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Learn everything there is to know about the IELTS test. These articles cover general IELTS information, taking the IELTS, practicing for IELTS and its structure, and how and where you can register for IELTS. 

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IELTS Score Changes for Canada Study Visa (SDS) James Liu July 1st, 2023 IELTS Test Guide

There have been changes to the IELTS score requirements for Canada study visa applicants applying through the Student Direct Stream (SDS). Effective August 10, 2023, applicants will no longer need to achieve a score of 6 bands in each module of the IELTS Academic test. Instead, they will only need an overall score of 6 in IELTS Academic.

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The IELTS Computer Based Test Guide Ron Ross October 12th, 2021 IELTS Test Guide

With the world taking on a more computer-based approach towards testing it is no surprise that many standardized tests are becoming digitized. IELTS is now offering the convenience of computer-delivered testing for Listening, Reading and Writing sections. The Speaking section will still remain face-to-face with an examiner. This type of exam is typically referred to as either the CD IELTS (Computer-delivered IELTS) or CBT (computer-based test). In this guide, we will look at all questions and aspects regarding IELTS computer based test.

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How Much Does the IELTS Exam Cost? Ron Ross October 12th, 2021 IELTS Test Guide

When planning to take the IELTS exam there are numerous factors to consider. From choosing a testing center to which type of IELTS test you want to take to the costs. While it is easy to choose a test center and practice in advance for the IELTS, costs are still a struggle for many test-takers. For some people, the cost of the IELTS alone is often their main concern. If you are someone who worries about the IELTS exam fees, read on and learn all you need to know about IELTS fees and how to get those fees squared away for your IELTS exam.

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IELTS Reading & Listening Score: How they are calculated Ron Ross October 12th, 2021 IELTS Test Guide

When it comes to figuring out your degree of English mastery, the IELTS test has you covered. The IELTS exam utilizes a band score which ranks your level of English proficiency in writing, reading, listening, and speaking. For each section of the test, you are given a band score. Each of the four individual scores is then compiled together to produce your overall IELTS score. These scores can range between 1 to 9 including half bands (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5). Now you might be wondering how can you estimate your current band score? Predicting an IELTS exam score is simple and only requires a bit of math and a good practice IELTS test. Let’s take a look into IELTS scoring and how to estimate your score from each section of the exam.

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IELTS Test Registration Guide: Learn the Best IELTS Test Dates and How to Register Ron Ross October 12th, 2021 IELTS Test Guide

Now that you are prepped and ready to take your IELTS test, you are probably looking to start booking for the next available exam date. In this article you will find out how to register for your IELTS exam and learn more about other frequently asked questions.

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IELTS or TOEFL - How IELTS Compares with TOEFL & Which IELTS Test You Need Madison Oster October 12th, 2021 IELTS Test Guide

So, you have been working hard on your English and now is the time to show what you’ve got. You can choose between the top two tests for English proficiency- the TOEFL, or the IELTS- The International English Language Testing System. If you’ve decided to go with the IELTS, the decisions don’t stop there- you will need to determine which of the two test options suit you best. The choice is between an academic test, or a general training test.

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