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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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3 Top Reasons Why People Choose IELTS General Training

IDP IELTS — April 18th, 2021

IELTS offers two tests: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Usually, you can do the General Training test for migration purposes. For migration to Canada, sometimes IELTS GT is the only choice. Here, we'll give you the top 5 reasons why people choose General Training. Read more now.

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IELTS for Global Talent Visa in Australia

Global Talent Visa

IDP IELTS — April 14th, 2021

The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. In 2020-2021, there are 15,000 places available under the program. Check here how you can apply with IELTS.

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5 Things You Can Do With Your IELTS Results

IDP IELTS — March 14th, 2021

You sat the test. You’ve received your official IELTS Test Report Form. You can be proud! That’s a massive achievement. But, what can you do with your IELTS scores? Read our list of 5 things you can do with your IELTS results here.

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List of Minimum IELTS Scores For Canadian Universities in 2022

IDP IELTS — March 13th, 2021

Moving to Canada in 2021 for study? Check the IELTS requirements for Canadian Universities. IELTS is the only English language test available in Australia that is trusted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Read more here.

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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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NSW adds 10 new occupations to Skilled Occupation List for permanent visa subclass 190

IDP IELTS — February 17th, 2021

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, announced in February 2021 that it will add 10 new occupations to its Skilled Occupation List. That’s for Permanent Visa (subclass 190). Check if your occupation is listed.

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Estelle's Canadian Journey

My life in Canada: Moving to Canada as a student

IDP IELTS — February 17th, 2021

Thinking of moving to Canada? Estelle Nathan who has called the land of maple leaf home for 13 years, describes her life in Canada and why she loves the country. Read her story here

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Top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021

Top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021

IDP IELTS — February 17th, 2021

Thinking about migrating to Canada? As the economy begins to improve from the pandemic, let’s explore the top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021 that are predicted to be in-demand. Check more here.

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PTE have made changes to how they compare to IELTS. Will this impact you?

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.