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Staying informed of what to expect on test day and putting the tips and advice here into practice will lead to IELTS success!

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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 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 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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Why IELTS Writing is difficult: how to score well

Scoring well in your IELTS writing test doesn’t have to be tough. Here are 5 things you should understand and act on.

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PTE or IELTS test for UKVI - which should you take?

Choosing between the PTE and IELTS test to study or work in the UK? Here’s what you need to know!

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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.

IELTS Speaking Test: 8 Things to Avoid Saying and Doing

Could these topics and questions be hurting your score in the IELTS Speaking test? Get these tips from IDP.

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PTE vs IELTS for Canada PR - here’s which to take

Is IELTS a better choice vs PTE to migrate to Canada? Find out which language test to choose!

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