13 Top Benefits of Taking the IELTS Test

While many young people are currently preparing for the IELTS test, many students do not know what the IELTS test actually offers and what opportunities this one-page document opens up.

Preparing for IELTS is now a tradition, a trend, and many young people are preparing to take IELTS so that they don't fall behind.

This situation, on the one hand, makes a person laugh, and on the other hand, makes the one happy, because it is better to prepare for IELTS and get this wonderful certificate than to waste time playing various computer games, of course.

Now, what can you do if you have an IELTS certificate? What are the benefits of taking IELTS? Let's talk about it.

1. IELTS offers the opportunity to study at international universities

Do you want to study at Westminster International University in Tashkent, which is recognized as the best university in Uzbekistan? Then take IELTS. The university offers a really good education.

I taught and studied there for 8-9 years. IELTS is also required to study at other international universities. Take for example, INHA, MDIS, Yeoju and many others.

2. IELTS is also available at national universities

Even if you want to study at Uzbek national universities, you still need IELTS, and if you have this certificate, you can get additional benefits when the total scores are calculated.

But to be honest, with IELTS, I would only apply to international universities in our country or abroad. This is because there is a high risk of forgetting English because classes are not taught in English at national universities.

3. With IELTS, the whole world becomes yours

By getting an IELTS certificate, you become a person with wings, because now you can apply to the university of your dreams anywhere in the world.

The most prestigious universities in the world: Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton, Yale will open their doors to you. All you have to do is to collect and submit all the documents.

4. IELTS certificate will help you win a scholarship

Many international universities offer scholarships or discounts of 100%, 75%, or 50% if you have a high IELTS score (e.g, IELTS 7.0 or 7.5).

If I'm not mistaken, Sharda University in Uzbekistan was even offering fully-funded scholarships to those who scored 7.5 on IELTS.

5. IELTS gives you the opportunity to work in foreign organizations

Do you want to work in well-paid jobs abroad? Then the IELTS certificate will help you. The most advanced companies in the world definitely require IELTS when hiring new employees.

Competition is fierce abroad, especially in the Western labor market. Now let's suppose you have IELTS 7.5 or 8.0. Who has a better chance of getting a job in a high-paying organization? Candidate with IELTS certificate or candidate without?

6. IELTS will help you find a highly-paid job

If you want to work here in Uzbekistan after graduating from university, the IELTS certificate will help find work at international companies.

Many rich, and prestigious employers in Uzbekistan require IELTS certificate in the first place. 

7. IELTS can increase your salary

If you are already employed, inform your supervisor immediately that you have an IELTS certificate. They might want to offer you a salary raise. If you still don't have an IELTS certificate, take the test as soon as possible. Don't say I don't have time. There is always time if you want to.

8. Preparing for IELTS is very easy nowadays

Yes, you read that right - it's very easy to prepare for IELTS. It was really difficult 10 years ago, for example, but now the Internet is evolving and the number of useful IELTS materials is growing. Find at least 5-6 online resources that work for you and use them as much as you can.

9. IELTS helps you find more clients

If you are teaching IELTS, take a look at your certificate. When was the last time you took IELTS? Maybe it's time to update it. Please take IELTS again. If you score 8.0 or 8.5, your phone will not stop ringing. Trust me.

10. IELTS broadens your worldview

As you prepare for the IELTS test, you can significantly broaden your worldview. Unfortunately, many young people don't pay much attention and see IELTS as a test only. In fact, IELTS is a whole universe. For example, next time you do reading test, notice that texts cover different and interesting topics. For example, do you know why Americans love the President John F. Kennedy? If you don’t know, prepare for IELTS. You will know!

11. IELTS teaches critical thinking

The tasks and questions in IELTS are structured and given in such a way that you have to be like Sherlock Holmes to complete them correctly. The answers to the questions are given between the lines, and you have to listen, read, analyze them all before coming to a conclusion. You need to do all this in a matter of seconds. If you dream a little - that's it! You are guaranteed to answer incorrectly.

Let's do a little practical exercise. Do the following two sentences have the same or different meanings?

· We are fully staffed at the moment.
· We don’t have any vacancies just now.

Correct Answer: These two sentences have the same meaning.

12. IELTS takes your English to the next level

To be successful in IELTS, you must first have a high level of general English. Most students blindly rush to take IELTS and end up with IELTS 4.0 or 4.5, 5.0. With such results, you can’t go far. Therefore, before thinking about IELTS, improve your English. Take IELTS only when you have reached Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate, Advanced levels. Then, you will both increase your English level and score at least 6.5 points.

13. If you take IELTS on a computer, the answers will appear in 5-7 days

Most students do not have the patience to wait for their IELTS results. Results of paper-based IELTS can be take 13-14 days while the results of  computer-based IELTS are ready in 5-7 days.

Also, one of the best things about taking IELTS on a computer is that you can adjust the volume to lower, medium, and louder while doing Listening. Reading, for example, has the ability to increase the size of the text to suit your eye-sight. So, there are definitely some advantages.
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