Know where you stand before your IELTS test. IELTS Progress Check is IELTS official online practice test, marked by IELTS trained and qualified markers. Take a timed or untimed test, receive feedback including an indicative overall band score and individual band scores for each section: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Helping you prepare and understand the areas you need to improve or focus on.
We have developed a series of practice materials. These are designed to help you understand the IELTS test format and the types of test questions you may be asked.
Both volumes of the practice materials offer samples of the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests with sample answers and examiner comments. The CD in Vol. 1 offers samples of the Listening test and the DVD in Vol. 2 shows test takers taking the Speaking test. These are the only IELTS practice materials endorsed by the IELTS Partners. You can purchase official IELTS sample materials from Cambridge University Press (click on the links above), or from an IELTS test centre.
If you would like assistance with test preparation, IELTS centres and language schools around the world offer IELTS preparation courses. You don’t have to attend a preparation course, but many test takers find that doing so helps them improve their performance. Talk to your local IELTS test centre to find out more.
Book your test
Find your local test centre and start your IELTS journey.
IELTS assessment criteria
Learn more about how IELTS is scored and download the band descriptors which describe written and spoken performance at each of the nine IELTS bands.
A test of four skills
IELTS is a task-based test covering the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).