British Council launches 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.
The IELTS Prep App focuses on providing guidance for listening and speaking tests along with modules on vocabulary and grammar with special IELTS test tips. The app is available for both android as well as iOS users and is a great alternative to bundles of hard copy preparation materials.
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.
Michael King, Director- Exams said at the launch, “We have launched the IELTS Prep app with an aim to provide an authentic source that is handy, easily accessible through mobile handsets and able to deliver high quality content. The IELTS prep app is an interactive platform for the modern age.”
IELTS is a globally recognized 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.