Prepare for IELTS

Start your IELTS test preparation today 

Prepare for your IELTS test with a range of free resources from the British Council. Below you’ll find videos and online lessons, as well as preparation books, apps, face-to-face courses, seminars and workshops. Choose the preparation materials that suit you and start getting ready for your IELTS test today.

IELTS preparation materials and courses

Free Online course: Road to IELTS

As one of the British Council’s most popular online preparation courses, Road to IELTS will help you prepare for your test in the best way possible.

Free online courses: Understanding IELTS 

The British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses will give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test. During our free 3-week IELTS online preparation courses, you find out about each section of the IELTS test – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. 

Free IELTS preparation apps from the British Council 

No matter where and when you want to prepare for your IELTS test - with our free preoaration apps, you can do it anywhere, anytime.

Free IELTS video tutorials

Prepare for your IELTS test with our videos.

Free IELTS practise tests 

Take advantage of our free practise tests to get the IELTS score you need. If you prefer to practise offline, download the tests, blank answer sheets, transcripts and answers from the introductory pages.

Free familiarisation test for computer-delivered IELTS 

Prepare for your computer-delivered IELTS test before taking your test and find out what to expect on the test day. This familiarisation test is free and you can access it from anywhere.