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Do I need Academic or General Training IELTS

Do I need Academic or General Training IELTS?

As you probably know, there are two types of IELTS test - the Academic Module and the General Training Module IELTS test. One of the most common questions we hear ...
IELTS band scores converter

IELTS band scores converter

Your IELTS result is given as a result from 0 to 9.0, increasing by 0.5 bands at a time (e.g. 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5). The result is calculated depending on ...
Who should take IELTS?

Who should take IELTS?

Minimum requirements for IELTS You do not have to have any specific level of English before you can take the IELTS test, although of course it is likely to be ...
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Recommended IELTS books

Recommended IELTS books The IELTS High Impact series We can definitely recommend this series - because we wrote them ourselves! There are four books in the series (a student book, ...
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General advice about preparing for IELTS

General advice about preparing for IELTS Become familiar with the test format When you have decided that you need to take the IELTS test, it is worthwhile making sure you ...
Common myths about IELTS

Common myths about IELTS

Common myths about IELTS Is the IELTS test harder in some countries? Is IDP easier than the British Council? Can you predict the next writing topic? In the years that ...
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How to book your IELTS test

How to book your IELTS test Visit the official website The first step in booking your IELTS test is to find out the location of your nearest testing centre by ...
Differences between the Academic and General Training IELTS test

Differences between the Academic and General Training IELTS test

Differences between the Academic and General Training IELTS test The two types There are two types of IELTS test - the Academic Module and the General Training Module. It is ...
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What is the IELTS test?

What is the IELTS test? IELTS is the acronym for the International English Language Testing System. It is a test of English language ability. It is increasing in popularity against ...
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About the IELTS speaking test

IELTS speaking test format Timing and requirements *Note that the listening test is the same for the General Training and Academic Module test There are three parts to the IELTS ...
About the IELTS reading test

About the IELTS reading test

About the IELTS reading test The IELTS reading test takes 60 minutes to complete, has three sections and a total of 40 questions. You need to make sure that your ...
About the IELTS listening test

About the IELTS listening test

About the IELTS listening test *Note that the listening test is the same for the General Training and Academic Module test Timing and requirements There are four sections in the ...
Facts about the IELTS writing test

Facts about the IELTS writing test

Here's a collection of some of the most common questions we are asked about the IELTS writing test. If your have a question that isn't answered here, post it in ...

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