How to reach the 9.0 in Reading Part 1

“The best thing about reading and why it’s possible to score 9.0, is because all of the answers are right in front of you” – IELTS Medical Tutor Johanna. One of the most common type of reading question is the: Yes/No/Not Given or True/False/Not Given question. In order to successfully tackle this type of question, Tutor Johanna recommends following the following pattern when you’re reading the text.If the question is literally there in the passage, answer: “Yes.” If the opposite is true, [...]

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Stuck at 6.5?

Today, a visit today from the representatives conducting our exam in November, sparked a discussion about IELTS scores. Many times students come to us wanting to boost one band that’s stuck at 6.0-6.5. One thing that they sometimes don’t appreciate is that a 6.0-6.5 demonstrates that they have a good foundation. With a little improvement on their technique and lots of guided practice, the 7.0-7.5 is well within their reach. Take writing for example, an ex-IELTS examiner remarked that [...]

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IELTS Preparation: Mock IELTS Examination

Intensive IELTS Preparation Centre for Medical Professionals in North London. Imagine if you had a chance to experience a test-run of a very important examination? Prior to the big day when we host the closed official IELTS Academic examination for our students, we will be hosting a Mock IELTS Academic examination two weeks before. As part of our commitment to give our IELTS Medical students the best chance at the 7.0-7.5, we will organise a mock: IELTS Listening; IELTS Reading; IELTS Speaking and [...]

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How the GMC considers evidence from a country where English is the first and native language

For the avoidance of doubt, the GMC does not accept evidence of non-medical University education completed in a country where English is the first and native language as sufficient on its own to demonstrate language capability for safe practice in the UK. This is because this type of evidence does not demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and interact with patients, relatives and healthcare professionals in English. Furthermore, If the evidence relates to secondary education, it will be beyond what [...]

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Do nurses from the EU need to pass IELTS to register with the NMC?

The short answer is yes. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is an English language check with requirements for nurses set at 7.0 overall. How IELTS testing works IELTS tests are already used by universities and a large number government institutes for immigration purposes. There are four parts to IELTS:  Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and a minimum of 7.0 out of 9.0 is required overall.      

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IELTS Preparation: Intensive 6 Hour Writing Workshop

Intensive IELTS Preparation Centre for Medical Professionals in North London. Our Six Hour Sunday Intensive IELTS Academic Writing workshops are for our students who intend to score top marks in their writing. Training in groups and led by IELTS Medical Tutor and IELTS Author Peter, the aim of this class is to boost your confidence with writing. We’ll give you the tips to help you succeed in your IELTS Academic examination.

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The GMC’s requirements of Medical Doctors

How can I get a 7.5 overall? For the GMC to accept your IELTS certificate it must show: That you got a score of at least 7.0 in each testing area:A minimum of 7.0 (of a possible 9.0) in the listening section. A minimum of 7.0 (of a possible 9.0) in the reading section. A minimum of 7.0 (of a possible 9.0) in the speaking section. A minimum of 7.0 (of a possible 9.0) in the writing section.  And an overall score of 7.5. Further, you have to [...]

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The NMC’s requirement of Nurses

Why a 7.0 in Academic IELTS?Anyone who would like to work in the UK as a nurse is required to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). In order to be accepted onto the register, aspiring nurses must meet the requirements and there are currently different requirements for nurses who have trained in the UK and nurses who have trained outside the EEA. Sufficient knowledge of EnglishIn order to demonstrate a sufficient level of English, part of the only route [...]

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Reach Band 7.0 – 7.5 in Academic IELTS – Daily Classes for Medical Professionals

The shortage of highly qualified Medical staff is no secret and one of the barriers that overseas qualified medical personnel face when they seek to practice in the UK, is the International English Language Test System (or IELTS). To prove their proficiency in English, medical staff and overseas qualified medical students, must take and pass the Academic IELTS, scoring a minimum of band 7.0 in each of the four tested areas (listening, reading, speaking and writing) within one sitting. [...]

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