Preparation tips for IELTS
Designed to assess the English language ability of those who need to study, work or live in an English-speaking environment, IELTS makes a holistic assessment of a person’s ability to understand and use the language. This covers all the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS is the only test of this type which has a face-to-face speaking test, which enables test-takers to show their skills in real-life interactions
Say no to learning by rote
Often there are perfect bits of writing, which test-takers have memorised, and very incorrect bits which are clearly the test-takers’ true level, making it very obvious to the examiner. This is a serious mistake that can backfire because examiners are trained to look for memorised essays or scripts. When an individual memorises chunks of language without a context, there is very little flexibility to fit new or unfamiliar situations.
To know all about IELTS, watch the video below:
How must you learn?
To learn a language really well, it would be ideal to have as much exposure to it as possible. So, a word of advice would be to read and listen to English as much as possible as this will also help with the skills of writing and speaking.
Preparing for each section
Listening and Reading:
Read questions carefully first, underline keywords and then answers.
While listening, make a note of answers on the question paper.
Read, write and listen at the same time.
Often the speaker will give you an answer, then correct themselves - watch out for this.
If you think the topic is difficult or the speaker is too fast, relax and tune in.
Highlight/circle keywords in the questions.
Plan your answer before you write.
Stick to the topic.
One paragraph = one idea.
Make sure you write at least the minimum number of words required.
Make sure there is time to check spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Try to relax, listen carefully to the examiner’s questions & instructions.
Give full answers to the questions.
Aim to speak more than the examiner.
Use the preparation time to plan your talk.
Before the test, practise speaking for full 2 minutes and try to use all of this time in your turn.
Spelling is important.
Use of informal language, abbreviations and slang is not acceptable.
Don’t leave blank answers – you do not lose marks for wrong answers, but you will if you do not try at all.
Whatever happens, don’t panic. Keep calm and do your best.
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The author, Sarah Deverall, is Director of Exams and Customer Services South Asia, British Council.
Questions related to IELTS
any chances is there to conducte IELTS exam in this year ?2020
I have done my BDS from Bangalore. Will SAT, IELTs, and TOEFL be of any use for doing my MDS in foreign??
Yes , your mentioned exams SAT, TOFEL, IELTS will be helpful for getting into foreign universities for MDS , almost all Universities in maximum countries require one English language proficiency test which may be either TOFEL or IELTS , now it's your choice which one you will go for and now if it is about SAT so in such it is not mandatory but majority of University accept your admission through SAT exam also, while apart from this some other exams are also accepted for admission in foreign universities .
Best of luck.
is ielts exam happening right now..please tell me
british council of india conducts ielts exam and exam center has 55 location in india, however due to covid 19 out break many of the exams get rescheduled and cancelled.
For any query pertaining to IELTS or related to postponement of your IELTS Exam, please send your query to ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org (mailto:ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org)
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are there any classes for ielts preparation
There are many online courses which educate IELTS preparation free of cost.
Other classes which prepare yourself in a smart way are
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what is the process of giving IELTS Exams
IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is a widely used English language test is given to evaluate an individual's English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The validity of IELTS scores is 2 years. The test is open to any candidate who want to pursue higher studies abroad or is seeking an employment opportunity in any one of the English speaking countries that require language proficiency. The steps for registering is as follows:
- Check the available IELTS 2020 exam dates
- Choose a test location from one of 500 IELTS test centres around the world
- Register for the test and pay the fee after entering details.
IELTS application form 2020 process is:
Go to the IELTS official websites.
Select the name of the country/territory and click on 'Continue'
Choose month, date, and module/format (Academic/General Training) as per your preference
After checking availability of the test date, click on the tab 'Apply'
Read and accept the Terms and Conditions
Fill in the personal and academic credentials to register for IELTS 2020
Choose payments mode: debit card, credit card or demand draft and pay the registration fee
Finally, select up to five universities of your choice to send the IELTS test scores.
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