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Hi all,

 

Just trying to book on an IELTS test, does anyone know if I should be doing the academic or general version of the test?

 

I'm hopeful of getting an 8x4 so if anyone has any tips for success that would be great too!

 

Thanks Amy


Vetassess app 3/4/11, granted 14/7. IELTS 7/5. SA SS applied 18/7, granted 19/9. Applied 176 14/10, CO 7/11, Meds 3/12. 176 granted 3/Jan/12. Adelaide on holiday Dec 2011, Perth holiday Nov 2012. Struggling to decide... my Dad in UK, my Mum & sister in Adelaide.

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Hi Amy....it depends on what you will be doing when out there. If you are a professional (nurse/teacher etc) then you need to do the academic test...otherwise the general test will be sufficient. Hope that's helpfull. I sat the test last year and it's mainly common sense. I would recommend getting an IELTs book to help prepare though and also speak to your local college.

Good luck

Tracey x

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Thanks Tracey. I'm hoping to go as either Marketing Specialist or Program & project admin. Just working through the finer details of best option.


Vetassess app 3/4/11, granted 14/7. IELTS 7/5. SA SS applied 18/7, granted 19/9. Applied 176 14/10, CO 7/11, Meds 3/12. 176 granted 3/Jan/12. Adelaide on holiday Dec 2011, Perth holiday Nov 2012. Struggling to decide... my Dad in UK, my Mum & sister in Adelaide.

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Hi all,

 

Just trying to book on an IELTS test, does anyone know if I should be doing the academic or general version of the test?

 

I'm hopeful of getting an 8x4 so if anyone has any tips for success that would be great too!

 

Thanks Amy

 

Is English your mother tongue (not in like first language in education, but what you learnt as a child, that is)? :err:

 

This would answer your question about IELTS. :wink:

 

 

armandra!


Vic SS online app: 6 Jan 2011 | ACS online app: 13 Apr | ACS Positive (Analyst Programmer): 20 Jun | Vic SS approved: 22 Jun | 176 e-Lodged: 23 Jun | CO: 08 Jul | Meds: 25 Jul | PCC: 05 Aug | Grant: 10 Aug | Wooohooooooo: Lifetime! :wink:

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Yes, I was born, schooled and still live in England


Vetassess app 3/4/11, granted 14/7. IELTS 7/5. SA SS applied 18/7, granted 19/9. Applied 176 14/10, CO 7/11, Meds 3/12. 176 granted 3/Jan/12. Adelaide on holiday Dec 2011, Perth holiday Nov 2012. Struggling to decide... my Dad in UK, my Mum & sister in Adelaide.

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Yes, I was born, schooled and still live in England

 

Probably you would better go with General, then.

 

Reason: General Test is usually regarded as easier compared to Academic (this is what I've seen a lot of posters sharing their experiences here as well as on other forums) coming from those whose first language is English. But, when it comes to people who have a different mother tongue and studied English as a first language from School nevertheless find Academic easier.

 

My suggestion would be to go with General. Take your pick! :cute:

 

And yeah, good luck with whatever you decide!! :hug:

 

armandra!


Vic SS online app: 6 Jan 2011 | ACS online app: 13 Apr | ACS Positive (Analyst Programmer): 20 Jun | Vic SS approved: 22 Jun | 176 e-Lodged: 23 Jun | CO: 08 Jul | Meds: 25 Jul | PCC: 05 Aug | Grant: 10 Aug | Wooohooooooo: Lifetime! :wink:

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Hi all,

 

Just trying to book on an IELTS test, does anyone know if I should be doing the academic or general version of the test?

 

I'm hopeful of getting an 8x4 so if anyone has any tips for success that would be great too!

 

Thanks Amy

 

 

Good luck trying to get an 8 in all 4 test components. Even if your English is good. Its difficult to get 8.

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This thread is 4-1/2 years old. I will close it as there is much more current information available in other threads.

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