IELTS for the Construction Industry

IELTS Construction

A major part of our work at Highway IELTS is IELTS for the construction industry. It’s no secret that South Africans are emigrating at fairly high rates. Australia and New Zealand remain the most popular destination … Read More

What is Task Achievement in IELTS Writing?

Task Achievement

Task Achievement in IELTS boils down to following instructions. To succeed in IELTS you need to follow instructions closely. We saw this clearly in our discussion of the listening test. In the writing test, this means … Read More

IELTS for Nurses

IELTS for nurses

IELTS for nurses is a much-discussed topic. At all Highway IELTS workshop locations, a significant share of prospective test takers are in the medical field. If you are a nurse and you are looking to emigrate … Read More

IELTS for Second Language Speakers

IELTS for second language speakers

The subject of IELTS for second language speakers is an important one. IELTS can be intimidating for people who speak English as a second (or third) language. Every year, millions of people take the IELTS exam, … Read More

Failing IELTS Costs More than Preparing

Preparing for IELTS

Failing to achieve the band score you need will cost more than preparing in advance of taking IELTS. In this post, we will compare the exorbitant costs of having to retake the exam with the moderate … Read More

Should I Take IELTS or PTE?


Many people ask us which English test they should take. Often, people want to know which of the many English tests available is the “easiest” or “best”. To answer a question like this, you have to … Read More

Grammar for IELTS Writing

IELTS grammar

Grammar is important for IELTS writing exams. If you are able to use a suitable range of grammatical structures to express your ideas you will enhance your score. However, it is equally important that you use … Read More

Why Professional People Fail IELTS

professionals fail ielts

Many highly educated people fail IELTS and have to make additional attempts at the exam. Professional people with university education make up a large proportion of the millions who take the IELTS exam every year. The … Read More

The Apostrophe in the IELTS Writing Exam

Many people ask us: does the apostrophe matter in the IELTS writing exam? The answer, of course, is yes. Putting an apostrophe in the wrong place, or leaving it out, can damage the impression that your … Read More

How to Identify Good IELTS Preparation Sources

IELTS grammar

You probably know already that the internet is teeming with IELTS preparation sources. A quick internet search will reveal a vast amount of information on IELTS preparation. Of course, free access to near-unlimited information comes with … Read More