Preparing students for the IELTS exam can be an arduous cycle of exam practice and intensive language analysis. Communication games and activities may be available, but with the exam approaching, it can seem inappropriate to spend time on anything not directly relevant to the exam. The games and activities we use in our institute help with this dilemma. They are fun, motivating and in many cases students use their bodies as well as their minds, yet all relate directly to the exam. The IELTS course is built up of thirty six hours in which speaking, listening, reading and writing are practiced. Not only does this practice give students the guidance necessary to fulfill their potential in the IELTS test, it also enriches their general knowledge and experience of English vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. However, the course is not dogmatic or inflexible and students' feedback and individual needs will be an important part of the process of tailoring lessons and schemes of work. Sessions will be catering for both general IELTS and academic IELTS candidates. No specialist knowledge is required to join the class-just a keen interest in the world around us and a willingness to give opinions and join in class discussion.