In February and March 2018, the British Council will offer a lot of academic support activities for all IELTS test takers. Besides, anyone who would like to re-take an IELTS test by 31 March 2018, will receive a valuable gift combo from the British Council. More details can be found as below:


Any test taker who has already taken an IELTS test from 1 January 2016 – now, will receive a gift combo if registering from 6 February to 10 March 2018 for an IELTS test date before 31 March 2018. The combo includes:

  • One CGV movie gift card valued at VND300,000
  • One copy of 'Collins Cobuild: Key Words for IELTS Book 3 - Advanced'

Terms and Conditions:

  • Programme is applicable to Vietnamese test takers only.
  • Programme is applicable at British Council offices and at British Council’s official registration centres across Vietnam.
  • For test takers who have already taken IELTS tests with British Council in Vietnam:

    - Please show your  previous TRF (issued from 1 January 2016 – now), or an ID card/ Passport when registering for an IELTS test.

  - If you register online or via bank transfer, please send us an email stating your name, date of birth, and previous test date, after you complete your payment. Test takers in Hanoi, please email to; in HCMC, please email to

  • For test takers who haven’t yet taken an IELTS test with the British Council in Vietnam:

    - Please show your  previous TRF (issued from 1 January 2016 – now), or an ID card/ Passport when registering for an IELTS test.

    - Prorgamme does NOT apply to test takers who have lost their TRFs.

  • Programme is only applicable for test takers who have completed their payments during promotional period.


1. IELTS Pre-test in Hanoi

Test takers will attend IELTS pre-tests for three skills: Listening, Reading and Writing. Your tests will be examined by Cambridge Assessment English IELTS experts.


  • Friday, 2 March 2018, 08.30–12.30
  • Sunday, 4 March 2018, 17.00–21.00
  • Monday, 5 March 2018, 08.30–12.30
  • Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 08.30–12.30

Register today as there are limited slots available. Please register at British Council office in Hanoi or register online here.

2. Workshop 'Master the IELTS Writing test'

Date: Sunday 11 March 2018, 18.00–20.00

Location: British Council, 20 Thuy Khue, Hanoi

Speaker: Mr Dan Ruelle

Dan is from Vancouver, Canada and has been working in Hanoi for the past 12 years and with the British Council as an IELTS expert for the past nine years. He has appeared on the TV show '8 IELTS' and 'IELTS Face Off' on VTV7 and loves helping candidates in Vietnam become better prepared for the IELTS test. His workshop will help you master writing skills and avoid common mistakes in the IELTS Writing test.

You can register for the workshop at the British Council Hanoi office, or register online here. Register today as there are limited seats available.

3. IELTS Briefing sessions

  • Hanoi: 14.30–17.00, 9 February and 2 March 2018
  • HCMC: 9.30–12.00, 5 February and 12 March 2018

The briefing is presented by an experienced IELTS teacher and Exams Officer of the British Council. The briefing focuses on tips and techniques for IELTS and common mistakes on Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests.

Please register online here.

4. Free online course 'Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests'

Duration: 5 February–18 March 2018

This six week course will help students prepare well for the IELTS test.  As the course takes you through each component of IELTS, you will become familiar with what to expect in the test, have a chance to practise your English and get expert tips on how to reach your goals.  

Register for this online course now.