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Prepare for IELTS

IDP makes it easy to prepare for IELTS with a wide range of tools

IDP is a proud co-owner of the IELTS test and delivers the test through our extensive network of test centres.

IDP offers a comprehensive range of low cost and free IELTS preparation materials to support you as you study for the test.

Preparing for an English test doesn’t need to be difficult, or expensive, which is why with IELTS you can access a wider range of official preparation material than any other English test provider.

Take a look through the official IDP IELTS support material below.

IELTS Support Tools

If you are preparing for an IELTS test, download your free IELTS preparation pack here.

This IELTS Essentials pack contains:

  • A handy checklist to help you get organized for your IELTS journey
  • Practical IELTS advice from examiners to be best prepared for your test.
  • Guidance on what to expect on test day.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about rules and regulations, test day processes and results.

Download your free preparation pack.

IELTS Events

Whether you have booked your IELTS test or need to improve your English skills before you take the test, IDP Education offers free preparation classes around the world for IELTS test takers to help you get ready for test day.

One of the free preparation classes is our IELTS Masterclass, this is a 90-minute session that will help you:

  • Understand how examiners are marking you
  • Get practical tips on how to enhance your English language skills
  • Find out about the most common IELTS mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Get a detailed understanding of the assessment criteria.

Search for an upcoming IDP IELTS Masterclass near you.


Access an IELTS training course completely free

In your booking confirmation email, you’ll receive a special link which allows you to commence your free training. You’ll get to choose from a Reading, Writing, Speaking or Listening module, and it will be available to you for 30 days once you activate your access.

Official Preparation Books for Purchase

IELTS offers official practice materials to help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions.  There are two volumes of practice materials. Both offer samples of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking modules with sample answers and Examiner comments. The CD in Vol. 1 offers samples of the Listening test and the DVD in Vol. 2 shows candidates taking the Speaking test.

Order your copy of the Official IELTS Practice Materials.

IDP IELTS Facebook page

The team at IDP Education wants you to do your best when you sit your IELTS test. To help you achieve this, we provide daily updates on test information and advice via our Facebook page. You’ll find insights into the test format and hear from other students around the world who are preparing for IELTS.

You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, such as:

  • Where do I find IELTS preparation material?
  • Do I need to be a subject expert for the speaking section of the IELTS test?
  • Does it matter if I use US or UK English for IELTS?

 For daily tips and advice, join us on Facebook.

We’re always here to help

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service to ensure our candidates have the best possible experience when taking their IELTS test with us. Our team of IELTS experts are ready to help with any questions that you have.

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