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Hi,

 

I am confused about the setup of the listening test. It says you have 10 mins at the end to transfer your answers. Do the give you scrap paper or something? I am keen on writing them straight into the answer sheet. I will be writing in pencil after all. Plus I reckon it will give me more time to have a good guess at any I have missed.

 

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Scott

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Hi,

 

My hubby did his on Saturday and they give you the booklet to fill in whilst the test is going and answer the questions, basically you fill in the blanks. then in the final 10 minutes you transfer your answers from the booklet to the answer sheet. There are 40 questions & he said it is defiantly worth filling in the booklet before transferring to the answer sheet.

 

Good luck

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Hi I too done my test on Saturday, as above said you write your answers in the question booklet, and then transfer them over at the end. 10 minutes is plenty of time to do this. It's not a case of a,b,c some answers are words some are numbers some letters.

Also the speed at which it is spoken surprised me, I don't know why as I done the practice tests.

 

Also so I would advise with the reading, that you read the first two to three questions then scan the paragraphs for your answers, the questions are in order that the information appears in the paragraphs. This tip was given to us by the examiner, and people that chose to read all the text first then answer questions, we're told to start writing answers down or they would run out of time.

 

I took their advice and done it but by bit, and just about had 5 minutes of checking time left over. An hour to read 6 pages in total, plus re scan that information to answer 40 questions goes quicker than you realise.

 

The writing the only advice I have is that you don't lose marks for going over your word count, you do for going under. And the speaking threw me the most, they just advise that it'll be a conversation, they actually asked me opinions on political subjects! And I wasn't prepared for that. I panicked and waffled on the question they asked me, but I think they allow for you to pause and think of an your answer, so breathe compose and then speak.

 

good luck x

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Hi I too done my test on Saturday, as above said you write your answers in the question booklet, and then transfer them over at the end. 10 minutes is plenty of time to do this. It's not a case of a,b,c some answers are words some are numbers some letters.

Also the speed at which it is spoken surprised me, I don't know why as I done the practice tests.

 

Also so I would advise with the reading, that you read the first two to three questions then scan the paragraphs for your answers, the questions are in order that the information appears in the paragraphs. This tip was given to us by the examiner, and people that chose to read all the text first then answer questions, we're told to start writing answers down or they would run out of time.

 

I took their advice and done it but by bit, and just about had 5 minutes of checking time left over. An hour to read 6 pages in total, plus re scan that information to answer 40 questions goes quicker than you realise.

 

The writing the only advice I have is that you don't lose marks for going over your word count, you do for going under. And the speaking threw me the most, they just advise that it'll be a conversation, they actually asked me opinions on political subjects! And I wasn't prepared for that. I panicked and waffled on the question they asked me, but I think they allow for you to pause and think of an your answer, so breathe compose and then speak.

 

good luck x

 

What do you think you scored? I need to get an 8 in each section! Eek!

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Well when I was talking she kept writing 8.5 down so I'm hoping for speaking I got an 8.5, the writing maybe lower, because I'm not sure I answered the question right so maybe an 7.5/8 again on the reading I'm hoping for an 8 but that was my weakest one so maybe at least a 7.5, the listening I'll be disappointed if I didn't get a 9 as for me that was by far the easier. It sounds silly to say they were hard, I would say tricky, I'm so glad I revised and read the advice parts, which I recommend you do.

I done the Academic one, and only need a 7 for my skills assessment, but the higher the better for my visa. We'll see I'll keep you posted.

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Hi, was that the ielts general test, also can anyone tell me when you have completed both the skills assessment and ielts test how long it took for their visa to come through, thanks in advance

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Hi I done the academic version. I got my results I scored 8.5 overall. I think that the listening and speaking test is the same the reading and writing are different. I'm not 100% on that though.

 

Results were available on line after 13 days and I received them in the post 3 days later. From what I've read skills assessments (my one anyway) takes 12-16 weeks. I think as soon as you've got those parts done the decision on the EOI is instant as to whether or not you can apply for the visa.

 

i don't know how long the actual visa takes I'm way off that part

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Guest Guest13452

Thank you all for sharing your experiences! I'm getting nervous.

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Guest Guest13452

I must be more Aussie then because I'm crapping myself! You should see the amount of practice material I've got :err:

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Guest Guest6235

Glad we didn't have to do it and I'm surprised you have to do it having taught out there already and obviously because of the job you do

I pm'd u back by the way.

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