I passed my IELTS with an average of 8.5 - 7 for Reading and 9 for Writing, Listening and Speaking.
I am so pleased I do not have to go through that trauma again.
Good Luck to everyone who is sitting theirs or waiting for their results.
I can not believe the amount of forms we need to fill in and paperwork I have to sort out!
My husband made me laugh by saying that his arm aches from the amount of writing he has had to do! I do not think he has written so much since he left school over 20 years ago. The list of places he has visited on holiday over the last 10 years exceeded the space and he had to use additional pages (that serves him right for being so well travelled!)
The agent asked for me to provide a current work reference and that is definitely out of the question as I do not want to jeopardise my current employment. This may prevent me from getting promotion, pay increases or bonuses in the future so now I have to sign a statement in front of a solicitor to prove my job is genuine.
I am still waiting for my skills assessment to come back but hopefully this should appear soon as the payment has been taken from my credit card.
I have also been recommended by the agent to do an English exam and I am absolutely dreading it. It is six years since I last did an exam and just the thought of it makes my stomach turn! I thought that being born in the UK, living here all my life and spending six years to qualify as an accountant would be sufficient but obviously not.