Important Aspect of IELTS – Southeast Asian Learners

Welcome back, everyone, and for all the newcomers who have made it to the blog for the first time. I’m going to report something very important to some of you who are preparing to take the IELTS in the future.

First and foremost, it’s a test.  When there’s a test, there’s always some kind of technique that you can use towards your advantage in terms of passing the test, right?

Nope. I’m not talking about cheating. I’m talking about doing the necessary research for all potential universities in your crosshairs so you know exactly what bands are needed.

Example, for those of you who are looking for admittance into universities such as National Singapore University, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, etc….you’re going to need specific band scores in categories such as Reading and Writing.

For those of you who are just looking for a university to accept you, they require just an overall, and that’s where the fun begins.

Example, one of my students got an overall of 7.0 but failed to get a 6.5  in speaking.  Therefore, she didn’t get the mark necessary to get into the University of Sydney. So, 20 hours of speaking did the trick and now she’s on her way to become an epidemiologist.

On the other hand, a student looking to get into a university in Wales or New Zealand may need just an overall of 5.5 without any minimal requirements.


Why? Your strengths could be literally maxed out and you’ll still pass the test with the required band.

James Score

8.0 – Reading

8.0 – Writing

4.0 – Speaking

4.0 – Listening.

Overall – 6.0

This is exactly how the ultimate average works. I’ve seen it first hand. So, what you want to do is work on your strengths to the max and know just the basics to get a very average score (preferably 5.0-6.0) in the others and you literally will pass without any resistance.

This is the glory of beating the test.

Please share, like, comment, and I’ll even post my podcast which I go into a bit more detail.

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