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In this IELTS blog you will find blog posts on various IELTS-related topics. We decided to start blogging since we have been receiving lots of questions from people, who are looking for answers regarding the test.

Therefore, we will be creating posts on broader topics to cover different aspects of the test and hopefully this will help you find answers to at least some of your questions as well.

How to practice IELTS reading at home? (5 steps)

IELTS Reading
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If you are a self-learner and looking for the best strategy to practice IELTS Reading and improve your skills at home, then you’re at the right place.

Here we have listed 5 IELTS Reading Practice Steps & Tips to help you get started.

The best and easiest way is to find a good study book with full and genuine IELTS reading practice tests. It will give you a clear overview of the test format and different types of reading questions and sections.

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How to practice IELTS speaking and get a band score 7?

Before you start practicing for achieving a score of at least 7 in IELTS Speaking, you should first make sure that you fully understand on what grounds your speaking skills are assessed and what elements in speaking contribute to your overall IELTS speaking score.

two people speaking

In IELTS Speaking Test, your speaking skills are evaluated on the four assessment criteria that are all equally weighted:

  • Fluency and Coherence – learn cohesive devices for IELTS
  • Lexical Resource – read news, books or watch TV series
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy – have a grammar book next to you to dip into every now and then
  • Pronunciation – you are not expected to sound like a native speaker; you need to sound clear enough
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How is IELTS writing task 2 essay checked?

In this article, we will explain on what basis and how IELTS examiners assess your Writing Task 2 Essay.

In simple terms, your essay is checked and evaluated on a band scale from 0 to 9 according to IELTS writing band descriptors and on the four IELTS writing marking criteria:

  • Task Response
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

It means that each of these criteria will impact your overall score in Task 2.

Next, we will explain what these marking criteria mean.

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What score is required to pass the IELTS test?

First of all, there is actually no such thing as a minimum IELTS passing score or pass mark for the test, because it is impossible not to pass the test.

The IELTS exam score is measured on a scale from 0 to 9 in each test component with 0.5 increments and then the overall band score is calculated. Whatever score you achieve, you pass the test.

In other words, if you just sat the test, but did not answer any question, then technically you would still pass the exam, but with a score of 0.

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IELTS requirement for Australian Student, Skilled & PR Visa [in 2022]

Whether you are planning to apply for or extend your Australian visa to work, study or live in Australia, you may be required to take an English language test (IELTS).

In short, there are three possible cases for which you need to meet English language requirements:

  • student visas
  • skilled visas
  • some permanent visas

Depending on what type of Australian visa you are going to apply for, there are different minimum requirements.

In this article, we will explain all the IELTS requirements for different visa types in detail. So, let’s firstly start off with a student visa as listed above.

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