Interviewee: Akihito Kitakatsu / Topic: Studying IELTS
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My name is Akihito KITAKATSU, you can call me AKI for short. I was born and raised in Japan. I’m in my late 20’s. I took up Information Technology when I was in college, but I never get to apply it.
Pines Life last Year
So how did I start my PINES life? It was just last year when I decided to come to the Philippines and take ESL Course . It took me exactly 4 months and a week to complete the course. I started at level 2. Soon, I was transferred to Chapis and attained level 6.Upon completing my course, I left for Australia to work through working holiday visa. I stayed there for a year, went to an English school for 2 months and worked for 10 months. Eventually, I came back here in Chapis to study IELTS.
Why do you intend to study IELTS ?
I am taking IELTS because of my dream to immigrate in Australia. Before achieving the goal, I need to go to college or technical and further education (TAFE) . IELTS Academic band score is essential for that. I already got the required score; however, I am still aiming for a higher score due to the fact that studying English never ends. I’m not a native speaker, therefore I have to keep on improving my skills to live and properly adapt in an English speaking environment.It’s just an ultimate challenge for myself as I want to attempt to break my life limits.
Well, it was actually a tough training for me, but I believe that it was through massive assignments along with hectic schedule in classes, self-study and weekly mock tests. And of course my effort. I owe it all to my teachers from the very beginning until the end of my stay here.
Who is your most impressive teacher?
Speaking is one of the most impressive classes in Pines and the person who springs to my mind is T. Edmar. It is only him who taught me twice including last year. Moreover, his teaching method is really clear.We also have the same interest which is music.
What is the most compelling class during your training?
I would have to say that it’s reading comprehension because of the fact that my score was 2.5 when I came here. I’d never studied IELTS before, it was my first time to encounter the said course which I believe is deemed necessary for my future. After several weeks, I was able to feel the improvement that led me in achieving 6.5.
How did the series of your mock tests go?
At first, I was quite disappointed that my scores were not improving;however, I was able to learn the techniques which helped me get better and higher results as the weeks went by.
Do you think your preparation for IELTS Actual test was enough?
Personally, I think it’s more than enough due to the fact that I had strictly followed the guidelines and timetable, these 2 factors pushed me to focus a lot and do the best I canin every work (task) that is given.
Overall, why did you choose Pines Academy, for your IELTS preparation?
To be honest, I was planning to go to a different academy; fortunately however, Pines launched a new curriculum (IELTS Guarantee) that can be taken in 8 to 10 weeks with a promise of attaining a certain band score. Therefore, I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, the total experience was quite awesome. In addition, I was looking forward to meet my previous teachers within the study period to inspire me on tough days and weeks before finally taking the actual test.
After taking the IELTS test, what have you been doing?
Well, I’m really honored to discuss with my teachers valuable things which could help me grow professionally . These could be life experiences and pieces of advice that also opened me to freely express myself in English. I believe that this is one of the reasons why I became a confident speaker and more comfortable in conversing with other people. This is a skill that I can use on my future interviews.
Are you happy with your official result?
I feel ecstatic for I registered under 5.5 guarantee course, but I was able to attain 6.0 as an overall band score.It is also to my delight that I have actually exceeded my target score. This event became an unforgettable memory showing that my efforts as well as my teachers’paid off.
If you’re looking for a school that could cater to your needs as an English learner or an IELTS test taker, an outstanding curriculum,friendly and professional teachers and good environment Pines could be the best academy for you. Come and join one of the leading academies in the Philippines now! See you later mates!