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  • Apr 01, 2024
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📢 IELTS Academic vs. OET: Difficulty, Predictability, and Remarking 📝

If you are a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or dentist, you may be wondering which English language test is more suitable for you. According to Andreea Berkhout Academy, both IELTS Academic and OET have a similar level of difficulty, but there are some differences worth noting.

🤔 IELTS Academic is more predictable in terms of results, with a consistent level of difficulty from one exam to another. On the other hand, in our opinion, OET is still working on achieving this aspect. However, OET is more relevant for medical professionals, as it contains specific medical language.

👉 At Andreea Berkhout Academy, we discourage appeals for IELTS Academic, except for certain situations where we recommend our students request a remarking. We are convinced that, regardless of the stress level on the exam day, the risk of receiving a lower grade than the one estimated is extremely low.

👩‍⚕️ Loredana's Example: Loredana obtained good scores in Listening, Reading, and Speaking, but received a 6 in Writing, an insufficient grade according to the NMC requirements. We requested a remarking of the Writing test, which only took one day, and Loredana's grade was changed from 6 to 6.5. This 0.5 point increase saved Loredana time, energy, stress, and additional money.

👨‍🎓 Conclusion: If you want to maximize your chances of success in IELTS Academic, consider being guided by experienced mentors in international exams, such as Andreea Berkhout Academy. Do not hesitate to request a remarking of the Writing or Speaking tests, considering the possibility of subjectiveness in grading.

📚 Find our IELTS Academic preparation packages here: https://shorturl.at/fmUY

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