version

Success
Version

Premium
Version

Who can access?

Free for everyone – Academic or General Training

Free when you register for IELTS with British Council.

Can be purchased from IELTS Practice

Can be purchased from IELTS Practice

Can be purchased from IELTS Practice

Practice test papers

3 tests

6 tests

18 tests

27 tests + 3 new

27 tests + 3 new

Speaking part 2 tests

1 test

2 tests

6 tests

9 tests + 1 new

9 tests + 1 new

Interactive activities

19

75

324

324

324

Advice and tutorial videos

4

9

13

13

13

Access period

Up to 1 a week after the test date

31 day access

31 day access

90 day access

My progress

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Improve your English

Grammar, writing and study skills for IELTS

Grammar, writing and study skills for IELTS

Free
Version

Who can access?

Free for everyone – Academic or General Training

Practice test papers

3 tests

Speaking part 2 tests

1 test

Interactive activities

19

Advice and tutorial videos

4

Access period

My progress

Improve your English

Last Minute Version

Who can access?

Free when you register for IELTS with British Council.

Practice test papers

6 tests

Speaking part 2 tests

2 tests

Interactive activities

75

Advice and tutorial videos

9

Access period

Up to 1 a week after the test date

My progress

Yes

Improve your English

Speed
Version

Who can access?

Can be purchased from IELTS Practice

Practice test papers

18 tests

Speaking part 2 tests

6 tests

Interactive activities

324

Advice and tutorial videos

13

Access period

31 day access

My progress

Yes

Improve your English

Success
Version

Who can access?

Can be purchased from IELTS Practice

Practice test papers

27 tests + 3 new

Speaking part 2 tests

9 tests + 1 new

Interactive activities

324

Advice and tutorial videos

13

Access period

31 day access

My progress

Yes

Improve your English

Grammar, writing and study skills for IELTS

Premium
Version

Who can access?

Can be purchased from IELTS Practice

Practice test papers

27 tests + 3 new

Speaking part 2 tests

9 tests + 1 new

Interactive activities

324

Advice and tutorial videos

13

Access period

90 day access

My progress

Yes

Improve your English

Grammar, writing and study skills for IELTS

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