IELTS Top-Up 1
IELTS top-ups are speaking and/or writing tests which are corrected by iPass tutors who give detailed feedback and expert tips on how to get a better band score.
The top-up tests are an ideal solution for candidates who don't want a full IELTS preparation course, but just need advice on how to quickly improve their writing and/or speaking skills before their exam.
There are 3 top-up plans to choose from:
|Top-Up 1||1 live speaking test OR 1 writing test||€20|
|Top-up 2||2 speaking tests OR 2 writing tests OR one of each||€35|
|Top-up 3||3 speaking tests OR 3 writing tests OR combination of both||€55|
*1 writing test = 2 writing tasks (task 1 and task 2)
The IELTS top-ups helped me prepare for the writing and speaking tests. The feedback I received was punctual and clear and also included useful links and recorded commentaries with effective strategies on how to improve.
A great added value is their ability to explain the examiner's perspective so you can approach the exam with confidence. As a result, I got 7 in writing and 7.5 in speaking, an improvement of 0.5 in each test in just 2 weeks!!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I combine speaking and writing tests in one top-up plan?
How long are the mock interviews?
The interviews take approximately 30-40 mins (5-min intro; 15-min interview; 10-20-min feedback)
Are all the interviews done online?
Yes. We usually use Skype, but we can also use Viber or Google Hangout if there is a problem with Skype.
Does it matter if I live in Australia? What about the time difference?
No, don't worry! We have tutors in Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the US with very flexible timetables, so we are able to interview students all over the world!
Are the tutors all native English teachers?
Yes. All of our tutors are highly qualified native English teachers with many years experience of preparing students for the IELTS test.
How long do I have to wait for my feedback?
For the speaking tests, your feedback is immediate. Your tutor will highlight your good points, make you aware of your mistakes, and advise you on the areas you need to improve to get a higher band score.
For the writing tests, you receive your feedback by email within 1-3 days of submission. It includes:
- a corrected version of your task with a recorded explanation of the corrections
- guidelines about your estimated band score for each marking criteria
- written comments on each of the 4 criteria and an overall comment
- links to further exercises and suggested reading
- sample answers and tips on how to improve
You can see an example of our professional feedback here.
I took a top-up 2 plan (1 speaking test and 2 writing tasks). The support and guidance I got was very precise and helped me to secure 8 in speaking and 7 in writing. After one speaking test, my tutor pointed out my mistakes and gave me some links for correction. The video presentations of my writing tasks helped me understand my mistakes in a better way. I would recommend iPass to anyone who is looking for band 7 or 7+ in IELTS.