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IELTS exam preparation

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Train for your IELTS and take that next step in your career. 

IELTS is an internationally-recognised qualification that allows students to demonstrate their language level to a university, prospective employer of in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application.

This course focuses on preparing you for the exam and developing the skills and techniques necessary to achieve your desired score. We will design a personal study plan for you – based on your specific goals, language level and timeline.

IELTS Exam Preparation is a customisable course. It has a weekly enrolment so you can choose how long you study, and our afternoon modules let you choose between 15, 20 or 25 hours of study per week.

Minimum language level
Intermediate B1
Class size (Average / Max)
Bell Cambridge:
10 / 14

Bell London:
7 / 12
Course dates
Weekly, every Monday
except public holidays
Bell Cambridge or
Bell London
Bell Cambridge
From £275 per week

Bell London
From £255
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June 2018
Teaching at Bell is excellent and results in high levels of student progress. Teachers are experienced, well-qualified and have excellent subject knowledge.
Florencia Paraguay
I chose the IELTS module to study the exam preparation skills. The module is really helping me to improve my writing skills, which is great preparation for my upcoming IELTS exam.
Sultan Saudi
Saudi Arabia
Before I came to Bell, I couldn't speak English. After 5 months, I can use English and I'm improving every day. I've never experienced lessons like this, they are interactive and feature lots of fun activities.
Yuka Japan
The Bell team are really kind and they are always there to support you. You don't just learn English in the classroom, there are lots of opportunities to learn outside of the class also!

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Clearly understand what to expect in an IELTS exam and how it is structured
  • Gain effective techniques and strategies to tackle different types of questions
  • Develop critical skills like paraphrasing, analysing or describing data and interpreting meaning from context
  • Improve your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar structures
  • Be more comfortable and confident interacting with English speakers


Confidence is key to your success.

Confidence comes from knowing exactly what content and structure to expect and mastering the critical skills you need to tackle these questions.

Our teachers have extensive knowledge of IELTS exams. They will help develop a personal study plan to help you prepare for your test and achieve your desired score. You will be given lots of opportunity to practise new skills on example questions or papers, so you can feel confident and capable for when the exam.

IELTS Exam Preparation is a minimum of 15 hours per week. You can choose additional modules to study in the afternoon. These modules can help you concentrate on specific skills you would like to develop.

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Teacher helping student in class


Support at every step.

You will have regular 1-to-1 tutorials with your teacher to review your progress, highlight your achievements and discuss anything you are finding difficult. This way, we can ensure your personal study plan is regularly updated with clear and relevant objectives, and you are always being challenged to take the next step in your progression.


Practise with Bell Online.

On this course, you will be given access to your own digital learning environment. All your learning resources, teacher notes, interactive exercises and progress data are all personalised to you.

You may be asked to upload homework, contribute to group discussions, or receive direct audio feedback from your teachers. You will also be able to interact with your other classmates, and carry on practising your English virtually!

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Annette Fox using interactive whiteboard


Computer-based IELTS.

Students have the option to take computer-based IELTS testing in the UK.

Computer-delivered IELTS exams will involve taking the listening, reading and writing part of the test on a computer and the speaking test will remain face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. If you would like to take this option, your course will ensure you feel comfortable and prepared for this type of testing.

Choosing your modules

Modules help you accelerate your progress by focusing on your particular learning needs. You can add 5 or 10 hours per week of additional modules to your course. These modules will be delivered in the afternoon each day.

Dates and locations

Bell Cambridge courtyard

Bell Cambridge

Start any Monday 
(excludes public holidays)

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Bell London

Bell London

Start any Monday 
(excludes public holidays)

1-2 Bear Gardens,
London, SE1 9ED

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