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You’ve taken the IELTS test and want to improve your score with the IELTS One Skill Retake. Here’s how you can!

What’s IELTS One Skill Retake?

IELTS One Skill Retake helps you improve your test score, within 60 days of sitting the exam. If you did not get the required score on your Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking section, you can choose to retake a single skill without having to sit the whole exam again.

IELTS One Skill Retake makes achieving your study, work or migration goals easier and faster. The format for the test follows the same structure as the regular IELTS test, so you will already be familiar with how it works, and this time, you can focus on just one skill. 

Find out more about IELTS One Skill Retake.

Make your IELTS One Skill Retake a success

Success in IELTS One Skill Retake requires planning, time management and focus. The following advice and resources will help you on the road to success in your IELTS One Skill Retake.

Understand what you need to improve

Now you are focusing on just one of the IELTS skills, consider your weakest areas in this skill. Perhaps it is grammar or listening comprehension? When you have identified these, use our extensive resources to prepare with focus.

Explore our wide range of IELTS preparation materials and courses designed to help you reach your desired score.

Make the best use of your time

We recommend signing up for one of the personalised online courses with British Council IELTS Coach. 

  • Get tips and test strategies for success
  • Improve in the areas you need
  • Combine either group or private classes
  • Decide on the schedule that suits you best (available 24/7).

Be consistent

The test will come up soon, so keep on top of your preparation:

  • Be consistent with your preparation
  • Use the many free resources available to you
  • Practise with test papers under exam conditions
  • Focus on your weakest areas
  • Get support from your coach or online group.

Use British Council IELTS One Skill Retake Resources

Face-to-face preparation courses 

We design our face-to-face preparatory courses and tutorials to improve your skills in all four IELTS test areas. You can choose from preparatory courses, workshops, seminars and mock tests.

British Council IELTS Prep App

Practise for your IELTS One Skill Retake on the go with the free British Council IELTS Prep App

This easy-to-use and fun app gives you instant access to practice tests, grammar tips, exercises and quizzes. You'll also find sample questions for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Free online IELTS practice tests

Perfect your exam technique and reach your target score with these IELTS practice tests. The tests are available for all four skills.