Sunday, 4 January 2015

IELTS Preparation Tips

IELTS Listening Tips

  •  The candidate must keep his or her all concentrations on listening carefully for almost half hour or so that the test takes. The slip of concentration can make you lose the order of answers as well as dread sets in fast.
  •    The test consists of four sections. Section no 1 and section no 3 are dialogues and section no 2 and section no 4 are monologues. There are 40 questions that you have to answer while the test lasts for almost half hour. At the end of the test, ten minutes will be given to write down your answers on your answer sheet.
  •    Pay your specific attention to the dialogues sections (that are Sections 1 and 3).
  •    At the starting of every section of the recording, time is provided to read the questions. Use this time to read the questions that are about the specific section (the voice on the tape recorder tells the candidate that how many questions to read). However, at the end of the paper time is also given to check the answers. Use this time to read the questions of the next section.
  •    Read the questions carefully. If the question says that blot the answer as A, B, C or D on the answer sheet, make sure you don't write the phrase that A, B, C or D relate to. Only write A, B, C or D. If the question states that you must not use more than 3 words in your answer, then writing 4 words in the answer will get you no marks for that question.
  •    The answers usually seem in the conversation in the similar order like that of questions.
  •    Mainly the speakers most of the times correct themselves. They will say something in the beginning and after that they change the statement. For instance, "we will go to Lahore" is said firstly and after that they say "No, let's make it Karachi". The perfect answer is the final statement that is Karachi but not Lahore. So you must have to be careful about these tricks.
  •    If you miss an answer, the just don't get panic. Keep listening for the next answer.
  •    Write your answer immediately on the question sheet without any delay. Don't ever try to remember the answers to write them on the answer sheet given in exams. The ten minutes provided at the end of the test are pretty enough to handover your answers to the answer sheet that is given.

IELTS Reading Tips

o   The reading test is deliberated as one of the most difficult parts of IELTS. You have to read 3 long sections, every section with multiple paragraphs, as well as answer 40 questions (13 or 14 questions from every section). Contrasting to the attending test, no additional time is provided at the end to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. Time can be the main limitation as you will be given only hour to finish the test.
o   The main thing that you can do for this section is practice. Read newspapers, magazines and the comic books as well.
o   Try to improve your reading abilities as well as your speed.
o   The main thing that you have to understand is the test does NOT assess your understanding of the paragraphs. It does not test how greatly you have understood the passage. It tests the particular abilities which are known as Scanning as well as Skimming.
o   Skimming mentions to appraise a paragraph quickly to get an idea about it without trying to understand its details.
o   The time factor plays a very great role in this section so be careful about the time.
o   First of all read all the questions rapidly to get an idea of what sort of information is important.
o   Highlight the important information for example dates, places as well as names during reading.
o   When you go through the whole question, browse over the text as well as highlight the significant parts. If you see any information concerning to the questions answer the question while reading.
o   Answer the given questions one by one with the help of the emphasized parts of the passage.
o   The answers usually seem in the same content in the same order like the queries might appear; the answer to query 4 will be prior in the content as compared to the answer to question 5. But it is not necessary.
o   Read the instructions carefully for each and every question very attentively. If the question clearly states that you must not use over three words in your answer then you are restricted to use only three words in your answer.
o   You must be careful about the True or False or Not given as well as Yes or No or Not given questions these are the hardest ones.
o   If you don’t know the answer of a question then move on to the next question don’t waste your time on that question.

IELTS Writing Tips

  •   You have to do Lots of writing practice to pass this section.
  •    The task 2 that is included in exam hence spends you more time on it. 20 minutes on task 1 as well as 40 minutes on task 2 would be an exceptional stability.
  •    For both the writing tasks, it is an exceptional idea to put down your thoughts on the question sheet that is given to you during exam. It will provide you with the highlight for your writing. However it might takes two to three minutes.
  •    Don’t go outside your related points as well as avoid writing any unconnected data in your answer sheet. Describe the related as well as your most important data.
  •    Write ultimate sentence which sums up all the information.
  •    In task 2 the aspirants have to present an argument and hence they should have something on the topic to write. Keep reading the newspapers, perspectives, essays and magazine articles on present issues daily. It will definitely assist you in extending your ideas.
  •    Introduce the topic as well as form your stance whether you agree or disagree.
  •    Provide opinions of scholars in support of your viewpoint as well as write the related examples.
  •    State the conflicting viewpoint and also provide explanation why you fluctuate with it.
  •    Set-up your paper along with a short verdict paragraph.
  •    If there is any time left at the end of the paper, then you can your answers by checking spelling or through the correction of grammatical mistakes.

IELTS Speaking Tips

  •   This test will consist of three parts. In the first section the examiner will ask you to introduce yourself in front of him. He can also ask some related questions.
  •    Though, in the second part you will be given a sheet of paper along with a topic that is written on it. You have to speak for no less than two minutes on this topic. You will be given 1 minute to write down your ideas and your answers.
  •    You must sure that you read all the questions related to the given topic that is written on the paper. It usually contains two or three parts which you will have to talk about. Don't miss out any question.
  •    Write down your ideas about the topic that topic in only one minute. Two minutes can be deliberated as a long time to talk alone and the notes that will assist in you in keep talking for almost two minutes.
  •    Whatsoever examiner asks you in the exam answer the question and don’t worry regarding its evidences as the assessment will be on your language articulacy as well as your grammatical precision but not your knowledge.
  •    The most important and significant thing that will assist you in the speaking test is to use English in your daily conversations. Just avoid communication in your mother language for a few weeks before the test and communicate with others only in English. This will make you self-assured as well as you will talk positively and easily in the test. Watch English movies and the English programs as well on television to enhance your accent and to develop your vocabulary. 
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