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Free Understanding IELTS tests

from Future Learn

The complete guide to IELTS preparation with advice, strategies and practice for all four parts of the test


You can undertake a 7-day free trial and then decide whether you wish to pay to continue studying the course.

The British Council has joined up with Future Learn to offer free Understanding IELT courses.


Why join the course?

Anyone thinking about taking an English language test, such as IELTS, will find this course particularly useful, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course.

The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year.

This course will take you through each stage of the IELTS test - reading, writing, speaking and listening. At each stage there will be advice from our video tutor and a team of experienced IELTS educators. You will also be asked to share your experiences, tips and opinions with other learners.


By the end of the Understanding IELTS course, you will:

  1. be familiar with all parts of the IELTS test
  2. have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals
  3. understand how the IELTS test is assessed
  4. have an opportunity to have your written and spoken English assessed by other learners

The British Council has over 80 years' experience in English language teaching and assessment and delivers IELTS tests in more than 100 countries. The course draws on the British Council's expertise in online learning.

You can find out more about this course by visiting the Future Learn Website Understanding IELTS Page.


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