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    I am an international student and could someone tell me something more about English academic exams, such as IELTS,TOEFL and Pearson. Is it difficult to get 6.0 in IELTS?
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    I’ve passed CAE at 179 (it’s about 6.5 in Ielts)
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    I was born and bred in the UK and i'm taking IELTS this Saturday due to Universities' requirement abroad. I have scored a B in GCSE English Language and Literature to put it in perspective and i find it slightly more challenging that i had anticipated. So far i'm a band 7 but just about hitting it- in some occasions, getting a band 6.5.

    The most difficulties for me is the reading section for some reason- missing around 10-12 marks. Then the listening section which i miss around 10 marks. Writing and speaking are subjective to the examiner but i'd say a band 6.5 to be on the safe side.

    So, yeah it can be hard however, i realised it's not the content itself, it's the time and pressure especially the reading section where you have an hour to read three long sections which leads you to skim through it most of the information- that can easily lose you a couple of marks which i'm trying to improve on.
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    I totally agree. Reading is the most challenging part.
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    Thanks! Well done, I've heard that CAE is harder than IELTS.
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    I’ve passed CAE at 179 (it’s about 6.5 in Ielts)
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    Thank you! Good luck on your exam. How long did you prepare for IELTS?
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    I was born and bred in the UK and i'm taking IELTS this Saturday due to Universities' requirement abroad. I have scored a B in GCSE English Language and Literature to put it in perspective and i find it slightly more challenging that i had anticipated. So far i'm a band 7 but just about hitting it- in some occasions, getting a band 6.5.

    The most difficulties for me is the reading section for some reason- missing around 10-12 marks. Then the listening section which i miss around 10 marks. Writing and speaking are subjective to the examiner but i'd say a band 6.5 to be on the safe side.

    So, yeah it can be hard however, i realised it's not the content itself, it's the time and pressure especially the reading section where you have an hour to read three long sections which leads you to skim through it most of the information- that can easily lose you a couple of marks which i'm trying to improve on.
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    (Original post by Lucijaju)
    Thank you! Good luck on your exam. How long did you prepare for IELTS?
    I'd say two weeks now but it's more of a lazy revision. I had purchased the full version workbook pack which is very helpful- i think i would call it a good study session when I've finished that.
 
 
 

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