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The Challenge

IELTS presents Words Within Words (#ieltswww), a fun new game to bring out your inner wordsmith where you can win great prizes. The competition starts today on our Facebookexternal icon, Instagramexternal icon and TikTokexternal icon pages and runs until 10 September 2021.

Ready for the challenge? Let's get started!

The Rules

The rules are super simple. We will give you one word, and your job is to mix and match the letters in it to create as many words as you can. For example, if the word is 'Climate', some words you can create from it are mate, tame, lit and mile (and the list goes on!).

For each correct word you submit, you'll get one point. Plus, you get 30 bonus points when you share your response as a video or a photo. It's as simple as that!

The Prizes

The person with the most points wins a free Progress Check, our official online practice test that is checked by qualified markers and comes will a full feedback report.

Second, third and fourth placed contestants get a chance to ask our IELTS Expert Rocco Nigro a question that he’ll answer in a personalised video.

And finally, all participants get a chance to have their submitted photo or video featured across our social channels. 

How to Participate

  • Watch the video below to unlock your challenge word.

  • Come up with as many words as you can and showcase them through a photo or video. Simple text responses are also accepted but won't get you any bonus points.

  • Email your entries to The last day to submit responses is 10 September 2021.

  • Share your responses with your friends on social media using the hashtag #IELTSwww.

Read our terms and conditions.


Here's your challenge word

Put your thinking cap on. Your time starts now!