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IELTS

Study Technique Poll

What do you find most helpful when studying for the IELTS exam?

Study Technique Poll
Road to IELTS: 15 votes (44.12%)
IELTS books from the Library: 1 votes (2.94%)
Online Videos: 4 votes (11.76%)
Podcasts: 1 votes (2.94%)
Practice Exams on Websites: 10 votes (29.41%)
Practicing in class and with my friends: 3 votes (8.82%)
Total Votes: 34

Want More Practice Tests?

Have you done 'The Road to IELTS' and still want to do even more practice tests?

Click on the 'IELTS resources online' tab for other of free online IELTS websites, many of which include practice tests!

Welcome to the IELTS Subject Guide

In this guide you can find:

  • Search tips and guidance on finding relevant resources
  • Links to IELTS preparation material and practice tests
  • Details on how to contact your liaison librarian and the Library branches for assistance

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language proficiency

The test consists of four modules: reading, writing, speaking and listening

It can be taken on paper or online and there are two versions of the test. 

  • Academic, usually for people who are applying for higher education or professional registration
  • General Training, usually for immigration application and work

English Language proficiency is scored on a nine-band scale from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

The IELTS band score required varies between courses. You can check requirements by checking the International students information for for each individual course.

Your IELTS liaison librarians

What we can help with:

  • Understanding your research topic
  • Searching for and accessing resources
  • Library search and database help/troubleshooting
  • Citing and formatting references