IELTS Energy 186: Why Online IELTS Practice Tests Give you the Wrong Scores

Online IELTS practice testToday find out why all IELTS Practice tests are NOT created equal. Also get the right questions to ask the creator before you purchase your practice tests online.

“Hello everyone I have been using listening practice tests to check my score but I have realized that many are different. I have used  Road 2 IELTS and tests from IELTS Blog. My scores are very different on these practice tests. Which one matches the real exam better? Are there any other sources I can rely on aside from these two?”

Sometimes material writers produce tests that are more difficult than the actual test which can be helpful.

Our recommendation: Take your scores for both tests and average them.

If you do see a huge difference then stop using those tests.

Jessica has written more than 14 textbooks and she is well-practiced in trying to match level.

It’s very hard to do this.

When she wrote the practice tests for 3 Keys IELTS she referred to the Cambridge Practice Test books.

 

Are Cambridge Practice Tests a good resource?

The Cambridge series are a valid example of test practice.

They are the closest you’ll get to the real test.

Unless you can see who is creating the practice test there is no way you can know if it’s valid.

Our course has one professional voice.

The entire course was created by Jessica Beck.

Don’t mix and match various resources online because you won’t get consistency in the strategies that you are learning.

You need to focus on one course and build up your skills there.

 

What should you do?

  • Get into our course
  • Use Cambridge Practice Tests only after you have learned the test strategies in our course
  • Use our practice tests that have been professionally created by Jessica Beck (included in our course)

Where do you get your IELTS practice tests?

Do you know for sure that they are valid test practice? How do you know?

Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Tomás Hinojosa

    Hello Lindsay and Michelle.

    I’m Tomas from Spain.

    First of all thank you for your show. It’s awesome, one of the best parts of the day.

    I have relatively recently become to listen to it, but I very much look forward for every episode.

    I am following you as a result of listen the interview that AJ Hoge from Effortless English made you a while ago.

    Since I found you girls, I listen to each of your episodes many many times in order to really acquire your great tips, but also the new vocabulary, fluency, fashioned expressions, and so on.

    What I like the most is that your such infectious enthusiasm and your clever point of view as far as learning languages goes.

    Regarding today’s episode about optimism, laziness, and tardiness, I have a few comments:

    1/ It depends how late somebody arrives It’s not the same getting late two minutes, then half an hour.

    2/ it’s not the same waiting for a coworker, in a bus stop, in the middle of the winter, at 5 o’clock in the morning, to go to work, than waiting for some friends at your warm home to go out for a drink.

    3/ I think in this global world we are living, we cannot generalize too much people’s behavior from a certain area or country. I know Spaniards are known as tardy people, but although I have waited for half an hour every now and again, most people in Spain are pretty on time nowadays.

    I’m Tomas from Spain.

    First of all thank you for your show. It’s awesome, one of the best parts of the day.

    I have relatively recently become to listen to it, but I very much look forward for every episode.

    I am following you as a result of listen the interview that AJ Hoge from Effortless English made you a while ago.

    Since I found you girls, I listen to each of your episodes many many times in order to really acquire your great tips, but also the new vocabulary, fluency, fashioned expressions, and so on.

    What I like the most is that your such infectious enthusiasm and your clever point of view as far as learning languages goes.

    Regarding today’s episode about optimism, laziness, and tardiness, I have a few comments:

    1/ It depends how late somebody arrives It’s not the same getting late two minutes, then half an hour.

    2/ it’s not the same waiting for a coworker, in a bus stop, in the middle of the winter, at 5 o’clock in the morning, to go to work, than waiting for some friends at your warm home to go out for a drink.

    3/ I think in this global world we are living, we cannot generalize too much people’s behavior from a certain area or country. I know Spaniards are known as tardy people, but although I have waited for half an hour every now and again, most people in Spain are pretty on time nowadays.

  • condensatore_alfa

    @Lindsay:
    have you said “huuuge” in the same way of Bernie Sanders in the SNL show on last Saturday? Am I wrong?