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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The hurdle of IELTS

One of the processes to gain permanent residency is to gain a certain score in the International English Language Testing System, IELTS exams.


As per the legislative changes introduced in the points system from the 1st of September, 2007, if you gain 7 or more then 7 in ALL modules of IELTS, then, you score 25 points.

When I first appeared in the IELTS test in Sept, 2004 in Pakistan, I scored more then 7 in all modules of IELTS in the academic version of the test.

While applying for residency in 2007, I was very much confident that I would score more then 7 in all modules of IELTS on the first go, however, to my surprise, I was unable to score 7 in all modules and was constantly getting 6.5 in the reading module.


Finally on the third attempt, I achieved above 7 band in all modules of IELTS and got through the exam. I actually got 8.5 in listening, 9 in reading, 9 in speaking and 8 in writing.


Word of Advice


Do not take the IELTS exam lightly, even if you are really confident of your English language skills. It can become a real big hurdle. For those who have a weakness in a particular area of the English language should prepare well before the exam.

IELTS can become a real pain in the neck without any reason.

Do not take it lightly and be well prepared for it.


Practice Material:

I have been receiving a lot of queries from people asking for help in the IELTS examination.

I am putting up some material which you can download by clicking on the following links.

http://rapidshare.com/users/V4KHSM

Simply download all files and then unzip them all in the same directory.

Please note that all files are required to unzip the archive. You have to use the winrar application to be able to open the archive.

Best of luck.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanx, its really a good piece of advice. I ve recently cleared my IELTS by achieving 7. Presenly, I'm working on CDR. Can u please provide any help on competency demonstration Report (CDR). I'll be grateful to U. If u can send required information on my e-mail : aamir_ikram_ai@hotmail.com
Regards,

Ishika said...

Hi,
I am Ishika.Iam facing the same problem as you happen to face once for IELTS(AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION).I have written IELTS twice 1st attempt overall-7 (7,7,6.5,7.5)then second attempt overall 7.5 (8,7,6.5,8)
Iam very much depressed to write my IELTS again.
Also Iam unable to download the material posted by u.It shows some error.Can u send the material on my ID - ishika1.yadav1@gamil.com

And please give me tips on how to improve on that .5 in writng.I am worried that trying to balance in my writing I may miss out on the others..........Please do that I will b grateful!!!
Thanx in advance

Junaid N. Sahibzada said...

@Ishika

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Hi,
I am Ishika.Iam facing the same problem as you happen to face once for IELTS(AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION).I have written IELTS twice 1st attempt overall-7 (7,7,6.5,7.5)then second attempt overall 7.5 (8,7,6.5,8)
Iam very much depressed to write my IELTS again.
Also Iam unable to download the material posted by u.It shows some error.Can u send the material on my ID - ishika1.yadav1@gamil.com

And please give me tips on how to improve on that .5 in writng.I am worried that trying to balance in my writing I may miss out on the others..........Please do that I will b grateful!!!
Thanx in advance


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Ishika, All I can suggest is to practice. Dont loose heart. I know it is very frustrating and irritating when you are scoring so good in all others but just one module.

Since you are not able to score in writing which is more of a subjective module, you should apply for a re-checking of the writing module.


As it is not a multiple choice question module, you stand a chance of getting your grade raised to 7.

The link I have provided will take you to another page where you have 15 links to 15 files.

http://rapidshare.com/users/V4KHSM


You have to download all of the files.

You will need to click as a free user and wait for some time before the download begins.

Check a howto on how to download from rapidshare.

Kind Regards

Junaid

ARIF said...

hi,

this is arif here, i cant download from the link coz it says page cannot be displayed. if you dont mind can you forward it to my mail its arifbashaj@yahoo.com

Junaid N. Sahibzada said...

@Arif

I am not sure why you cannot download from the page.

I just checked the links and they work.

Try to get to know how to download from rapidshare.

Kind Regards

Junaid

Anonymous said...

If i appear for an academic IELTS..will that be acceptable for PR purposes ?

Junaid N. Sahibzada said...

@^^

You can give either academic or general version of the test.

Both are acceptable.

Kind Regards

Junaid