I wanted a course which specialised in Academic IELTS, and fortunately found the iPass IELTS website. I chose the Excel course because of the 3 speaking and writing practice tests, plus the aspect of personal tutoring appealed to me.
I was happy to find extensive resources on the site which helped me practise for all 4 parts of the exam. Both Jenny and Nigel would promptly reply to my every query, especially as I had only 4 weeks to prep for my exam. I especially liked the fact that their feedback always highlighted “good language” and made necessary corrections whenever I went wrong, I am especially thankful for this because I never really consciously knew what was, as Jenny puts it “good use of colloquism”, so once I realised what it meant, I began to use it for all my assignments.
I don’t think any other IELTS course has as interactive a facebook page as iPassIELTS. I was overjoyed when I won 2 Friday contests, because I got feedback for two more assignments, which was very helpful. Because of the repeated speaking practise tests, I had a very good idea of what to expect when I went for the exam; in fact, in Part I of my speaking test, I almost repeated verbatim what Jenny had approved of as “good language”.
My IELTS results are as follows:
Overall, I have scored what I set out to achieve and I am truly grateful for Nigel and Jenny’s dedication to helping aspirants like myself all over the world! (The Excel course remains true to its name!) Thank you so much for all your help. This score will give me the competitive edge I need when I apply for PhD, and hopefully scholarships, in Australia.
Shruthi - India