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Who takes IELTS and why

The IELTS test is taken by a variety of people around the world every year. Find out who needs to take the IELTS test and why.


How to increase your IELTS grammar score from band 4 to band 5

Learn tips about how you can increase your grammar band score in your IELTS Speaking and Writing tests from a band 4 to a band 5.


Reach a band 5 and higher in IELTS General Training Writing

Learn how to improve your writing skills and reach a band 5 or higher in the IELTS General Training Writing Test


Understanding the IELTS Speaking band descriptors

Prepare for your IELTS Speaking test efficiently by knowing what IELTS examiners are looking for while evaluating your speaking skills.


Free access to IELTS preparation course

Book your IELTS test with a participating test centre and get free access to an online preparation course for 30 days.


Timed practice to help prepare better for your IELTS test day

Get a more realistic test day experience by doing timed online practice tests. Be more confident about your timing in each part of the test.


Advantages of taking IELTS on a computer

Computer-delivered IELTS might be the test for you if you are good with technology. Learn about the positives of taking IELTS on a computer.


Faster results and new support tools

Find out how our recent improvements can help you get your IELTS results faster and prepare better for the test.


IELTS webinar series

Come along to our live webinar series and learn everything you need to know about IELTS. Hear tips from both IELTS Experts and test takers.


When the going gets tough: 5 tips for re-sitting the IELTS test

Didn't get the IELTS score you needed? Take a look at these tips from our IELTS experts to get you prepared for re-sitting the IELTS test.