FREE IELTS Review Materials

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IELTS Apps Review

comprehensive review of various android/iOS apps for the IELTS

IELTS Books Reviews

dissecting various IELTS books

IELTS Speaking Topics Compilation

practice your speaking skills with these topics

IELTS Test Schedule 2015

2014 test schedules for the IELTS in the Philippines

IELTS and IELTS UKVI Comparison

Differences between IELTS and IELTS UKVI

Friday, April 26, 2013

Find Out What to Expect in the IELTS Listening Assessment

Would you like to get a world-class education offshore? Do you want to get a profession that does not only pay well but present possible career improvement? When you have got a positive response in both questions, then it is time for you to lay your goals and start working in your applications abroad. A lot of people are getting fascinated by finding work abroad and better schooling in countries like Australia, North America, Canada, and the United States of America. In any application that we put together overseas, any persons should undertake and get a good score in an English effectiveness assessment just like the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System.



The IELTS evaluation is one of the most common English competency exams taken by many to get an English qualification. An English certification is needed by folks to show as evidence of their English fluency. Corporations and academic institutions have distinct score requirements so somebody taking the IELTS should become aware of this and as much as possible, get a better score than the established scores.



There are four language skills that are part of the IELTS exam. Amongst these portions, the listening task is one of the least complicated tasks. The evaluation of the listening examination is the same for the Academic and the General training - the two different types of IELTS test. The audio tracks are conversations or dialogues based on a social or academic setting; that's why, it is much more familiar with the candidates taking the IELTS evaluation.



The IELTS listening test is divided into four various parts with a total number of forty questions. The test lasts for about 40 minutes including the time to transfer answers on the supplied answer sheet. There are tons of different question styles in the IELTS listening evaluation: multiple choices, sentence completion, multiple choice, classification, chart completion, matching and short answers. Having known that there is a chart completion type of examination, one should learn how to take down notes proficiently which is commonly trained in an IELTS review Philippines center.



In an IELTS review Philippines center, most of the individuals for the real assessment will experience training that will increase the essential knowledge for the listening examination. The prospects will be encountered with different listening drills with different accents used to assist the applicants to be more acquainted and experienced with American and Australian accents. Additionally, IELTS review centers make sure their applicants of their advancement for there is a once a week assessment done. Nobody can ever get wrong in determining to enroll in an IELTS review center.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

IELTS Speaking Practice - IELTS Speaking Mock Test

The following is very useful on how you can enhance your speaking abilities using the English language. You can ask someone to act as an interviewer and let him/her read the questions below. Good luck and practice harder. I hope you find this post useful for your IELTS review.
 
IELTS Speaking Test Part 1

Please come in and sit down - over here. First, let me take a look at your passport.
... it's for security purposes only.

Thank you. My name is (interviewer's name). What is your name?

Where do you come from?

Tell me about your family. What do your family members do for a living?

What do you and your family like to do together?

Where do you live now?

What kind of place do you live in (a house or a flat)?

Describe the neighbourhood that you live in at the moment.

Have you ever had a full-time job? If you have, tell me about it.

What are (or were) the advantages and disadvantages of this job?

Have you ever had a part-time or casual job?

Did you enjoy your time at school? Tell me what you liked and what you didn't like.

Are you studying at the moment? If so, what are you studying and where?

What do you find most difficult about your study and why?

What is your favourite pastime? Why do you enjoy doing this?

Do you prefer indoor or outdoor activities? Why?

Do you belong to any clubs? If so, why did you join.

Do you read much? What do you like to read?

What else do you like to do in your spare time?

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2


Thank you. Now, please take this card. I want you to speak for one or two minutes about the topic written on this card. Follow the instructions on the card. You have one minute to prepare before you give your talk.

Describe a person who has had a major influence on you. 

You should include in your answer:
  • who that person is and what he or she looks like
  • how you first met
  • his or her special qualities and characteristics
  • ... and why that person is so important in your life.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 3

Part 3 (begins after one or two follow-up questions on the talk above)

Thank you. Please give me back the card. People are so interesting.

How do you think people's attitudes to life have changed over the last hundred years or so?

How is your behaviour different to your parents' behaviour?

What do you think has caused these changes - why have people changed so much?

How is modern life better than in the past?

In what ways was life better in the past?

Describe the main problems that people face living in the modern world.

Are there any solutions to these problems?

Do you think the way we live will continue to change in the future? In what way?

What do you think will be the greatest influence on young people in the future?

... and what are the greatest dangers that young people will face?

Who are the best role models for young people these days?

That is the end of the interview. Thank you and goodbye.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grammar Quiz 1 for the IELTS

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IELTS Score Explained!


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Some Useful IELTS Apps for Android Smartphones and Tablets

The following are useful IELTS-related apps for Android smartphones and tablets.

IELTS Word Power from British Council

Description

British Council IELTS Word Power is a vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers. With over 100 questions to test your word power, this app helps to build vocabulary in preparation for the IELTS test.

* Build your IELTS vocabulary.
* Locate your nearest British Council test centre.
* Succeed at IELTS.

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Download the IELTS Word Power app from British Council here.


IELTS Writing App by Impact Learning
Description:

60 model answers for IELTS writing. All material is written by native English speakers with over 10 years IELTS coaching experience. App includes 20 X Task I Academic Module model answers, 20 X Task I General Training Module model answers and 20 X Task II (Academic and General Training) model answers, as well as frequently asked questions about IELTS writing.

You can also enroll in our complete online course using through this app and get a 10% discount off the normal course cost. NOTE: You can use this app on your Android phone, but if you enrol in our complete course, you will need a laptop or PC to access all features.

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Click here to download the app.

Grammar Games Lite! by RanVic Labs

Description:

Quiz yourself on fun English grammar questions.

*Idioms
*Commonly misspelled words
*Irregular verb tenses
*Verb prepositions
*Proverbs
*Synonyms
Full Version:
*Punctuate It!
*Antonyms
*Irregular noun plurals
*Homonyms
*Parts of speech
*Words -> Number
*Collective Nouns
*Baby Animals
Improve GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS scores.

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Click here to download the app.