The best websites to study for IELTS

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Preparing for the IELTS exam requires a lot of dedication and hard work. It may be tiring or frustrating to study for it if you are not using the best resources. The internet is a great source of free extra materials for IELTS practice nowadays.


Here are some of the best websites to help you prepare for the IELTS exam:


This is the official IELTS Exam site and it’s a great place to familiarize yourself with how the exam works. There is a lot of useful practical IELTS exam information here: general info on the IELTS exam format, how to register, where to find an IELTS test centre, sample IELTS exam questions and tips on preparing for the exam.

There’s also an active Facebook page which contains quizzes and tips, and is updated regularly. You can comment on posts, ask questions and converse with other learners.

  1. Future Learn

This is website that provides free online courses about various subjects. I always recommend my students to take Future Learn’s two best courses for IELTS preparation, Understanding IELTS and Inside IELTS. There, you will definitely learn everything you need to get a great score on the test.

  1. IELTS

The IELTS website will provide you with all the information you need about the test, including free practice tests and model answers so you can improve your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

  1. IH London Blog

There is a lot of information and advice on IELTS on the internet and it can be overwhelming. IH London is a respected IELTS exam centre and language school and has a really useful, concise IELTS resource section on their blog. Here, you’ll find straightforward tips on how to improve you IELTS writing score, prepare for the listening test as well as many other parts of the exam.

  1. British Council

This British Council website is a great source for IELTS tips. You can also watch videos with amazing suggestions on how to improve your scores and succeed in the exam.

  1. English Books Daily

Here is a great place to find and download books and preparation materials for free. Just browse through hundreds of titles available and get ready for the test at your own pace.

  1. One Stop

The IELTS section of this amazing website contains materials to help students prepare for the IELTS exam including exam practice exercises and exam technique advice along with minimal resources teaching suggestions. All materials available in this section are written by IELTS experts.

  1. IELTS Buddy

If you want to supplement your classroom or online self studies with extra lessons and activities to improve your score for IELTS, this website is a great tool. It will provide you with everything you need to know about the test and everything you need to help you achieve the score you need.

  1. YouTube

YouTube is the best place to find videos and classes about everything you want. If you would like to get great tips for IELTS, I recommend the following channels:

Learn English with Emma (engVid)

General IELTS help

Academic English Help

  1. Write & Improve

This is the new online platform to practice writing created by Cambridge University.

It allows students to practice for General and Academic IELTS exams with a lot of free tasks. Students can also get a feedback from IELTS experts on what they need to improve to get a better score in the test.

For more information, check my previous post about Proficiency Tests to learn everything about IELTS and other exams.

Good luck on the test!

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