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There is a wide range of free online study materials and resources to help you prepare for the IELTS test while cutting back on expenses. Online resources are a great source of knowledge, and if chosen wisely, can be as effective as paid study materials or courses.
If you are looking to maximise the benefits of online resources, you should better use them with the instructions of your IELTS coach. He/she will help you choose the ones that are suitable for you based on your current level and according to his/her understanding of your capabilities and limitations.
Here I have listed some of the most useful online resources that can help you for free:
The video lessons from IELTS teacher and examiner Liz are an excellent way of learning some general tips on the IELTS exam. This youtube channel also offers lessons and advice on each of the four skills assessed on the test (Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening). The video lessons range from 5 minutes up to 20 minutes and include useful topics that will help you prepare for the test and improve your band score.
This website is packed with useful information and resources about the IELTS exam. These materials include information on the IELTS exam format, IELTS resources, sample questions, and there are also materials for each module that you can download and practice later. It also provides a list of books which can help you study effectively for the IELTS test. On the website, there is also a page dedicated to videos that help you prepare for and understand the IELTS exam.
Simon is an ex-IELTS examiner, and on his website, he provides in-depth advice on the IELTS test. Simon shares his knowledge by writing ‘lesson of the day’ on his website. He has also written an eBook on ideas for IELTS writing topics, as well as his own video lessons.
This webpage provides tips, techniques and advice for those explicitly preparing for the IELTS Speaking test. It includes beneficial information on the test format, the scoring system of the IELTS, and helps you understand what level you are now and what your target band score should be. On the website, you could also find some helpful tips on achieving higher scores by introducing real-life situations to help you practice and expand on your answers.