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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.

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Grammar 101: How to use who and whom correctly?

How to use who and whom correctly? Let’s look at some examples and do a who vs whom quiz.

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Question types in the IELTS General Training Writing test

If you need to take a General Training test, take a closer look at the questions you might see in IELTS Writing.

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IELTS Academic Reading free sample questions

Get access to free sample questions for Academic Reading. It’s perfect for improving your English-language skills and prepare for test day.

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Question types in the IELTS Speaking test

Get familiar with the questions you might encounter in an IELTS Speaking test to help you prepare for your IELTS test.

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IELTS success stories - study and migration goals

Hear the success stories, tips and advice from past test takers. Learn how they achieved their work, study and migration goals with IELTS.

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Question types in the Academic Reading test

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the questions you might get in IELTS Academic before sitting your test.

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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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IELTS General Training Writing free practice questions

Use our free sample questions for General Training to assess your English-language skills and learn where you need to improve.

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7 myths about the IELTS Writing test to dispel

Want to give yourself the best chance of a high band score in IELTS Writing? Then take our advice and don’t believe these 7 myths.