Welcome to the forums.Hi there, I have a problem that is haunting me. I am a nursing sister at my local hospital, where I have worked for 20 years, I have only been registerd as a qualified nurse for 3, of those twenty years. I am currently looking in to migration to Australia. Although I am born and bread in the United Kingdom, studied my school life in the UK and completed my nursing Diploma in the Uk University; I still have to prove that I am competent at speaking English for the skills assessment process of the visa. The exam I need to pass; with a band 7 in all areas is IELTS Academic. I have taken this exam twice now, and sadly failed on the reading part by scoring 6.5 (instead of 7), I have however passed the listening part, the writing and speaking with no problems. I have bought cd's for the computer with books to practice and paid for a months subscrition to a company for practice material - however sadly I can't seem to master that last .5 that is required. I was wondering if you might be of any assistance in this matter? I am willing to try anything, as this is the only part left for me to be grtanted a visa for Oz.
Thank you for your time in reading this
Vicky (the disheartened) x
I'd say that there are a few problems with your written English. What do you have to do for the reading part?