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IELTS Support

This guide offers support for preparing for the IELTS exam.

Guide Creator

This guide was created by TOP's former English Language and Academic Skills Coordinator, Caroline Thornton.

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THE BASIC RULES

  • Don't use an unprofessional email address
  • Start with a new e-mail
  • Include an appropriate subject heading
  • Write a salutation
  • Write well!  
  • Provide context and background information
  • Write a clear and concise message
  • Sign your name
  • Proofread the e-mail
  • Allow adequate time for a reply

General Information

Preparing for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) takes time and practice. This guide is designed to help you prepare the test, guiding you through the required steps to ensure you have the best opportunity to succeed. 

The IELTS consists of two separate modules:

  • Academic Module: used for undergraduate or postgraduate study or for professional reasons
  • General Training Module: used for vocational training programs (not a degree level) or for immigration purposes

All IELTS candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests. Only the Reading and Writing papers are different. Before enrolling for the test, you need to decide which test is best for you. See the official IELTS website for advice. 

Tips from the Experts

Advice from candidates

Key Resources

Video Lessons

IELTS with Liz

IELTS preparation video lessons contain tips, techniques and practice for your IELTS test. You can access all of Liz's videos on her YouTube channel HERE.

More practice lessons and model answers can be found on Liz's IELTS blog

IELTS with Emma

A playlist of video lessons to help you prepare and score higher on the IELTS exam. 

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