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The Added Benefits Gained by Preparing to Take the IELTS Exam
May 26, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
Most people are aware that passing their IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam, is a great way to establish your proficiency of the English language for academic or employment purposes. However, what many people [...]
How Do I Know my Test Day English is Improving?
May 23, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Self-assessment, reflection, improvement, progress… Do these words remind you of anything? Maybe they're the words that you think of just before a test. How can you know that your English has improved? You've done so [...]
The Most Commonly Asked Questions: Can I Cancel My IELTS Test?
May 11, 2017 by Mishal Eshai Mishal Eshai
You’ve just checked your passport and found that it’s expired. Panic! You’d planned to register for an IELTS test today, which is now impossible without a valid passport. Before you do anything, [...]
Formal and Informal English on IELTS
May 8, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
U wanna 9 in IELTS? You might think the above sentence will give you a low score on an IELTS test. However, you might be wrong. IELTS tests your English language skills. And yes, this [...]
How To (And How Not To) Organize Your Thoughts on the Writing Exam – Part 2 – Task 2
May 3, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Part one of this blog topic offered some specific strategies for tackling Writing Task 1 on the IELTS exam. This post will act as a follow-up - so it is recommended that you read both posts [...]
IELTS: Common Misconceptions
April 25, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
There is a considerable amount of information about the IELTS exam available, which can sometimes be misleading. Some sources of information are better than others, so it's important to be well-informed before taking the test. [...]
If at First You Don’t Succeed: Retaking the IELTS Test
April 17, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
There is a popular saying in English that says ‘If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again’. While not getting the results you want on your IELTS test can be disappointing, it can [...]
Test Day Do’s and Don’ts
April 11, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
You've been preparing for the IELTS for months. You need a high score. You know that your English has improved a lot in the last year or two. Finally, test day is here. For some [...]
How To (And How Not To) Organize Your Thoughts on the Writing Exam - Part 1 - Task 1
March 30, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Whether writing the General Training or Academic Exam, an IELTS candidate must first familiarize themselves with the general topics, format and band score descriptors associated with both Task 1 and Task 2. Each task has [...]
Task 1 & 2: Paraphrasing
March 23, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Paraphrasing is essential in the IELTS exam. It's a great skill to have for speaking and it's especially important for the writing section. This skill shows that you not only understand the question but that [...]

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