Welcome to my Free IELTS PREPARATION WEBSITE: IELTS tips, model answers, topics, practice lessons, and videos. My name is Liz and I am the author and teacher of this website.
Please read this whole page carefully to learn about IELTS and learn how to use this free website for your preparation. Most of the lessons and tips are for people aiming for IELTS band score 7, 8 & 9. Although, people who only need band 6 can also benefit.
IELTS = International English Language Testing System. It is the world’s biggest English language test with test centres in most countries. This means it is a test which accepts international English, not only British English.
There are four parts to the IELTS test:
- IELTS Speaking – a face to face informal test with an examiner which lasts between 11 and 14 mins and is made up of 3 parts. All IELTS candidates take the same test.
- IELTS Listening – a 30 minute audio recording with 40 questions. All IELTS candidates take the same test.
- IELTS Reading – 3 reading passages with 40 questions which lasts for 1 hour. This test is divided into Academic and General Training papers.
- IELTS Writing – this is divided into task 1 and task 2. Task 1 Academic is a short report of a chart, graph, map table etc. Task 1 GT is a letter. Task 2 Academic & GT is a formal essay. IELTS writing lasts for 1 hour in total.
For more information about band scores, GT IELTS, computer IELTS etc see the TEST INFORMATION button on the RED MENU BAR at the top of the website. The Test Info FAQ page will give you information about using capital letters, using highlighter pens etc – make sure you read that page.
At present, there are over 300 PAGES OF FREE IELTS LESSONS & TIPS on this site. All pages are accessed through the RED MENU BAR at the top of the website. You will find model answers, lessons, videos, tips, topics, vocab, band score info, etc all for free to help you prepare at home for your test.
Comments to Liz
It is possible to post a question to me. However, due to the large number of users I am only able to answer a few of them each day. This means your comment may not be approved and may not be answered. If you look around the website, you’ll probably find the answer yourself – make sure you read all the replies I’ve written to others – those replies are to help you too.
How to Prepare for IELTS
Watch the video to learn the essential steps to prepare successfully for your IELTS test. When you prepare for IELTS, there is no particular place to start. Just start where you want to start. This video will help make sure you cover all the vital aspects of preparation before your test.
If you prepare in the right way, you will be able to maximise your results. Having both good English and a clear understanding of the IELTS test is essential. Be clear minded and strategic in your approach and training.
Good luck with your test!
All the best
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