Thursday, March 17, 2016

How to Prepare for the IELTS with a Lesser Budget?

It is not a secret that the IELTS examination can be really costly with its registration fee. With a registration priced at almost, PhP 10,000, any other expenses related to preparing for the IELTS can be a burden to any candidate. This is why a lot of candidates think of opportunities to study for the test. If you are on a tight budget, then here are some useful tips for you to prepare for the IELTS that will not cost you much.


  • Online practices
    Practically everybody has access to the Internet. Aside from checking your Facebook and Twitter, make use of this technology to search for online practices tests for the IELTS exam. As a matter of fact, there are quite a number of blogs online that host a variety of practice tests.

    These practice tests are free to download. Moreover, there is an answer key and even sample responses for the speaking and writing subtests.

    There are also some pages on Facebook that offers tips and advice for the IELTS examination. Downloadable exercises are also linked to these accounts. These pages are also a good place for discussion on other IELTS candidates all over the globe. 

  • Borrow IELTS review materials to people who have taken the exam
    Who knows the test best are those people who have challenged the IELTS. Ask family and friends on advice in taking the IELTS test. They are sure to have some review materials you could borrow to review on. These can be best practice and will not cost you anything at all. 

  • Watch Youtube videos
    Teachers or students – these are people who have channels on Youtube present videos explaining the IELTS test. Some videos have step-by-step guide on answering the different questions types in listening and reading. Others also teach how to create an outline for an effective response for both speaking and writing. You can even leave a comment if you have any questions regarding the IELTS test. 

  • Look out for promos on different IELTS review centers
    An IELTS review is highly recommended for any IELTS test candidate. It can be a little expensive, yet review centers have a lot of promos for their valued students. Some IELTS review centers even give a PhP500 discount on their review fees and another PhP500 for their registration fees. Some open house events even give free review for lucky candidates. The best thing to do is to search for this review centers online and inquire for any promos which you can take advantage of.

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