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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.
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.
Next up in our webinar series is an update on the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa. Australian companies can access this scheme to bring in foreign employees to meet key positions on a permanent basis. Register here <ahref=”https://t.co/QXIOilMBdL”>https://t.co/QXIOilMBdL pic.twitter.com/XxlJY4yipL
— Acacia Immigration (@AcaciaAustralia) July 7, 2019
Allegations of cheating continue to blight students who supported their visa applications with the TOEIC test.
Big news today as UK gov watchdog confirms innocent students may have been wrongly deported in #toeicscandal. How will the gov respond? https://t.co/s0aPArtpOc#UKHE #intled @ToiecV #Toiecvictims @MigrantVoiceUK pic.twitter.com/T4CyNdyTs1
— Amy Baker (@amybakerThePIE) May 24, 2019
But the benefits of obtaining a UK degree are still enormous…
A good stat: 51% said they were earning well above or above average earnings. #BUILA19 pic.twitter.com/yPFnUqb6Ah
— Amy Baker (@amybakerThePIE) July 4, 2019
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