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How Can You Use Online Tools for Preparing IELTS Test


An IELTS test is a big deal for a lot of people. Considering that it can be required as part of the immigration process and/or for admissions to educational institutions, you will naturally be looking to get the highest score that you can snag.


In this process, using online tools can be a good idea. They can help you get prepped for the different phases of the IELTS test. If you can’t figure out which tools to use for this purpose and how to use them, don’t worry. That is what we will be helping you with in this post.

Which Tools Can You Use to Prepare for Your IELTS Test?

Here are some of the tools that you can use to prepare for your IELTS test:

1.      Speech-to-text converters

2.      Text-to-speech converters

3.      Random content generators

4.      Grammar checkers

5.      Paraphrasing tools

If this list looks confusing right now, don’t worry. We’ll explain what we mean now:

1.      Speech-to-Text Converters

There are four different parts of the IELTS test. One of the parts focuses on finding out the speaking ability of the candidate. To practice for this section, you can use speech-to-text tools. You can speak out a certain piece of text and see if it appears accurately on the software.

There can be some words that you may pronounce a little differently due to an accent, etc. If you find that you’re having trouble speaking a particular word, you can give it your special attention and correct it before attending the actual test.

There are plenty of such tools that you can find and use on the Internet. You can try out Speechnotes since it is free to use and has a reliable-looking interface.


2.      Text to Speech Converters

Just as there is a part where you have to demonstrate your speaking ability, there is also a part of the IELTS test where you have to show your “hearing” prowess. To practice this, you can simply reverse the above process.

Instead of a speech-to-text converter, you can use a text-to-speech converter. You can have someone give the tool a piece of random text while concealing it from you. Then, you can listen to the text and write it down to the best of your ability. After that, you can match your write-up and the actual text to see how accurately you were able to listen.

Once again, there are a number of online tools that you can find on the internet. But, since you will have to practice listening to an actual person, you should try and find a tool that simulates realistic voices. NaturalReaders is a good place to go for this.

3.      Random Content Generators

You can use any random content generator from the internet to get your hands on random pieces of text that you can later use for learning exercises. For this purpose, it’s not advisable to read something fictional or anything that stimulates some sort of entertainment. That is because, in this sort of case, your focus will shift from what you’re reading to the plot/setting of the fictional content.

On the other hand, if you read something completely random and/or technical, your focus will be on understanding the meaning of the content. This is what you need to practice for your IELTS test. In the reading test, you not only have to read the provided passages, but you also have to answer questions related to them.

The “Random Paragraph Generator” by Random Word Generator is a good tool that you can use for this purpose. It creates new random paragraphs every time you ask it, and you can generate up to 50 of them at a time. Although some of the paragraphs are somewhat funny and comedic, they are nevertheless coherent, and you will be able to benefit from them for your listening test.

4.      Grammar Checkers

The next two tools we are going to discuss are related to the writing part of the test.

One of the most important factors that you have to keep in mind during the writing test is grammatical perfection. Since the IELTS test is designed to test your fluency, you have to ensure that you keep out all types of rookie mistakes from your content. And the biggest rookie mistakes that you have to keep in check are grammar errors.

When we talk about grammar checkers, we don’t mean that you should just use them once or twice to fix grammar errors in your general write-ups. Rather, you have to use them to study the grammatical errors that you are more prone to make. Then, you have to study each of the errors and find out their explanations/corrections.

Once you do this above exercise a couple of times, you will be able to avoid making grammar errors in your written content. This will help you a lot during the writing phase of the IELTS test.

There are a lot of grammar checkers that you can find on the internet nowadays, but we suggest using Grammar Check since it provides proper explanations for the detected errors:


5.      Paraphrasing Tools

Paraphrasing tools can also help you prepare for the writing section of the IELTS test. In theory, these types of tools simply paraphrase the content that they are provided, but you can use this gimmick to your benefit for the sake of learning how to write fluently.

This is how it works.

You can write a piece of content yourself and then put it in a high-quality paraphrasing tool. Then, when the tool makes the changes that improve the readability of the content, you can make a note of those changes and learn to adopt them permanently in your writing.

This can sound a bit confusing, so to give you an example, we will show you what we mean with an example. For the purpose of this demonstration, we will be using Paraphraser – a popular online paraphrasing tool:


In the screenshot above, you can see that our deliberately-poorly written content was considerably improved by the tool. Just as we’ve done it for a couple of sentences, you can do the same thing for a couple of passages instead. During this process, you will be able to get a good idea of how to improve the flow and fluency of your writing, which will come in handy when you’ll have to do the writing part of the IELTS test.


Taking help from online tools can be a great way to prepare for the IELTS test. Using the tools we’ve discussed above, you will be able to comprehensively prepare yourself for all four parts of the test without compromising on a particular one.

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