Monday, August 18, 2014

Spelling Matters in the IELTS Test

Always remember:

Spelling matters in the IELTS test.

Find out the commonly misspelled words in the English language in this slide.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

IELTS Writing - Common Mistakes that Must be Avoided

5 #IELTS common mistakes in the writing test that must be avoided:
  • Misinterpreting the question
  • Errors in the format of the essay
  • Improper Tenses of the Verb
  • Using fancy words incorrectly
  • The belief that you can improve as a writer without actually writing

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Steps in Remarking Your IELTS Test Results

is rechecking your IELTS test results possible? Yes!

- contact the local IELTS test center (IDP or British Council)
- apply for an Enquiry on Results within six (6) weeks of the test date
- pay for the enquiry fee (this will be fully refunded if your band score changes

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

IELTS Facts: The Listening Test Duration

The IELTS Listening subtest is approximately 30 minutes.
  • approximately 20 minutes to listen to the tape and answer the questions
  • 10 minutes to transfer your answers in the answer sheet provided in the test booklet
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IELTS Score and English Proficiency

Your IELTS score reflects your skills in using the English language via its four components - listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Find out more information on how you are graded at

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

IELTS Writing Score Criteria 1 - Task Achievement

In this particular criterion, the essay should fully satisfy what the task requires. Meaning to say, all the needed points for the essay are covered – nothing left behind. For example, if one of the tasks requires the candidate to identify a remarkable change in the graph, this should be indicated in the essay and explained well. In addition, the essay should clearly present a fully developed response. The essay should have ideas that are developed and are no ideas could confuse the person rating the essay.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

IELTS Writing Test Scoring Criteria

Your score in the IELTS writing test is marked according to:

  • task response
  • coherence and cohesion
  • lexical resource
  • grammatical range and accuracy 

IELTS Score Average in the Philippines

6.8 - mean overall band score achieved by test candidates taking the Academic module from the Philippines in 2012.

6.1 - mean overall band score achieved by test candidates taking the General Training module from the Philippines in 2012.