IELTS practice online and tutoring

The British Council has built a library of resources, tools and services to help our test takers succeed. From online resources and preparation courses to online English tutors, we have everything you need to make sure you’re well prepared and able to get a great score on test day.

Here are some of the things available to you through the British Council.

Online resources

We have a series of resources available for free, online. Get them sent straight to your inbox or access them online in a matter of seconds and start practicing for your test on-the-go, at any time in any location. All you need is a device and a connection to the internet to access official resources and your IELTS tutor online!

Preparation courses

We deliver both online and face-to-face preparation courses, to help you learn what you need to for your IELTS test and stay on track with your studying.

Online course: Understanding IELTS ExpertTrack

This course is 12 weeks long and delivered online. It has been designed by IELTS experts to help you prepare for all four areas of the test: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. You will spend 3 weeks learning about each of the areas listed.

As well as improving your English abilities in readiness for test day, the course aims to explain what is needed to achieve your desired band score, give insight into what your examiner is looking for, offer tips for on the day and make sure you know the test format.

The course is paid for and starts with a free 7-day trial but can be cancelled at any time.

1-to-1 IELTS Tutor Online

EnglishScore is British Council’s 1-to-1 online tutoring service, delivering private sessions with an experienced and professional tutor. You’ll get a much more personal learning experience, with our tutors coaching you through the IELTS exam and personalising the sessions to what you’d like to work on most. Previous test takers have found this to be a great way of improving their overall band score when it comes to taking the test.

There are two courses you can take with our personal 1-to-1 tutors, depending on how long you have until your exam and the level of study needed.

Rapid Revision is completed in just 5 sessions with your tutor, ideal for those whose test is fast approaching.

Advanced Study includes 20 personalised sessions with your tutor, giving you more time to thoroughly prepare for your test.

Both services are paid for, and you can try an initial session for just $1.

Still need to book your IELTS test? Register here to find an IELTS test centre near you and book today.