Tutorials

1. Can I use Road to IELTS on an iPad / Android tablet?

If you have subscribed to the Learner Tracking license, your learners can access the Road to IELTS app...
If you have subscribed to the Learner Tracking license, your learners can access the Road to IELTS app...
If you have subscribed to the Learner Tracking license, your learners can access the Road to IELTS app with their iPad or Android tablets. Our app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play for free.

In order for learners to be able to use the app, you need to add their email addresses into Results Manager. Once you have set this up, your learners can log in to the Road to IELTS app using their email addresses.

The functions and content in the app are the same as the web version. Once your learner installs the app, their progress is synced between web browsers and tablets.

Click the buttons below to download the app now!

App Store Google Play store

If you would like to upgrade your licence, please contact (sales@clarityenglish.com).

2. What is Road to IELTS?


Road to IELTS is ideal for IELTS preparation. The interactive activities, advice videos and practice...

Road to IELTS is ideal for IELTS preparation. The interactive activities, advice videos and practice...
Road to IELTS V2
Road to IELTS is ideal for IELTS preparation. The interactive activities, advice videos and practice tests are aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face.
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3. What is the bandwidth needed for Clarity programs?

Online: The overall bandwidth required to run Clarity programs for learners is almost completely governed...
Online: The overall bandwidth required to run Clarity programs for learners is almost completely governed...
Online: The overall bandwidth required to run Clarity programs for learners is almost completely governed by the amount of multimedia used in the course. A typical unit (which might be the amount of work a student does in one session) is about 5MB. So you can calculate your overall bandwidth based on the number of students and the amount of work you think they will do in a month. Peak bandwidth occurs when a group of learners all start the program at the same time. At this point, each learner will download 1MB in ten seconds.

Road to IELTS 2: This is a much bigger program than the others. The initial download is about 5MB. However, most or all of this will be cached in the browser. The program uses a special type of Flash Player components that are provided by Adobe and cached in a special place in your browser. This makes them faster. Road to IELTS 2 also has a lot of large video which will be streamed from a variety of websites. Road to IELTS 2 requires a good broadband connection.

Running Clarity programs over a 56k dial-up connection will be very slow. Learners should have a broadband connection or its equivalent.

If a Clarity program is running over a Windows network, a 10MB connection is recommended - it is highly unlikely your network will use less than this anyway.

4. When I start the program I just see a blank screen.

You probably do not have the Flash Player installed in your browser. Download the Flash Player from www.adobe.com....
You probably do not have the Flash Player installed in your browser. Download the Flash Player from www.adobe.com....
You probably do not have the Flash Player installed in your browser. Download the Flash Player from www.adobe.com. You also need to have cookies and JavaScript enabled.

5. When I start the program it says my account has not started yet.

The computer system date might be set incorrectly. Double-check the date settings on your computer and...
The computer system date might be set incorrectly. Double-check the date settings on your computer and...
The computer system date might be set incorrectly. Double-check the date settings on your computer and change it if necessary.

6. I am a British Council IELTS candidate. How long can I use Road to IELTS online for?

You can use it from the moment of your successful registration until one week after your test date.
You can use it from the moment of your successful registration until one week after your test date.
You can use it from the moment of your successful registration until one week after your test date.

7. Does Road to IELTS give me an IELTS score?

No. Road to IELTS is self-study exam preparation material. It does not test you and the progress scores...
No. Road to IELTS is self-study exam preparation material. It does not test you and the progress scores...
No. Road to IELTS is self-study exam preparation material. It does not test you and the progress scores you get for the exercises do not relate to the IELTS score you will get in the test.

8. Are my scores from Road to IELTS included in the test?

No. Your scores in Road to IELTS are only saved for your own information. You can click on My Progress...
No. Your scores in Road to IELTS are only saved for your own information. You can click on My Progress...
No. Your scores in Road to IELTS are only saved for your own information. You can click on My Progress to see what exercises you have done and your score for those exercises.

9. I am a British Council IELTS candidate. How do I get access to Road to IELTS online?

Once you have successfully registered for your IELTS test with the British Council, you will receive...
Once you have successfully registered for your IELTS test with the British Council, you will receive...
Once you have successfully registered for your IELTS test with the British Council, you will receive two access codes to log in to the materials.

I. If you received your access data as a 12-digit login ID and password (e.g. 1280-8666-1111 and password 5B847524), go to the login screen here.

Enter your login ID (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx) and password. On the first screen, enter your full name, create a new password, enter your email address, select the date of your IELTS test and finally click the Submit button. Please note that when trying to access the system after you have logged out, you will have to enter your login ID (which always remains the same) and the new password you created. Your login details will expire one week after your test date.

If you forget your password, go to the login screen above, click on the Forgot your password? link and your password will be sent to you by email.

II. If you received your access data as an IELTS reference number (e.g. GR708-934-5122) in combination with your own email address, go to the login screen here.

Enter your access data as specified in your confirmation email. You will then be able to access the materials directly and work through the lessons. You can exit the system and log back in again as many times as you want. Your login details will expire one week after your test date.

10. I am a British Council IELTS candidate. Can I use Road to IELTS online in my office and at home?

Yes. You can log in from anywhere that you can access the Internet.
Yes. You can log in from anywhere that you can access the Internet.
Yes. You can log in from anywhere that you can access the Internet.

11. I am a British Council IELTS candidate. Why is my copy of Road to IELTS online different from my friend's copy?

There is an Academic module and a General Training module depending on which version of the IELTS test...
There is an Academic module and a General Training module depending on which version of the IELTS test...
There is an Academic module and a General Training module depending on which version of the IELTS test you are sitting.

12. The first time I installed Road to IELTS on my laptop it worked but then the second time I used it, it did not load.

Your laptop is using a dynamic IP that might change every time. You may consider re-installing and using...
Your laptop is using a dynamic IP that might change every time. You may consider re-installing and using...
Your laptop is using a dynamic IP that might change every time. You may consider re-installing and using the "standalone option". When installing, choose the Advanced option and in localhost, type "127.0.0.1".

13. How many devices can I install the Road to IELTS app on?

You may install Road To IELTS, registered with your email address, on as many devices as you like.
You may install Road To IELTS, registered with your email address, on as many devices as you like.
You may install Road To IELTS, registered with your email address, on as many devices as you like.

14. What are the IELTS band scores & CEF levels for Clarity programs?

Please click here to see the approximate IELTS band scores, TOEFL iBT scores & CEF (Common European Framework)...
Please click here to see the approximate IELTS band scores, TOEFL iBT scores & CEF (Common European Framework)...
Please click here to see the approximate IELTS band scores, TOEFL iBT scores & CEF (Common European Framework) levels that correspond with the Clarity programs. Learners can benefit the most from these programs if they have attained the levels as listed.

Click here to download the PDF version.

15. I am not taking the IELTS test but I want to use Road to IELTS online. Where can I buy it?

Road to IELTS Last Minute is provided exclusively for registered IELTS candidates with the British Council....
Road to IELTS Last Minute is provided exclusively for registered IELTS candidates with the British Council....
Road to IELTS Last Minute is provided exclusively for registered IELTS candidates with the British Council. If you would like to purchase access to the Full version of Road to IELTS, please click here.

16. What software do I need to run Road to IELTS / Road to IELTS app?

Online - Browser
You can link from any browser running on Windows, Mac or Linux. The following list...
Online - Browser
You can link from any browser running on Windows, Mac or Linux. The following list...
Online - Browser
You can link from any browser running on Windows, Mac or Linux. The following list shows known minimum versions:
Internet Explorer - at least v6
Firefox - any
Safari - at least v2
Opera - any
Chrome - any

Adobe Flash Player has to be installed in your browser. For Road to IELTS it must be v10.2 or higher.

Online - Tablet
The Road to IELTS app is only compatible with iPad & Android tablets, but not with mobile phones due to screen size limitations.

For iPad
- iOS v6.1.3 or higher

For Android
- Android OS 4.1.1 or higher
- xlarge screens (960dp x 720dp)

You can download the free Road to IELTS app from iTunes and Google Play. It will run on tablets with a screen resolution of 1024x680 (which includes all iPads) and Android tablets with large screens. The learner's email address must be registered to log in to the app - which can be added through Results Manager. The tablet loads all content as you need it, so you must have a good Internet connection to run.

Click the buttons below to download the app now!

App Store Google Play store

Network
You can install Road to IELTS on your network or standalone computer from a DVD. It does not require any special software - it will install a database and a small webserver that it uses. Client computers link to the program through their browsers.
The server that you install on can be any Windows from Vista onwards. Windows XP is not supported, though the software usually runs on it. The client computers can be a browser running on Windows, Mac or Linux. The following list shows known minimum versions:
Internet Explorer - at least v6
Firefox - any
Safari - at least v2
Opera - any
Chrome - any

The Adobe Flash Player has to be installed in your browser. It must be v10.2 or higher.

17. I cannot access some materials in Road to IELTS.

Greyed-out materials are not accessible in the Last Minute version of Road to IELTS you are using. To...
Greyed-out materials are not accessible in the Last Minute version of Road to IELTS you are using. To...
Greyed-out materials are not accessible in the Last Minute version of Road to IELTS you are using. To see how to upgrade to the complete version, please click here.

18. I am a British Council IELTS candidate. Do I need to pay anything?

No. The British Council provides the Last Minute version of Road to IELTS online for free, exclusively...
No. The British Council provides the Last Minute version of Road to IELTS online for free, exclusively...
No. The British Council provides the Last Minute version of Road to IELTS online for free, exclusively for candidates who are registered for the test with the British Council.

19. What speed Internet connection do I need for Road to IELTS?

Road to IELTS is an online application so you must be connected to the Internet to use it. In general,...
Road to IELTS is an online application so you must be connected to the Internet to use it. In general,...
Road to IELTS is an online application so you must be connected to the Internet to use it. In general, the faster your connection the better, but the following lists what will happen if you have a slow connection:

Initial download. This is around 5MB. The time it takes to download is directly dependent on your connection speed. Once it has been downloaded once, it will be much quicker next time. Even if you clear your browser cache it will still be quicker as some parts get stored in a trusted cache in the browser (they come direct from Adobe).

Watching videos. The videos are streamed so if your connection is too slow, they will keep pausing and buffering. We have different channels that work better in different countries, and can also deliver a low quality video if you have a slow connection.

Doing interactive exercises. These do not need much bandwidth, you may just need to wait a few seconds for each one to load.

Listening to audio. Audio streams as well, but takes much less bandwidth than video

Overall, it is video streaming that will be frustrating to watch with a low speed connection. Other areas will work OK after the first time. We recommend at least a 128Kbit/s - but remember that your speed will depend on other people using your shared line in most cases.

20. How do I use the Road to IELTS app in and outside the library?

If you are using a tablet within the library, the tablet needs to be connected using the library wifi....
If you are using a tablet within the library, the tablet needs to be connected using the library wifi....
If you are using a tablet within the library, the tablet needs to be connected using the library wifi. If the program can connect and find the library account, the learner will then be able to use the program with the same choice of login or anonymous access. To enable this, please let our support team (support@clarityenglish.com) know the IP address(es) of your wifi connections.

This is the screen you will see when your learners are IN the library:


If the learner uses a tablet outside the library, they can login using their email address PROVIDED they have already registered it using the tablet inside the library or their desktop browser from home.

This is the screen you will see when your learners are OUTSIDE the library:

21. What is the difference between the Last Minute version, the Test Drive version and the Full version of Road to IELTS?

There are three versions of Road to IELTS:

1. Test Drive
This FREE version gives you all the IELTS...
There are three versions of Road to IELTS:

1. Test Drive
This FREE version gives you all the IELTS...
There are three versions of Road to IELTS:

1. Test Drive
This FREE version gives you all the IELTS basics.

2. Last Minute
This version gives you 30 hours' worth of practice materials, and is available only to students who register for the IELTS test with the British Council.

3. Full Version
This version includes 120 hours' worth of practice materials. To find out more, click here.

22. In Road to IELTS, can I get help in my local language?

The default language for Road to IELTS is English. You can also change it to Chinese and Japanese. Note...
The default language for Road to IELTS is English. You can also change it to Chinese and Japanese. Note...
The default language for Road to IELTS is English. You can also change it to Chinese and Japanese. Note that the content itself remains in English. To change the program language, click on My Profile.

23. In Road to IELTS, how do I get a writing task scored?

At the end of each writing task you will see a sample answer. Do not look at this until you have tried...
At the end of each writing task you will see a sample answer. Do not look at this until you have tried...
At the end of each writing task you will see a sample answer. Do not look at this until you have tried the writing task yourself. Then you can use it as a model answer. There is no automatic marking of the answer that you write.
You may want to try these keywords:
Press enter to search immediately.