Are you preparing an IELTS test?

Are you planning to study or work in an English-speaking country?

Do you live in or near Barcelona, Bilbao or Madrid?

We are happy to share an exciting opportunity for you to receive additional free preparation for your IELTS test. British Council will organise a number of IELTS Trial Testing sessions in Barcelona, Bilbao & Madrid during the months of September and October. IELTS Trial Testing is a mandatory requirement to all IELTS Centres and is used to test accuracy, difficulty, and reliability of our bank of exam questions.

How can Trial Testing boost your preparation for IELTS?

IELTS Trial Testing is a perfect opportunity for existing or potential IELTS Test Takers to test performance and experience in a very similar environment to live test, and to receive some feedback and guidance on strengths and weaknesses, since scripts are scored by official IELTS markers and Examiners. IELTS Trial. Testing is offered free of charge.

Additional information

  • IELTS Trial Tests are Paper Based only.
  • All potential applicants to IELTS On Computer, IELTS on Paper and IELTS for UKVI versions and variants are welcomed to join.
  • The Trial will test Listening, Reading and Writing components. Please note that Speaking is not included in the trial.
  • Trial Tests will be delivered at our British Council Barcelona, Bilbao & Madrid premises only. 


Results will be set to Trial Test Takers three weeks after the Trial, and will consist of:

  • Listening: Indicative Band Score 
  • Reading: Indicative Band Score
  • Writing: Indicative Band Score

Note that no certificate or Test Report will be issued for a Trial Test

How can I register to a Trial Testing session in Barcelona, Bilbao or Madrid?

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link for Barcelona dates, link for Bilbao dates or this link for Madrid dates and leave your contact details. Please note that number of places is limited.

We hope this initiative is interesting to you, and we look forward to seeing you in one of our Trial sessions!


IELTS Trial Test prepare