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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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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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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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The IELTS test format explained

Learn everything you need to know about the IELTS test format, from covers listening, reading, writing and speaking components. You’ll be better prepared!

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Request additional TRFs

If you need to request additional Test Report Forms (TRF) to be sent to a recognising organisation, find out how you can do this.

IELTS Listening: active vs passive learning

IELTS Listening: active learning vs passive learning

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IELTS preparation: step-by-step guide to improving English language skills

Unlock IELTS success with our step-by-step preparation guide. Start improving your English vocabulary and confidently ace the test. Read more.

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