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If you want to apply for a course at an English university, it is very important to attend a course that prepares you for the IELTS exam!!

Most of the universities in the UK want a minimum score of 6.0/6.5 to accept your application. If you need IELTS not for academic purposes, you can prepare for the General IELTS Exam. However, remember that the exam result expires after two years.

Bucksmore offers every kind of course according to your needs and skills.

We are two Italian students, Giulia and Federica and this is our experience of preparing for the IELTS exam. We graduated in Italy and we need IELTS to apply for a postgraduate course here in London. So we decided to attend a preparation course. As students, we can give you some tips according to our experience.

We have attended IELTS morning classes for 5 weeks, so we had the afternoon to practise the language and also to discover the city.

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During the courses we have met people from all over the world and we had the chance to learn about new cultures as well as to make new friends, even outside the school. Teachers have always encouraged us to work with other students and discuss exam preparation skills.

We found the class a challenging and friendly environment. The teachers were well-prepared and during the classes we learned some useful techniques to pass the exam with a high score. We practised all the IELTS sections in a very detailed way and thanks to some weekly tests, we also had a clear feedback of our progress.

Teachers gave us useful tricks and tips to use in the exam.

For the speaking part:

  • Record yourself speaking – This is a way to check your mistakes when you are speaking.
  • Speak in front of a mirror – In the long turn part, you have to give a monologue for about 3-4 minutes and this helps you practise.
  • Speak English as much as possible in daily life – This is the best way to improve your confidence and fluency.

For the reading part, it is very important to read magazines, newspapers and books to widen your vocabulary. For the listening section, it is necessary to watch English TV programmes and films with different accents (British, American, Australian and New Zealand English); so it will be easier to understand the recordings during the exam. Concerning the writing part, we were advised to use digital tools offered by Bucksmore. You can submit your writing to an online checker and get quick feedback thanks to an algorithm that checks and corrects your mistakes.

We really suggest you attend IELTS courses not only to learn useful techniques to pass the exam, but also to improve your English and meet people from different countries.

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