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Language and study skills

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Our tips for preparing for your IELTS examinations.

IELTS is the official examination for entry to many institutions.

It tests English at all levels, with writing, speaking, reading and listening assessments.

It is important to study for your IELTS examinations and to practise these tests before your final examinations. However, practice and study without advice and guidance may not help you as much as you expect, and you may repeat the same mistakes, so it is highly recommended that you look at some good websites and ask for help when you need it.

Visit the official IELTS website 

Find out about each part of the test at ielts.org. Useful sections include 'What is IELTS?' and 'About the test'.

Look at some types of IELTS questions and practise on the Sample test questions page.

You can also find information about how the test is scored and what is necessary to achieve a high score on the How IELTS is scored and IELTS assessment criteria pages.

Find out how to prepare for your IELTS test on the Book a test page

Further resources

More practice and help is available at:

For more help you can contact us at languagedevelopment@yorksj.ac.uk to arrange a tutorial.

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