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Not happy with the score? Re-scoring of the test results

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Some people are very disappointed after receiving their IELTS score. They thought they did better but did not achieve the desired results. Many people think they have been treated unfairly as they usually perform much better. Some people will ask the test centre where they sat the exam to re-score it in the hopes of getting a higher score. Re-scoring ... Read More »

General Training vs. Academic IELTS test

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Which one? Many people are confused by the difference of these seemingly different test modules and are not sure which one to take. The first step in deciding which module to take is to figure out why you need to take the IELTS exam. Most people plan to study abroad for either undergraduate or post-graduate studies. If you fall in ... Read More »

IELTS interview example

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Many people do not know what to expect from the IELTS interview. This video shows the exact procedures, so pay attention as your interview will be exactly the same (of course with other questions, but the structure is identical) Read More »

IELTS Listening Tips – Do’s & Don’ts


The IELTS listening test will last for around 30 minutes and consist of four sections, with each section increasing in difficulty. Each pre-recorded section will take the form of either a dialogue (a conversation between two or more people), or a monologue (one speaker). Sections one and two will focus on ‘survival English’, meaning basic English you will need to ... Read More »

IELTS Reading Tips – Do’s & Don’ts

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Reading will be the second part of your IELTS test and will last for 60 minutes. The test will consist of three (or occasionally four) reading passages which will increase in difficulty, and there will be a total of 40 related questions for you to answer.  You will be allowed to make notes on the Question Paper and you will ... Read More »

IELTS Academic Writing Test: Task 1 Questions and Prompts

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The IELTS Academic writing test is composed of two sections, referred to as Task 1 and Task 2. In Task 1, test takers are required to write a 150-word essay about a chart or illustration, highlighting its major areas and notable points, while the Task 2 the test taker is required to write a 250-word essay about a given topic. ... Read More »

Preparing for your IELTS interview

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Let’s face it, no one really enjoys the prospect of a test or interview, but we all know, with the right study and preparation most interviews can made far less daunting, and when going well, they can actually be, dare I say.. enjoyable. This is very much the case regarding the IELTS speaking test. The test itself takes around 11 ... Read More »


IELTS Reading test

The International English Language Testing System (most commonly known as IELTS) aims to accurately measure your ability to communicate to English Speaking countries. It works on four major domains—Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. If you have plans to either study, work, or live somewhere where English is the primary tool of communication, then taking the IELTS exam is just the ... Read More »