Official Mock Exam – Saturday 4th February

As we prepare for the Official IELTS Academic examination in just over two weeks, we are giving our Medics a dress rehearsal. Our British Council Accredited exam centre partners will be here this Saturday 4th February in order to prepare our Medics for the big day. Delivering the day with an emphasis on providing useful feedback, we intend the simulate the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking examinations just as you will experience on Saturday 18th February, 2017. Last year’s Medics found [...]

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Model essay outlines: discuss both views

Today’s question in writing class was: Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Introduction (state your position) To a certain extent, both views are valid. Students should be given the freedom to study what they would like to so that they are [...]

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Special Guest Star IELTS SIMON to host Sunday 19th March, 2017 Writing Workshop

Here at IELTS Medical, we strive to keep our medics up-to-date with the latest IELTS Academic knowledge. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that our Sunday 19th March, 2017 Writing Workshop will be hosted by IELTS SIMON. For over 11 years, IELTS Simon has been providing IELTS Academic delegates with insights that he gained whilst practicing as an IELTS Examiner for the British Council. He’s produced daily content, Youtube videos and regular Facebook content too, drawing followers from all over the [...]

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As we prepare for the Official exams…

When we stage the IELTS Medical Mock Examinations, we provide the opportunity for you to experience what it would be like to sit the real thing. This gives you the opportunity to be shown just what it is like to go through the procedures that you’ve been practicing against the clock. You’ll have the chance to experience 3 papers (Listening; Reading; Writing), then – after lunch (provided) – you’ll have the opportunity to rehearse the Speaking portion with a British [...]

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Essay Competition – January 2017

IELTS Medical Essay Competition As the official exam draws closer, we thought we’d inspire you with an essay competition. The question is a previous Writing Task 2 question. The competition is open to all IELTS Medics and medical professionals taking the IELTS Academic examination this year. The question: Some people think the government should pay for health care and education, but other people claim that it is the individual’s responsibility – do you agree / disagree? You should use your own ideas, [...]

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How to prepare for IELTS Reading

By Mel  The question I hear most often from my students is ‘How can I answer 40 questions in 60 minutes?’ While this may seem challenging at first, it is not impossible to achieve, especially if you know exactly what you should and shouldn’t be doing.  You will have to read three passages of approximately 2150 to 2750 words, familiarise yourself with the task instructions, underline and paraphrase keywords, write and transfer your answers and all of this in 60 [...]

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Registration for Official IELTS Exam

Registration for our next Official IELTS exam is Saturday 18th February, 2017 at 9 am is now open. As usual, the representatives of the British Council will be here from 8:30am in order to check your entries and identification. You will need your passport or EU ID to register. The exam fee is £160. Please remember that this is a closed examination ie. only IELTS Medical students will be permitted to sit the exam with us at our centre. Results will be released [...]

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Welcome to 2017 and Welcome to the UK

The GMC’s Welcome to UK Practice is: “a free half-day learning session to help doctors new to practice, or new to the country, to understand the ethical issues that will affect them and their patients on a day to day basis.” We are organizing a group trip to GMC HQ in Euston for the Welcome to the UK half day presentation on 12/01/17 at 13:30 to 17:00 at 350 Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3JN. We will leave the centre at [...]

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“Your centre is too far”

  At IELTS Medical, we aim to offer an excellent service by catering to the individual needs of all of our students. Being on the receiving end of several phone calls from dedicated overseas students, I felt the system had to be updated in order to extend help to those who cannot physically attend our classes. It is for this reason that IELTS Medical now offers classes via Skype. Lessons are delivered by our specialist tutors to students, who now have the [...]

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‘It’s getting a bit festive in here…’

  Where is everyone going on the 18th of December? Yes that is right – The Salisbury in Covent Garden. Our much awaited Christmas Party is finally around the corner. Please join us next Sunday, 16.00 onwards for a great night of Fun, Festivities and Food (the 3 big F’s).   To get everyone into the Christmas spirit, there will be a lot of singing and dancing involved – think Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé. Not a fan of karaoke? No worries [...]

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“I will never get a 7.5”

“I will never get a 7.5,” I heard one of the students say during their first class. Some others were concerned about obtaining scores between 5.5 and 6.5 during their first attempt at the IELTS exam, despite how hard they worked. It can be extremely discouraging to put in tremendous amounts of effort and not have that reflected in the scores. At IELTS Medical, our tutors work day and night to ensure that teaching is tailored around a student’s individual needs. [...]

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Introducing IELTS Medical – Video

IELTS Medical is a daily intensive preparation centre for IELTS and OET for nusing (NMC). Our goal is simple… To assist medical professionals to the 7.0 – 7.5 / OET grade B for registration with the GDC, GMC, GPhC, NMC or RVCS. We do this successfully in an average of 49 days from our preparation centres located in North and Central London.

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Mock IELTS Academic Exams – Same Day Results

A lot of our medics choose to take the IELTS Academic exam, knowing that they’re not ready to do so. They cite a lot of reasons for this: “I wanted to know what to expect”; “I needed the practice”; “The more times I take the exam, the better I’ll be.” Well, what if for a fraction of the cost of taking the exam (currently £155 – £165 depending on the test location and set to rise in 2017) – you could [...]

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Is the GMC’s high IELTS score requirement achievable?

From 18 June 2014, the General Medical Council (GMC)’s requirement for IELTS to satisfy the English language requisite (in order to register an overseas doctor to work in the UK) has risen to: A score of 7.0 in each of the components (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing); An overall score of 7.5. This is perceived as ‘unfair’ by many, since an overall score of 7.5 can only be achieved if a candidate scores a 7.0 in two of the four components mentioned [...]

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How to reach the 9.0 in Reading Part 2

“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth” – IELTS Medical Senior Tutor Tamlin quoting Sherlock Holmes. One of the trickiest aspects of the Reading exam is the timing. Calling the skill Reading implies reading for comprehension or indeed for pleasure. Unfortunately, very little time is available to engage with the text. Your job is to answer the questions as quickly as possible. Think of yourself as a deep sea diver. Your job is to find the [...]

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Five Steps to IELTS Essay Writing

During our six hour Writing Workshops, one of the techniques that we show you is how to score top marks in your IELTS essays. Here are five steps to improve your IELTS writing: 1.Read the title • Highlight the key words in order of priority. • Find synonyms and examples to paraphrase key words. • Define the type of question you must answer. 2. Note down your ideas • Divide the issue into two perspectives – positive and negative. • Note down arguments for and against [...]

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Subtly tell the examiner what score you came for

Today, our Senior Tutor Tamlin tackled the mistake that a lot of students make when writing an introduction to their essay. Here at IELTS Medical, we believe that the way you open your essay signals to the examiner what score you’re there to achieve.  To give you an example, what’s wrong with ending your introduction to the following question, in the following way? Question “The success  in athletic or artistic activities is born and not made – to what extent do you [...]

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