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13 May 2016
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What is IELTS?

IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test. It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, USA and many other places around the world where English is a language in the workplace or the classroom.

The IELTS test is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

These organisations are dedicated to academic excellence, cultural understanding, student placement and enabling success worldwide.

Why choose IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high stakes English language proficiency test for work, study and migration, with more than 2.5 million tests taken in the past year.

IELTS is now recognised by more than 9,000 organisations  including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in over 140 countries around the world.

IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure the test remains fair and unbiased for any candidate regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle or location.

You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training  – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.

Prepare for your IELTS test

Building your communication skills in English is the key to success in your IELTS test. To supplement your own individual activities to improve your English and prepare for the test, IDP Education provides valuable support tools to help you get ready: 

Remember that improving your English language skills requires continuous study and daily practice, as well as exposure to different situations.

 

IELTS Support Tools

IELTS Support Tools is your essential collection of IELTS materials, containing all you need to start on your IELTS preparation journey.

What is included in the pack?

Your IELTS Support Tools pack contains:

  • IELTS Preparation Checklist
  • IELTS Information for Candidates 2015
  • IELTS Application Form
  • Speaking and Writing Assessment Criteria
  • Band Score Guide
  • 'Examiner-approved IELTS Tips' Booklet
  • 'What to Expect on Test Day?' Booklet
  • Writing Sample – Band 7 (with examiner comments)
  • Speaking Sample – Band 7 (video)

Preparation materials for purchase

IELTS offers official practice materials to help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions. Both volumes of the practice material offer samples of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking modules with sample answers and Examiner comments. The CD in Vol. 1 offers samples of the Listening test and the DVD in Vol. 2 shows candidates taking the Speaking test.

Official IELTS Practice Materials, Volume 1 (with CD)

Now only $20 (plus postage)!

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Official IELTS Practice Materials, Volume 2 (with DVD)

Now only $20 (plus postage)!

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On this website, you can also download free IELTS practice tests.

Other popular preparation materials for purchase

These materials are available to purchase. Please note that IDP IELTS Australia does not endorse specific IELTS preparation books.

  • Action Plan for IELTS Self-study Student's Book General Training Module by Clare McDowell (March 2006)
  • Cambridge Action Plan for IELTS: Academic Module by Clare McDowell (2006)
  • New Insight into IELTS (Student's Book with Answers) by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell (June 2008)
  • Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack (Student's Book with Answers and Audio CDs (2)): Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (IELTS Practice Tests) by Cambridge ESOL (Apr 29, 2011)
  • Cambridge IELTS 7 Self-study Pack (Student's Book with Answers and Audio CDs (2)): Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (IELTS Practice Tests) by Cambridge ESOL (Jul 6, 2009)
  • Barron's IELTS with Audio CDs: International English Language Testing System (Barron's Ielts: International English Language Testing System) by Lin Lougheed (Feb 1, 2010)
  • Target Band 7: How to Maximize Your Score (IELTS Academic Module) by Simone Braverman (Aug 14, 2008)
  • Ace the IELTS: IELTS General Module - How to Maximize Your Score by Simone Braverman (Nov 1, 2009)
  • Essential Words for the IELTS with Audio CD (Barron's Essential Words for the Ielts (W/CD)) by Lin Lougheed (Apr 1, 2011)
  • Barron's IELTS Practice Exams with Audio CDs: International English Language Testing System by Lin Lougheed (Oct 1, 2010)
  • Kaplan IELTS by Kaplan (Oct 5, 2010)
  • IELTS Assist program, IDP Education Ltd, $59.95 (Writing) $99.95 (all four skills) 
  • IELTS Assist program, IDP Education Ltd, $59.95 (Writing) $99.95 (all four skills) 
  • Cambridge Grammar for IELTS Student's Book with Answers and Audio CD (Cambridge Books for Cambridge Exams) by Diane Hopkins and Pauline Cullen (Oct 23, 2006)
  • IELTS Writing Analysis for Task 1 and 2: The International English Language Testing System by Richard Aspinall and Isabel Zippert (Feb 28, 2011) - Unabridged
  • IELTS Writing Task 2: The International English Language Testing System by Richard Aspinall and Isabel Zippert (Feb 28, 2011) - Unabridged
  • IELTS Task 2: How to write at a 9 level: A Brief eBook by Ryan T. Higgins by Ryan T Higgins (Apr 4, 2010)

 

 

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