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IELTS Speaking Part 2: How to speak confidently for 2 minutes

IDP IELTS — June 9th, 2021

In part 2 of your IELTS Speaking test, you will need to deliver a long turn, speaking for up to 2 minutes on a topic. Let’s look at some tips and strategies that will help you do your best and perform better in this section of the test.

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Grammar 101: What is a Contronym?

Vincent — April 24th, 2021

So, have you ever heard of a word in English that has two opposite meanings? We call a single word that has two contradictory meaning (they're their own opposites) contronyms. As a result of this unique characteristic, they are quite rare. But, we have a full list of these words in English. Read below how you can use them in a sentence.

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42 Universities in Australia for IELTS Score of 5.5 and Above

IDP IELTS — March 10th, 2021

Want to study in Australia, but not sure what IELTS score you need for admission? Here’s a full list of colleges and universities in Australia accepting IELTS for entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. Check our full table that contains the list of college and universities in Australia accepting IELTS band score of 5.5 and above, including the following IELTS Overall Scores, Listening Scores, Reading Scores, Writing Scores and Speaking Scores.

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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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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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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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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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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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Principle vs Principal – Learn The Difference

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal – Learn The Difference Principle vs principal: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Principle” is a noun. It can be described as a rule or idea in relation to behaviour or how…

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IELTS test day and COVID-19

IELTS — July 27th, 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.