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IELTS Exam Preparation: Top 5 Free Resources For Success

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The IELTS exam is a compulsory requirement for every prospective immigrant to Canada. Getting a high band score in IELTS is important because it is a great way to boost your CRS scores. As with any other exam, preparation is key to success.

That’s why we’re sharing these five free online resources to help you prepare for your IELTS exam and improve your chances of success. 

1. British Council 

The British Council is one of the organizations that delivers the IELTS exam. They have free practice tests and answers on their website that you can use to prepare for the exam. Taking the free practice tests will enable you to get used to the test format. You can also time yourself with the listening, reading and writing practice tests to improve your time management skills ahead of the main exam day.


IELTS Up is another great resource to use in preparing for the IELTS exam. The website has useful tips and tricks to help you improve your English language skills and succeed in the exam.  It also features a score maximizer which designs a customized strategy for you to increase your IELTS score. 

3. IELTS Liz

IELTS Liz is a free IELTS preparation website created by Elizabeth Ferguson, an experienced IELTS teacher from the UK. Her site has free lessons, tips, model answers, recent exam questions and topics to study. She also has an online store with extra resources for people who want more than free materials. 

4. IELTS Advantage 

IELTS Advantage helps prospective test-takers improve their vocabulary. The site has many videos and tips on how to learn vocabulary in an effective manner. They have a free IELTS fundamentals course with simple strategies to help you achieve your goals of a high band score. There are also VIP IELTS courses available for more in-depth instruction.

5. IELTS Buddy

IELTS Buddy offers free IELTS exam preparation resources, some of which are downloadable. They have training videos on YouTube and an IELTS forum where you can ask questions and discuss with the community of users. The site also has model graphs and sample essays to boost your chances of success. 

Passing the IELTS exam might seem like an uphill task but with preparation and determination, a high band score is within your reach. We wish you all the best.

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