If you’re planning to work or study abroad, the IELTS test can help you open doors to opportunities! When you take IELTS on Computer with the British Council, you get access to plenty of preparation material. One of the best ways to prepare is with our familiarization tests! Take a look at some of the options to help you get the best possible IELTS score below:
Free IELTS on computer familiarisation test
This is the best practice test if you are looking for a realistic way to prepare for IELTS. The free full sample version of IELTS on Computer covers the Reading, Writing and Listening sections of the test over 2 hours and 30 minutes – just like the real test!
You don’t need to register for IELTS in advance and the results of your Listening and Reading sections will be provided for free.
Try it here.
Free Listening section practice tests
The Speaking section of the test is the same for both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Our free practice tests for the Listening section are split into 3 parts, as they will be when you take IELTS.
In the first section of the practice test, you will answer questions about yourself and your family. In the second part, you will speak about a specific topic provided by the IELTS examiner. The third part of the practice test is a longer discussion about the topic introduced in part 2.
Recruit a friend to help you practice – try it here.
Free weekly preparation webinars
If you’d prefer a more interactive approach to your IELTS preparation, you can join a weekly webinar for free every week once you’ve registered to take the test with the British Council. The webinars cover a different section of the test every Thursday and each session is conducted by a qualified IELTS expert. You will get the chance to ask questions in the session and get access to a free study pack featuring previous webinar recordings to assist your preparation.
People from all over the world join our weekly webinars before taking the IELTS test and you can benefit too. Find the schedule of upcoming webinars here and register to secure your spot.
Free Road to IELTS (Last Minute Version)
Road to IELTS is our most popular online preparation course because it includes everything you need to get your desired IELTS score. When you register with us, you get free access to the Last-Minute version of Road to IELTS, which includes advice from IELTS test takers, mock papers, planning and tracking tools as well as interactive exercises.
The course includes material for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. You can prepare in the practice zone with questions from the Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening sections of the test. You can also watch tutorials from IELTS experts and advice videos from previous test takers. Use the My Progress section to plan and ensure you meet your study targets, then visit the Resource Bank to access your score calculator and other useful tools.
However you decide to prepare for IELTS, we can support you with the best practice material to ensure you get the score you need!