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.
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…
The UK came top of a recent survey for welcoming qualified professional with a job offer to the UK. It was also the most positive in Europe on the benefits of immigration. Get in touch if #IELTS is the only thing standing in your way. https://t.co/PDcMmrbs5A
— Andy T (@withanexpert) May 6, 2019
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 …
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 10, 2019
Research shows that international graduates contribute over £3 billion to UK finances through taxes and other means…
— Study Group (@Study_Group) April 12, 2019
Edinburgh has one of the World’s top 20 universities and is also the cheapest city to study in the UK…
— Andy T (@withanexpert) April 26, 2019
This month we will also be launching a new series on emigrating to Australia!
That’s all for this issue.
See you in June!