Preparing for the IELTS exam doesn’t stop outside the classroom. The internet is a great source of free extra materials for IELTS practice.
But with so much choice, which are the best resources?
IH Aberdeen’s IELTS teachers Angela and Will pick their top 5 IELTS resources to help you prepare for the IELTS exam:
This is the official IELTS Exam site and it’s a great place to familiarise yourself with how the exam works. There is a lot of useful practical IELTS exam information here: general info on the IELTS exam format, how to register, where to find an IELTS test centre, sample IELTS exam questions and tips on preparing for the exam.
There’s also an active Facebook page which contains quizzes and tips, and is updated regularly. You can comment on posts, ask questions and converse with other learners.
Yes, you are right – these are 2 different sites. Both sites are really great resources for IELTS preparation and it’s hard to choose between the two.
These sites are run by experts: IELTS-simon is run by an ex-IELTS examiner and DCielts run by an IELTS teacher. The advice offered here comes from people who really know about IELTS success!
Both sites are updated daily with ‘IELTS Lesson of the day’. They offer a generous amount of free information and study materials: sample exam questions and papers, model answers, and lots of IELTS Exam tips.
You can subscribe to these sites to get daily lessons and tips delivered to your inbox.
It is easy to focus on IELTS skills, technique and exam practice and forget that vocabulary and grammar are important for IELTS too. IELTS Buddy is a great site which focuses on these important areas.
IELTS Buddy also offers more of the useful IELTS resources as the sites mentioned above: information on the exam format, sample exam questions and papers, downloadable materials.
If you prefer a more visual approach to learning, English teacher and IELTS examiner ‘IELTSLiz’ (not her birth name of course…) has a lovely youtube channel. Her video lessons cover all 4 IELTS tasks and the IELTS lessons are friendly, well-paced and informative. She also offers some other general tips and advice for the IELTS exam and she covers IELTS vocabulary too.
There is a lot of information and advice on IELTS on the internet and it can be overwhelming. IH London is a respected IELTS exam centre and language school and has a really useful, concise IELTS resource section on their blog. Here, you’ll find straightforward tips on how to improve you IELTS writing score, prepare for the listening test as well as many other parts of the exam.
A great, short resource on preparing for the IELTS exam!
Overall, there are lots of great resources out there for you to choose from. You’ll find which resources work best for you. And if there are any other websites of resources that you find really useful, let us know so we can tell other students all about them!
Study hard for IELTS and you will succeed. Good luck everyone!
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