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Improve your band score

Before you sit the IELTS test again, find out what steps you can take to improve your band score

Got a low band score? Find out what’s next…

We know it can be disappointing to not achieve the band score you were hoping for. It can be tempting to book another test right away in the hope that with luck, you’ll achieve the score you need the next time you take IELTS.

The only proven way to improve you score in any English language test is to spend time improving your English skills. So, before you sit the IELTS test again, take a moment to identify where you need to improve and what the best course of action is for you.

Take a look at our suggestions below for some ideas that might help with improving your English skills before your next IELTS test.

Get professional help from an English expert

Never underestimate the power of a good English course or coaching from a qualified English language teacher – it’s the fastest way of identifying the areas of your English skills that are holding you back from the result you need, and improving them! Sometimes it just takes that little bit of help from an expert to lift your skills to the next level, so take some time to develop your skills so that you can go into your next test with confidence.

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Take part in IELTS Assist

IELTS Assist puts you in touch with IELTS experts who can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and give you personalised advice and an IELTS study action plan to help you improve your IELTS test performance. IELTS Assist helps you in three areas, IELTS writing, reading and speaking.

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Use the online training system – FREE

When you book your next IELTS test, you will receive a link to a free online IELTS preparation course.* Access a module of your choice for free, allowing you to focus on your skill of choice: Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking. We suggest you access the module that relates to your weakest skill, as this will help you get the most out of the online training system, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to practice – don’t leave it until the last minute!

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