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Exam preparation IELTS


Free IELTS webinars

We are running free IELTS preparation webinars hosted by IELTS experts to help you better prepare for the test.

Free IELTS practice tests

Take advantage of our free mock tests and test yourself under real-time conditions. You can review your answers and compare them with model answers.

Mobile apps

Download our free apps to improve your English and prepare for IELTS on the go.

Video tips

Get tips to help improve your performance in all sections of the test.

Computer-delivered IELTS preparation

Use our range of free online practice materials to familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS test.

Exam preparation Cambridge Assessment English


LearnEnglish Exams practice website

The British Council offers free extra practice and last-minute revision exercises online to help students prepare and succeed in Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First and C1 Advanced. Available to candidates who have registered for their exam with us. Contact your local exams team for access.

Mobile app Exam Lift

Exam Lift is a free mobile app offered by Cambridge Assessment English that helps learners around the world prepare for their B1 Preliminary Schools exam.

Alphabet Colouring Book

A free downloadable alphabet colouring book from Cambridge for both parents and teachers, perfect for helping young children learn at home.

Support from Cambridge English and Cambridge University Press

Cambridge has brought together a range of support, resources and advice for teachers, learners and institutions. From blogs and online courses to free exam preparation and materials.

Class audio and remote teaching guides for examination courses

These ‘how to’ guides from Cambridge support teachers working from home and using Cambridge course books and digital resources in a virtual classroom. They demonstrate how courses can be used in a virtual environment to support students taking Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS.

Art and culture

Free National Theatre Live Full Performances

The National Theatre is offering videos of some full-length plays, including Treasure Island, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and more.

Watch online:

The English National Ballet is showing performances including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s passionate ballet, ‘Broken Wings’, based on the life of iconic painter Frida Kahlo. 

The shows are time-limited so catch them while you can!

Entertain your kids

Songs and stories

Sing songs or watch stories, poems and fairy tales. These will keep your kids entertained for hours, build their vocabulary and help them practise their English.

How to… Videos

Do your kids like making things? Keep them entertained with these fun videos about things to make and do.

Games and jokes

Just because you are indoors doesn't mean you can't have some fun together. Try our games, jokes and tongue twisters to help your kids practise English.

Learning time with Timmy

Discover new words and join in the activities with Timmy and his friends in this fun learning series.

For teachers of English

Support for teachers and teacher educators, including practical resources and professional development opportunities, can be found on our Teaching English website: