Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cambridge and the IELTS Test

University of Cambridge
For most non-native speakers, taking an English proficiency examination is a step closer in finding better jobs, the change to study, and live permanently overseas. It is an important certification that will get these people to their dream career and academic needs. Among the English proficiency exam available in the world today, the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System examination is the most popular. Its popularity is evident as countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and North America recognize the IELTS examination.

The IELTS is accepted by over 9,000 different organizations – companies and academic institutions – around the globe. It has always been a secure, valid and a reliable examination that assesses an individual’s ability to communicate in the English language. IELTS is often heard being paired together with Cambridge. How is Cambridge related to the IELTS?

In truth, IELTS is owned by three agencies: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. These three agencies are responsible for bringing a very reliable and effective English test.

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization responsible for giving educational opportunity and cultural relations. It aims to bring people together providing learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK to be able to have a strong bond between the United Kingdom and other countries in the world.

Being one of the world’s leading international organization, IDP: IELTS Australia offers IDP education aiming to offer the chance for students to have placement in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Canada. Finally, Cambridge English Language Assessment is the world’s leading exam provider. Through Cambridge, IELTS has been being administered in countries around the globe. Cambridge is the primary reason why we have IELTS here in the Philippines. It gives the possibility of taking the examination conveniently as Filipinos need not to fly to other countries where IELTS is delivered.

Whether candidates register under IDP or British Council, the examination content is the same. There are no recorded differences between the two so candidates need not worry about it. What candidates need to focus on is their ability to get the target score of the institutions they are applying for. Getting it is a very important thing. Once they fail to get their target score, they have to retake the exam. Hence, reviewing for the IELTS exam is seriously necessary.

The IELTS is a test trusted by different institutions as it accurately rates the candidate’s English skills. Take time to prepare for the IELTS and aim high for the examination.


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