Learn English at home

The British Council offers also a wide range of free online IELTS preparation resources and materials. Have a look:



learnenglish resources

We have a website dedicated to learning the English language. It’s called LearnEnglish and it has a number of very useful English learning resources, such as:

  • videos 
  • podcasts
  • grammar and vocabulary tutorials
  • business/work resources and a magazine
  • games
  • IELTS tips
  • community networking opportunities.

You’ll find that learning materials on the site really support your preparation for your IELTS test, and they’ll give you more confidence when it comes to test day. 


Prepare for IELTS with these free practice tests and answers. Time yourself and develop your exam technique.

The practice tests in this section offer you the opportunity to:

  • get to know the test format;
  • experience the types of tasks you will be asked to undertake;
  • test yourself under timed conditions;
  • review your answers and compare them with model answers.

FREE MOBILE APP: ielts word power (android)

British Council IELTS Word Power is a free vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers. With over 100 questions to test your word power, this app helps to build vocabulary in preparation for the IELTS test. Download it now from Google play on your Android mobile device.