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Taking you #BeyondTheTest

Inspired by true stories, watch how these IELTS test takers went #BeyondTheTest.


Meet Jane

Your journey to success will not always be easy but you will always have someone to go the extra mile with you, every step of the way.


Meet Tony

Challenges will always be part of the journey to reaching for your dreams, but nothing can stop that from coming true especially if the dream is for your family. You just need to take that first step.


Meet our heroes

Here's to our heroes who have paused their journey in reaching for their dreams so that others may continue dreaming. Thank you..

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Junel Correa, Canada (Immigrant)

‘The whole journey was a realisation of a lifelong dream. Successfully achieving my IELTS score with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 9 and higher was my gateway to an ITA (Invitation to Apply – for permanent residency). Now I am just waiting for my Canadian Immigration Visa to be approved within three months.’

Desiree Rose Ramoso, UK (Immigrant)

‘Taking IELTS opened a whole new world for me. I currently live in London with my husband and couldn't be more excited to see my daughter who will be joining us here soon. This dream started when I made the first step of choosing to take the test with the British Council.’

Joseph Talampas, USA (MIT graduate)

‘IELTS was a key to my study-abroad journey. One of the best things about studying abroad is being part of a diverse group of people from all over the world. Being able to communicate well in English has allowed me to know more about their culture and vice-versa.’

Athena Mahree Maala, UK (Registered Nurse)

‘There was a time when I was sure I had given up on my career as a nurse. Going through the IELTS test not only made me more confident with my English skills but also allowed me to achieve my dream of working in the UK.’

Aizalyn Andres, Canada (Immigrant)

‘In many ways, I think my decision to take IELTS with the British Council is the reason why I’m here in Canada, living my dream. I was able to maximise my IELTS preparation, not only for the test, but also for the new life I have embarked on.’

Mary Ann Nacario, Australia (Engineer)

‘Without IELTS, I wouldn't be able to get my credentials assessed by Engineers Australia (EA). The tips I got from the writing workshops I attended came in handy when I was working on my career episodes for EA. After 6 months of working on the requirements, my family and I were granted permanent residency and it would not have been possible without IELTS.’

Jorica Pamintuan, UK (Graduate of Oxford University)

‘Taking IELTS has allowed me to pursue my dream to study in the UK through the IELTS Prize. I am grateful to have been chosen for the prize and truly honoured for the faith that the British Council has in my abilities and aspirations.’

Carlo Magno, UK (Immigrant)

‘I used to be afraid of what the future can bring. But at the same time, I was also excited to take on the challenges in achieving my dreams of working abroad. Taking IELTS was definitely life-changing as it brought me to my dream destination. I am now enjoying sceneries I only used to see in photos before.’

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