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IELTS Podcast Ben Worthington

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    • 4.4 • 34 Ratings

Complete tutorials for IELTS to help you improve faster and pass the exam.

Visit the site for a complete range of online courses and a new improved essay correction service.

    UKVI and IELTS explained

    UKVI and IELTS explained

    IELTS for UKVI is an official UK government approved English language test that can be used in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. 







    There have been a lot of questions surrounding this topic, so in our latest tutorial, we will:







    * Explain exactly what is UKVI* Talk about IELTS for UKVI and the requirements to work in the UK* Discuss the requirements to study in the UK* Talk about EU and Brexit Requirements







    To read our full comprehensive guide, click here: https://www.ieltspodcast.com/ukvi/





















     

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    • 15 min
    Nigerian doctor jumps to band 7.5 in writing!

    Nigerian doctor jumps to band 7.5 in writing!

    In this podcast you will learn how Demi managed to boost his writing score from 6 to 7.7, despite some horrible advice from his local academy. 







    Demi also scored Band 8 in the reading, and shares his great strategy (surprisingly simple). 







    With his Band 7.5 in the writing he now has enough points to apply to work in the UK as a doctor after taking our IELTS course. 







    Well done Demi! 













     

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    • 28 min
    How to Prepare for IELTS in 2021!

    How to Prepare for IELTS in 2021!

    Make passing your IELTS exam one of your New year’s resolutions!

    We recently published a post explaining the 7 reasons WHY you should pass IELTS in 2021! Read it here

    In our tutorial today, we share some advice on HOW to prepare for your IELTS exam!

    In this episode you will find out:



    Ben’s best advice to prepare for your IELTS exam

    How to identify your weak points and focus on improving them

    How getting feedback in your writing and speaking will help you improve your band score



    Read some of our latest success stories from 2020 here.

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    • 22 min
    7 Reasons why COVID has made it the best time to pass IELTS.

    7 Reasons why COVID has made it the best time to pass IELTS.

    Has Covid made it the best time ever to pass IELTS? 







    Here are seven reasons why it is the best time to take the IELTS exam right now, and move forward in your life.







    1. Canada is increasing immigration quotas to more than 400,000 over the next two years. 







    In 2020 Canada aimed to allow 341,000 new immigrants into the country, however, because of Covid and travel restrictions this simply was not possible. 







    What is the consequence of this? 







    In 2021 the quota will increase to 400,000 A YEAR. 









    Canada Immigration Policies and COVID-19 In 2020









    2. For those already in Canada – THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME… 







    Each year the Canadian government has immigration quotas to meet. However, due to Covid and global travel restrictions, new immigrants have not been able to enter. 







    Therefore the government had to lower the points needed for those already in the country. 







    Take Amandeep for example, he said that before Covid the imigration authorities required around 475 points for PR. 







    However, due to the shortfall of new immigrants entering the country they could not hit their targets. 







    So, they lowered the points needed to about 455.







    Get the full story here: https://www.ieltspodcast.com/student-stories/band-8-5-in-the-reading-for-indian-student/







    3. Is the USA Open Again? BIDEN IN  – TRUMP OUT







    As you probably know, Trump enacted the executive order, “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the Covid- 10 Outbreak,”. 







    This prohibited the issuance of most work visas, with the exception of healthcare and other national







    interest matters.







    However, with Trump losing the election, there is now a possibility that the new administration will reverse a lot of his policies, including the ban on visas for those coming from muslim countries. 







    Definitely time to reconsider the US. 







    4. Brexit – How will it help you? 







    Britain is closing its doors to EU workers. 







    This most likely means a shift to the Australian / Canadian style points based system, and we all know that IELTS is worth a lot of points.







    When the doors open to the rest of the world you probably want to have passed IELTS already so you can focus on other parts of the immigration process. 







    5. Big Demand for Healthcare Workers Globally







    If you want to practice in the UK or Australia the door to enter has never been more wide open. 







    Current healthcare workers in the UK are getting their visas extended, source.







    https://workpermit.com/news/home-office-u-turn-uk-visa-extensions-migrant-nhs-workers-20201121







    Get your IELTS exam, PLAB and start working in the UK while there is demand. 







    Australia needs an extra 205,900 healthcare workers. Where will they come from?

    • 17 min
    Filipino Nurse Gets Band 7 and Starts Work in the USA

    Filipino Nurse Gets Band 7 and Starts Work in the USA

    Marry Anne is a nurse in the UAE and wanted to start working in the US. 







    She took the exam three times because she was stuck at 6.5. 







    After taking our IELTS course her band score jumped to 7 in the writing and she could start the process for working in the USA. 







    Have listen to find out, you will also discover:







    * a great strategy for coming up with ideas for the essay* a tip on how to structure your essay* a technique to improve your speaking -even if there are no native speakers around.







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    • 20 min
    Introduction to IELTS Listening

    Introduction to IELTS Listening

    Studies have shown that listening makes up about 45% of the time people spend communicating, followed by speaking (about 30 per cent), reading (about 15 per cent) and writing (about 10 per cent). That’s right: listening is the skill you will use the most in English, or any other language you learn.

    In this podcast I will:



    * share common problems experienced in the test

    * give you a detailed overview of the test, the format and the types of questions. 

    * share 3 great preparation strategies that will probably surprise you. 

    * give you the chance to win a free course in December! Listen to the full podcast for more information – only valid for 2020!







    Take a look at our massive new vocabulary list to help you prepare for your IELTS exam.





     

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Hdht ,

Very helpful

Very quick to respond and very insightful critique

Peter Reinier ,

Excellent resource for IELTS preparation!

I've actually stumbled upon Ben's podcast via spotify and I thought since I only have a couple of days left before the 'Big day' so why not give it a try! Overall, I think that the materials in this podcast which include different strategies in all areas of IELTS: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, are tremendously helpful. It uplifts the morale (as well as the skillset) of a person who is in need of 'guidance' for the IELTS exam. It is also great to hear some of the previous examiners and teachers of IELTS who share their wealth of expertise to the students. More power Ben & IELTS PODCAST! :)

Sonjay23 ,

I Love your Podcast

This is very helpful to us here in the Philippines.

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