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    Sean is a former IELTS administrator and an IELTS blogger for Magoosh. He has a degree in English literature from the University of New Hampshire, and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has also studied abroad in Cambridge, England and in Botswana. In his spare time, he plays ultimate Frisbee, reads, plays guitar, and writes novels, though not all at the same time.

What’s Your IELTS Percentile?

Even though both the IELTS and the TOEFL exams test your English language skills, there are lots of differences between the two exams. Most obviously, the IELTS is done on paper with a pencil or on a computer at select locations, the TOEFL is done by computer only. The IELTS includes an interview for your […]

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How to Write an Effective IELTS Conclusion

When you are writing the essay for Task 2 of the IELTS Writing section, the last thing that you will include will be your conclusion. An essay’s conclusion has one job: To summarize the rest of the essay in a way that makes it sound even more persuasive. However, many IELTS test-takers forget this, and […]

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Breaking Down the General IELTS Writing Section

In both the General and the Academic IELTS exams, there are four different sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Here, we are going to focus on the Writing section of the General exam. Just like in the Academic exam, there are two tasks in the General exam’s Writing section. The first of these tasks requires […]

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How Important is My IELTS Score?

When you are studying for the IELTS exam, it can seem like the test is the only thing there is. It can also seem like a massive life obstacle, because unless you get a good enough score, you are prevented from going to the schools that you want to go to. This can make it […]

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