Got a low band score? Find out what's next...

We know it can be disappointing to not achieve the band score you were hoping for. It can be tempting to book another test right away in the hope that with luck, you’ll achieve the score you need the next time you take IELTS.

The only proven way to improve you score in any English language test is to spend time improving your English skills. So, before you sit the IELTS test again, take a moment to identify where you need to improve and what the best course of action is for you.

Take a look at our suggestions below for some ideas that might help with improving your English skills before your next IELTS test.

Get some professional help from an English expert

Never underestimate the power of a good English course or coaching from a qualified English language teacher – it’s the fastest way of identifying the areas of your English skills that are holding you back from the result you need, and improving them! Sometimes it just takes that little bit of help from an expert to lift your skills to the next level, so take some time to develop your skills so that you can go into your next test with confidence.

Use our online IELTS course - and get a 50% discount

When you book your next IELTS test, you will receive a link to an online IELTS preparation course. You will have access to all modules in the preparation course, including practice tests at a 50% discount. We suggest you access the module that relates to your weakest skill first, as this will help you get the most out of the online training system, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to practice – don’t leave it until the last minute!

Use our practice tests - they're free

On our website you can use the IELTS Official practice tests. These practice tests can be downloaded, along with the answer keys so you can check your progress as you work your way through them.

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