Nurses: being able to live in the UK is one of the best gifts you can ever give to yourself and your family. Apart from gaining the best exposure in healthcare and being able to earn for your future, it cannot be denied that going to the UK is one of the fastest means for nurses to be able to work abroad. As a matter of fact, you need not go there as a student, which is more expensive. For as long as you pass the IELTS, the rest of the requirements, are, in general, a piece of cake for the majority.
What about the IELTS requirement? Yes, it is true that many students fail to get a 7.0 in their first attempt. Even though there are a considerable number of factors to pin down why this is the case, rest assured that with the best IELTS review center to guide you, you will soon pass the IELTS.
I am not writing this though to promote our center but to share some of my observations.
To be honest, the reason why many fail in writing is because of the students themselves. By experience, many students fail in writing because even if they know that writing is their least utilized skill, they do not exert as much effort as they need to. A case in point is although students know that they do poorly in the grammatical aspect of writing, which comprises one fourth of their total grade, they keep on committing the same S-V-A, A-P-A, tenses-related mistakes. In other words, even during their reviews, many of them are really struggling to get a 7.0. What makes it worst is, despite the teachers’ encouragement for students not to take the test yet as they are not yet ready to get a 7.0, students still register for the test, and being fatalistic at that, would just say to themselves that they let God do the rest. However, in this case, I am wondering, how can they let God do the rest when they have not given yet their best to learn fully from their grammatical mistakes? In short, many students fail to get a 7.0 because they are not ready yet. In my line of work, I can appreciate both the examiners’ and the students’ perspectives. That is why I am not surprised why many do not get a 7.0 in writing.
In the case of those who are good writers but do not get a 7.0, it boils down to two things. One, apply for a remarking especially if there is a wide difference between your scores in writing and the other three components. This works favorably to many of our students who got 7.0 in their review but failed to get such score on the actual test. Two, you may be good but your review center failed to teach you the right techniques. You better scout for a new one.
In conclusion, while IELTS makes it difficult for you to work in the UK, please do not give up your dreams of going to this beautiful country. For as long as you get help from the best people who can train you to be good in writing, and for as long as you spend enough time to hone your writing skills, IELTS will just be a thing of the past for you once you have in your hands your plane ticket on the way to the UK and start earning pounds and living your dreams for good.
Roberto Balba Jr.
A teacher and a friend
(Let’s always be positive guys. We never give up that easily.)