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IELTS Test (the International English Language Testing System)

There are two main forms of the IELTS – the International English Language Testing System. Firstly, there is the: IELTS Academic which measures if you are ready to begin studying in English.


Intro to the IELTS Academic for IELTS test-takers:

  • Typically used for those wanting to study in an English-speaking environment or university (higher education).
  • But it can also can be taken for professional registration purposes.
  • It is very similar to the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) required by North American universities and colleges.
  • Features vocabulary that is familiar within an academic setting.
  • Accepted by many professional organizations in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Hence is commonly used for studying or training abroad.

IELTS practice tests

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Secondly, the

IELTS General Training

The IELTS General Training test is suitable for those applying to study below degree level. This includes an English-speaking school or college. It can also be taken for work experience or other employment training.

IELTS General Training is also required for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test features everyday English language skills that you will need in social and workplace environments.


IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training ?

If you want to move to an English-speaking country to study, then you should take the IELTS Academic test.

For work or immigration, the IELTS General Training test is recommended.


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Free IELTS exam preparation

Here are the best free IELTS exam preparation materials.

Practice IELTS Online – 1

IELTS Preparation 1

  • The 4 modules at the level of the actual IELTS exam.
  • Guidance on how to approach each different task type.
  • Variety of authentic reading texts cover the range of text types found in the actual exam.
  • Explanations and model answers for all writing tasks.

Practice IELTS Online – 2

IELTS Preparation 2

  • Helping you to understand the IELTS test format and…
  • To get to know the different question formats.

Practice IELTS Online – 3

This IELTS practise online above and others listed below:

  • Provide extensive practise in the 4 modules at the level of the actual IELTS exam.
  • Offer free practice materials for all major exam task types, this section provides guidance on how to approach each different task type.
  • A variety of authentic reading texts cover the range of text types found in the actual exam.
  • The answer key includes explanations as to why answers are correct.
  • Model answers for all writing tasks.

Our Top Ten Study Skills Tips

Welcome to our 10 Top Tips to help you improve your own Study Skills.

  1. Find time to study – Firstly, if you manage your time badly, inevitably you will be less productive than if you manage it well. This can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels, especially around exam time.
  2. Keep to a routine– Secondly, try to work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
  3. Work to your strengths– And also try to schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert. Routine ones for when you may be feeling more tired.
  4. Don’t waste time –  Avoid reading irrelevant material. Instead, skim and scan to help you decide if you need to read it in depth. Or not at all!
  5. Avoid distractions– Also, you must switch emails and social media off. This will prevent your mind wandering.
  6. Regularly review your notes– Plus you should try to cut out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the question: “Is this information is relevant to my assignment, and how does it relate to what I already know.”
  7. Vary how you to take notes – We suggest that you use Mind Maps and diagrams. These help to generate ideas and linear notes to focus your ideas for essay or report plans.
  8. Be critical– And also maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
  9. Plan your work– If writing an assignment produce a detailed plan before you start to write it. This will make the drafting process much less stressful.
  10. Understand different styles – So, by understanding different writing styles can put what you read into perspective. Ane even more importantly to avoid any bias.


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