IELTS | General Training

IELTS | General Training

From sample tests to exam tasks or online practice exercises, ensuring every student is ready on exam day.

For Students

IELTS on Computer - how it works

Look at these videos, they will help you understand how the listening, reading and writing sections appear on the computer. Also, you will see how to use the help option, make notes or highlight text during the test.

Road to IELTS General training

Try the free official online course by British Council – Road to IELTS. This tool has been already used by more than 5 000 000 IELTS candidates.

You will find here practise English tests, advice, and tutorials. Visit the practise zone with over 300 interactive activities.

IELTS sample test questions

Find a wide variety of sample questions to each part of the test. Over 50 sample questions available.

Using these free IELTS preparation materials will enable you to:

  • familiarise yourself with the IELTS exam format
  • experience the types of tasks you will be asked to undertake
  • test yourself under timed conditions
  • review your answers and compare them with model answers.

Go to IELTS sample test questions

Free IELTS mobile apps

Learn English flexibly – wherever you are and whenever you want to.

IELTS Prep App is easy-to-use and it gives you instant access to free practice tests, grammar tips, exercises, quizzes and more. You will also find here sample questions for reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Download free IELTS App

IELTS Progress Check

IELTS Progress Check is an official, online English practice test. You can complete a full test online and see how you would have been marked.

Free online IELTS General training test – listening, reading, writing, and speaking

Take a free practice test for all parts of the test:


Take a look at blog articles with plenty of useful and interesting tips on how to succeed in IELTS exams.

Video resources

Check out official IELTS Youtube Channel! Find plenty of explanation videos for each part of the test to help you improve.

For Teachers

Download the Guide for teachers for IELTS

Free IELTS teacher webinars

British Council coordinates webinars dedicated to IELTS teachers every month. So, don´t miss them.

These webinars are free to join, and you will meet English experts. These webinars are created especially for anyone who will be helping students take the next step in their career and help achieve a high IELTS score.

Sign up for free webinars!

Assistance for candidates

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Assistance for schools and teachers

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