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Preparing for your test

Learn how to prepare for the IELTS test with DCU International Academy. We offer IELTS exam preparation courses in Dublin, test advice and official online IELTS resources.

Be better prepared for the IELTS test

It is important to familiarise yourself with the format of the test, the different sections, questions and task types. For more detailed information on the test format,  see here.

Information for Candidates

For information to help you prepare for the test, download the IELTS Information for Candidates booklet in English or other languages:

IELTS preparation courses

We highly recommend taking an IELTS Preparation Course before taking the IELTS test. Taking a DCU International Academy Exam Preparation course, delivered by our dedicated, experienced teachers will ensure you achieve your maximum potential.

Official IELTS Resources

You can also practise for the IELTS test at home using these official IELTS resources:

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