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Full access to guidance and information for IELTS. Everything you need to know about the exam, plus popular misconceptions to ignore. Get to know the IELTS better and start your preparation for the exam with Kaplan.

Tips to boost your IELTS Listening Band Score!

The Listening section of IELTS is made up of 40 questions, split into 4 parts with each part separated by a recording. Recordings 1 and 2 are based around social scenarios in everyday settings; however recording 1 features a conversation...
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7 IELTS speaking tips to ace the test!

Speaking is often the trickiest skill to master in a second language. So it’s no surprise that it is the area of the IELTS test which many people find the most challenging. The best way to overcome this challenge is by gathering as much...
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Differences between IELTS Academic & IELTS General Training

There are two types of IELTS exams available for people who need to take IELTS. These are IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. It’s important to be aware of the exam you need for your situation. You don't want to be in a position...
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How to Score Band 7 or Above in IELTS

A high IELTS score shows you have demonstrated exceptional skills in English speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is also determined by your level of comfort and fluency with the English language in general. A majority of...
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All-Important Reading Strategies for IELTS

Kaplan is here to help you ace your IELTS. To get you comfortable with all 4 sections of the test, we've rounded up some helpful strategies and tips to boost your confidence before and during the exam.
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How difficult is the IELTS to pass?

So, you’ve decided to invest your time and money into studying for IELTS. As you are completing exercises and reviewing structures, you think to yourself, “How difficult is IELTS to pass?”
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IELTS Myths Busted

As you start to prepare for IELTS, it’s natural to turn to the internet for advice. However, truth be told, there is a lot of conflicting advice out there, making it hard to know who to trust. Our team of experts at Kaplan are here to help...
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5 Tips for Starting IELTS Preparation

You’ve decided to take the IELTS. Congratulations! IELTS will help you demonstrate your English language skills so that you can apply to study abroad, immigrate to another country, increase your professional opportunities, and improve your...
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IELTS Writing Tips

The Academic IELTS Writing Test can be a big challenge for candidates who don’t spend time preparing carefully. Here are some ideas for preparing for Test Day!
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What is IELTS?

So, if you are planning on going to an English-speaking country to study or work, you may have seen IELTS listed on the course requirements, or heard it mentioned in conversation. But what is this mysterious IELTS exactly? And what do you...
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How to prepare for the IELTS in just 10 days

It is important to note that your language proficiency will need to be at your desired level by 10 days before the test. 10 days is not enough time to properly prepare for your IELTS with little prior knowledge of the English language! We...
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How to prepare for your IELTS at home

The IELTS exam is one of the most recognised English Language proficiency tests in the world. Passing this exam will bring you closer to studying in 140 different countries, and prepare you for the all-important everyday conversations in...
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What if your IELTS band score isn't high enough?

If you didn’t quite make the grade for your university or program of choice, there are several courses of action you can take:
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