Why don`t you take the Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Exams?
if you've got those it's fine but my school made me do it just in case.i guess it's stress and waste of time taking the lessons and preparing but you know it's better to be safe than sorry
without lessons, u could probably scrape a 7/7.5
in my school we actually had IELTS lessons, they're v useful, lots of analysing texts and stuff like that (skills that u need to go to uni!) so i would encourage you to do it. it's not just about proving that you can speak and write english, it's about gaining these important skills..
ok i'm kind of blabbing here, sorry i'm v sleepy.
hope this helps
I've applied to Birmingham, East Anglia, Edinburgh, and Keele and they all asked for IELTS. I'm waiting for replies from them about IELTS. As I said I was in US for a year and had an average of 3.67 out of 4 and in English I had 3 so not bad I think. We will see.
i'm from malaysia/thailand. studied in an english medium school all my life. took the GCSEs and the As like everyone else. but edinburgh still requires me to take ielts. do you guys think there's any chance at all of me getting out of it? i have GCSE A for english.
so advice anyone?
Did You told them about that? Write them an e-mail and ask. If they still would ask for IELTS. It'll be very easy as you studied English. Point is why to waste money??
IELTS IS a waste of money and time.
I would advise contacting them and tell them what you have told us. I.E that all your lessons (up to and including A levels) have been in the English medium.
I would also advise you to fax them rather than e-mail as a fax is a hard piece of paper that has to be handed to the person you address it to so find out who the admissions tutor is for your course.
Poor German students cannot cope with it, that's what I'm saying. However, like I said before, if he's bilingual, he'll be fine.
thanks guys for all your advise. i've emailed the admissions officer. will let you guys know the results.
once again, thanks-a-million!
Well, why don't u try some practice tests 1st? As I've said, it's not too difficult as it may seem to be. U may have been able to get 7+ without knowing it. I'm not saying IELTS is a piece of cake, and it's certainly not. But it's manageable, definitely.
Is it sad that I really want to take one of these when I live in England and my native tongue is English? Oh well.
hey guys. the admissions tutor for ed just emailed me to say i DON'T have to take the ielts!
thanks loads. peeps.