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Working in New Zealand after graduating as an international student

Vincent — November 8th, 2020

What is a post study work visa in New Zealand? These visas are also called post graduate work visas. As of November 2020, this visa lets you work for any employer and in almost any job. The Post Study Work Visa lasts between 1 and 3 years depending on the level of your qualification and where you studied in New Zealand. Read more here.

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Finding Work in New Zealand as an International Student in 2020 and 2021

Vincent — November 8th, 2020

When you move to New Zealand as international student in 2020 or 2021, there are lots of benefits in getting a job while you study. Of course, it helps pay for some living expenses. But you also get to meet new people, make friends, and learn about the New Zealand workplace. It’s also a great way to practice your English.

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There vs Their vs They’re – Learn The Difference

Vincent — August 27th, 2020

What’s the difference between there vs their vs they’re? So, there is both an adverb and an exclamation. Their is a determiner. It can describe belonging to the people or things that were previously mentioned. They’re is a contraction and is used to shorten “they are”. Read more.

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Eg vs ie – Learn The Difference

Vincent — September 27th, 2020

Always wondered what the difference is between "eg" and "ie"? Let us explain. So, “e.g.” is an abbreviation for “exempli gratia”, a Latin phrase. “i.e.” is a also an abbreviation for the Latin phrase “id est”. Read more here.

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100 New English Words And Phrases in 2020

IELTS — August 10th, 2020

The English language keeps changing and new English words are added to the dictionary. Whether you are a native speaker or learning English as a second language, this list of 100 new English words and their meaning will help you expand your vocabulary. Check it out here.

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Examiner Approved Tips for the IELTS Speaking Test

IELTS — August 10th, 2020

Need to prepare for the IELTS Speaking test? We have listed 10 examiner approved tips to get a high score on your Speaking test. Use these tips while you prepare for your test to get a high band score on IELTS Speaking. Read more here.

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Your vs You’re: Learn the Difference

IELTS — May 11th, 2020

Your vs You’re: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Your” is a determiner. It can be described as belonging to or associated to someone that is being addressed. “You’re”, on the other hand, is a contraction and is used to shorten “you are”. See examples here.

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Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal – Learn The Difference

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal – Learn The Difference Principle vs principal: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Principle” is a noun. It can be described as a rule or idea in relation to behaviour or how…

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IELTS test day and Covid-19

IELTS — March 26th, 2020

There is a lot happening in the world right now. We want to show you the additional precautions we have put in place to help protect your health and safety, so you can take your test and get on with pursuing your goals. Please know that IDP’s global community is #InThisTogether as we navigate the restrictions and frequent changes in place due to Covid-19.

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Commonly Used Abbreviations & Acronyms

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

Abbreviations and acronyms are both used to shorten words or phrases. The only difference between the two is the way in which they are formed. Abbreviations usually take the first few letters of a word and usually also ends in a full-stop. On the other hand, acronyms are formed mostly from the first letter of each word in a phrase. Check them here.