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Road to IELTS

IELTS preparation and practice

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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


Almost 3 million people take the IELTS test every year to qualify for university, employment or citizenship. Road to IELTS is a 100% online exam preparation resource developed by the British Council and ClarityEnglish. Road to IELTS is also useful for all learners of English at Intermediate level and above, and many libraries promote it this way.


Road to IELTS helps learners of English with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The program helps IELTS candidates with every aspect of test preparation from understanding the tasks in the Reading paper, to dealing with nerves in the Speaking test — skills which are useful for all Intermediate-level learners of English.


Starting Out. A video and ebook explain how to approach each skill area: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Simple flow of using Road to IELTS

Advice and Tutorials. In a series of videos, British Council experts give advice on language learning and test preparation.

Simple flow of using Road to IELTS

Practice Zone. With more than 300 focused activities, learners practise tackling a wide range of language tasks.

Simple flow of using Road to IELTS

Test Practice. Users can simulate the experience of a language test — including giving a short talk in a 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

Extremely popular

Road to IELTS has been adopted by hundreds of libraries across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is always a very popular resource with library users.

Road to IELTS is very popular

British Council content

The quality and continuous improvement of the content reflect the high standards of the British Council, the world’s leading English language provider, and one of the three originators of the IELTS test.

Road to IELTS with British Council content

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