Prepare for IELTS

Free IELTS practice activities and resources

Make the most of free practice activities from the English language experts at British Council – we’re here to help you succeed in IELTS. 

Road to IELTS Free version
Free Resources

Road to IELTS is your best possible online preparation and practice resource for IELTS. It includes not just downloadable practice tests, but also interactive activities, hints and tips on question types, and advice videos from British Council experts.

Free Listening practice
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Get ready for your Listening test with these free practice activities from the British Council's LearnEnglish website.

Practise IELTS speaking
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Practise for IELTS Speaking with this series of videos from the British Council, designed to help you prepare for your test.

Improve your English listening skills
Get listening practice from British Council iTunes university

Develop your English listening skills. With the British Council’s iTunes University site, you’ll find a huge range of high-quality learning materials. Please note that you’ll need iTunes to view this content.

Download our mobile apps
IELTS Mobile apps

Download IELTS apps for free to discover even more practice materials, quizzes, tips and advice. 

WORDREADY - British Council’s free vocabulary tool

Develop your vocabulary with WORDREADY, the online resource designed to help you improve your English skills. WORDREADY is particularly helpful for people taking IELTS Academic. Get free access when you book an IELTS test!