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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Why international students score low on English tests

  • Students score low because they do not understand the test requirements.
  • Students underestimate the large volume of work necessary to pass.
  • Students score low because they have limited English vocabulary.
  • Students score low because some English skills are not practiced.
  • Students score low because they rely on "secret tips" rather than real skill.
  • Students score low because they cram for tests and become confused.
  • Students score low because they become upset and cannot perform.


  • 20% vocabulary
  • 15% grammar comprehension
  • 15% reading comprehension
  • 15% listening comprehension
  • 15% writing skills, short answer and essay
  • 15% speaking skills
  • 5% practicing test formats

How international students can SCORE HIGH on NEW English tests

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