Prepare for your IELTS test

Building your communication skills in English is the key to success in your IELTS test. To supplement your own individual activities to improve your English and prepare for the test, IDP Education provides valuable support tools to help you get ready:

  1. Download some useful preparation tools, like the free IELTS Support Tools, or purchase official practice books.
  2. Read up on some tips to understand how your English skills will be scored and how to manage your time on test day, with the examiner-approved help sheet and test day advice.
  3. Understand the assessment criteria and how IELTS examiners are scoring you.
  4. Consider doing the free practice test.
  5. Sign up for a free IELTS Masterclass to help you avoid common mistakes if you are seeking an overall IELTS band score of 7 or higher.
Remember that improving your English language skills requires continuous study and daily practice, as well as exposure to different situations.

Test takers advice – IELTS preparation tips

Listen to how these test takers approached their study for the IELTS Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking tests, what resources they used, and what they recommend to other candidates.

Listen to personal IELTS preparation and practice tips from recent test takers. Follow these tips in the months and weeks before your IELTS test and you will feel more confident and ready to take the test.