Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is a self-study preparation course that helps foreign nationals and students prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). It can also be used by people who just want to improve their English.

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To help you through the exam this resource allows you to:

  • Practice IELTS listening tasks under timed conditions
  • View sample videos of speaking tests, highlighting good practice
  • Develop techniques and vocabulary for writing tasks
  • Work on authentic texts for the reading test, simulating the real exam
  • Develop vocabulary in areas commonly used in the IELTS exam
  • App is available for iPads and Android tablets

Road to IELTS is organised into four skill areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each skill area contains the following:

  • An information eBook (Starting out)
  • Advice videos of British Council experts (Advice and tutorials)
  • Interactive practice activities (Practice zone)
  • Mock test papers (Test practice)

Note: This product includes features which require an up-to-date browser. Please run it on the latest version of these browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Getting started with the app

Note: due to screen size limitations the Road to IELTS apps are only compatible with iPads and Android tablets, not mobile phones.

Inside the Library

  • Connect your iPad/tablet to the library WiFi
  • Search and download Road to IELTS from the Apple App/Google Play store for free
  • Use the program with your account (the account will be created when you first log in), or access anonymously

Outside the Library

  • Make sure you have already registered the Road to IELTS account using the tablet inside the library or your desktop browser from home
  • Search and download Road to IELTS from the Apple App/Google Play store for free
  • Log in using your registered email and password

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