Prepare for your IELTS test with free resources courtesy of British Council. Our expertise can help you get ready for IELTS wherever you are in the world.

Improve your general English listening skills

Use our comprehensive range of high-quality learning materials is available to help improve your English listening skills at the British Council's iTunes University site (note you will require iTunes to view this content). 

Practice your IELTS listening

We have some tips to help you prepare for the IELTS Listening test from the British Council's LearnEnglish website.

IELTS Preparation Courses

Our IELTS Preparation courses are carefully structured and specifically designed to help you prepare for this internationally recognised examination. Preparing for IELTS significantly increases your chance of getting the score you need in your IELTS exam.

Download our free android app

British Council IELTS Word Power is a vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers. With over 100 questions to test your word power, this app helps to build vocabulary in preparation for the IELTS test.

For extra preparation advice, you can check out TakeIELTS; and for more information about the test please go to