Icon of Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS

IELTS preparation and practice

CEF CEFR band of Road to IELTS
arrow up indication


Brand new version!

November 2018. We have comprehensively updated Road to IELTS — new design, new content, new ways of interacting with the activities, and you can now run the program on mobile as well as tablet, desktop and laptop.

Road to IELTS new version


Road to IELTS Full Version is the British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation course. This includes over 300 interactive activities, 17 videos giving advice and tutorials, 36 practice tests — everything a candidate needs to get a great IELTS score!


Road to IELTS is organised by skill, allowing candidates to plan their learning according to specific individual needs. Alternatively, teachers can set up learning paths, guiding candidates to the areas where they most need practice. As learners work through Road to IELTS, the Progress function enables them to monitor their activity across sessions, analyse the way they are spending their time and compare their performance with other online users. They can even predict their scores in the Reading and Listening test using our interactive widget.


Starting Out. A video and ebook introduce each skill area, explaining task types and providing hints not only on how to prepare, but also on how to achieve the best marks on test day.

Simple flow of using Road to IELTS

Advice and Tutorials. In a series of videos, British Council experts give advice, both specific (e.g. skimming the first paragraph in the Reading test) and general (e.g. dealing with nerves in the Speaking test).

Simple flow of using Road to IELTS

Practice Zone. With more than 300 focused activities, candidates practise tackling the whole range of task types and familiarise themselves with the format of the exam.

Simple flow of using Road to IELTS

Test Practice. Candidates simulate the test experience with nine full mock tests in each of Reading, Writing, and Listening papers, and nine simulations of Part 2 of the Speaking test.

Some key features


Road to IELTS runs not just on desktop and laptop computers, but also on students' own devices. That means they can study whenever it's convenient: tackling a test paper at their desk, or a Listening activity on the bus.

Road to IELTS is fully comprehensive

Study planner and study guides

The study planner is an essential starting point for independent learners, enabling test takers to identify and reflect on their weaker areas, and to allocate study time efficiently. The study guides cover all the IELTS key facts so your candidates will feel really confident on test day.

Road to IELTS provides a study planner

British Council content

The quality and continuous improvement of the content reflect the high standards of the British Council — one of the three originators of the IELTS test.

Road to IELTS with British Council content

Find out more

Download area

Free resources for teachers

Free resources and support materials

Syllabus documents, teacher training guides, posters and flyers to publicise your ClarityEnglish programs, and more. They are all included in your subscription with no additional charge.

See our list of support materials

Technical support pledge

My aim is to ensure you have smooth, trouble-free use of any software you purchase from Clarity. I therefore guarantee to find a fast and effective solution to any technical problems related to Clarity software, or provide a full refund.

Dr Adrian Raper,
Technical Director

Get the support you need

ClarityEnglish technical support pledge

Technical specifications

Browser requires

Chrome v51 or later

Firefox v47 or later

Safari v9.0 or later

Edge v40 or later

Which licence type is suitable for you?