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IELTS: The Test for your English-Speaking Future

Looking to take the IELTS? We’ve got your back. At Scrambled Eggs, our teachers have successfully been preparing students for the exam for years.

Why take the IELTS exam?

The IELTS is a British-made test used to assess your level of English. If you are a non-native speaker looking to enter an English-speaking academic institution or program, chances are this test (or it’s sister test, the TOEFL) is a pre-admission requirement.

Okay. How do I start preparing?

First off, you must have a very solid level of English before you even think about signing up for a IELTS exam. If you need to brush up, consider taking an intensive language course instead.

If you do indeed feel confident about your English, the first step to getting started is getting a book. (Cambridge practice test books are a good bet). This will help you get one foot in the door. However, unlike the many other English exams that you can master through book practice, guidance is essential for the IELTS. There are very specific things that IELTS graders are looking for (especially when it comes to the essay), and you will greatly benefit from some advice. The thing is – even a native English speaker wouldn’t ace the IELTS without some pre-exam direction.

If you’re in Milan, Scrambled Eggs is always at your disposal to help you prep. If you are elsewhere, it’s a good idea to find someone who has experience with the test to help get you prepared.

What can Scrambled Eggs offer me?

Our teachers will help you feel 100% ready. They will streamline your essays to IELTS standards, providing you with all the the necessary words to up your essay score. They’ll also give tips and tricks to master the Reading and Listening questions. The IELTS Speaking section can be intimidating, especially because you will be interacting with an examiner while also being recorded. A Scrambled Eggs teacher will practice this portion of the exam with you so many times that, when the fateful day arrives, it will feel more automatic than anything else. Your conversational English will flow.

The best option is taking a course with an individualized one-to-one format, because this will ensure that the course is fully catered to YOU. However, if you’d prefer to take the course with friends, the maximum number of people we recommend in one class is three. If you want more information on our IELTS preparation courses, send an email our way:

Why Scrambled Eggs?

Our teachers have worked at many schools in the area. We can tell you from personal experience that some programs employ native English speakers to teach IELTS courses even though they have no experience with the test itself. We don’t find this acceptable, and it’s not fair to you. Any teacher who takes on a IELTS class at Scrambled Eggs is very well-prepped, knows the test backwards and forwards, and has taught countless IELTS classes before.

IELTS basics:

There are two different types of IELTS exams: Academic and General Training. The information below is for the Academic only. If you are interested in the General Training exam instead, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email:

Test time: 2 hours 44 minutes

Score range: 0-9

Four sections:

Listening (40 minutes – 30 minutes + 10 minutes to transfer responses to Answer Sheet)

Reading (60 minutes)

Writing (60 minutes)

Speaking (11-14 minutes)

Where can I get more information?

For a more in-depth look at the IELTS, click here:


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