In the IELTS exam, you will be docked points for wrong spelling. While most students spend a lot of time learning vocabulary, or understanding how the exam works, they often forget to learn how to spell.
There are so many English proficiency tests that are available. Some are offered in one specific country, others are offered and used globally. The table below will help you to figure out which test best fits your needs!
Thinking of taking the IELTS? So am I. Remember to study for it—even if you're a native speaker!
Test season is stressful—after preparing for months, the last thing you want is for your performance to be limited by your nerves. One way to manage anxiety is by using Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR).
All person-administered tests are vulnerable to examiner bias, but don't worry—if you are likable, then it can work in your favor. One study showed that even with a rigorous, standardised, and well-known test, examiners scored likeable, warm people much higher than average.
In speaking tests like the G.B.C., you may get questions that you have never thought of before. You should say something intelligent, but you need time to think of what to say.
Speaking tests are meant to measure a variety of English skills, including the ability to communicate with friends or colleagues. Learn how to use an answer structure more appropriate for talking with a colleague, classmate or friend.