IELTS is a test taken by people around the world seeking to work, study or migrate. There are many resources available to help you prepare to take the IELTS test. 

To understand the test format, watch videos by our teachers explaining the different parts of the test. [link] to index page.

Prepare for IELTS online

IELTSx is a free online course developed by us to help you prepare for the Academic IELTS test. The course provides multimedia presentations explaining the test and what you need to do to succeed.  The course is hosted on a high-quality learning platform and includes interactive exercises so you can practice your responses and get feedback.  This is a popular course, with 400,000 students from around the world enrolling between 2015 and mid-2017.

Sign-up online to start the course  

Other web resources we recommend are:

Official IELTS practice materials

IELTS produce practice booklets to help you prepare to take the test.  You can purchase the booklets in person from us at Reception or order direct from IELTS. Visit the IELTS website for more information or to order practice materials by post.  

Face-to-face courses

If you have never taken an IELTS test or your score is below 5, we recommend you take our General English course.  

If you already have an IELTS score of 5 overall, and are seeking to get a higher score, we recommend our English for Academic Purposes course.  

If you are not wanting to study full-time, try our Practice English Classes.  These classes are run by our trainee English teachers and are cheap and casual.

IELTS Masterclasses

If you are already advanced in your preparation and aiming for IELTS band 7, you are welcome to attend our free IELTS Masterclass.  These are held each month here at UQ St Lucia.

Personal help

IELTS experts from IDP, a leading IELTS test centre, provide personal advice for a fee to help with writing, speaking and reading skills.  Visit the IELTSAssist website for more information.

Teacher's Tip

We think the best way to prepare for the IELTS test is to use your English skills every day. Use English resources online and in your local library, and join social clubs that require you to use your English skills to communicate.


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