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Are IELTS Prep Classes Necessary?
August 23, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
If you're planning to take an IELTS test you've probably seen a lot of information about IELTS prep classes. The question we're going to answer today is, are these classes necessary? Before taking an IELTS [...]
Getting The Most From Your IELTS Preparation Course
August 15, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
I just googled “IELTS Preparation” and in 1.3 seconds turned up 840,000 results. Most IELTS test takers have very limited time to prepare, so who would have time to go through all these [...]
Be Your Own Teacher: IELTS Materials & Resources
August 11, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
So you’ve decided to take the IELTS test and prepare on your own. Good for you! But now you’re feeling overwhelmed. Possibly you’re trying to find reliable IELTS resources to help you [...]
Advice From An IELTS Expert: 10 Things Not To Do
August 8, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
During the IELTS, examiners see a number of things that candidates do that we recommend they try to avoid. Below is a list of things I recommend that candidates not do when taking the IELTS.  [...]
Do Native English-Speakers Have to Take the IELTS Test?
August 1, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
When you think about gaining entry to Canada by applying for a visa or using the Express Entry application, you may assume you only have to take the IELTS if you're a non-English speaking person [...]
Listening: How to Practice IELTS Listening Skills Using TV and Film
July 13, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Stop watching those videos! Do your homework!” Have you ever heard this? Maybe you even said it to yourself. There is a reason why we have this conflict. It’s because we love to watch [...]
After the Short Talk: Speaking Part 3
July 12, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
If you’ve read our previous posts on the IELTS Speaking test, you probably have a good understanding of the Speaking test overall. You’re probably aware that the Speaking test takes the form of [...]
IELTS Registration: Top 10 FAQs
July 6, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Registering for the IELTS exam can be a quick and easy process if you have the correct information ready when you apply. Here are ten frequently asked questions to help point you in the right [...]
Canadian Idioms: Improving Your Ability to Communicate Naturally
June 2, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
How's it going, eh? The IELTS exam includes a very broad variety of language - and for good reason. The more topics candidates have to interact with, the more they will have to demonstrate their proficiency [...]
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 [...]

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