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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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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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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.

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Covid-safe IELTS testing continues in Australia

IDP IELTS — June 11th, 2020

Due to Covid-19, official requirements resulted in the suspension of IELTS testing in many places around the world. Yet, in locations where it is permitted and safe to do so, IELTS testing continues to go ahead. Additional precautions are place to help protect the health of test takers and staff.

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IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

IDP IELTS — July 20th, 2019

If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? IELTS on computer is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer. Read the benefits of computer here.

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Which IELTS test should I take?

IDP IELTS — July 17th, 2019

Which IELTS test should you take? There are two tests available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do. The Academic test is usually for entry into university. General training is used for migration purposes.

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How much does IELTS cost?

IDP IELTS — September 27th, 2020

What is the IELTS test fee? The cost for an IELTS test in Australia is $375.00. The price for the exam is the same whether you take IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic. There is no separate registration fee or payment processing fee. There is also no late payment fee. However, in some locations the test fee can be slightly higher. Read more.