Great news we have just passed are skill visa but i have to take a english test to get an extra five points ,because they have taken 10 from us since september.Has anybody taken this test please .
Thanks paul and gang
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YEs i took the test and its as easy as falling off a log ! you need to get grade 7s in everything and i got 9 in everything and an 8.5 in writing. Honest. its so easy !!
Many people are worse off since 01 September - specifically, the old 136 that is now a 175 are 5 points worse off with English score reduced to 15 from 20, and for those who were relying on the 100K investment also, another 5 points worse off.
You would have other 2 other options to the IELTS so you are not under severe pressure for the English Test:
1 job offer from eligible company for 5 extra MODL points
2 STNI sponsorship from a State or Territory
Good luck with the IELTS test
I wouldn't say that the IELTS was easy but you should pass if you do some practice material so you know how to do the test. You also need to to really concentrate.
I have done and found it mostly ok but one part really tricky!
Brenda & Barrie Heather 13 Max 2
evisa 175 6/12/07 VISA 21/07/08 3/9 to Bris
POZZIE and lovin it!!
I have just recieved a letter from the Gov of Western Australia after i failed my IELTS test back in Septemeber with marks off , Listening 6.5 Reading 6.0 Writing 6.5 and speaking 9 grand total of 7. I found this test to be fairly OK but you have to be good at comperhension and spelling, Unfortunaly i am deslexic and although i had told this to my agent, he said i would WALK IT!!!! So with this fail we decided to go for a Skilled Sponsorship 176 Visa.
Anyway i was sent this letter as mentioned above and in the letter the Oz Gov said that the IELTS test score should be at least % in each of the four components for Trade and 6 or above for other occupations. They did say i did not have to do the IELTS so i can only gather imy marks were good enough for a 176 .
Anyway Good luck with your test, dont forget to book soon as they are very busy with us poor english people doing the english test............so you can not help feeling sorry for us poor english people that failed the english test, i have to say i cryed and felt like a failure. I do however wish you lots of luck Karen K
Sorry Paul i called you Garry X Karen K
I was in the same boat, had my skills assessment done, and was then asked to do this IELTS.. Having not sat an exam in more that 20 years, blimey it was a shock. I did mine at Surrey University on 1st Dec.
The test is under exam conditions and we had a little woman at the front shouting at various people when they didn't their pencils down !!
My results came yesterday, I got 7.5 (listening), 8.0(reading), 8.0(Writing), 9.0 (Speaking).
The test is not hard, but you need to watch the clock, read the questions carefully. In the listening test I let my mind wonder a bit and lost the thread, hence the 7.5.
You can't really revise for this, it's more down to technique.