Are you wondering what you need to do to prepare for the IELTS Test? Or are you struggling to get the score you need?
Or are you studying for IELTS and you'd like to supplement your classroom studies with extra lessons and activities to improve your score?
On this site you'll find free lessons on writing, speaking, listening and reading, sample tests, techniques to learn lots of vocabulary, models essays and graphs, and many excellent tips and strategies.
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The letters stand for the International English Language Testing System. It is a test designed to measure your ability in the four skills of writing, speaking, reading and listening.
After the test you will be given a score from 1-9. You use this score for admission to a university or to work abroad (institutions and employers decide what score they require).
It is accepted by many institutions and employers in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and North America.
ACADEMIC IELTS - Taking the test to study abroad
There are four sections in the IELTS test:
GENERAL TRAINING - Taking the test to work abroad
The general training module is intended to test English ability in a more practical, everyday context. The test format is the same as above for the listening and speaking. However the writing and reading modules are different.
People often take the general training module if they are intending to work or live abroad.
Are there things that you are worried about in IELTS or you don't understand?
The site is here to help you with all the kinds of issues you may have with the test.
Here are some common ones:
With all the four modules and if you are new to IELTS it can be confusing knowing where to start with your studying.
It's best to get to know what is in the test first so take a sample listening test and a reading test then take a look at sample essay questions and sample speaking tests.
You'll find all of those things on the site.
Don't worry if you don't do well the first time you take the tests. At least you now know what is in them.
But great news! Then just follow our IELTS Lessons. There's loads of information in all the lessons to lead you to the band score you need.
How many times have your heard that?? Well, first you need to understand exactly what examiners are looking for when they mark your script. That's covered in one of our writing lessons.
That won't mean an automatic band 7 but you need to make sure you know what to aim for when you study and give the examiner what they want!
And by browsing our forums you can find out what others have done to get an IELTS band 7 and the problems they have faced.
Another classic question! Should you go to IDP or British Council as they are the main test centres?
Actually it makes no difference as it's the same test and same marking system at both.
But if you want you can check out other people's experiences of both test centres in the IELTS Forum.
Ah, the million dollar question! But don't worry, the answer is just a click away...
Here you can find out how to write an IELTS essay and view lots of model essays as well.
And here you can find out how to write a graph and lots of samples of the different types of Task 1 you could get.
Jan 20, 18 10:17 AM
Is it possible that an essay is coherent but not cohesive? and vice versa. How?
Jan 20, 18 09:52 AM
Hi there, I'm planning to retake the test. Please review this essay for me. I really appreciate it. The table presents statistical data on the changes
Jan 19, 18 10:25 AM
IELTS Speaking Questions and Topics: In part 1 you talk about familiar topics. Part 2 is a talk for 2 minutes on a given topic. Part 3 is a discussion.