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IELTS vs PTE Academic

Some online sources claim that both IELTS 6.5 band score and 58 points in PTE academic indicate the same level of English. Others suggest PTE score of 58 points means your level of English is lower. You must have heard from your friends that PTE is easier and it may be true for some candidates. Also, you might know people who have taken IELTS more than once and keep getting the same band score even though they spend time at home preparing for the exam. Language schools estimate that you need at least 12 weeks of intensive language classes...

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5 Common Mistakes Students Make While Preparing For IELTS!

The IELTS exam is so much more than an expensive way of checking what your level of English is. You may be reading this because either your academic future in New Zealand or a better option of it depends on this very exam score.
Many candidates know they already have a good level of English, and therefore assume that it will be fine on the day, only to find out otherwise 2 weeks later.
Here are some of the most common mistakes that IELTS candidates make, often without realizing it!

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5 Common Mistakes Students Make While Preparing For OET!

The OET exam is so much more than an expensive way of checking what your level of English is. You may be reading this because your nursing registration in New Zealand and, consequently, a better job and standard of living depends on this very exam score.
Many candidates know they already have a good level of English, and therefore assume that it will be fine on the day, only to find out otherwise 4 weeks later.
Here are some of the most common mistakes that OET candidates make, often without realizing it!

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OET - English Language Test For Medical Professions

OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment. Although it seems similar to IELTS, the duration of parts differs and so does content. Still, Immigration NZ accepts this test for applicants under the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. Is OET Easier Than IELTS? Some people will definitely agree while others will have a look at a text on diarrhoea or blindness in Australia and choose good old IELTS with its surprisingly interesting and interestingly surprising essays questions on the environment, society and life in general.Just kidding guys, they are dead boring....

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What To Do To Pass IELTS Exam (in Christchurch)?

In Christchurch, you can take it either at Ara or (NEW!) at the University of Canterbury. For General Training test, seats are available in September (Ara) or July (UC), as for April 28th. Some students have taken it before. Many people have already taken the test. Some have sat it more than once and are tired/frustrated/angry/fill in the blank because they keep getting the same results. They say the best definition of foolishness is to do something in exactly the same way and expect different results :-) At Neo Centre, we try to spot what prevents students from getting the desired outcomes.

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What To Do To Pass IELTS Exam
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