Monday, July 18, 2016


International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a highly recognized English exam accepted worldwide. It aims to evaluate the English proficiency of the people that take it. They take the IELTS exam for work or training reasons, or if they intend to study in an English speaking country. The IELTS measures English proficiency level in four skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Examiners judge IELTS applicants on the basis of the required four skills such as listening capabilities, reading abilities, understanding power, and speaking skills.

IELTS exam is accepted internationally, so it is important to reach a high score. A high score in IELTS is an integral part and one of the criteria of almost all immigration processes such as Study Visa, General Skilled Migration Program among others.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training Compare

There is confusion among people who are taking the IELTS when it comes to choosing which module to take – the Academic or the General Training. The candidate’s purpose for visa application is the deciding factor to which module to take.

Generally, the Academic module is designed for individuals who are planning to study in higher education or those seeking professional registration. For example, nurses who want to practice their profession in Australia. The Academic module evaluates how ready the candidate is to begin studying and working in an English-speaking environment. The General Training, on the other hand, measures ones fluency in practical, everyday English context. These candidates usually wants to study or train in secondary education or migrate to an English speaking country.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top English Language Learners: Filipino Performed Well Aside From German

In the year 2014, it was recorded that German test candidates of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination ranked the highest average scores making them the world’s top English language learners.

The IELTS examination received a total of 2.5 million test candidates all over the world. German test candidates scored an average of 7.3 on all four subtests of the examination. This evidently shows that these non-native English speakers are already linguistically skilled to take challenging subjects.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Proper Ways on How To Answer IELTS Speaking

A lot of people find it hard to speak in a large crowd. The fear of making a mistake and being laughed at is the common reason for this. However, in a speaking test such as the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System exam, speaking right in front of a native English speaker is much nerve racking than speaking with a large crowd.

Filipino examinees for the IELTS have to undergo a one-on-one interview with a native English speaker (sometimes a Filipino trained to evaluate the test) for the speaking test. Though the test only lasts for 15 minutes, many candidates for the tests are already anxious in taking this test. This sub-test is unavoidable; hence, all the candidates can do is prepare for this part. How can one prepare for the IELTS speaking test? Here are some proper ways on how you can come up with good responses for the speaking examination.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

My IELTS Speaking Experience: Practice Makes Perfect

It has been a year now since I took my International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. I am a nurse and I have always dreamed of working in Australia. For me to be qualified, I had to take the IELTS. When I was told that this was an English proficiency examination, I felt confident since I know how to speak in English; however, there was a feeling of anxiety since English was seldom used in my workplace.