IELTS General or Academic?

Old Jul 26th 2012, 7:46 pm
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I am going to apply to take IELTS exam. I am unsure if I need to take General or Academic. I am a mental health nurse and will also need IELTS to register. If anyone could advise me of which test I need to take I would be very grateful.
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 2:19 am
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You need to do the academic test. There's a really good book called target 7 that'll be a life saver when working towards the exam. I suggest you do some preparation for it. I say this because I thought I would be fine and failed to get a 7 on one of the sections. Had to do the whole exam again and it's expensive and a whole day! Good luck.
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 7:06 am
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What i know that for immigration purpose you need 6.5 overall in IELTS general, but for your job registration i don't know. My advice to you if the immigration will preceed the registration, do the general one first and prepare your self to the academic. Academic is a a tough exam and general is eaiser.
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Old Jul 27th 2012, 7:25 am
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If you are taking the exam for your nurse registration you need the academic exam and you need an 7 in each section ie listening, writing, reading and speaking.
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If you are taking the exam for your nurse registration you need the academic exam and you need an 7 in each section ie listening, writing, reading and speaking.
Kingacat is correct. For nurse registration you need academic. I also got less than 7 in one subject first time round and had to re-take. It is a long day and you definately need to prepare yourself. I used the book Kingacat said, Target 7, and it helped loads. Good luck
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Old Aug 1st 2012, 12:33 am
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Thanks for all the replies. I have taken general IELTS before but that runs out in January 2013. Looks like I'll have to take the academic version now for registration. Does anyone know how different they are? I got good results for general and I am hoping they will be similar exams!

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I am not too sure about this. But, what's most important is your training for the test. You can train yourself for really high scores. Do check on the net for IELTS online training. I will try and give you the link when I find it (a pretty good site).

One month's practice should be solid. Well, that is if you need the help for the training. Do not underestimate the IELTS test.

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Hi,

I am going to apply to take IELTS exam. I am unsure if I need to take General or Academic. I am a mental health nurse and will also need IELTS to register. If anyone could advise me of which test I need to take I would be very grateful.
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