IELTS News: July 2019

Jul 9, 2019 | Australia, IELTS News, IELTS Test

IELTS News Tracker helps you to keep track of the latest goings on in the world of academic tests.

The IELTS partners continuously review and adjust the IELTS test. Keeping up-to-date with those changes might make all the difference to your band score.

A Study On How Culture Can Affect Your Performance In the IELTS Test

A study published in the Journal of International Students examined the attitudes of Indian, Chinese and Arabic test candidates towards the IELTS test.

It found that Chinese and Arabic students most disliked the Writing component. The author suggested that this could be because of a lack of experience answering certain types of questions. For example, the author indicated that Arabic students were less comfortable with topics surrounding parental roles and education.

If you feel that this affects you, why not book a lesson with us so that we can help you to develop strategies to overcome this problem.

The study also examined the success of these groups in the Listening test. It suggested that the varying performances could also be attributed to cultural issues.

Students whose culture led them to reside with native-English speakers and who were more likely to socialise in the evening seemed to perform better with the Listening component.

Ultimately the lesson from the study was that practice makes perfect. The more you expose yourself to the kind of issues and skills you will meet in the test, the more likely you are to succeed.

You don’t have to go out in the evening or develop a sudden interest in parental issues to succeed. Instead, you could meet with us in a safe online environment.

International IELTS Job News

International Employment

There have been a few changes to Australian immigration requirements recently. These have led to migrants increasingly looking to employer-sponsored visa options.

To bring yourself completely up-to-date, why not join the webinar below on the 11th July. Amongst other things, you can learn more about occupation lists and English language requirements.


IELTS International Study

International Education

Allegations of cheating continue to blight students who supported their visa applications with the TOEIC test.

But the benefits of obtaining a UK degree are still enormous…


If you need help with the IELTS test in order to further your study options abroad, let’s talk!

Further Reading

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That’s all for this issue.

See you in August!