Frequently Asked Questions about IELTS

Q: How can I register for the IELTS exam?

A: Everything about registration steps and requirements for the IELTS exam, as well as test dates, locations and fees can be found on https://www.ielts.org/. 

 

Q: When will I receive my IELTS results?

A: Your IELTS test report form will be available for collection after 13 days from your official test date. You can receive one hard copy of your test report form for free and multiple at a cost.

 

Q: Can I ask the IELTS test center to re-mark my papers?

A: The answer is yes but you will have to pay for the re-mark process. If your scores (overall and/or component) change after this process, you will get the money back.

 

Q: When should I start revising and preparing for the IELTS exam?

A: In general, the advice is that you should start the revision process as soon as possible. However, you should base your revision process on the reason why you sit the IELTS exam. For example, if you need to obtain an IELTS certificate to be enrolled at a university in September 2019, you should start preparing for the exam as soon as September 2018. Remember that it takes time to revise, sit the exam, receive your results and re-sit it if you do not achieve your target. Another point to keep in mind is that if the start date of your semester is September, the application deadline is probably around April/May period.

 

Q: Is there any difference between the Academic Training module and the General Training module?

A: There are 2 main differences. The first difference lies in purpose of candidates. While the General Training certificate is suitable for candidates who wish to enter an English-speaking country for purposes such as family union, short-term training courses, high-school education and manual labor, the Academic Training certificate is the choice of candidates wishing to pursue higher education or professional career. The second difference is level of difficulty. The Reading and Writing sections of the Academic Training module are different and more demanding than those of the General Training module.

Q: How can I write a paragraph in an academic essay? 

A: There are 5 components of an ideal and complete paragraph in academic writing contexts. Please click here to read our article on this topic.

Q: How can I develop examples for Writing Task 2 essays? 

 

A: Examples for the IELTS Writing Task 2 section can be developed from many sources, such as official statistics, case studies, scientific researches, news, social trends and personal experience. Please click here to learn more. 

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