If you’ve come to the UK to study, you may well experience some academic culture shock: the role of students and what is expected of them in terms of academic performance, behaviour and study skills might differ from that of what you’re used to. Not to mention the role of your teachers, the type of syllabus, study resources available, assessment procedures and social aspects of the academic world. For this reason, it’s important to do a bit of groundwork before you embark on your study adventure here, and gain some insight into the ins and outs of British academic culture. Being prepared
During your time studying in the UK, you will be set a variety of essays by your teachers, which will help them to ensure that you understand the material you have been studying. You will also show that you have the ability to formulate and convey a coherent argument that accurately answers a specific question.
Students studying a degree in England should expect to write essays on a variety of different topics, all of which will test your ability to construct arguments and write formally, using the appropriate academic conventions.
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The ISE B1 English exam (that cab drivers in London have to pass to renew their Private Hire Driver's Licence, before 31st March 2017) is a test with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking questions to test your overall level of English language skills.
There are 2 parts. First is the Reading and writing test - this will take 2 hours.
Next is the Speaking and Listening test. This is much shorter and will only last for 18 minutes.
ISE B1 Test: Reading and Writing tasks
In the reading and writing part of the test, there are 4 separate tasks.
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IELTS writing task 1 is the question in which you are given information in the form of a table, pie chart, line or bar graph and sometimes a picture of a process.
You should write about 150 words for this part of the test.
You only have 60 minutes to write your answers for TWO questions in this part of the IELTS exam. Writing Task 2 is longer (250 word answer) and there are more points for it.
So, think of writing task 1 as the "short answer", which must be completed quickly.
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In the writing section of the Cambridge Advanced English exam (CAE) students often have to choose between writing out a proposal or a report.
They are similar in structure, style of English used, length (in words) and how you need to approach the questions.
The CAE Report question is focussed on how things currently are, so the main part of your answer should be about the current situation.
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If you are a student from outside of the United Kingdom and English is not your mother-tongue language, then to get into university in the UK, you will need to prove that your English level is high enough before you make an application to a degree course.
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Here is part 2 of a list of words that you can use in the IELTS exam to impress the examiner and boost your IELTS band score.
For IELTS Essential Words Part 1 (with vocabulary from A to L) please click here.
It is important in the IELTS exam that you do not only use basic language. You have to prove to your examiner that you have an upper intermediate to advanced vocabulary that you are able to correctly use in different contexts.
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Do you need to learn English to enter a UK university? The SGI University Foundation course has a 100% record of successful candidates gaining a university place.
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'How good is my English?' is a common question from English learners. The new Pearson Global Scale of English is a standard to assess students' English level around the world
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Good exam preparation is knowing what yo have to do in the test. Watch this clear IELTS exam summary video & you will know everything about the IELTS exam.
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Sample answer for IELTS Writing part 1 (academic module) and explaining how to make a student answer much better by following simple writing rules.
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Cambridge University has come top of an international league table of the world’s best universities. For the second year running, it beat Harvard and MIT in the USA into second and third places.
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University Foundation courses have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for overseas students to gain admission to British Universities. Course start date: 19-09-2011 (36 weeks) Either 6 or 9 months and a mix of English language study and subject study, Foundation courses at British-Council accredited language schools have grown enormously in popularity over recent years. There are a number of good reasons for this……
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Here is a recommendation from former SGI student. Konstantinos Soumpasis from Greece - IELTS Preparation Course – November 2008 to February 2009