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Academic English Skills for University

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How to improve academic English skills for university study

3 tips on improving English for university

Going to university will likely be the most challenging test of your academic English skills. You will probably need to pass an English language exam such as Academic IELTS or another English exam. However, even after obtaining the required certificate you may still want to build up your English speaking confidence and continue improving your English. Whether you have started or are soon to start your degree, the following tips will help you make the most of your time at university.

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How to improve academic English skills


Try to meet English speakers who are doing your degree. If you are passionate about your subject, this could be one of the most effective ways of honing your academic English skills. It has the potential to be a crash course in subject-specific vocabulary as well as a way of improving your speaking and listening skills. If you want to make friends in the UK, you may be more motivated to learn this way than with self-study.
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IELTS Examination Centres in London

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IELTS Examination Centres in London

Looking for an IELTS Exam centre near you?

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We are running IELTS preparation courses and we are often asked about address of IELTS exam centres in London. For our students and other exam takers we have prepared a list of places where you can take the IELTS test in London. Currently there are eight IELTS examination centres in London. Here are their addresses and contact details:

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
Gunnersbury Lane, London, UK
08000 344 015

70 Court Road, London, UK
020 8297 1488
020 8318 9057
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How is Academic IELTS Writing Assessed

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How is the Academic IELTS Writing Exam Module Assessed?

If you are preparing for the Academic IELTS exam this article will help you to understand how you’re the Academic Writing task is assessed.

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The Academic IELTS Writing Test consists of Task 1 and Task 2, each of them is assessed independently. The IELTS examiner marks the candidate’s responses using performance descriptors corresponding to nine IELTS bands.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 responses are rated using the following four criteria:

Task Achievement
Academic Writing Task 1 is an information transfer task with a specified response where you need to draw on the factual content of a diagram. Remember, on this task you are not expected to speculate or explain anything outside of the input material. This is not a creativity task, stick to the content given. Your text must be at least 150 words in length.
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What is the IELTS Exam?

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What is the IELTS Exam?

The meaning of ‘IELTS’ explained and exam taking tips

If you are thinking about taking an English exam and not sure which to choose you may be asking what is the IELTS exam.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is the most popular English proficiency test in the world. It is designed to assess your language ability to determine if you can adequately study or work where English is the primary language.

A female student writing in a notebook preparing for the Academic IELTS test

Since 1989, IELTS has proven to be a secure and valid test recognised by universities and employers in over 130 countries, including:  the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is also recognised by immigration authorities, professional bodies and other government agencies.

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