IELTS Life Skills A1 and B1 Center in Dubai

Do you need to pass the IELTS Life Skills test for UKVI? Our IELTS Life Skills preparation course in Dubai is taught by British tutors and provides the student with the IELTS exam tips and techniques to pass the IELTS Life Skills A1 or B1 exam.

IELTS Life Skills Preparation Center in Dubai

We combine our own expert materials with official textbooks and mobile applications to help our students hit their target IELTS score first time. Students should choose between the three versions of the IELTS Life Skills Test: IELTS Life Skills A1, IELTS Life Skills A2 and IELTS Life Skills B1. Your choice will depend upon the type of these are you are applying for and whether you are intending to work in the UK or stay with family.

IELTS life skills A1 is the easiest of three options and is really to test if the candidate can listen to and give information about general topic at a starter level. IELTS life skills A2 is only available in the UK, so candidates applying from Dubai will usually be asked to take the IELTS Life Skills A1 or B1. The Life Skills A2 test has the same structure and tests English speaking and listening at elementary level. Lastly, you can take IELTS life skills B1 in Dubai at IDP or the British Council. It is a pre-intermediate version of the IELTS Life skills test and only tests English speaking and listening skills.

IELTS Life Skills is one of the main requirements for UK visa applications for family, spouse/partner, family of a settled person, and indefinite leave to remain type visas. IELTS Academic, on the other hand, is mainly used for university entrance or employment. Our students benefit from our expert IELTS tips, advice, IELTS speaking strategies and personal feedback on IELTS writing tasks. Your tutor will also assist you in choosing between paper-based IELTS and computer delivered IELTS with relevant practice materials for both forms of the test.

IELTS Life Skills Exam Preparation

Need to pass IELTS Life Skills quickly? Our private IELTS Life Skills courses provide the best exam tips and IELTS Life Skills practice from our British and American IELTS teachers. With our one-to-one IELTS Life Skills classes, you can choose your lesson days and times to fit your schedule.

For students who want to pass IELTS Life Skills quickly and need personal feedback from a tutor we can arrange an intensive course which can be completed in 5 – 10 days. Here, our native IELTS Life Skills tutors will tailor a course to your specific needs. This is particularly helpful if you need to improve your IELTS Life Skills score quickly to speed up your visa application.
A semi-private Life Skills course is also an option if you have a small group of friends who want to study together.

IELTS Life Skills Course Outline

Are you looking to pass first time? Our IELTS Life Skills preparation course covers all the skills you need to ace the exam. To keep lessons interesting, we follow an integrated skills approach, which means that each session is divided between the different skills. Each lesson contains IELTS Life Skills speaking and listening practice, feedback from your teacher, and the grammar and vocabulary you need to succeed in the test. We make learning fun using the latest quiz games on our interactive whiteboards.

Our IELTS Life Skills Exam Preparation Team

Are you looking for British and American teachers? Listening to our British tutors will help students get used to the same accents they’re likely to hear in the IELTS Life Skills listening test. Candidates can perfect their IELTS Life Skills speaking test answers with expert pronunciation tips from their highly qualified native tutors.


What is IELTS Life Skills?

IELTS Life Skills is part of the International English Language Testing System and is used for certain types of UKVI application, including family and spouse visas.

How do I prepare for IELTS Life Skills?

  1. Find a good IELTS Life Skills coaching centre near you.
  2. Ask your IELTS Life Skills tutor for extra materials to practice at home.
  3. Practice your IELTS Life Skills speaking at home with a friend or by making recordings using your smart phone.
  4. Lastly, make sure you review your notes and get a good night’s sleep before the exam!

Is the schedule flexible?

Our IELTS Life Skills courses are private, so you can arrange your lessons to suit your schedule!

How long are the Life Skills exams?

The IELTS Life Skills A1 test is approximately 18 minutes, IELTS Life Skills A2 is 20 minutes, and IELTS life skills B1 is 18 minutes.

Is there an IELTS Life Skills preparation course or IELTS Life Skills training center near me?

Students need to find a good quality IELTS Life Skills preparation course. Dubai has a number of choices but finding a reputable training center means considering cost, reputation and the use of qualified native speaker instructors. Express English Language Training Center provides well-designed courses taught by qualified native teachers for good value prices. Click here for directions to the center!

Does the IELTS Life Skills exam include any reading or writing?

Yes, IELTS Life Skills A1, A2, and B1 tests all require the candidate to be able to take basic notes and read the examiner questions in some sections.

Do you provide certificates?

Yes, at Express English institute, we provide KHDA accredited certificates for each course.

How long is IELTS Life Skills valid for?

The IELTS Life Skills A1, A2 and B1 tests are valid for two years.

What is the IELTS A2 test?

IELTS life skills A2 tests students’ speaking and listening at the elementary level.

What makes a good IELTS Life Skills Life Skills course?

IELTS Life Skills test preparation courses should cover the following:

  1. A full overview of the IELTS Life Skills test structure, scoring, and exam tips.
  2. IELTS Life Skills practice, exam strategies and feedback.
  3. The teacher should provide plenty of IELTS Life Skills speaking practice with real test questions.
  4. Each lesson should focus on the grammar and vocabulary needed to understand and answer the question types the candidate will face in the test.
  5. There should be lots of IELTS Life Skills listening test practice.

How do I book/register for IELTS Life Skills exam?

We are an official IELTS test partner and have trained staff to help you register for the IELTS Life Skills test.

When will I receive the exam results?

Candidates can collect their IELTS Life Skills test results after 7 days.

Is IELTS Life Skills easier than the IELTS Academic or General Training?

Yes, IELTS Life Skills A1, A2 and B1 are all considerably easier than IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training.

Is IELTS Life Skills test preparation important?

Most students will not get the score they deserve if they do not take an IELTS Life Skills training course to practice taking the test and learn the test tips and exam techniques. Come to our centre for a free English level test and consultation to see if you need a preparation course.

How much does the IELTS Life Skills test cost?

The IELTS Life Skills test fee for is approximately 740 AED.

How is the IELTS Life Skills test scored?

Candidates will receive either of two marks, Pass or Fail.

What is the IELTS A1 test?

IELTS life skills A1 tests students’ speaking and listening at the starter level.

What is the IELTS B1 test?

IELTS life skills A2 tests students’ speaking and listening at the pre-intermediate level.

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