It’s time to be prepared for Canadian immigration

Share Button

English ranks third in the list of the most popular languages in the world. In Canada alone, there are 19 million English speakers, with 12 provinces using it officially. However, these provinces still recognize French. Quebec is the only Canadian province that is predominantly French-spoken.

This information goes to show that the highest chances of getting into the country and securing a job belong to those who learn English and become fluent in it. This is evident in the fact that 90% of Canada recognizes English as the official language of instruction. Naturally, most of the jobs in the 12 provinces are given to Continue reading “It’s time to be prepared for Canadian immigration”

IELTS Online named as finalist for NSW Export Awards

Share Button

IELTS Online has been announced as a finalist in the 2016 Premier of NSW Export Awards: National Education & Training category.

Exporters from across NSW compete in 12 industry categories. The awards aim to celebrate business excellence in international trade.

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 26 October.

Click here to read the full article and to see the full list of deserving finalists.

IELTS Listening Test

Share Button

Some key facts about the Listening test:

  • The Listening test is the first module of the IELTS test.
  • It takes approximately 30 minutes. You are given an extra 10 minutes at the end to transfer your answers from your Question Booklet to your Answer Sheet. Continue reading “IELTS Listening Test”

IELTS Speaking Test

Share Button

What is the purpose of the test?
The Speaking test is an oral interview between you and the examiner. The purpose of the test is to determine how effectively you can communicate in English.

How long is the test?
The test is 11 to 14 minutes long. There are three main parts. Each part is clearly divided into specific time units – see image above. Continue reading “IELTS Speaking Test”

IELTS reading

IELTS Reading Test – General Training

Share Button

Let’s first look at some key facts about the IELTS Reading test.

IELTS Writing Practice – Task 1

Share Button

Question 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart above shows the distribution of different income groups of men aged 25-44 in Sydney according to whether they were born in Australia or overseas.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Continue reading “IELTS Writing Practice – Task 1”

Tips from IELTS Examiners

Share Button

Perform your best in each section of the IELTS test with these few tips.


1. At the beginning of each section read the questions carefully before the recording starts. This will help you to follow the recording and identify the answers.

2. Listen carefully for clues that indicate which stage of the recording you are listening to – for example, words such as ‘firstly’, ‘my next point’, ‘to sum up’. These words will help you identify which question you have reached.
Continue reading “Tips from IELTS Examiners”

IELTS Reading Practice

Share Button

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on Reading Passage 1

Question 1-5

The passage has eight paragraphs A-H.

Choose the correct heading for paragraphs C-H from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number i-x in boxes 1-5 on your Answer Sheet.

Continue reading “IELTS Reading Practice”

Common myths about the IELTS test

Share Button

You will hear many stories about the IELTS test. Don’t believe them all! Instead of believing these false claims, the best thing you can do is  improve your English proficiency and become comfortable with the format of the test and the type of questions you may be asked.

Some common myths to look out for: Continue reading “Common myths about the IELTS test”