How to Use AI Tools to Prepare for Your IELTS Test

Taking the IELTS test is a big deal for many, and it can be tough to prepare for it. Preparing for it the normal traditional way can be somewhat difficult since they aren’t that interactive, and they can be quick to become boring.

how to use AI tools to prepare for your IELTS test

But there is a better and more immersive way to prepare for your test. And that is to use AI tools.

In this post, let’s look at how you can use AI tools for your upcoming IELTS test preparation.

A Brief Introduction to the IELTS Test

The IELTS test consists of four different parts. Each of these parts is made to test the participant’s different abilities in the English language.

The four parts include:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking
  4. Listening

Now, as far as the listening and reading parts go, there isn’t much to prepare. For every test, the reading and listening material is different so there is no standardization that you have to familiarize yourself with.

Yes, you can prepare yourself by improving your reading speed and by listening to fluent English speakers regularly. But there isn’t much that you can do here with AI tools.

But, for the speaking and writing parts, there is a lot that you have to work on. The tools and methods that we’ll be discussing below are related to these two parts more than the others.

AI Tools and IELTS Preparation

Below, we’ll mention one activity that can help you prepare for your IELTS test as well as the AI tool(s) that you can use for it.

1.    Vocabulary Enhancement with AI Paraphrasers

The more comfortable and familiar you are with English, the better off you’ll be during the test. One important step that you have to take to do that (to make yourself comfortable and familiar) with English is to improve your vocabulary.

Having a hefty vocabulary can help you sound more articulate during the speaking and writing phases of the test. It can also passively help you with the reading part as well. Since you’ll have a good vocabulary, there won’t be a lot of words that you will get stuck at.

One way to improve your vocabulary is with the help of online AI-based paraphrasing tools. Paraphrasing tools have a simple enough working mechanism. They take a piece of text, rephrase it and then give it back out. Depending on the tool you’re using and the algorithms/technologies the tool itself is using, the results can either be smart or…atrociously clunky.

One of the main changes that paraphrasing tools make to the provided content is changing the existing words with suitable synonyms. There are some tools that only make this type of change to the given text.

What you can do here is simply write out some text full of verbs and adjectives (i.e., words that can be replaced. Proper nouns, for example, cannot be swapped). Then, you can run this text through a high-end AI paraphrasing tool.The latter will synonymize the text and you will end up with a whole bunch of new words adjusted in it.

Here is an example of what this looks like in action. As a demonstration, we’re going to use a random online paraphrasing tool on a random piece of text:

In the image above, you can see that the tool has just changed the words in the text. In some places, the changes aren’t that contextually coherent, such as the word “another” at the end. But at the same time, there are some good synonyms used for several other words, such as “solidified” and “incapable.”

2.    Grammar Checkers for Improving Grammatical Understanding

Having a good vocabulary is important for the speaking and writing part, sure. But even more important than that is to have a proper understanding of grammatical rules and regulations.

If you aren’t comfortable with grammar, you can’t really write and speak like a native. You’ll make different types of noticeable errors, which will have an adverse effect on your band score.

Now, the typical way to learn about grammatical rules is to take a course or read a book, etc. However, while this can be beneficial in acquainting you with the basics, it doesn’t do one thing. It doesn’t show you the errors that you are prone to make.

Knowing about such errors is important. When you know which errors you specifically have trouble with, you can make a concentrated effort to correct them.

Using grammar checkers is a good way to find such errors. You can use them to check your own written content and see the mistakes that you typically make in your write-ups. Plus, if you take care to pick a good enough tool like, you can also get the explanations and solutions to said errors.

This is something that high-end tools provide to their users. After they (the tools) point out a particular error, they also give an explanation about why the error was pointed out in the first place and how it can be corrected.

3.    Speech to Text Tools for Speaking Practice

Another technique that you can use for IELTS practice is using speech to text tools. Speech to text tools do pretty much what they say: they convert audio into text.

During the speaking part of the test, an interview is conducted between the examiner and the candidate. The candidate has to show their ability in spoken English.

If English is not your first language, you may have some trouble with things like pronunciation and getting all the words out properly, etc. While addressing these issues, you can practice your speaking skills by using speech to text tools.

If the tools accurately convert your spoken stuff into text, you can take it to mean that your English is likewise accurate. But if you speak one thing and the tool interprets it as another, then this could mean that you’re going wrong with pronunciations or that your speech isn’t as clear as it should be.

You can keep on practicing with these tools until your words start coming out fluently and are accurately recognized for what they are.


There are, by all means, a lot of other things that you have to do when preparing for your test, and there are many other methods/techniques that you can follow for the same. The stuff that we’ve mentioned above include some of the basic steps that you can take when preparing for your test.

We hope you found it helpful.

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.