Are you looking for some useful and reliable resources to help you with your IELTS test preparation. At IDP, we offer a wide variety of materials and information to help test takers improve their chances in their upcoming test. Some of these resources are free to all and can be found on IELTS Prepare – our one-stop-shop for all official IDP IELTS preparation materials. Let’s have a closer look at some of the features that may interest you.
Ask IELTS videos
The Ask IELTS videos provide you with useful tips on some commonly asked questions regarding various aspects of the IELTS test, whether it be about reading, listening, writing or speaking. Listen to the responses from an IELTS expert to ensure you are given the best advice. You can also hear from people who have taken the IELTS test before and gain some valuable perspectives about the approach to your test. Our team can also make you more aware of things to watch out for so you avoid losing marks unnecessarily. Besides some short videos with practical tips, there are also recordings of webinars that are much longer with more in-depth detail.
If you are looking for some test practice and want to use some authentic materials, IELTS Prepare has both Computer-Delivered and Paper-Based practice tests for you to try. You can look at specific task types like flow chart completion or matching headings. There are both IELTS General and IELTS Academic training materials, plus answer keys for you to check your answers.
‘Inside IELTS’ is another free resource to help with your IELTS preparation. You can learn and master skills for the IELTS test. It is about 5 weeks in length, with about 3 hours of weekly study. You will look at the content of the IELTS Academic test, the way that test takers are assessed, the range of tasks that you need to complete and some skills that you need for academic study. Send an e-mail to find out when you can join this programme.
Reading our list of IELTS articles is another way to hone your English skills for your IELTS test. There are is an extensive range, covering the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. These have been written by official IELTS experts and have some finer details that could help you. You may find useful information about how to prepare for each IELTS skill, how to avoid common mistakes, how to prepare for test day, or even find information about immigration and visas.
It is also worth your time to have a look at our list of Question and Answer section where test takers have raised some questions that are relevant to them and their IELTS preparation. This is a good way to clear up some uncertainties you have about the test and to avoid some common misconceptions that people have about various aspects.
If you are looking for something more interactive, why not try joining one of our IELTS Masterclasses? These are live presentations by IELTS experts and cover the 4 skills of the test, that is, reading, writing, listening and speaking. They are useful in that you can gain some good tips for your test preparation, find out ways to improve your band score, understand the speaking and writing criteria from an examiner’s perspective and learn about common mistakes that can be avoided. These are offered online and face-to-face, so check out the upcoming schedule to see if any of the dates and times suit you.
In addition to the above free resources, you can also download IELTS support tools in booklet form, which is packed with great detail about the test format and potential questions you might see on your test day. It also shows you how to make the most of your IELTS test preparation.
Access all this and much more at IELTS Prepare to get your preparation off to a flying start. Watch the video below to find out more.