Free IELTS Practice - Online Lessons

Each week, lessons will be posted on this page, providing you with free IELTS practice.

This free study material on IELTS will provide you with tips, exercises and more on writing, reading, listening and speaking.

If you don't have the time or money for IELTS lessons in a classroom, or you want to supplement the lessons you are getting, then all you need will be posted here.



Reading

Lesson 1: Paragraph Headings
Learn how to match paragraphs to headings - a common question type in the reading test.

Lesson 2: Multiple Choice & Scanning
In this IELTS Practice lesson you learn how to scan in order to answer multiple choice type questions.

Lesson 3: True, False, Not Given
In this IELTS lesson you learn how to answer True, False, and Not Given Questions.

Lesson 4: Matching Paragraph Headings
Further practice with matching paragraph headings to paragraphs.

Lesson 5: Sentence Completion
Learn and practice sentence completion type questions.

Lesson 6: Multiple Choice / Skimming and Scanning
Further practice on multiple choice questions and how skimming, scanning, and reading for detail can help you answer the questions.

Lesson 7: Guessing meaning from context
Improve your reading skills and speed by learning how to guess the meaning of new vocabulary. There is also a practice quiz.

Lesson 8: Differences between 'False' and 'Not Given'
This IELTS practice lesson has a reading on the ageing population and explains the difference between 'false' and 'not given' questions. There are practice questions and explanations of the answers.

Lesson 9: Reading Strategies
The aim of this lesson is to develop your IELTS reading strategies in order to find the answers to questions such as 'short answer' as quickly as possible.

Lesson 10: Short Answer Questions
Get advice and tips on IELTS short answer questions and further practice on True, False, Not Given questions.

Lesson 11: Summary Gap fills
Learn strategies to complete a gapped summary from a reading to prepare you for the IELTS test.



Writing Task 1 (Academic)

Lesson 1: Describing a Graph Over Time
This important lesson shows you what you must do to properly describe a graph or chart that has a period of time.

Lesson 2: Describing an IELTS Pie Chart
In this lesson you'll learn how to write about a pie chart, with tips on how to best organize your answer and advice on the language to use.

Lesson 3: Describing an IELTS Process
In this lesson you'll learn how to describe an IELTS process diagram, with information about organizing your answer and using the passive voice.

Lesson 4: Describing two graphs together
Sometimes you get two graphs to describe together. This lessons shows you how to organize your answer if you do.

Lesson 5: Common Language of Change
This lesson explains some useful sentence structures using some common language of change and you can practice the words with a gap fill.

Lesson 6: Gap Fill - Bar Chart
This lesson is a gap fill in order to help you practice the language of comparison, contrast and percentages.

Lesson 7: Gap Fill - Line Graph
This IELTS practice is a gap fill that helps you practice the language of change, which is commonly needed for IELTS task 1.

Lesson 8: Common Language to Compare and Contrast
Compare and contrast language is needed for most graphs and diagrams so it is important to learn and practice it.

Lesson 9: Describing IELTS Graphs: A Common Mistake
This lesson takes you through a mistake that is common when describing graphs in Task 1.

Lesson 10: Describing IELTS Tables
This lesson provides you with IELTS practice for tables. It shows you that tables are not that different from other types of graph.

Lesson 11: Different ways to organize a graph
Find out about how there is more than one was to organize a task 1 graph, and learn how to write about a graph divided into 'age groups'.

Lesson 12: Gap Fill - Tables
Broaden your vocabulary knowledge and flexibility with this IELTS table gap fill exercse

Lesson 13: Using Prepositions
Learn how to use the right prepositions when you are using the language of change in a graph over time.

Lesson 14: Describing graphs in the future
Sometimes you may be given a graph to describe that is predicting what will happen in the future. View some strategies on how to approach a task 1 like this.

 

Writing Task 1 (GT)

Lesson 1: Opening and Closing a Letter
Learn how to open and close a letter for the General Training Task 1.



 

Writing Task 2

Lesson 1: Analysing Essay Questions Part 1 - Identifying the Topic
Learn how to identify the topic of an essay question in order to help you answer it correctly.

Lesson 2: Analysing Essay Questions Part 2 - Identifying the Task
This IELTS practice will help you identify the task of an essay question. The most important thing to make sure you answer the question.

Lesson 3: Brainstorming and Planning an Essay
In this IELTS lesson, learn how brainstorm ideas for your essay and how to extend those ideas and create a plan.

Lesson 4: Improving Essay Coherency with Transitions
Your writing must be coherent, and this lesson shows you how transitions can help you to do this.

Lesson 5: Writing an IELTS Essay Introduction
This lesson explains how you should approach writing an introduction for an IELTS Task 2 essay.

Lesson 6: Writing a Thesis Statement
The thesis statement is an important part of your essay, so this lesson explains how to write thesis statements for different essay types.

Lesson 7: How to get an IELTS Writing band 7
There is no quick way to achieve this, but this lesson provides some general guidance on what is required to get an IELTS band 7 in the writing module.

Lesson 8: Improving Essay Coherency with Pronouns
Your writing must be coherent, and this IELTS practice lesson shows you how pronouns can help you to do this.

Lesson 9: Writing an IELTS Essay Conclusion
Learn how to write a quick conclusion for an IELTS essay.

Lesson 10: Transitional Phrases for Essays
Learn about useful phrases that can be used to improve the sophistication of your writing in argumentative essays.

Lesson 11: Good Paragraph Writing
Writing clear and well-organized paragraphs is essential for your essay, so here you will learn about the basic elements that make up a good paragraph.

Lesson 12: How to write Problem Solution Essays
Learn how to write a problem solution essay for the IELTS test - a quick method that will produce a well-organized answer.

Lesson 13: Understanding IELTS Opinion Essays
Get an overview of the various types of essay that ask for your opinion in the test.

Lesson 14: Answering a more complex essay question
This lesson shows you how to answer a more complex IELTS essay question that does not have a straightforward 'task' given to guide you.

Lesson 15: Personal Pronouns in Essays
Can you use personal pronouns such as 'I', 'our' and 'we' in IELTS essays? Find out more in this lesson.


 

IELTS Grammar

Goto the IELTS Grammar page for updates on the grammar lessons.



Speaking

Lesson 1: IELTS Speaking Part 2 - Extending Your Answer
In this lesson, learn some tips on how to extend your speaking for part 2 of the speaking test.

Lesson 2: IELTS Speaking Part 1 - Improving your Responses
This lesson uses a quiz to teach you how to best answer questions in part 1 of the IELTS speaking test.

Lesson 3: IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Describing Changes
You often have to discuss changes in part 3 of the speaking test. This IELTS practice lesson provides you with grammar tips to answer these questions.

Lesson 4: IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Talking about the Future
You often have to discuss the future in part 3 of the speaking test. This lessons provides you with grammar tips to answer these questions.

Lesson 5: IELTS Speaking Part 2 - Mind Map: Structuring your talk
This lesson explain how you can use a mind map to help you brainstorm and organise you talk for part 2 of the test. There is also a sample answer.

Lesson 6: IELTS Parts 1-3 - Formality & Getting the tone right
This lesson explains what tone you should use in the speaking to help you sound natural.

Lesson 7: IELTS Speaking Part 2 - A hypothetical situation
IELTS Practice: speaking about an unreal future situation in part 2 of the IELTS test.

Lesson 8: IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Giving & Justifying Opinions
Learn some useful phrases for giving opinions in part 3 and justifying those opinions.

Lesson 9: IELTS Part 1 - Types of Speaking Questions for IELTS
In this IELTS practice lesson some of the common types of questions that appear in part 1 of the test are explained. The aim is to improve the accuracy of your answers to questions.

Lesson 10: IELTS Speaking - Useful IELTS Interview Expressions
This lesson provides you with a set of useful expressions that you can use to help you in the all parts of the speaking test, particularly part 3.

 

 

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