IELTS News: May 2019

May 6, 2019 | IELTS, IELTS News, IELTS Test

Another month has passed – have you moved any closer to your IELTS goals?

The IELTS test is under constant development and review. It is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest news to give yourself the best chance possible.

The Latest IELTS News

The IELTS test owners fund a number of studies each year into the linguistics and language of the IELTS test.

Their latest published paper outlines the differences in grammatical accuracy that distinguish the band levels in the Speaking test.

Researchers listened to 73 test recordings as part of the study. The result is a useful outline of the grammatical structures that you should be using at each band level.

As well as listing the kind of structures that you should use, the study also provides examples of typical errors – making this an invaluable resource for you.

Two of the patterns detected were that candidates achieving bands 7 and upwards tended to be more proficient at the irregular past and third person -s.

You can read more here.

International IELTS Job News

Britons Most Positive on Benefits of Immigration

In a recent survey, the UK proved to have the most positive attitude in Europe towards immigration. Especially for qualified professionals with a job offer…

Changes to Australian Immigration

Australia is planning significant increases in the cost of its visa application charges.

There will also be fewer visas available for 2019/20 with the Skilled Independent and Employer-Sponsored visa types the most affected.

The good news is that there will make space for more places in their regional visa program …

IELTS International Study

Graduate News

Research shows that international graduates contribute over £3 billion to UK finances through taxes and other means…


Edinburgh has one of the World’s top 20 universities and is also the cheapest city to study in the UK…

Useful Reading for IELTS

Keep your eyes on our blog, and Twitter accounts for more useful reading over the coming month.

This month we will also be launching a new series on emigrating to Australia!

That’s all for this issue.

See you in June!

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