We are now almost halfway through 2019! But are you any closer to your IELTS goals?
The IELTS test is under constant review, and changes are made on a regular basis. Keeping abreast of the latest developments can only help your chances of success.
The Latest IELTS News
How To Register For Computer-delivered IELTS In The UK
Computer-delivered IELTS is a significant enhancement to the test. Whilst this is not new, many test candidates seem to struggle to find a centre offering it, especially in the UK.
If you are in the UK and want to take the test on a computer, here’s how…
You need to go to this page and select the UK as the place where you want to take the test. Then choose IELTS for UKVI (Academic) (Computer-Delivered).
Finally, you should click on Next and you will be shown a list of centres in the UK offering computer delivered IELTS.
Proposed Changes to IELTS Reading
The IELTS partners fund several research grants each year that contribute to the development and ongoing improvement of the IELTS test.
The latest published paper focuses on the IELTS Reading test. The research was conducted by staff at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
The researchers recommended that the test should introduce more discipline-specific reading tasks for different groups of candidates.
This recommendation was rejected by the IELTS partners. They explained that the test needs to remain non-specific to suit the needs of all candidates.
IELTS Reading test questions do not require a knowledge of specialist vocabulary. The questions are instead designed to test students overall abilities to read
carefully and locate information.
They also aim to test candidates abilities to understand main ideas and key points and test analytical reading, evaluation and referencing.
Need help with the IELTS Reading test? Book a free demo lesson!
As you probably know, IELTS is the premier test for study and emigration. The staff of one US embassy told me they were more likely to approve a visa application supported by IELTS than any of its equivalents.
Here is a selection of recent international jobs you could apply for…
Are you a social worker?
Are you a Social Worker looking for jobs in Australia? Connect with employers in Australia and track your migration journey! New jobs have been posted for Social Workers in Victoriahttps://t.co/zwbniAHlGi pic.twitter.com/4T9atK7uov
— Down Under Centre (@DownUnderCentre) May 20, 2019
Or do you work with animals?
We’ve got a new employer on the DUC Employment Hub looking for Vet Nurses/Veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand!
— Down Under Centre (@DownUnderCentre) May 8, 2019
The UK and Australia Gaining in Popularity
The US now requires applicants to submit information on their social media accounts and has toughened up visa requirements for most nationalities.
This has prompted several countries, including China to issue warnings of a greater risk of rejection to US-bound students.
#China’s MoE issues alert to US-bound students
— The PIE News (@ThePIENews) June 4, 2019
The UK still offers advantages to students from the European Union…
— The PIE News (@ThePIENews) May 28, 2019
Keep your eyes on our blog, and Twitter accounts for more useful reading over the coming month.
The first part of our new series on emigrating to Australia is already out. Keep your eyes peeled for Part 2!
That’s all for this issue.
See you in July!