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Exam preparation IELTS



We are running free IELTS preparation webinars hosted by IELTS experts to help you better prepare for the test.

Free IELTS practice tests 

Take advantage of our free mock tests and test yourself under real-time conditions. You can review your answers and compare them with model answers.

Mobile apps 

Download our free apps to improve your English and prepare for IELTS on the go.

Video tips 

Get tips to help improve your performance in all sections of the test.

Computer-delivered IELTS preparation 

Use our range of free online practice materials to familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS test.

Free online courses

Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts 

Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic on this free course

Understanding IELTS: Writing 

This course explores the IELTS writing test format and discusses strategies to help you reach your goals

Understanding IELTS: Listening  

Discover what you need to know about IELTS listening and learn techniques to improve.

Art and culture

Free National Theatre Live Full Performances

The National Theatre is offering videos of some full-length plays, including Treasure Island, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and more.

Watch online:

The English National Ballet is showing performances including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s passionate ballet, ‘Broken Wings’, based on the life of iconic painter Frida Kahlo. 

The shows are time-limited so catch them while you can!

Entertain your kids

Songs and stories

Sing songs or watch stories, poems and fairy tales. These will keep your kids entertained for hours, build their vocabulary and help them practise their English.

How to… Videos

Do your kids like making things? Keep them entertained with these fun videos about things to make and do.

Games and jokes

Just because you are indoors doesn't mean you can't have some fun together. Try our games, jokes and tongue twisters to help your kids practise English.

Learning time with Timmy

Discover new words and join in the activities with Timmy and his friends in this fun learning series.

For teachers of English

Support for teachers and teacher educators, including practical resources and professional development opportunities, can be found on our Teaching English website: