Published On: Mon, May 28th, 2018

Why You Need To Prepare For IELTS Exams

IELTS or International English Language Testing System is a well-recognized system to test candidate’s aptitude in English. When a student desires to go to an English speaking country for higher education then it is mandatory to clear IELTS exam or PTE or TOEFL with specific scores.

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Advantages of IELTS exam for students

  • Necessary step to go abroad – Students with good IELTS bands have fulfilled one of the prerequisites for studying in countries like the USA, Australia, UK, New Zealand, and Canada. Besides getting admission in a foreign university, the test is sometimes needed for immigration forms, visa applications, and job applications abroad.


  • Worldwide accepted – IELTS certificate is accepted in over 135 countries and 9000 organizations around the world as proof that you are capable to communicate effectively in English language. Reputation of IELTS expands beyond only-English speaking countries.


  • Good to gauge English skills – Structure of IELTS exam makes it probable for ESL students to gauge their English knowledge against local English speakers. You can get an idea of your control on English language and use this opportunity to enhance it.


  • Accurate reflection of English skills – Examiners have strict criteria to gauge your control on English language using variety of tests. There is no failing in this test but you need to score minimum 7 band to get approval at majority of leading universities. Candidates getting low can repeat the test.


  • American versus English – ESL students are confused of the English concept American vs. British. Difference between both ranges from trivial and understated to understandable and obvious. IELTS exam covers both kinds of English, so candidates understand the differences between accents and pronunciation.


  • Live exam – real life situations are incorporated in the IELTS exam. There is a speaking section, where students experience face-to-face questioning with an examiner. It may sound daunting but exam is confidential. Examiner and candidate speak English without distraction.

In English medium school, English is the first language but in non-English schools it is the second language. A good student must have fundamental English knowledge, so start with Grammar and learn correct way to use punctuation marks, articles, narration, change of voice, and how to construct correct phrases. Read good essays, which will help to develop basic knowledge. IELTS consists of two kinds of test – Academic and General.

To fulfil your study or work ambition, so it is crucial to prepare for the IELTS exam. You need to practice a lot, so that you get top IELTS score. As your goal is clear you will get motivation to study hard and enhance your English. You gain familiarity with the language needed for PG or UG study in English.

You will be tested in four skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Visit English School Manchester to get an idea of how they designed their preparation curriculum for final IELTS Exam, to be held at the Manchester University.

Information of institutions that need IELTS certificate

IELTS has updated database of worldwide institution that need test results posted on their official website. Global Recognition System also includes minimal bands needed by each university. You get an idea where to apply with the IELT scores you obtained.

Author: Aalia Ray

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