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How to Paraphrase in IELTS Writing

Acing the IELTS Writing includes many factors. One major aspect that must be enhanced by a candidate is the skill in paraphrasing which is expressing and expressing ideas and information in your own words. The ability to paraphrase indicates candidates’ ability to understand and express what has been comprehended. 

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Similarities & Differences Between GENERAL or ACADEMIC IELTS Tests?

First, depending on the purpose why take the IELTS test, that will determine whether you should take the General or the Academic test. Generally, when a person wants to study whether an undergraduate or post-graduate course, this person needs to take the Academic test since this is a requirement of many colleges and universities most...

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How IELTS Writing Task 1 Is Scored?

One third or just over 33% of the writing total score in the IELTS writing comes from Task 1. This score comes from a variety of task types namely diagrams, graphs, charts, maps, tables, and plans. Any of these or can be a combination is to be expected by the candidate when he or she...

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Paper-based Vs. Computer-based IELTS Test

Officially, after Cambridge English Language Assessment (then known as UCLES), The British Council, and International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP) redesigned the test, the number of test takers has been steadily rising, about 15% each year. From its early days, IELTS has been Paper-based test.  However, in 2017, the first computer-based test...

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How Long Does It Takes To Get 6.5 IELTS

If there’s one thing that a lot of students in both secondary and high school nowadays that they are asking is how long will it takes to get to 6.5.  There is a general answer to this question. First of all, the level of the student must be assessed in order to ascertain the current...

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How is IELTS Writing Task 2 is Scored

Writing Task 2 is writing an essay. There are basically 6 types of essay questions: Advantages-Disadvantages, Agree-Disagree, Discuss Both Views, Cause-Effect-Solution, Two-part Question, and Opinion Question. The essay is to be written in 40 minutes with at least 250 words.  As for the how it is scored, there are 4 criteria that are being used...

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Why is IELTS Important?

Over 3,500,000 candidates take the IELTS Test annually all over the world. Why is such a huge number of test takers? Is it really important? Here below are the major reasons why IELTS is important, if not VERY important.  First and foremost, it is an official record to show somebody’s English competency. As an official...