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IELTS Preparation

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 Road to IELTS

The Road to IELTS online preparation package offers 30 hours of free online tuition to help you prepare for the test.

After registering for an IELTS test you will have access to three units, each based on common IELTS topics and covering all four sections of the exam: reading, listening, writing and speaking.

The course allows you to:

  • Practise IELTS listening tasks under timed conditions
  • Watch videos of sample speaking tests, highlighting good practice
  • Develop vocabulary and techniques for writing tasks
  • Work on authentic texts for the reading test
  • Increase your vocabulary in topic areas commonly covered in the IELTS test

Further preparation

If you would like further assistance with test preparation, many IELTS test centres and Language Schools offer IELTS preparation courses.

For information on English language courses at Cardiff University go to  or email Further information about IELTS preparation courses please contact the IELTS office.

For details of official IELTS practice and preparation materials please see the relevant webpage.

There are also other publications available from bookshops or direct from the publishers which familiarise candidates with the format and style of the IELTS test.

English Language Programmes


Download the ELP brochure and information sheet