If there is more than 3 to 6 months before you plan to
sit the IELTS examination, it is recommended that you focus
on improving your general English skills rather than doing
intensive examination preparation. This is because when
you do exam preparation instead of general English study,
you are not improving your overall English level - you're
only learning exam strategies. These will help you get the
best score possible for your current English level, but
will not improve your English standard in the long-term.
- To test yourself and find out your current English level, go to our
Test Yourself page. Then you can use the
Learning Pathways appropriate for your level to help you improve.