IELTS preparation - booklet

Preparing for IELTS significantly increases your chance of getting the score you need in your IELTS exam, and as co-creators of IELTS, no one is better placed than we are to help. Our IELTS Preparation courses are specially designed to optimise your test potential. With no more than 20 participants on each course, you will get individual attention from your teacher and advice on how to approach each section of the test.

With these courses you will:

  • develop key skills and exam strategies
  • practice doing sample IELTS tasks and get feedback on your performance
  • build your confidence and get advice on how you can improve

Course types

IELTS Intensives (20 hours) - Academic and General Training

This four-week 20-hour express preparation course is offered twice a term and prepares candidates for the academic and general training IELTS exam. Students who achieve the level of intermediate or above (based on the British Council level-check) are eligible to take this course.

English for IELTS (40 hours) - Academic and General Training (mixed)

This eight-week 40-hour course prepares candidates with a higher level of English for the IELTS test. The main focus for this English for IELTS course is on improving writing skills and spoken accuracy and fluency. Students who achieve the level of pre-intermediate 2 or above (based on the British Council level-check) are eligible to take this course.

Based on your needs and your level we will place you in one of the following classes:

  • English for IELTS - Lower 
  • English for IELTS - Higher 


This course is taught at the following British Council centres.

Term dates

Term Dates
Session 1  7 January 2019 – 05 March 2019
Session 2 9 March 2019 – 1 June 2019
Session 3 2 June 2019 – 28 July 2019
Session 4 25 August 2019 – 19 October 2019
Session 5 20 October 2019 - 21 December 2019


Course Colombo Kandy Jaffna
IELTS Intensives (20 hours) Rs. 24,000 Rs. 24,000 Rs 20,000
English for IELTS (40 hours) Rs. 39,750 Rs. 39,750 Rs. 30,000

*Please note that prices are subject to change. Refunds are only possible before your first class and an administration fee will be deducted. 

Price includes: 

  • British Council student folder
  • English Learning Zone membership
  • British Council certificate 
  • Students booklet for the IELTS express course

Additional costs: 

  • Course books 
  • Your personal stationery 
  • IELTS examination fee


You will need to make an appointment for an English level check to follow these courses.

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