IELTS Websites for Students

The following is a brief list of websites that relate to the IELTS tests. The sites include information about the tests as well as sites where you can find examples and practice material. These are my top picks and site which I use in the classroom.

Official IELTS Website:

IELTS-International English Language Testing System

Note: This site is the official IELTS website. It contains useful information about the tests, has multiple sections for teachers and students as well as information about the various testing centres around the world. This is a good starting point for people who would don’t know anything about IELTS or would like more information about specific tests.

IELTS Essentials:

IELTS Essentials- Providing essential information about the tests as well as tips and practice material

Note: This site is not an official site but is one of the most detailed site providing additional information on IELTS.

IELTS Blogs:

IELTS Blog- Your best IELTS study partner

Note: This site is good if you are looking for examples of different band score especially relating to writing examples. You do have to register to use the site but its a FREE registration. The site also provides tips on each of the IELTS tests. A good start if you don’t know where to start.

IELTS Buddy- Free Online Exam Preperation

Note: This is perhaps one of the best IELTS blogs out there. Its professional, well organised with great examples. It presents information to students in a way which is clear and easy to understand. This is one of the first sites I direct my students towards. The reason I love this site, it puts a focus on grammar and vocabulary. It relates all information back to the IELTS tests.  A great resource and a must for students who need extra practice outside of the classroom.

British Council IELTS Blog

Note: The British Council is one of the owners/ stake holders of IELTS. There site provides overviews of the different IELTS tests as well as provide practice activities and model answers. The only drawback is that it appears that they haven’t updated their site in a while. The examples are still good but they are limited.

Dominic Coles IELTS and Beyond-A blog with free IELTS preperation for self access language learners

Note: This is a comprehensive site providing students with practice tests of all the IELTS tests, as well as examples, lesson plans, exams tips and techinques and a band score calculator. An excellent resource for students and teachers.


Note: This a good site. Its run by a past IELTS examiner. It contains good examples and model answers of for the IELTS writing test. It also has a list of recent exam questions.






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