English Tests Compared

English Tests Compared If you want to immigrate to Australia or pursue higher education down under, you’ll most likely need to submit a proof of your English language proficiency. The Australian Department of Immigration recognizes five test systems for this. Here is how they measure-up.   IELTS International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is by […]

Understand IELTS

UNDERSTAND IELTS IELTS is a testing system: As with any system, there is both process and logic. The process of IELTS involves intense testing of four skill areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Reading: The IELTS reading test takes one hour. Candidates need to to read three set texts of between 500 and 900 words […]

PITFALLS IN IELTS TESTING – where people fail

PITFALLS IN IELTS TESTING Lack of preparation: Many students assume that having a good command of English will mean they will do well in the exam. This is simply not true. The stress and tension of the exam environment will diminish a student’s ability to do well in the test. Simulating the test environment is […]

Tips for IELTS Reading Test

The following tips are supplied courtesy of the British Council. Make the most of your Reading test: look out for the title, headings and any special features such as capital letters, underlining, italics, figures, graphs and tables make sure that you understand the questions and follow instructions carefully pay attention to timing; do not spend […]