How much time does it take to prepare for the IELTS exam?

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This is a common question asked by many students, but the answer is subjective depending on your current ability and what score you need to reach. A student aiming for a 6.5 overall may need to do more work than a student who requires a higher score, because their current ability is worse.

We recommend that students spend at least 6-8 weeks preparing for the IELTS exam, focusing on basic grammar, reading speed, test strategies and writing skills. Each part of the IELTS exam is different, so ensure you fully understand what is expected of you.

Need help with your writing ability? These four tips can help you improve your score and be prepared.

Individuals who have finished their schooling from an English medium school usually need less time to prepare, while individuals who lack fluency may need up to four months. It’s vital to get a grip of the language first and then start preparing for the IELTS exam.

We recommend taking an IELTS practice test to assess your current level and how much work needs to be done on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. If you need help preparing for IELTS, learn more here.

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