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IELTS Speaking Part 2: How to speak confidently for 2 minutes

IDP IELTS — June 10th, 2021

In part 2 of your IELTS Speaking test, you will need to deliver a long turn, speaking for up to 2 minutes on a topic. Let’s look at some tips and strategies that will help you do your best and perform better in this section of the test.

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Grammar 101: What is a Contronym?

IDP IELTS — May 24th, 2021

So, have you ever heard of a word in English that has two opposite meanings? We call a single word that has two contradictory meaning (they're their own opposites) contronyms. As a result of this unique characteristic, they are quite rare. But, we have a full list of these words in English. Read below how you can use them in a sentence.

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3 Top Reasons Why People Choose IELTS General Training

IDP IELTS — May 24th, 2021

IELTS offers two tests: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Usually, you can do the General Training test for migration purposes. For migration to Canada, sometimes IELTS GT is the only choice. Here, we'll give you the top 5 reasons why people choose General Training. Read more now.

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5 Things You Can Do With Your IELTS Results

IDP IELTS — March 14th, 2021

You sat the test. You’ve received your official IELTS Test Report Form. You can be proud! That’s a massive achievement. But, what can you do with your IELTS scores? Read our list of 5 things you can do with your IELTS results here.

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List of Minimum IELTS Scores For Canadian Universities in 2021

IDP IELTS — March 13th, 2021

Moving to Canada in 2021 for study? Check the IELTS requirements for Canadian Universities. IELTS is the only English language test available in Australia that is trusted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Read more here.

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List of 8 Universities in New Zealand for IELTS Score of 5.5 and Above

IDP IELTS — March 13th, 2021

Want to study in New Zealand, but not sure what IELTS score you need for admission? Here’s a full list of colleges and universities in New Zealand accepting IELTS for entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. Check our full table that contains the list of college and universities in New Zealand accepting IELTS band score of 5.5 and above, including the following IELTS Overall Scores, Listening Scores, Reading Scores, Writing Scores and Speaking Scores.

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My life in Canada enjoying snow

My life in Canada: Moving to Canada as a student

IDP IELTS — February 18th, 2021

Thinking of moving to Canada? Estelle Nathan who has called the land of maple leaf home for 13 years, describes her life in Canada and why she loves the country. Read her story here.

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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.