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Applying to Canada for SDS study permit just got easier with IELTS Academic

From August 2023, taking the IELTS Academic for your SDS Application just got easier, with applicants now only needing to achieve an overall band score of 6.

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IELTS or DET: Which one is the better choice?

Can't decide whether to take IELTS or DET to achieve your study, work or migration goals? This article provides a quick and easy comparison.

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IELTS or CELPIP: Which test is best for study, work and migration?

IELTS or CELPIP: Discover which is the most popular and accepted test for Canada to give you the best chance of achieving your work, study and migration goals.

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50,000 IELTS test takers proudly share their achievements

IDP's IELTS Result Sharing feature reached 50K users this week. Test takers share their scores with online communities to promote test quality and pride.

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Commonly used hyperboles to enhance your IELTS Speaking score

Hyperboles are often used by native speakers and you may want to consider using them in your IELTS Speaking test as a way of enhancing your band score.

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How important are grammatical range and accuracy in the IELTS Writing and Speaking tests?

Grammatical range and accuracy is one of the key assessment criteria in the IELTS test. In this article we take a closer look at what exactly it constitutes.

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How important is 'Intonation' in IELTS Listening and Speaking tests?

Intonation is an important part of your speaking as it can help indicate meaning. Focus on this area in your IELTS test preparation to improve your band score.

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Free preparation material to achieve your desired band score in your IELTS test

At IDP, we offer a wide variety of free preparation materials and information to help test takers improve their chances in their upcoming test.

IELTS Progress Check: The official practice test to do your best on test day

Test yourself with IELTS Progress Check, the official IELTS mock test assessed by IELTS examiners and get a feedback report with an indicative band score.

The A to Z of IELTS: L is for Lexical Resource

How important is it to understand 'lexical resource' in IELTS Writing and Speaking tests?

Lexical resource is all about how flexibly and fluently you can find the right words and phrases to convey precise meanings.