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IELTS Speaking Topics Compilation

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IELTS Test Schedule 2015

2014 test schedules for the IELTS in the Philippines

IELTS and IELTS UKVI Comparison

Differences between IELTS and IELTS UKVI

Thursday, December 29, 2016

What to Expect When Taking the IELTS Life Skills Tests

Moving to the UK, regardless of duration and purpose, involves the accomplishment and submission of certain visa and immigration requirements. Non-native English speakers need to present evidence of their proficiency.   UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) acknowledges specific language assessment tests that aspiring immigrants must accomplish—the IELTS Life Skills is one of these tests.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Five Test Techniques for the IELTS Listening Exam

You should not underestimate the Listening component of the IELTS exam. While its goal of accurate evaluation is simple, the test is chock-full of subtle and well-placed linguistic challenges that assess more than just your listening skills. For instance, it forces examinees to rely solely on their listening abilities. Test takers have to listen to four audio materials of English native speakers with various accents. The topics and degrees of formality involved range from social conversations to academic discussions. Examinees must, therefore, simultaneously listen to the recordings, take down key notes and write their answers on the question paper in 30 minutes (allocated time).

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

5 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

Listening plays a vital role to attain a harmonious relationship. It not only prevents miscommunication but also promotes understanding. Listening skill is also essential especially for those who are about to take the IELTS exam, as it is one of the four subtests.  The test comes in three parts. If you are not sure of your listening proficiency, you may want to avail the IELTS training of review centers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Common Speaking Functions

When IELTS candidates review for the IELTS test, most of them have a hard time coping with the stress in speaking. Indeed, they are most stressed in speaking as they have to face their instructors during the mock tests. The need to speak English clearly and to come up with good and sensible responses increases the anxiety of the students. In an IELTS review center, candidates are always taught the different speaking functions that get them familiarized and less anxious about the test.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The 10 Commandments of IELTS Review Tips That Work

Whether your IELTS is for work or study, failing to reach target scores in the IELTS can be very disheartening. Some would even give up trying on taking the IELTS test again. Though the test is challenging, there are a number of ways to avoid getting a failing band score in the IELTS as suggested by an IELTS review center.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

5 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Pass IELTS Examination through Online Review

Nowadays, IELTS test candidates prefer ways in reviewing that can provide them comfort and effective training for the test. An IELTS review center is one of the most convenient ways in building skills for the IELTS. The typical classroom instruction where students are given hours of lectures and piles of exercises is what IELTS students have been accustomed to for many years now. Fortunately, there is now a new way in learning, IELTS – learning online.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to Improve Skills in the IELTS

The greatest dilemma an IELTS student usually faces is looking for ways in improving their IELTS skills. No matter how convincing IELTS instructors are in an IELTS review center telling their students that their skills are gradually improving, there are still who are skeptical that they have made any progress.

This problem is actually causing more stress to students in an IELTS UKVI review center. It is a fact that this examination costs a little more expensive than the regular test. Hence, IELTS UKVI students are under a lot of stress in finding ways on how to develop their skills. These problems have caused not only anxiety, but also made students feel a little less self-confident.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Boost Your IELTS Band Score through IELTS Online Review

Failing the IELTS can be very depressing. I should know since I experienced it firsthand. I was filled with so much regret when I knew that I failed the IELTS. My friends who took the exam with me felt uncomfortable as well as they did not know how to console me since they passed the test. I kept telling them it was okay, but actually it was not.

Monday, November 14, 2016

5 Harsh Realities Of Taking The IELTS Review

IELTS, or the International English Language Testing System, is a requirement for those who seek to study, work and live overseas wherein English is the primary language. IELTS Review Center Philippines have been a great tool to help candidates pass their IELTS exams. Non-native speakers of English can find taking an IELTS exam a challenge. It is quite crucial to achieve points needed to pass the four subsections of IELTS, namely: Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening. But with IELTS Review Center Philippines, taking the IELTS exam can be worry-free.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

5 Things Great IELTS Passers Have in Common

Isn’t it amazing reading success stories of people passing the IELTS? Their stories of struggle in their reviews that made them more motivated in focusing to pass the exam inspired me when I was also taking my IELTS review. The IELTS review center I enrolled in was also the same center where 6 of my friends reviewed and passed the examination. I admit, I had a hard time during my review since there was great expectation from my friends that I could pass as well. Luckily, I did pass the exam, but there was one thing my friends did not know. They were my inspiration from the review until the exam day.

Friday, November 4, 2016

What Everybody Ought to Know About IELTS Review Centers

Being skeptical with an IELTS review center is something I really cannot understand. Why would you doubt a great opportunity to learn IELTS?

A few months ago, I was in a dilemma to have my IELTS requirement completed in two months for my visa application in Canada. My friends suggested I look for an IELTS Davao center that could help me learn IELTS skills in just a matter of weeks. Searching online, I found a couple of centers and decided to check out one that was near my apartment.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How Learning IELTS Can Improve Your Life

Nearly all of my classmates in the IELTS review center in Makati I was in did not clearly understand the purpose of taking the IELTS. During the first day of the review, most have these blank faces when we were asked why we were in the class. Some answered because of its requirement for the visa applications (this was also my answer).

Friday, October 21, 2016

Why Most IELTS Exam Takers Fail?

Why do a lot of test takers can’t achieve their desired or required band scores? It’s not because they are incompetent. It’s actually because of simple reasons that they don’t try to avoid.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How much do you charge for the IELTS?

It was early this year when I started preparing for my IELTS examination. With some reviewers I bought from the bookstores and printed sheets online, I was fairly doing a good job with my self-review. The problem started when there were puzzling ideas in the reading passage. I was stagnant for days on a question since I was not sure how to answer it. What made me decide to look for an IELTS review center was when I had to deal with speaking and writing sections. No one was literally there for me to rate my performance.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ways to Get Through Your IELTS Review

Reviewing for the IELTS takes time and process to reach higher band scores. If you aren’t familiar about the test, it’s better to go to an IELTS review center for professional support on your review. So how can you get through your review for the IELTS easily?

If you enrolled for an IELTS review center, it’s most likely to take a lot of practice tests to be able to familiarize and assess yourself on your progress. In these tests, you have to pay attention to your mistakes and practice on avoiding the previous mistakes you committed. It’s easier to get through your review if you know exactly what you are doing wrong all along rather than just randomly reviewing materials that you think you need.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The All Time Best Way to Improve Your IELTS Speaking

Ever had cold feet during interviews? How can you be a good English speaker?

Some people who have taken the IELT test considers speaking to be the easiest part of the exam since the questions are something that can easily be handled. Indeed, the tasks in the speaking section of the test are commonly asked questions that a person can surely respond to, except if this person is consumed with his own anxiety.

Monday, September 26, 2016

10 Common Misconceptions About IELTS

Even the best IELTS review center encounters student with misconceptions about IELTS. Students admit their difficulty in handling their IELTS review, but sometimes it is due to how they look at their IELTS review that makes their experience a bit of a challenge.

In IELTS Davao, they have contemplated on these misconceptions and how they affect their students negatively. For students in IELTS Review center in Davao, it is essential to know these misconceptions so they’d be able to learn more and achieve the IELTS passing rate they need.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Choose the best IELTS Review Center for your IELTS Exam Training

With over hundreds of IELTS review centers in the Philippines, it is indeed very convenient for IELTS test candidates to choose an IELTS review center with these different options. An IELTS course from these review centers may vary with their schedules, styles in teaching, and even price; thus, students for the IELTS review should pick one that suits their needs.

Finding an IELTS course can be challenging when students do not know what to look for in an IELTS review center. In choosing the best review center for the IELTS, here are some considerations:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Selecting the Best Coaching Center for IELTS Exam Training

Quality training – this is the most important factor that every IELTS candidate looks for in an IELTS review center. The demand for training in the IELTS has been significantly rising every year with the number of individuals applying for work or student visas in English speaking countries. The pressure of getting their required overall band score is high; thus, these candidates only want the best training for their preparation for the exam.

How can an IELTS center be considered as the best in coaching? Here are a few items on the list when selecting the best coaching center for IELTS exam training.

Monday, September 5, 2016

How to prepare for an IELTS review exam

How difficult is it to prepare for the IELTS?

This is the question most students ask when they realize that they have to take the IELTS for their visa applications abroad. Contrary to what most people believe, the IELTS examination is not just an ordinary English comprehension examination. The test involves tasks that test the English skills of an individual in speaking, writing, reading, and listening. To help build strong skills in the examination, review center for the IELTS offer skills training for all IELTS candidates.

Monday, August 29, 2016

12 Facts About IELTS Review That You Should Know

International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an English Proficiency test which will score your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the English language. If you want to study, work or migrate to countries where English is the form of language, you need to take an IELTS exam. Some people have trouble taking the IELTS exam which is why it is important to enroll in an IELTS review center.

In an IELTS review center, you are given a comprehensive IELTS course guide that focuses on your capability to use English in your everyday life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

5 Tips Everyone In The IELTS Industry Should Follow

Each IELTS review center follows the same procedures and rules. What is important is finding a reputable IELTS review center that maintains the international standard of the IDP.

International English Language Testing System or IELTS measures the language proficiency of people who want to work, migrate and study in countries where English is used as a language of communication. To clearly identify the proficiency level, IELTS uses the easy-to use-9-band scale. Band score of 1 for non-user through band score of 9 for experts.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

IELTS Review: The Complete Guide Before Taking The Examination

Students in IELTS review center in Davao boost on their performance because of the team behind them. The IELTS review center in Davao is a pioneer in the IELTS review and continually provide a quality learning experience for people in the South.

International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an English proficiency test accepted worldwide.  IELTS is a requirement for those who want to work, study or migrate to countries where English is the form of language.

Monday, August 8, 2016

8 Facts About IELTS Reviews That Should Impress You

IELTS is an English language proficiency exam required for those who want to study or work abroad. It has four subsections – Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. Taking the exam can be quite tedious to some especially when they need to pass a certain band score. That is why taking an IELTS review is important. Some people thought that an IELTS review will just consume your time, this is not the case though. An IELTS review is a comprehensive study course that focus on your English proficiency.

Monday, August 1, 2016

One Thing Every IELTS Taker Needs To Do

One thing every IELTS takers need to do is to maximize their chances of passing their IELTS test. Self-study may work for a number of people, but for some, they are better off taking reviews in an IELTS Review Center. International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an English proficiency test accepted worldwide. If you want to study, migrate or work in countries where English is used, IELTS is a requirement. It has four subsections – speaking, writing, reading and listening. All four sections require equal time for studying and practicing.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My Own Study Plan Before Taking IELTS Exam

My mom has finally allowed me to pursue my masteral degree overseas. It was painstakingly difficult for both of us. Allowing me, her only child, to be on my own is not an easy decision to make. While I, on the other hand, cannot ignore the many opportunities laid down on me. I had to convince my mom, showing her a timeline and even a list of awards I want to attain when the future comes. The moment she said yes, I was overjoyed. But it took me a few minutes to realize that I am taking a leap at being fully independent.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Don’t Just Study Hard, Study Smart!

When you are going to take an IELTS exam in the near future, IELTS Review Philippines is a good training ground. You will increase your knowledge in the English grammar, as well as improve techniques in your reading and speaking skills. IELTS Review Philippines adapt the standard of IELTS Ukvi. IELTS Ukvi can be used to prove your English language abilities in support of a UK visa.

Aside from enrolling in an IELTS Review Center, you also need to study hard on your own. Learn the basic and master the skill. The way you study can make or break your success in passing your IELTS exam. Studying smart is how to make the most out of the time you invest for studying. The goal of this article is to enable you to reduce the unnecessary parts of your studies and to concentrate more on the important things.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How do I start preparing for the IELTS

If you are planning to study or work in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom, it is not surprising that an IELTS certification is a requirement in your visa application. A lot of professionals and students nowadays are looking for review center for IELTS here in the Philippines to help them build and improve their skills in English. With this, IELTS review in the Philippines has been getting hundreds of students monthly for their review programs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

What is the Advantage of Passing the IELTS for your Career?

There is quite a number of professionals who are currently enrolled in IELTS review programs in the best IELTS review center in the country. Nurses are particularly one profession that has the highest population of students in a review center. Though some successfully pass the exam in one sitting, others have to retake the test in the hope of getting their target scores.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

FAQ: Taking IELTS is Mandatory for UK Visa?

The feeling of anxiety happens when you feel that you are not ready for the examination. Being nervous is a normal feeling; however, this can be lessened or be totally eliminated through rigid training and preparation for the NPTE. A good NPTE review program will surely make you feel confident for the exam. Planning on staying in the UK soon? The good news, the UK is extremely hospitable to Filipino tourists. The bad news, you need to pass the IELTS in order to qualify for a visa.

Don’t fret just yet! Although the IELTS UKVI can slightly pose as an obstacle between you and your visa, there are tons of accommodating IELTS for UKVI review centers all over the Philippines. The IELTS may be mandatory, but don’t let the thought of taking it keep you from achieving your dream of working or going to school in the UK.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Punctuation Saves Lives, the #NationalPunctuationDay

Planning to take the IELTS or the TOEFL anytime soon? Train yourself or with a respective IELTS or TOEFL review center, and start by spotting the punctuation errors in your written works!

Remember Jeff Rubin? He’s the founder of the National Punctuation Day and the humorous but extremely serious idea behind raising awareness for the value of correct punctuation. Since 2004, every 24th of September, the odd celebration of promoting correct punctuation occurs in the United States of America.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Choosing Which Appropriate Words to Use

Having a hard time looking for the right words to express your ideas and opinions? Is your vocabulary good enough to survive an English proficiency examination?

One of the problems for IELTS test candidates is expressing their ideas in both speaking and written responses. The most effective way is to use appropriate vocabulary to effectively convey their ideas. However, some candidates have troubles finding the exact words to use when they respond to these tasks. Most of the time, they end up using very basic word expressions and repeat these words again and again in the response. Though this response is still evaluated, examiners expect IELTS candidates to make use of different vocabulary words.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What Is Your Most Frustrating Writing Mistake?

Writing is the most challenging part of the IELTS test. As a matter of fact, a lot of Filipinos have to retake the examination because they failed to hit their target band score for the writing. It is not surprising that IELTS test candidates look stressed and dreadful during the writing test.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Having Good Pronunciation Is An Important Factor, Learn It The IELTS Way

Since English is not the mother tongue of non-native English speakers, there is a possibility that their pronunciation is influenced heavily by their native language. In the IELTS examination, pronunciation is one of the criteria in evaluating how well you can speak English. Thus, a review center for the IELTS is very particular in honing the pronunciation of their students to make it clearer and sound natural. An IELTS review center may have special classes to improve pronunciation to get a good band score for the IELTS speaking test.

Learning English pronunciation can be a little challenging. Speaking examiners look at the accuracy and the variety of pronunciation in your responses. First, there is stress. Both word stress and sentence stress are considered in a response. Word stress can actually change the meaning of a particular word. For example, when the stress is placed on the second syllable of the word present, it means to show something like a report or a presentation. However, when placed on the first syllable, it means not absent or a gift. Sentence stress puts emphasis on words that you want the examiner to focus on. These words in your responses are important keywords in your response. For example, putting emphasis on the word never in I have never been to any parts of the Philippines means you have not have any opportunity to get out of your city.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

How to Apply For A UK Tourist Visa

The United Kingdom has been a great place of adventure and backpacking to many nationals over the years. With the rich culture and history of this country, it is not surprising that thousands of tourists visit the country to experience what UK has to offer. Many are intrigued with the country’s beauty; hence, a lot of foreigners apply for a UK tourist visa. 

Applying for a UK visa is not a walk in a park. There are certain documents that applicants need to comply before visa applications are approved. When you go to the UK, there are certain things that you need to remember to have a smooth visa processing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

IELTS Speaking Test: Handling Nervousness

Some candidates of the IELTS see themselves on a hot seat during the speaking test. When you get nervous, you all get sweaty and your voice starts to sound weak. Your performance in the exam can be greatly affected with these when you let your being nervous overwhelm you. Stress and pressure in getting your target score are the common reasons why you get nervous for the examination. However, letting these two consume you will not result to a good performance in the examination. How should one handle nervousness in the IELTS speaking test?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ten Don'ts For The IELTS Speaking Test

Speaking in front of a native English speaker increases the anxiety of almost anyone, particularly candidates for the IELTS speaking test. Some candidates are dumbfounded once the examiner starts throwing them the questions. Seriously, what the examinees need to do is relax and be calm during the examination.

Being nervous can affect the score as one can start to stutter, stammer and even forget what he or she has to say to the examiner. Also, one thing that is a problem to most candidates is the relevance of their answers to the questions. Anxiety and poor content combined result to a poor score in the speaking test. To avoid being in a difficult situation in the speaking, here are some things that one should not do in the speaking test.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Factors That Can Improve Your IELTS Speaking

Communicating in the English language has become one of the most important qualities to have in the competitive world today. In fact, better opportunities await for those individuals who can speak the language well. These opportunities are the reasons why people take the IELTS examination. With Speaking as one of the subtests, getting a good IELTS review to hone speaking skills is just the secret in a successful IELTS examination.

However, it is not all the time that an IELTS test candidate can sit in a class and learn things to improve their speaking skills. There are various factors one should know on how to develop this skill that will help them perform better during their IELTS review.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Speak Well in the IELTS Speaking

Conversation is an integral part of our daily lives. Having good English communication skills makes it easier for people to understand spoken English and to be understood by other English speakers. English proficiency examinations include speaking tests as a part of its evaluation. The International English Language Testing System examination’s speaking exam is sure to bring the best out of its candidate’s speaking abilities.

The speaking test of the IELTS is done in a one-on-one interview. The interview has three different tasks which are all completed in just 15 minutes. What makes the exam terrifying is the fact that examinees are interviewed by a native English speaker or someone who is trained to conduct speaking assessments. Candidates are pressured to speak well in front of their examiner to get their target speaking score. The question is: how to speak well in the IELTS speaking test?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Useful Android Apps for IELTS and TOEFL Preparation

Two good reasons why an individual has to take an English proficiency examination: (1) as a requirement to a visa, work or student application to an English speaking country or (2) an assessment of one’s English fluency level. For whatever reason one must have, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are known to tools for these English assessment.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Make Every Word Count in IELTS Writing

What makes a good essay? It is the words that are carefully chosen to express ideas and an organized arrangement of the ideas. In any writing, the choice of vocabulary affects the content of the essay. In the IELTS writing, the words that you use is critical for your band score. This is why a lot of test candidates find good IELTS training to build their word power for the test.

IELTS writing rates your vocabulary skill with the following band scores:
  • Band 6: an “adequate range of vocabulary”
  • Band 7: a “sufficient range of vocabulary”
  • Bands 8 to 9: a “wide range of vocabulary”
To have a good essay, one must learn vocabulary that are usually or commonly used in the IELTS writing. Here are some words with their definitions to add to your vocabulary bank.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid During the IELTS Writing Test

Humans as we are, it is inevitable to commit mistakes. However, if you are someone taking the IELTS examination with a high overall band score to hit, there is entirely no room for mistakes. The IELTS test can pose a huge challenge when one comes unprepared for the examination. Look at it as a battle. Soldiers do not go to battle without any protective armor and any skill for war. In the IELTS, you have to take it with the knowledge on its different subtests and skills for each.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Proper Ways on How to Answer IELTS Writing Tests

Grammar, sentence construction, and vocabulary – these are only a few factors that constitute a good writing output. Writing essays can be pretty difficult if you are having a hard time expressing yourself in writing. Most people find writing as an activity for the intellectuals – as most writers on the newspapers and magazines are smart and classy. However, even though you are not smart and classy, writing an essay is a must in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

10 Mistakes to Avoid During the IELTS Writing Test

Humans as we are, it is inevitable to commit mistakes. However, if you are someone taking the IELTS examination with a high overall band score to hit, there is entirely no room for mistakes. The IELTS test can pose a huge challenge when one comes unprepared for the examination. Look at it as a battle. Soldiers do not go to battle without any protective armor and any skill for war. In the IELTS, you have to take it with the knowledge on its different subtests and skills for each.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What you should not do in the IELTS Writing Task 2

Not every person enjoys writing. Writing involves too much brain activity that anyone can easily get tired. When I took my IELTS test, it was the writing subtest that gave me stress. I hated writing a lot, but I had no choice but to take the test as I needed the IELTS certification for my student visa in New Zealand.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard about IELTS Review

I am pretty sure that all IELTS candidates have heard of reviewing for the IELTS, and many of these IELTS examinees are living witness that review centers are really a good help in preparing for the examination. A friend of mine once asked me for advice as he was preparing for the IELTS examination. We had this friend who gave him the worst advice about reviewing for the IELTS – to review alone or simply do self-reviewing

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

IELTS UK Speaking Test & Answers

Taking the speaking test for the IELTS was the most challenging part of my preparation for my UK visa. A couple of months ago, I was scheduled to take the IELTS UKVI speaking examination. Before my examination, I took review classes in an IELTS review center. It was pretty difficult for me as I was balancing time for my review and work. In a week, I could only attend three sessions as I was pretty swamped with work. There was a huge pressure for me to hit my target score in the IELTS examination. First, I already found an employer overseas and the only requirement left to be completed was the IELTS. The other thing was the exam cost quite a lot and I did not want to retake the examination. With this in mind, I put my best foot forward in reviewing for the examination. Lucky for me, I got the best IELTS instructors in town.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tips on How to Avoid Common IELTS Mistakes in the IELTS


Committing a mistake in an examination is common, yet if you are taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, mistakes should be, as much as possible, avoided. There are lots of IELTS candidates that take time in reviewing for the IELTS. These examinees believe that preparing for the exam is important for them to get a good score in the IELTS test.