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We have more than 80 years’ experience teaching and testing English worldwide. We have helped people in more than 140 countries gain English language qualifications that help them make the most of their chances in life. That’s a lot of experience, and it means that if you take an English language test with us, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test with a face-to-face speaking test to assess your English language communication skills.

Here are just a few reasons why millions of people have taken IELTS with the British Council:

  • Expert support: from videos and books to online interactive courses, you have access to the best preparation materials to help you do well in your test.

  • Free access to IELTS Ready Premium: including 40 practice tests across the four skills: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening.
  • Convenient dates and locations: we have more than 500 test locations in over 100 countries. This means that you have a huge range of options for where and when you can take your test.

  • Easy booking: You can book your IELTS test online and take advantage of flexible payment options in euros.

  • Fast results: You will be able to see your results online within just 13 days of the date you take your test.

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