Find out about all the IELTS preparation materials we offer at the British Council: practice tests, apps, videos, courses, live webinars, books and more.

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Use our free IELTS preparation resources

Practice your English language skills with our IELTS preparation materials developed by the British Council and get ready for your test. You'll find video tutorials with tips, mobile apps with content and exercises, practice tests to familiarise yourself with the test format and questions, and many other free resources to improve your confidence in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing). Even if you believe you are a proficient English speaker, we still recommend that you prepare thoroughly for your test with our useful IELTS preparation tips and training resources.

We know that preparing for your IELTS test can be overwhelming and that you may feel confused about where to start. That's why we've put together a series of useful steps to help you get the results you're hoping for.

Start preparing for your IELTS test

  1. Take our free online practice IELTS tests (free, no scores)
  2. Familiarise yourself with the IELTS test format
  3. Prepare with our official IELTS course (paid)
  4. Access IELTS Ready: Premium, an exclusive benefit for British Council IELTS test takers which includes over 40 practice tests to prepare you in all four skills: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening
  5. Read some preparation tips by our IELTS experts

Our IELTS preparation resources

To access detailed information about our full range of IELTS preparation resources check out our Spanish landing page.