CNS II – The challenge of a Korean nurse to Australia

by Watson (Korea, 30, 12 weeks)

Please, introduce yourself.

My name is Watson. The reason why I study IELTS is that I want to immigrate to Australia as a nurse. The nursing courses in Australia generally require an overall score of 7.0. Honestly speaking, getting 7.0 in IELTS tests is not a piece of cake for me, but I will do my best.

How did you know about CNS II?

I have had some experiences studying English in the Philippines before. For the first time, I studied in the academy in Cebu Island. But because of the huge number of the students, I was not able to focus on my studies. When I learned about another academy in Baguio City, I met a lot of new teachers who still lack experiences in teaching IELTS. I was not satisfied with those schools, so I searched for schools specializing in IELTS. Finally, I found an ideal school for me, and it was CNSⅡ.

How about the general atmosphere in CNSⅡ?

I believe that CNSⅡ is a 24/7 education when it comes to learning IELTS. In CNSⅡ, there are many IELTS candidates, so the school can easily update the new trend of Speaking and Writing topics. Every educational material used for Speaking Mock Test and Weekly Test is based on this information; therefore, students are able to effectively and efficiently prepare for their official IELTS tests.

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What is the reason why you changed the plan to study at the University of Sunshine Coast to Queensland University?

I enrolled the Master of Professional Accounting at the University of Sunshine Coast before. However, unfortunately, Australian immigration bureau changed its policy last April, so now it is hard for applicants using Independent Skill Immigration process as an accountant to get a permanent residence visa. That is why I decided to change my future job from an accountant to a nurse. According to some surveys, Queensland University’s nursing course is really prominent, so I want to apply and study there.

While studying at CNSⅡ for 3 months, how did you feel?

To be honest, I already have the experience getting 6.5 in the official test. However, I am here to study IELTS one more time to improve my English skills, especially writing. During this time, I knuckled down to write academic graphs and various essays, and then finally, I got 6.5 in the last weekly test. However, I am still craving for a higher score in the actual IELTS test.

What is your method of reading?

Actually, when I came to CNSⅡ, the reading teacher gave a lot of tips on how to do skimming and scanning to be able to find answers easily. I believe that these help me a lot. For the first time, I got only 6.5 on the Reading level test, but my score reached 8.0 during the last weekly test.