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Free access to IELTS online preparation course

Book your IELTS test with a participating test centre and get free access to an online preparation course for 30 days.

29 September 2020
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How to successfully book an IDP IELTS test

Find out how to book your IELTS test and key documents you need to successfully complete the process.

01 July 2020
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Prepare for IELTS with these 6 easy steps

Is this your first IELTS test? Read through these 6 easy steps to understand more about the IELTS test and how to prepare for it.

26 June 2020
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Prepare for IELTS with IELTS Progress Check

Prepare for the IELTS test with Progress Check, the only official IELTS practice test, and receive indicative band scores.

25 June 2020
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IELTS test day changes due to COVID-19

Learn how IELTS test day procedures have changed due to COVID-19 and find support tools to get you through this tough time.

24 March 2020
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Question types in the IELTS Academic Writing test

Find out about the questions you might get in the IELTS Academic test. Add them to your study plan to ensure you succeed in your IELTS test.

17 March 2020
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IELTS General Training Reading free practice questions

Get your IELTS preparation off on the right foot and add our free sample questions for General Training Reading to your IELTS study plan.

10 March 2020
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IELTS Speaking: AI vs face-to-face speaking with an examiner

Learn about the key advantages of taking your IELTS Speaking test face-to-face with a qualified IELTS examiner.

10 January 2020
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How to skim and scan for keywords in your IELTS test

Let our IELTS Experts walk you through how to skim, scan and look for keywords in your IELTS Reading test.

18 June 2018
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IELTS Academic Writing free practice questions

Download our free Academic Writing sample question and familiarise yourself with the questions you might get on test day.

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