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IELTS entry scores

Planning to sit an IELTS exam for studying abroad or migration? Here's what you need to know about minimum entry scores.

15 September 2021
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The A to Z of IELTS: F is for Free Preparation Material

At IDP, we offer a wide variety of free preparation materials and information to help test takers improve their chances in their upcoming test.

09 September 2021
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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 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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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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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 Preparation Materials – For Teachers

Find all the necessary IELTS materials you need to teach IELTS test takers.

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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 Listening free practice questions

Have a go at our free IELTS Listening practice test sample questions. Use them to boost your English-language skills and prepare for IELTS.

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