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Dear sir,
I would like to immigrate to another country from my home country and a consultancy reveal the information that i need to score either 6 or above, after then i went to IELTS preparation tuition center and they took an examination of writing skill and marked seven and also remarked i am in the stage of intermediate level. should i start the IELTS preparation class or need some language classes for further improvement ? I would like to eliminate my commotion in this regard and waiting your advice. 

Dear rajesh.karki,

I would encourage you to do another mock IELTS exam to see what kind of results you get. There's a lot of free information on the exam, plus preparation materials and mock papers, on TakeIELTS.

In general, I prefer for people to consistently score a half point above the minimum mark they would like before recommending them to take the exam.

The results of your practice exams should help you and the language school administration place you in the proper class and/or decide whether you're ready for the exam.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear sir,i studying b.s.c.2 in india.i want to study in foreign universities(specially in oxford university)for m.s.c degree.but it necessary to pass TOEFL, IELTS exam.i want to know the study material in this websites & ielts practice in enough for this exam.in present i read grammar part.i also want to know that grammar rule is importance for this exam & speaking purpose .i want to began ielts practice after five month.please give me suggestion for my goal.thank
 

Hello yogesh,

It's not really possible for us to answer your question without knowing more about your level of English, but my impression is that many people who prepare for the IELTS do more preparation than what we provide here at LearnEnglish.

Please note that there is no limited set of grammatical points or speaking points that are tested on the exam - you complete the tasks as best you can, and you are given a mark based on your performance. To learn more about the IELTS and to access further materials, I'd recommend taking a look at TakeIELTS. I'm afraid that we don't have any preparation materials for the TOEFL, but I'm sure you can find many online by doing an internet search for them.

In addition to this, I'd recommend that you find out about IELTS preparation classes where you live and consider taking one. You should also find out from the universities that interest what minimum TOEFL and/or IELTS marks they require for new students. That will help you set a useful goal for yourself.

I hope this helps you. Good luck!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk,
I humbly request you to answer a couple of queries.
Yesterday,while I was reading your reply about IELTS, I came across my own doubts .
These are regarding the text written by you and it is mentioned below.

  1. You have used the dash in the second paragraph . Could you please tell me why you have used it and what it expresses there ? what it is linked to?
  2. In the third paragraph , you begin the last sentence with " that" . Would you please explain what "that" is referring to .

As you know , I am an ESL learner . If you could clarify my doubts , I would be very grateful to you.
Best wishes,
Livon

Hello Livon,

The dash is a form of punctuation used to add new thoughts, particularly paraphrases or clarifications of what was said in the previous part of the sentence.  Here, Kirk is clarifying what he said before the dash.

The 'that' in the third paragraph refers to the idea expressed in the previous sentence (finding out about IELTS preparation classes).

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter.
Please keep up the good work.
Best wishes,
Livon

I Am using Android for my samsung note 8. 

Hi Peter,
I did my registration on the site right now. My English is very basic and need some guidance on how to start and what to follow to achieve my goal. 've Gotta note 7 Ielts in the four modalities and would like to know the best way to start to achieve that goal more quickly and correctly. I want to push myself very hard and dedicate myself completely in this study. Thank you for your attention and await your response.
André Amorim

Hello André,

The best way to improve is to practise, especially when it comes to exams.  Have you tested your current level of English so you can see how close you are at the moment to your desired score?  You can use the mock papers on this page to do so, and that will give you an idea how close you are, and also which areas you most need to work on in order to reach your goal.

Once you know this, you need to work on your weaker areas and practise them, without forgetting to practise the other areas, of course.  A very useful site for you, I think, will be the British Council's Take IELTS site.  There you can find information about the exam, practice papers, practice resources, tips and guides for each paper and so on.  It will enable you to practise what you need and also give you the information about the exam which is necessary to ensure that your result truly reflects your ability - information about the rules of the exam, how it is marked and so on.

I hope that is helpful for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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