View a range of authoritative resources available to help you prepare to take the IELTS test, including online resources

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New IELTS Speaking Test Tip videos: Band 4 vs. Band 5

IELTS Speaking: Lexical Resource - Band 4 vs. Band 5 - YouTube

View the official IELTS Preparation Guide.



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 ICTE St Lucia. (currently on hold - due to COVID).

Join an online Masterclass webinar


Online resources

IELTSx course


IELTSx is a free online course developed by us to help you prepare for the Academic IELTS test. Our teachers give tips for each part of the test, then you can practice with interactive exercises and get sample answers to test questions. 

Learn more about IELTSx or watch short videos from the course.

Free IELTS Academic Reading Sample Materials 

(Paper-based Test)

Flow-chart completion (selecting words from text)
Identifying information (true/false/not given)
Matching headings
Multiple choice (more than one answer)
Multiple choice (one answer)
Summary completion (selecting from a list of words or phrases)
Summary completion (selecting words from the text)


IELTS Practice Hub 

Other web resources we recommend are:

Personal feedback

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


IELTS Progress Check

Practise with an official IELTS practice test, available for IELTS Academic or General Training. It will be marked by IELTS trained and qualified markers and you'll receive an official feedback report and indicative band score. Access now at



Sir Llew Edwards Building at UQ 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 have an IELTS score of 5 or recognised equivalent, and do not want to do any further IELTS testing, you may be able to apply for direct entry to a UQ degree program.

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.

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 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.