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British Council launches free IELTS Preparation App, online course for English improvement

Written by The British Council 

The British Council is launching two free tools for improving English language for IELTS preparation and imparting user friendly techniques of reading, writing, speaking and listening, - IELTS Prep App which is an interactive mobile application and Understanding IELTS course, a free online course.


Key features of IELTS Prep App:

  • A comprehensive overview of the IELTS Speaking and Listening tests

  • Listening and Speaking practice tests

  • Common grammar rules explained and exercises

  • Videos of IELTS Speaking interviews

  • Useful tips for the IELTS test

  • Assessment criteria explained

  • Quiz to test your knowledge of the IELTS test format

  • Relevant information on IELTS related topics


With guidance provided through a video tutorial and a team of experienced IELTS educators, Understanding IELTS course becomes easy and the user has an enhanced awareness of all the stages of IELTS test — reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course also provides an opportunity to have the written and spoken English assessed by co-learners.


Steve Adams, Director Examinations, East Asia says, “As an organisation who always stays at the forefront of technology, the British Council has launched the IELTS Prep App to help test takers prepare for the IELTS test with just one simple download. The IELTS Prep App offers comprehensive preparation materials that consist of practice tests, videos, useful tips and much more quality content. This is the app that test takers need when it comes to IELTS test preparation.”


IELTS is a globally recognised English language testing and assessment platform that enables people to access international education, career and personal opportunities. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken globally in 2017.


You can download IELTS Prep App from the following links:

Google Play:

Apple Store:


Link for the Understanding IELTS Course:


For more information, contact Danica Tuliao at +632 555 3000 or



About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.


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