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The IELTS Exam 
(Introduction)

What is IELTS?

Which IELTS? - Academic or General Training

IELTS Band Scoring System

IELTS Score FAQ's

IELTS Test Format

IELTS Exam Dates & How To Book

IELTS Information - More FAQ's




IELTS Speaking
 
(All Resources)


IELTS Speaking Test – Know the format & understand what you’ll be assessed on. Discover the main reason for low scores & how to avoid this big mistake. 

IELTS Speaking Part 1  – 7 simple methods for developing your answers, with examples

IELTS Speaking Part 2  – Test format, understanding cue cards & 5 test mistakes to avoid

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – How to begin a Part 2 talk & top tips for gaining extra marks

IELTS Speaking Part 3  – 6 common types of questions & how to answer them

IELTS Speaking Topics  – Discover 40+ common subject areas for the IELTS Speaking Test

IELTS Speaking Practice  – Massively improve your speaking skills by learning how to think in English

IELTS Speaking Questions  – Download 30 mock tests (30 practice cards on 30 topics – 330 questions)

IELTS Speaking Tips – 9 top tips to increase your chances of getting a high score




IELTS Reading
(All Resources)


IELTS Reading Test – Understand the format, question types & marking system & know what skills are assessed. Also learn success strategies, key reading skills & discover top tips.

IELTS Academic Reading Test – Specific details about the Academic test including 3 sample questions from past papers.

IELTS General Reading Test – Specific details about the Academic test including 3 sample questions from past papers.

IELTS Reading Skills – Master the skills of skimming, scanning & detailed reading. Understand the importance of topic sentences & how to use context for meaning & unfamiliar words.

Top 7 IELTS Reading Tips – Each tip will take you a step closer to the high score you want. Discover them now. They are the key to top marks in your test.

9 More Tips For IELTS Reading – Learn valuable practice techniques & discover a secret that may gain you extra marks.

IELTS Reading Practice – Discover the top 5 things you must do to prepare for your reading test.



Question Types:

1) Matching Headings                           7) Summary Completion

2) Multiple Choice                                 8) Matching Sentence Endings

3) Short Answer                                    9)  Sentence Completion               

4) Name Matching                                10) Matching Paragraph Information

5) True/False/Not Given                       11) Table Completion

6) Yes/No/Not Given                             12) Diagram Labelling


More Reading Pages

Step-by-step instructions on how to answer specific types of questions from past test papers. 

Reading Sample – Sample answer to a True, False, Not Given question.

More Reading Samples – Sample answer to a Matching Headings and a Diagram Labelling question

Reading Test Practice – More sample answers to Matching Headings and Diagram Labelling questions

IELTS Reading Exercise – Sample answer to a Yes, No, Not Given question

More Reading Test Practice – Sample answer to a Matching Information question

Practice Reading Test – Sample answer to a Name Matching question

IELTS Reading Paper – Sample answer to a Multiple Choice question

Reading Tests For IELTS – Sample answer to a Summary Completion question

Practice Samples – Short practice activities to improve reading skills & learn topic vocabulary.




IELTS Writing
(All Resources)


IELTS Writing Test – Understand the format & marking criteria, know what skills are assessed & learn the difference between the Academic & General writing tests.

IELTS Academic Writing – Essential information including important facts, test format & assessment. Also, lots of sample questions & model answers.

IELTS General Writing – The basic information you need to know including important facts, test format & assessment, with sample questions & model answers.

IELTS Writing Tips – Top 10 tips to bring you success in your writing test. Essential information you need to know to achieve a high score.


Task 1: IELTS Academic

Academic Writing Task 1 – The format, the 7 question types & sample questions, assessment & marking criteria. All the key information you need to know.

Understanding Task 1 Questions – How to quickly and easily analyse and understand IELTS Writing Task 2 questions.

How To Plan a Task 1 Essay – Discover 3 reasons why you must plan, the 4 simple steps of essay planning and learn a simple 4 part essay structure.

Vocabulary for Task 1 Essays – Learn key vocabulary for a high-scoring essay. Word lists & a downloadable PDF. Also, help to understand the marking criteria.

Grammar for Task 1 Essays  – Essential grammar for Task 1 Academic essays including, verb tenses, key sentence structures, articles & prepositions.


The 7 Question Types:

Step-by-step lessons on each type of Task 1 question.


Task 1: IELTS General

Letter Format – The format, the 7 topics, letter structure, formal & informal, assessment & marking criteria, sample questions. Essential information you need to know.

Letter Writing Tips – Learn top tips on how to meet the assessment and marking criteria and achieve a high score.

Letter Writing Structure – Find out how to use this easy to learn letter writing structure to write a high-scoring letter. Includes a model answer.

How To Plan a Letter – Learn a simple 5 step process & 6 part letter structure. Also, help to understand the question & generate ideas.

Formal or Informal  How to decide what type of letter to write. Sample questions & 2 model letters.

Letter Writing Vocabulary  Learn useful phrases to help you achieve a high score. Also, know how to start & end your letter.

How To Write an Informal Letter – Step-by-step instructions, simple 4 step plan & 6 part letter structure, model letter.

How To Write a Formal Letter – Step-by-step instructions, simple 4 step plan & 6 part letter structure, model letter.

Letter Topics  Learn the 7 most common letter topics & other popular subjects. Includes 20 sample questions.


Common Letter Topics

Step-by-step instructions on how to plan & write high-level essays, with model letters.


Task 2:

IELTS Writing Task 2 – The format, the 5 question types, the 5 step essay writing strategy & sample questions. All the key information you need to know.

The 5 Types of Task 2 Essay  How to recognise the 5 different types of Task 2 essays. 15 sample questions to study and a simple planning structure for each essay type.

Understanding Task 2 Questions – How to quickly and easily analyse and understand IELTS Writing Task 2 questions.

How To Plan a Task 2 Essay  Discover why essay planning is essential & learn a simple 4 step strategy, the 4 part essay structure & 4 methods of generating ideas.

How To Write a Task 2 Introduction – Find out why a good introduction is essential. Learn how to write one using a simple 3 part strategy & discover 4 common mistakes to avoid.

How To Write Task 2 Main Body Paragraphs – Learn the simple 3 part structure for writing great main body paragraphs and also, 3 common mistakes to avoid. 

How To Write a Task 2 Conclusion – Learn the easy way to write the perfect conclusion for a Task 2 essay. Also discover 4 common mistakes to avoid.

Task 2 Marking Criteria – Find out how to meet the marking criteria in Task 2. See examples of good and poor answers & learn some common mistakes to avoid.


The 5 Task 2 Essay Types:

Step-by-step instructions on how to plan & write high-level essays. Model answers & common mistakes to avoid.

     Opinion Essays 

     Discussion Essays

     Problem Solution Essays

     Advantages & Disadvantages Essays

     Double Question Essays




IELTS Listening
(All Resources)


IELTS Listening Test – Understand the format & question types. Know what skills are assessed. Also, discover 3 important marking tips.

IELTS Listening Strategies – Learn 3 essential listening strategies –  question analysis, answer prediction & how to use keyword clues.

IELTS Listening Skills – Learn the 4 key listening skills you need to master to score highly in your test. Examples from real questions to illustrate each skill.

IELTS Listening Exercises – 8 listening exercises to help you recognise & learn vocabulary for 6 common topics – time, numbers, prices, dates, letter names & addresses.

The 10 Question Types – Examples of all 10 types of Listening questions. Learn how to recognise & understand them. Links to 10 step-by-step lessons.

Listening Tips – Top 10 tips to bring you success in your Listening test. Essential information you need to know to achieve a high score.

How to Improve Your Listening Skills – 6 simple strategies essential for achieving a high score in the test.

Map & Plan Vocabulary – Learn the vocabulary you need for your test. 5 maps & plans with sample sentences containing common vocabulary of location & direction.

Practice Samples – Short practice activities to improve listening skills & learn topic vocabulary.


Practice Tests

Genuine full practice tests in an easy to follow format with the recordings & questions on the same page and audio transcripts included. Use them as part of your Listening practice.

The 10 Question Types

Learn how to answer each type of Listening question.



IELTS Vocabulary
(Introduction)

How to Learn Vocabulary for IELTS

Key IELTS Vocabulary




IELTS Ebooks

     IELTS Writing Ebook

     IELTS Speaking Ebook

     IELTS Reading Ebook

     IELTS Listening Ebook




IELTS Videos
(Index Page)


If you learn best by watching and hearing rather than reading, watch these video lessons.



IELTS Resources



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