Are you preparing for the IELTS test? Having access to quality IELTS preparation materials can make a significant difference in your test scores. Whether you are looking to boost your score in Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking test, the right IELTS preparation materials can help you build confidence and achieve your desired results. Read on to start the ideal preparation plan for you!

Free IELTS Preparation Materials

At IDP, we offer free IELTS preparation materials to help you become better prepared for your IELTS test.

Practice tests

IELTS on Computer Familiarisation test

Familiarisation tests provide prospective test takers with access to experience IELTS on Computer, get familiar with the question types and get a sense of the IELTS test day experience.

IELTS Practice tests

The IELTS Practice tests are an online practice tool to help you get familiar with IELTS on Paper and IELTS on Computer. Available for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Get an in-depth look at sample questions for each of the four skills as well as sample answer sheets. 


The IELTS Trial Test allows you to test your Listening, Reading and Writing skills and see how you perform under timed conditions. Getting your results from your IELTS Trial Test will ensure there are no unexpected surprises on your real IELTS test day and will help you know where you need to improve. 

IELTS Trial Test is available for IELTS on Paper only. For more information, contact your local test centre

*Available only in Turkey, Qatar, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. 

Preparation courses

IELTS Macquarie Preparation course

A free online preparation course for the IELTS test offering access to detailed lessons, in addition to tips, full practice tests and answers. Book your test with IDP and benefit from this free course. 

*Choose either 1 skill for 30 days or all 4 skills for 4 days for FREE.

IELTS Guided Short Course

Brought to you by IELTS by IDP and E2. This comprehensive guided short course will help individuals achieve their best score on test day. Head to the “Prepare” section of the IELTS by IDP App and start a free trial in either IELTS General Training or Academic. 

  • Enjoy a 14-day free trial  

  • Upgrade option is available  

  • Guided Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking overviews  

  • 41 detailed task videos  

  • Downloadable mock test booklet and sample responses 

Webinar series and face-to-face workshops

IELTS Masterclass webinar

A free 2-hour IELTS Masterclass presented as a webinar with a live Q&A session. The perfect way to learn about the test requirements, how you’ll be scored, essential skills and mistakes to avoid.

The IELTS Masterclass covers both IELTS Academic and General Training tests, and is available online as a webinar or as a face-to-face seminar. The IELTS Masterclass webinar takes place once a month. Register through this link.

You can contact your local test centre for face-to-face seminars. 

Countdown to IELTS webinar

A fast-paced 3-hour webinar that is designed to provide you with tips and strategies to help you prepare for your IELTS test. The Countdown to IELTS webinar takes place once a month. Register through this link.

Ask the IDP IELTS Expert livestream

A 1-hour live Facebook presentation with an IELTS specialist, talking about the 4 components of the test and answering questions. Ask the IDP IELTS Expert livestream takes place twice per month. You can register through this link.

Follow our Facebook page to know more information about the Ask the IDP IELTS Expert livestream. An announcement will be posted on our Facebook page before each livestream to help you keep track of their timings.

Face-to-face workshops

For face-to-face workshops of the above webinars, please contact your local IDP IELTS test centre.

Online tools

IELTS Prepare

Listen, read, practise or watch official study materials at your one-stop shop on website. It’s simple and easy to personalise your study experience with the world’s best support team.

English self-assessment tool 

The English self-assessment tool is a free, online level test that IELTS test takers can use to find out their approximate English level and get personalised suggestions on how to improve their English and prepare for the IELTS test. 

It consists of 30 multiple-choice questions that are designed to assess test takers’ knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary and language use.

IELTS by IDP YouTube channel

Check our IELTS by IDP YouTube channel to help you prepare for your IELTS on Paper or IELTS on Computer tests.


Download the IELTS by IDP App and gain access to 400+ videos from IELTS experts, 150+ articles and much more. Access and share your results from your mobile device. 

IELTS Prepare by IDP – Official Preparation Group 

A dedicated Facebook group to help you reach your IELTS goals and work with other test takers to increase your test scores in a supportive community. It is focused on IELTS preparation and provides access to official preparation material from IELTS experts, teachers, alumni and staff members, along with other test takers. 

Books and guides

IELTS Preparation Guide

The IELTS Preparation Guide provides an overview of the IELTS test and very useful tools and advice to help you prepare. 

IELTS Guide for Test Takers 

A step-by-step guide to IELTS containing the key information you need to know about the test, so you feel confident and fully prepared for test day. 

Information for Candidates 

A booklet containing all the information you need to prepare for your IELTS test. 

Contact your local test centre for more information about IELTS books and guides.  

Paid IELTS Preparation Materials

In addition to offering free IELTS preparation materials, IDP also offers paid preparation materials to help you take your IELTS test with more confidence.

IELTS Assist – Personalised feedback tool 

Expert coaching with official feedback on IELTS Reading, Writing and Speaking. Arranged by the local IDP IELTS test centre. Contact your test centre for more information.

IELTS Focus/Privilege course

This training course offers 20 hours of intensive online test preparation with an IELTS expert. It covers the 4 test components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Contact your test centre for more information.

Book your IELTS test with IDP now and enjoy a wide range of preparation materials to help you achieve your desired IELTS scores.