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Information On Getting the Best Possible IELTS Test Score

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IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is a standardized test of English language competency for non-native English speakers.

Tips for Getting a Good IELTS Score

Listening

Before the IELTS Listening test:

·        Listen to radio programs, news, and lectures; watch films and online videos in English.

·        Familiarize yourself with each listening test question type such as multiple choice, matching and labeling diagram.

During the IELTS Listening test:

·         Before each section, pay close attention to the audio instructions.The test booklet does not provide these instructions.

·         For the quantity of words you must write on the response sheet, carefully read the directions in the test booklet.You will lose marks if you write more words than are required.

·         Read the questions before listening. The time allotted for reading the questions and instructions is 30 to 60 seconds.

·         Underline the key words in the question. Also pay attention to the synonyms and paraphrases.

·         During the 30-second pause after each section, double-check your answers.

·         Transfer your answers from the test paperto the answer sheet, during the 10-minute time.

·         Check to see if you utilized the correct grammatical form and spelling of the word(s) in your response.

Reading

Before the IELTS Reading test:

·         Read English-language newspapers, periodicals, journals, and novels.Underline or highlight less common terms as you read.

·         Practice guessing an unknown word's meaning based on context.Look up the word in a dictionary if you still don't know what it means.

·         Practice reading within a time frame. In order to read all three texts and answer 40 questions in 60 minutes, you must be able to read quickly.

·         You need to practice strategies like skimming, scanning and speed reading.

During the IELTS Reading test:

·         Read the instructions carefully during the test as they may slightly differ from the ones you got familiar with while practicing the test.

·         In the test booklet's reading passages, underline important information and/or make notes.

·         Make good use of your time: If you've spent more than a minute answering a question and still don't know the answer, move on to the next one.You may return to the question if you have time after answering the remainder of the questions.

·         Verify that all of your responses have been transferred to the answer sheet.Even if you don't know the answer, don't leave any blank spaces; provide your reasonable guess.

Writing

Before the IELTS Writing test:

·         Look for sample graph/chart/diagram descriptions (model Writing Task 1 answers) online and analyze them in terms of arrangement of ideas and language if you plan to take the IELTS Academic module.

·         Look for model letters (model Writing Task 1 solutions) online and analyze them in terms of structure of ideas and vocabulary if you plan to take the  General IELTS Training module.

·         Go online and look for sample IELTS essays to analyze in terms of task response, essay structure, coherence, vocabulary, and sentence variety.

During the IELTS Writing test:

·         Carefully examine each task and highlight the keywords.

·         In your writing, don't use the task terms; instead, use your own language and sentence structures.

If you intend to take the Academic Module of the IELTS:

·         Make sure you understand the ‘essay question’. Are you being asked to express an opinion, compare and contrast, discuss causes and/or effects, or propose problem-solving solutions?

·         Your essay should be 350 words or less.Quality, not quantity, should be your top concern.

·         Keep track of time. Allow approximately 3 minutes to revise Writing Task 1 and at least 5 minutes to revise your essay.

If you're planning on taking the IELTS General Training Module, here's what you'll need to know:

·         Do not begin writing your letter or essay without first planning it.

·         In Writing Task 1, write at least 150 words but aim to keep it under 200 words.

·         Keep track of time. Allow roughly 3 minutes for Writing Task 1 revision and at least 5 minutes for Writing Task 2 revision.

·         In Writing Task 2, write at least 250 words but attempt to keep your essay under 350 words.

Speaking

Before the IELTS Speaking test:

·         Practice speaking as much as possible.

·         Read books, watch movies and TV shows, and listen to the radio in English, if possible.

·         Before entering the exam room, converse with other students in English.It will make it easier for you to transition to English.

During the IELTS Speaking test:

·         Keep calm. You will be able to produce an improved performance if you are relaxed.

·         When speaking, say as much as you can; give lengthy comments.

·         Don’t think about grammar or vocabulary. Concentrate on providing the best possible answers to the questions.

·         If you don't understand something, ask the examiner to clarify or repeat the question.

·         Be aware of your body language and avoid overusing gestures.

·         Keep to the topic.

·         Use neutral or semi-formal language because the exam is a formal occasion.

 

Exam preparation is a continual process that takes time and effort.Every practice test you take, every listening, reading, and writing assignment you complete, and every speaking practice session you participate in enhances your language skills and increases your exam confidence. IELTS Institute in Gurgaon


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