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IELTS test day and COVID-19

IELTS — January 11th, 2021

There is a lot happening in the world right now. We want to show you the additional Covid-19 precautions we have put in place to help protect your health and safety, so you can take your test and get on with pursuing your goals with IELTS.

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Scoring of PTE changes: “It is really hard”

IDP IELTS — December 21st, 2020

In December 2020, Pearson released a new report. It compared PTE-A results to IELTS, the world’s gold-standard for English language tests. The report details that at an IELTS Band 7.0 to an IELTS Band 9.0, PTE-A test-takers will need a higher score to be equivalent to IELTS. Here’s what you need to know and what others have said. And, see all the information in one place.

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Will Using a Mask Affect Your Speaking Test?

IDP IELTS — November 25th, 2020

If I wear a mask, will it affect my Speaking test score? The short answer is: No, not in your IELTS Speaking test because we use real examiners. But some other tests, like Pearson PTE Academic, require you to talk to a computer, where it may affect your score. Read more here.

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Full list of Australian migration places in 2020 & 2021

IDP IELTS — October 11th, 2020

The Australian government has announced big changes to the migration program places for 2020 and 2021. Find out what the available places are for every visa category. Access our full list of Australian migration places in 2020 & 2021 here.

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How do you get an IELTS band 4.5 for functional English?

IDP IELTS — October 11th, 2020

Do you need an IELTS band 4.5 to show functional English? If you’re planning to apply for an Australian partner visa, you may require IELTS 4.5. So, what does this mean? And what should you do to get an IELTS band 4.5? We’ll explain it to you here.

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IELTS for Migration Agents

IDP IELTS — October 1st, 2020

As the most respected English test in the world, IELTS offers free support to migration agents. Together, we help our test takers succeed. If you are a migration agent, have a look here to see how you can support your clients with IELTS.

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There vs Their vs They’re – Learn The Difference

IDP IELTS — August 27th, 2020

What’s the difference between there vs their vs they’re? So, there is both an adverb and an exclamation. Their is a determiner. It can describe belonging to the people or things that were previously mentioned. They’re is a contraction and is used to shorten “they are”. Read more.

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Eg vs ie – Learn The Difference

IDP IELTS — September 27th, 2020

Always wondered what the difference is between "eg" and "ie"? Let us explain. So, “e.g.” is an abbreviation for “exempli gratia”, a Latin phrase. “i.e.” is a also an abbreviation for the Latin phrase “id est”. Read more here.

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Examiner Approved Tips for the IELTS Speaking Test

IDP IELTS — August 9th, 2020

Need to prepare for the IELTS Speaking test? We have listed 10 examiner approved tips to get a high score on your Speaking test. Use these tips while you prepare for your test to get a high band score on IELTS Speaking. Read more here.

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Covid-19 Visa for Australia (Subclass 408)

IDP IELTS — August 2nd, 2020

New travel restrictions were launched, and some people got stuck in other countries. Even so, several countries have made visa arrangements to take care of emergencies. For countries like Australia, there’s a visa specifically for Covid-19, known as the Covid 408 visa.