The pandemic has affected the lives and plans of everyone across the world. With international travel restrictions still in effect, a lot of students and potential immigrants are now waiting to figure out what their next step would be.
One of the first steps for most would be their IELTS exam followed by getting their passports stamped, before they can fly to their favoured destinations. If you are among the many who are stuck not knowing what to do, worrying about the decision taken by Trump, worry not, this post will give you the latest on all these.
First, let us look at the preparation, examination dates and how to go about IELTS (related: look at the recent changes to the IELTS test) before we look at other aspects.
IELTS Exam Dates
IELTS has started conducting the Computer Delivered IELTS (Related: take a look at a free computer based test) across several cities in India. If you have been waiting to book your date for the IELTS, then now is the time to go to www.ielts.org and book your test date now.
If you are unsure about how to book a date, and want to know more information about how to go about it or take a practice test before you can put your cash down for the test, you could always take a free IELTS practice test here or you can talk to someone at First Academy who will definitely be able to help you with your queries.
IELTS Exam Prep
If you have started your exam preparation, and if the pandemic has thrown a spanner into the works, then worry not, there are a lot of free resources and preparation material for IELTS floating around the web. If you are however looking for the best, most authentic free practice material for IELTS, then look no further, this link has a barrage of free tests that are to the standard of IELTS.
These will make sure you are on track for preparing for the test.
For those looking to settle in Canada, the specific requirements for IELTS can be a bug bear. The CLB 9 requirement along with getting a 7 in writing (8777 or the 8 triple seven) can be particularly burdensome. If you want your writing to be evaluated, our expert evaluators can help you. Take a writing evaluation with First Academy and you can be certain to improve your IELTS writing.
For those who already have admissions to universities in the US
This is not an easy place to be in, especially if you are student are worried about wasting time or being stuck in India taking an online course. While your anxiety is certainly understandable, remember that hindsight is always 20/20. At this juncture, when you are in your early 20s, 6 months will not matter much. If you want to defer you admission to a time when the US borders are open, please be confident, and remember that you are not losing time. Use this opportunity to enjoy some downtime, connect with long lost friends and family, taking an online course on a subject that you always liked.
But most importantly, remember that you are not alone. The pandemic has the whole world under its grip, so everyone is with you, and the decision to defer your studies or immigration will not affect your career in any way.