5 steps to success

There are five steps that can help you succeed in your IELTS test and get the results required for achieving your goals.

STEP 1: Improve your English

It takes time to learn a language and one of the very best ways to learn is to take an English language course. The feedback you receive from your teacher will help you improve the specific skills involved in speaking, listening, reading and writing English.

Use your English every day. Read, speak, listen and write in English as often as you can as this is a proven way to improve your English and therefore your IELTS score.

STEP 2: Understand the test format and rules

Familiarise yourself with the test format- Remember that there are two versions of IELTS – IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The Listening and the Speaking components are the same for both tests but the Reading and the Writing components are different. The test format is explained further here.

STEP 3: Practise sample questions

In addition to practising sample questions you may also wish to consider taking an IELTS preparation course. A preparation course will help you:

Ask us for more information about preparation courses near you.

STEP 4: Try to feel relaxed on the day before you test

On the day before your test, take the time to refresh your memory of the test rules, test format and location so that you feel as relaxed as possible.

STEP 5: Know what to expect on test day

The following test day advice will help you feel calm and ready to do your best on test day.