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IELTS in 30 minutes a day

Published on November 8, 2017

Are you like everyone else these days and are crazy-busy? Where can you possibly find time to prep for the IELTS? Below are six half-hour IELTS workouts you hopefully can fit into your schedule. Maybe you’ll be able to find time to prep after all!


English speakers and the IELTS test

Published on August 4, 2017

The IELTS test is a high-stakes scenario. There are many reasons why people take the test, but those reasons are rarely recreational. Education opportunities, immigration status and working in your profession often hinge on an IELTS score. If you


Test-day checklist

Published on August 3, 2017

You have been getting ready for hundreds, even thousands, of hours. You need to score big. You know that your English has improved in the past year or two. Finally, test day arrives. For some, it is emotional; for others, it is stressful. Some just


IELTS: myth vs. truth

Published on May 19, 2017

Myth or truth? Make sure you know the truth about IELTS testing as part of your preparation for taking the test. The best place to get that truth is here, on the website of IDP Education, which is one of the co-owners of the system.