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Exam preparation

IELTS

Free IELTS webinars
We are running free IELTS preparation webinars hosted by IELTS experts to help you better prepare for the test.

Free IELTS practice tests
Take advantage of our free mock tests and test yourself under real-time conditions. You can review your answers and compare them with model answers. 

Mobile apps
Download our free apps to improve your English and prepare for IELTS on the go.

Video tips 
Get tips to help improve your performance in all sections of the test.

Computer-delivered IELTS preparation
Use our range of free online practice materials to familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS test.

Free online courses

Art and culture

Free National Theatre Live Full Performances

The National Theatre is offering videos of some full-length plays, including Treasure Island, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and more.

Watch online via the National Theatre's YouTube channel. 

English National Ballet

The English National Ballet is showing performances including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s passionate ballet, ‘Broken Wings’, based on the life of iconic painter Frida Kahlo. The shows are time-limited so catch them while you can!

https://www.ballet.org.uk/enb-at-home/ 

See more tips on our keeping the distance but staying connected page!

Entertain your kids

Songs and stories

Sing songs or watch stories, poems and fairy tales. These will keep your kids entertained for hours, build their vocabulary and help them practise their English. 

How to ... videos

Do your kids like making things? Keep them entertained with these fun videos about things to make and do. 

Games and jokes

Just because you are indoors doesn't mean you can't have some fun together. Try our games, jokes and tongue twisters to help your kids practise English. 

Learning time with Timmy

Discover new words and join in the activities with Timmy and his friends in this fun learning series. 

For teachers of English

Support for teachers and teacher educators, including practical resources and professional development opportunities, can be found on our German Teach English page and on the global Teaching English website