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Native English speakers

Even if English is your first language, you must prepare for the IELTS test!

Native English speakers sometimes score lower grades than people who have only been studying English for a few years. This can happen if you take the test unprepared.

Preparation is key

Make sure that you prepare for IELTS. If you have not taken an exam for some time, you will be out of practice. The test follows a strict format, so make sure that you know what to expect and practise in advance.

You will also need to prepare for the Listening and Speaking tests since these require you to carry out specific tasks.

Take a look at our advice for native English speakers and make sure you are fully prepared.

In some cases an English language proficiency score is required by immigration authorities for certain English-speaking countries.

IELTS is the only test used by all of the following immigration authorities:

  • Australia 
  • Canada 
  • New Zealand 
  • UK 

Find out if you need to submit English language requirements by contacting the immigration authority of your chosen country. 

"IELTS is tried and tested. It works throughout the world." Kim Roberts, Teacher and Examiner

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