Coming soon to CES exams: the CAEL CE Test

Coming soon to CES exams: the CAEL CE Test

May 17, 2019

The CAEL CE (Canadian Academic English Language Computer Edition) is a computer-based test designed specifically for students hoping to attend Canadian colleges and universities. As such, it focuses on the particular skills you will need as a Canadian student: i.e.: reading academic articles, writing essays, and listening to lectures.

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Vocabulary: Ten-Dollar Words

Vocabulary: Ten-Dollar Words

November 30, 2018

One trap that writers often fall into is using long words that they don’t know the precise meaning of, because they think that it will raise the level of their writing. But rare words in English tend to have very precise meanings, and may only be appropriate in certain contexts. Using a ten-dollar word does not always pay off.

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IELTS or CELPIP: which is best for me?

IELTS or CELPIP: which is best for me?

October 01, 2018

If you need to pass an English proficiency test for Canadian Permanent Residency or citizenship, you may be asking yourself whether to take the IELTS or the CELPIP test. Both are accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and both are offered at Global Village Toronto Exams.

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Succeeding in the IELTS Speaking Test : Talk a lot!

Succeeding in the IELTS Speaking Test : Talk a lot!

July 27, 2018

The most important path to success is to speak as much as you can. You should try to speak in paragraphs, linking ideas sentences together and developing your ideas. Don’t stick to just one word or single-sentence answers. Expand as much as possible giving details and reasons for your answer.

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Best Online CELPIP Resources

Best Online CELPIP Resources

June 11, 2018

The most important advice I can give is that it is important to assess your level, long before your test. Take a practice test, decide what you areas you need to improve, and start practicing well ahead of time. 

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IELTS Writing Tips – General Training Task 1

IELTS Writing Tips – General Training Task 1

May 18, 2018

In terms of measuring your skill at writing in English, the General Training written section of the IELTS exam is just as demanding as the Academic version. There are a few pitfalls that even the best speakers and writers can fall into.

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Quick Tips for Effective CELPIP Reading Preparation

Quick Tips for Effective CELPIP Reading Preparation

April 18, 2018

Key to passing the Reading section of the CELPIP test is getting the gist, or the general idea of the text in question. This requires you to pay attention to the overall message so that you can eliminate wrong answers from the choices presented.

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IELTS Writing Tip #1 – Read the Task 2 Question Carefully

IELTS Writing Tip #1 – Read the Task 2 Question Carefully

March 22, 2018

Most importantly, make sure you know exactly what you are being asked to write in your answer. Even very high-level writers often lose marks by answering the wrong question or failing to answer all parts of the question.

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Tips for Beating Toronto Winter Blues!

Tips for Beating Toronto Winter Blues!

February 28, 2018

To ward off seasonal depression, it’s important to actually spend time outside. I know that seems counter intuitive, but it’s true! Fortunately, there are tons of activities in the city and beyond for you to get out and enjoy our lovely Canadian winter. 

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The Global Villager will be up and running soon!

The Global Villager will be up and running soon!

November 30, 2017

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1 - I did my IELTS test at a CA009 test location
2 - I did my IELTS test within 2 years of today
3 - I provided accurate information about the destination of the results
4 - I provided accurate details of my test, including my name and test date