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Q. Which English Proficiency Test is Right for Me?
A. If you are struggling with which test you should take for your English requirement needs, take a look at the various posts we have on this blog outlining each test:
Why the IELTS may be right for you: https://e2testmaster.com/2016/04/19/why-ielts-may-be-right-for-you/
Why the TOEFL may be right for you: https://e2testmaster.com/2016/05/17/why-toefl-may-be-right-for-you/
Why the PTE may be right for you: https://e2testmaster.com/2016/03/10/why-the-pte-may-be-right-for-you/
Why the OET may be right for you: https://e2testmaster.com/2016/04/19/why-oet-may-be-right-for-you/
Q. How Long Should I Study for Before I Attempt an English Proficiency Test?
A. The answer to this question relies not only on your level of English, but also on your ability to understand the test in question and how it works. Even highly advanced English learners should take some time to familiarize themselves with the test format so that they know what to expect. Below is a suggested timeline for study based on your level, but remember – these are just recommendations. Everyone is different and you know yourself and your potential the best!
Beginner Level English: 6 months study time
If you are a beginner English learner, you have a long way to go to pass an English proficiency test. You should be practicing your speaking and listening every single day, and working on your reading and writing at least 3-4 times a week.
Intermediate Level English: 3 months study time
If your level of English is intermediate, you really need to focus on pushing yourself just a bit more for that top score. You should be practicing your speaking and listening every single day, and working on your reading and writing at least 2-3 times a week.
Advanced Level English: 1 month study time
If you are highly skilled in English, your biggest obstacle will be navigating the format of the test. Even native English speakers are often surprised at how difficult it can be to manage time and appropriately address the criteria. Your focus should be on completing practice questions and collecting test tips and strategies to maximize your success.