Model Student

Over the summer, I worked with David who was an extremely hardworking, receptive student. This is what David has to say:

“I achieved a high score in the general IELTS with the great support and guidance I received from Marian from English for Emigration.

As I work in the construction industry and have been away from education for 15 years I had a lot to learn including grammar and vocabulary – I honestly couldn’t imagine passing the test. From the first session with Marian she helped me not only with the skills needed to pass the test, she also built up my self belief and confidence to help me see that it was achievable. Many people can teach general English skills. However, the service English for Emigration provide is unique in that they specialise in teaching what is required to pass IELTS or other English tests.

Marian was flexible and offered me tuition that fitted my lifestyle and around work. The help did not stop at the end of the session, Marian was always on hand with support and advice. I was provided with excellent study materials. Marian assessed my skills and identified where I needed to improve and tailored the sessions around this.

Attending Marian’s sessions, as well as putting in countless hours of self study, numerous mock tests and a great deal of determination meant in the end I was able to achieve the score I needed. In fact I achieved a much higher score than I ever thought was possible!”

New for October, Follow On Feedback

We’re delighted to announce the addition of a Follow On Feedback option to our existing list of services.  This option is aimed at those of you who, for whatever reason, need to go back and resit IELTS again.

We’ll send you detailed feedback on your writing, or reading, techniques because these are the papers which have a tendency to turn themselves into ‘stumbling blocks’.  The service is priced on a weekly rate, between fixed dates, to allow you to send us a good selection of writing tasks to be analysed and assessed.  After that, your feedback will be sent to you.

Once you are aware of the areas that need to be ‘tightened up’ then success becomes much easier to achieve.

Missing the mark?

IELTS scores required for an immigration visa have to be achieved in every paper, on the same day.  For this reason, for many people, IELTS success could be compared to having to hit a moving target, not that easy.

Official IELTS statistics show that failing to ‘hit your target scores’ is not unusual, with candidates often taking the exam 5 times before they finally achieve success.  Of course, there are different reason as to why lower band scores than wanted appear on a certificate; the paper on that particular day may have been more difficult or simply a case of exam nerves.  As in all exam scenarios, sometimes nerves do get the better of the candidate and mistakes are made.  So don’t be give up, if you follow the trend and have to resit the exam, it’s normal apparently!

However, there is another strategy, get the IELTS scores at the beginning and not the end of the visa application process after you’ve spent time preparing with us. Then you’ll save time, money and energy. Good idea?

Tools for the IELTS exam

When we get ready to go to work, we usually make sure we have everything we need; it may be an actual tool kit, a laptop bag or a rucksack full of ‘the stuff’ needed for the day ahead.  Likewise, to succeed at  IELTS you should check your English language tool kit in advance.

How’s your spelling? Needing a bit of a brush up?  What about Punctuation ? It is an absolute must for the exam although nowadays, for speed, we tend to drop it in e mails and text messages.

These two tools are fundamental language requirements so make sure they’re as sharp as the pencils you take to the exam !

 

Your time managment during the Reading paper

In the Reading exam, the ticking clock is a real challenge. With 40 questions to answer in an hour, this averages out at 1.5 mins per question but as the questions get more difficult through Sections 2 & 3 you are probably going to need longer for questions 25 – 40.  In addition, there is no extra time factored into the exam for transferring answers to the answer sheet, unlike Listening.

So, when you are practicing past exam papers watch the clock!

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 Founder & owner Marian Anderson

Who We Are

English for Emigration, founded by Marian Andersen, helps you identify the problems which prevent you achieving your target scores in IELTS or Pearson PTE exams, to speed up your visa application process.


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