FAQ Frequently asked questions about IELTs Nurses ask.
1. Should I take IELTS Academic or IELTS UKVI Academic?
This is a personal choice. If you take IELTS UKVI Academic, you will not have to take IELTS again. If you take IELTS Academic, you will have to take IELTS UKVI Academic later on as well as it required by UK Immigration services
2. What is the difference between IELTS Academic and IELTS UKVI Academic?
The pattern of the exam is exactly the same. The only differences are that the UKVI version costs a little more (N82,000)
it as increased camera surveillance and is held less often.
3. Can I take IELTS before graduating from Nursing school or university ?
Yes, you can.
4. Is IELTS easy to pass?
It depends on how well you prepare for the exam, using updated materials.
5. Can I improve my English language skills if I study for IELTS?
Studying for IELTS only makes us familiar with the test. It does not improve our English language skills.
6. How can I improve my English language skills?
The only way to improve your language would be to increase your exposure to English. You can do this by reading books, watching movies and shows and talking to people in English.
7. How can I improve my IELTS scores?
You can improve your scores by getting updated materials and practicing as much as you can. If your scores still do not improve, then you might need to increase your exposure to English language. You can do this by reading books, watching movies and shows and talking to people in English, or get our English materials.
*Immigration Consultant, Taiwo Roluga highlights 5 things about IELTS exam that people are most afraid of and how to overcome them*
Renowned Immigration Consultant and CEO of TAR Global Placement Consulting LTD, Taiwo Roluga has explained the 5 scariest things to note before sitting for an IELTS exam (The International English Language Testing System) and how to scale through the exam. IELTS is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. Everyone that intends to immigrate and/or study in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England and USA will require to sit for IELTS exams.
Sharing his professional view, Taiwo Roluga who runs a licenced and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultancy firm and an IELTS Preparatory Academy says, ‘nobody likes exams. They make people nervous and uncomfortable. They undermine students’ confidence and stress them out. In the most extreme cases people simply panic and lose the ability to think clearly’.
Read his full piece below…
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is no different from any exam and for many people that is a problem. There are many parts of IELTS that can be intimidating unless you know how to handle them. People are afraid of the unknown, and the solution is to get familiar with all the “scary” aspects of the IELTS exam. Take the element of surprise out of IELTS and these fears will fade away.
Here are the 5 things people are afraid of the most about IELTS:
1. What if I miss the answers in the Listening module?
This is a fear of losing concentration. Ask any IELTS candidate what they are afraid of in the Listening module and they will say: “I am afraid to miss answers. I am afraid that I won’t be able to follow the recording”.
To make this fear disappear there is only one solution – practice. Practising builds up confidence and teaches you how to recover even if you’ve missed a question or two; how to move on and get all the rest done. Practice reveals what your weaknesses are, which tasks are the most difficult for you, and where the points are usually lost. Paying extra attention to those tasks will save precious points and improve the overall band score.
2. What if I don’t have enough time?
In the Reading and Writing sections the most common fear is to not finish on time. The best way to deal with this fear is to take control of the time and manage it carefully. The students are given several passages and under no circumstances should you let one passage eat up all the time.
One of the time management techniques is called “Divide and Conquer”. Divide the time in the very beginning of the test and write down when you will start working on each passage. Stick to that contract no matter what. Even if you have questions unanswered, move on to the next passage. Consider this a damage control system – it will make sure that even if some questions were missed, most of the questions will be answered.
3. What if I have nothing to write about?
This is a fear of writer’s block. Many students are afraid of getting a topic for the essay and having nothing to say about it. The easiest way to get over it is to read a lot of essays on different topics and to absorb other people’s ideas. The truth is that IELTS examiners don’t care about the source of the information; it is the way an essay is written that matters.
4. What if I say the wrong thing?
This is a fear of expressing the “inappropriate” ideas. Contrary to what many people think, there are no right or wrong ideas. As long as the student is speaking on topic and expressing their thoughts in a logical way, no idea can harm their score.
5. What if I have nothing to say?
This is a fear of interaction with the examiner. In general, the Speaking module often makes people feel uncomfortable because there is little or no time to think. What if they ask me a question and I have no idea what to say, no opinion?
make this fear go away people need to build up confidence. Practising speaking for a couple of weeks with a list of topics can do wonders; after you’ve proven the ability to speak to yourself, it becomes much easier to demonstrate it to the examiner. Some students get nervous about being recorded. Surprisingly the reason for this procedure is to evaluate the examiner, not the examinee. There are cases when students are not happy with their score and demand re-assessment, which can only be done if there is a recording of the exam.
In conclusion, I will say it again – we, humans, are afraid of the unknown and comfortable with the familiar. Don’t let irrational fears get in the way of your success!