2017 is approaching fast. Do you need to do the IELTS test to reach your goal? Perhaps you’re dreaming of studying abroad or emigrating to another country? The IELTS test is one of the most common entrance requirements for you to study or work in an English speaking country.
If you are thinking of taking the IELTS test, the first thing you need to know is what the test is like. One of the best ways to increase your confidence is to know what to expect in the reading, listening, writing and speaking parts.
You can find useful, general information on the official IELTS website https://www.ielts.org/ You can then select information for your country, and find the specific score you need for your chosen organisation https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/who-accepts-ielts-scores
You can take a look at the British Council’s website http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/, where you will find very detailed information on IELTS.
If it’s a particular university you wish to study at, you are best to contact that university directly and find out what IELTS score you need for the course you want to study.
Our website offers lots of advice, especially focusing on speaking and writing skills. Students often find it difficult to get feedback on those two productive skills because it’s not just a case of checking right or wrong multiple choice questions, as in the reading and listening tests.
Many students can’t find a good, affordable IELTS course in their country nor afford a private tutor. Perhaps you can practice a writing task over your holidays and send it to us. We can check if you are near your goal or still some way to go. Or do a mock speaking test for feedback from one of our IELTS tutors.
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017! 🙂