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About

As one of the British Council's most popular IELTS online preparation courses, Road to IELTS will help you prepare for your English test in the best possible way.

It includes:

  • IELTS Academic and General Training: online resources available for both tests.
  • Practice Zone: prepare Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening questions just as you would find in the test.
  • Sample videos: get advice and learn from previous test takers.
  • Teacher tutorials: learn exactly what to do (and what not to do) from experts.
  • Timed practice tests: tests available on paper and computer.
  • 'My Progress' section: achieve your goals using planning and tracking tools.
  • 'Resource Bank' section: gain access to the score calculator, test countdown, and other resources to improve your planning.

How Road to IELTS will help you

  • Advice from IELTS experts: Learn the tips and tricks that will give you the best chance of getting the band score you need - all from British Council teachers.
  • IELTS mock papers: When you're ready, try some timed IELTS practice papers, specially created by the British Council. Print them out and do them in test conditions or do them on the IELTS on computer simulator so they're exactly like the real thing. 
  • Plan and track: With so many IELTS study materials to get through, use the Study Planner to prepare for the test efficiently. Then, track your progress and make sure you’re meeting your targets.
  • Interactive exercises: Get to know the IELTS question types and task types with over 300 online interactive exercises. These come with instant marking and feedback.

Free Version

Who can access it Free for everyone (Academic or General Training)
Practice tests 3 tests
Speaking part two 1 test
Interactive activities 19
Advice and tutorial videos 4
Access period -
My Progress -
Improve your English -

Speed Version

Who can access it It can be purchased from IELTS Practice.
Practice tests 18 tests
Speaking part two 6 tests
Interactive activities 324
Advice and tutorial videos 13
Access period 31-day access
My Progress Yes
Improve your English -

Success Version

Who can access it It can be purchased from IELTS Practice.
Practice tests 27 tests + 3 new!
Speaking part two 9 tests + 1 new!
Interactive activities 324
Advice and tutorial videos 13
Access period 31-day access
My Progress Yes
Improve your English Grammar, Writing and Study Skills for IELTS

Premium Version

Who can access it It can be purchased from IELTS Practice.
Practice tests 27 tests + 3 new!
Speaking part two 9 tests + 1 new!
Interactive activities 324
Advice and tutorial videos 13
Access period 90-day access
My Progress Yes
Improve your English Grammar, Writing and Study Skills for IELTS

New content added

  • An entirely revamped Speaking section that puts you, the user, at the centre of all activities through a highly interactive experience. You’ll have the chance to become a more active learner, have a lot of fun while learning and of course, improve your IELTS Speaking Band Score.
  • More IELTS on computer practice tests to help you get the score you need.
  • Brand new practice tests under Success and Premium packages for both paper and computer IELTS.