Preparation and practice material
The Bristol test centre offers a range of courses and practice materials to help candidates prepare for their IELTS test.
IH Bristol also offer full time IELTS Preparation courses. For more information please visit the IELTS Exam courses page.
The official IELTS practice materials workbooks volumes I and II are also available to buy, which provide additional exam practice for candidates taking the Academic or General Training modules.
Price: £15 each
Candidates who register online can also buy the workbooks from the online payment page (postage and packaging charges will apply). Walk-in applicants can purchase the workbooks from our office at 2 Queen's Avenue, BS8 1SE.
Once we have processed your IELTS application and payment, you will be given access to the 'Road to IELTS' online course, which offers candidates up to 30 hours of FREE online tuition to help them prepare for the IELTS test. For further information about the course, please click here.
IELTS has launched some official apps to help you practice for your exam on the move.
IELTS Prep - A very useful app which includes practice tests, grammar explanations, exam tips, assessment criteria and quizzes.
IELTS Word Power - A vocabulary practice app with over 100 questions to test your knowledge.
IELTS Tips - British Council IELTS experts, experienced IELTS teachers and successful IELTS candidates share their most useful advice — every day for a month.
Click here to download the apps
IELTS Progress Check is an official, online practice test. Completed tests are marked by IELTS trained and qualified markers and you will receive an official feedback report, including an indicative overall test band score as well as a band score for each section of the test (Reading, Listening, Writing & Speaking). All within 5 days of completing your IELTS Progress Check practice test! Click here to purchase.
For some handy tips to help you do your best on test day, please click here.
Additional online resources are also available on the The British Council's website.