Monthly Archives: June 2012

Listen to my conversation with Farhan, an IELTS student who scored 8.5 in the listening section of his exam

Recently, I started a little project called IELTSCast.  It is a podcast where I talk to successful IELTS students and ask them to explain how they managed to score so well on the exam.  For those of you with iTunes, … Continue reading

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The Australian immigration process is going to change within the next couple of days

Barry Johnson of Immistay.com has kindly written this article for ieltsielts.com to help explain what is happening: SkillSelect commences 1st July 2012: Act now! As at of the 1st of July 2012 SkillSelect (http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/) will be introduced in Australia.  This … Continue reading

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I will not have Internet access from 12 June 2012 to 22 June 2012

Hi everyone, I hope your studies are going well. Please excuse the lack of updates recently.  This coming week, I will be saying ‘farewell’ to China and returning to my native land for a period of time.  This of course … Continue reading

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Academic Task 1 model response to a question seen in the UK on 19 May 2012

The following tables depict the reliability of print and non-print academic materials as voiced by undergraduates and postgraduates at 3 different British universities. Write a 150 word report for a university lecturer summarizing the information given. The two charts illustrate … Continue reading

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