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6.5 to a 7 in Writing

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I have taken my IELTS several times and I am stuck at a 6.5 in writing! Is IELTS deliberately giving me a lower score? Or is there something I am missing? I am getting an 8 in all other modules. This is a common refrain that we see everyday from many people. Having been in the IELTS business for nearly two decades, this has only become increasingly common as more and more people are trying to...

First Academy – Why Support it?

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First Academy is the only institute providing examiner grade evaluation for IELTS writing and speaking. With trainers certified by the University of Cambridge, you can be assured of the best in class training – both online and offline. First Academy allows you to attend a free session, and also interact with the trainers before you enroll. How many centres do you think would be confident...

IELTS Coaching – Reading – CLB9

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Getting a CLB9 for immigration will mean that you have to get an 8 in the listening section, and a 7 each in the three remaining sections of the test. In theory, that should not be difficult. In practice however, many fail to reach that target. Those that do not reach the target start believing that they do not have sufficient language skills and hence decide to enroll in a training program...

Writing Better

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We get this a lot. Someone walks in and says they have almost aced the IELTS. They got an  overall band of 8, and they are happy in general. But.. If you ask a writer where stories hide, they would say the stories hid in the most familiar place of all – right after that tentative, italicised but. What is the story here? It is a familiar story. A story as old as… well… IELTS. (or...

Can you get a 9 in IELTS?

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I am planning to migrate to Canada 🇨🇦, but I am not able to score in writing ✍️. What do I do? It would be easiest to say, write better. But it would also be the most callous of statements to make. And even more so, if you are among those who have taken the IELTS more than once and are disappointed with your scores. Let us first get to the answer to the question in...

A Band 9 Essay – Teenage years vs. Adult life

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Some people think that the teenage years are the happiest times of most people’s lives. Others think that adult life brings more happiness,  in spite of greater responsibilities. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Analysing the question The question is asking you to discuss both the views. So what two views ought to be discussed? One is that teenage years are the happiest...

How well do you know your IELTS?

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Like with any other exam, there are a lot of misconceptions and untruths masquerading as pointers and tips. This short quiz will act as a primer of what is and is not of IELTS. If you have any questions about IELTS, or want to take a free sample exam of IELTS, you could .
Come back to this quiz once more a day before your test to make sure you are not  worrying about things that do not matter.

What could possibly go wrong?

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The short answer is, . You might feel that you have done everything right. Including erring on the conservative and taking IELTS coaching from the best institute. But, there are more things at play at every moment than we can imagine, let alone anticipate. One such element is writing in IELTS. And within writing, it is Task 2 that often plays spoilsport when it comes to ones score. Can a simple...

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