Month: March 2019

Speaking vs Answering

In IELTS Test there are 3 section for speaking module. Candidates are often asked to speak about various topics. However, the unfortunate event is, candidates often misunderstand this message and answer to the questions asked instead of speaking as a… Read More ›

OET Writing Strategy

Strong candidates are able to adapt their written communication to fit the different scenarios and target readers they might encounter in the test. This involves paying careful attention to the specific case notes in the task you are given on… Read More ›

OET Listening Strategy

1. Develop your skills outside test contexts Listening skills at the level required for OET Grade B are developed by listening regularly to a wide range of speech, at natural speeds, from different speakers in different contexts. Don’t limit your… Read More ›

OET Reading Strategy

1. Develop your skills outside test contexts Reading skills at the level required for OET Grade B are developed by reading regularly and widely. It’s a good idea to become familiar with a range of language and text types, not… Read More ›

IELTS Academic Reading

This module consists of three sections with 40 questions. There are three reading passages, which are taken from magazines, journals, books and newspapers. The passages are on topics of general interest. At least one passage contains detailed logical argument. A… Read More ›

OET Speaking Strategy

For reasons of test security and fairness to candidates, we cannot give qualitative feedback to individual candidates. However, there are patterns in candidate performance which you might find it useful to consider if you are preparing for the test. Many… Read More ›

IELTS General Reading Test

This module consists of three sections with 40 questions. The texts are taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines. The first section contains texts relevant to basic linguistic survival in English, with tasks mainly concerned with… Read More ›

IELTS Speaking

This part of the Website discusses about IELTS Speaking Module. This module has 3 parts apart from the introduction part. All three parts of the test are conducted at a same time by a same examiner in one stretch. The… Read More ›

IELTS Listening

This module consists of four sections, each with ten questions. The first two sections are concerned with social needs. The first section is a conversation between two speakers and the second section is a monologue. The final two sections are… Read More ›

Sample Read Aloud

Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud. Tips: Break the text into chunks and pause slightly between each one as… Read More ›

Read Aloud

About this section: In this section, you are given a text (up to 60 words) and are asked to read the text aloud. You do six to seven of these items, depending on the combination of items in your test…. Read More ›

Useful Phrases to Request

Simple requests: Could/can you…? Would you mind…? For routine requests (asking someone to do his/her job) we can be fairly direct. Big requests/favours: I was hoping you could… I was wondering if you could… Would it be okay if…? Do… Read More ›

How is IELTS Scored

IELTS results are reported on a nine scale. In addition to the score for overall language ability, IELTS provides a score in the form of a profile for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). These scores… Read More ›

IELTS Writing Overview

This module consists of two tasks. It is suggested that candidates spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, which requires them to write at least 150 words, and 40 minutes on Task 2, which requires them to write at least… Read More ›