Official support videos for IELTS

Improve your IELTS study skills with these simple steps
Five mistakes to avoid in the IELTS Reading test
Are you struggling to get the score your need in the IELTS Reading test? Achieve the IELTS score you need by learning what not to do on test day.
Ever wondered what the most common IELTS mistakes are? Or perhaps how to prepare for IELTS on a budget? Take a look at the fun video series below for these topics and more. Make sure you save this page and come back from time to time to see the latest videos.
Are there IELTS support tools I can access?
When you’re preparing to take your IELTS test, you can rest assured that you’re not alone. Last year, more than 3 million people took an IELTS test globally.
The do’s and don’ts of IELTS for native English speakers
Native English speakers who are planning to take the IELTS test have unique preparation needs, quite different from those with English as a second language. If you’re a native speaker, find out how you need to prepare.
Which test do you need?
One of the most common questions that people ask about IELTS is whether they need to take the IELTS Academic of General Training version. Everyone’s situation is different – but this video will give you a few tips to help find out which IELTS test is right for you.
Doing IELTS on a budget?
IELTS test preparation can be fun, interesting and best of all – free! Watch this helpful video and learn how you can prepare for the IELTS test on a budget.
Tips to get you from an IELTS Band 6 to a Band 7
Stuck on IELTS Band 6 but need a Band 7? Here are some useful IELTS preparation tips that will help you get a Band 7 score.
Need help with your speaking skills?
If you’re worried about your IELTS Speaking test – relax. Here are some useful tips that will help you feel confident and perform to the best of your ability on test day.
Common mistakes made by IELTS test takers
Want to know the most common mistakes to avoid when sitting the IELTS test? Achieve the IELTS score you need by learning what NOT to do on test day.
Didn’t get the score you need?
Disappointed you didn’t get the IELTS score you need? Here is a helpful step-by-step guide to put you on the right track to IELTS success.
How IELTS tests are marked
Looking for information about how the IELTS test is marked? This helpful video will answer all your questions about IELTS band scores and IELTS assessment criteria.
What to do the day before your IELTS test
If you have an IELTS test tomorrow, here are some great ideas to help you prepare and perform your best on test day.
Struggling with IELTS Writing Task 2?
If you need advice on preparing for IELTS Writing Task 2, watch this video for simple tips to help improve your score.
What can I expect on the test day?
Feeling nervous? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! So there are no surprises on test day, this video will talk through what you can expect.
Five top tips to improve your IELTS Listening score
If you’re preparing for your IELTS Listening test, here are some simple tweaks you can make to your preparation and test technique that will make a big difference to your score.
Here’s why the IELTS Speaking test is with a real person
I’ve sat the IELTS test… now what?
The IELTS Speaking test has always been one-on-one and face-to-face. Unlike some other English tests where you have to speak into a computer, the IELTS test is structured more like a conversation between the examiner and the test taker.
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