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Steps to score well in IELTS

Sep 24, 2017 19:21 IST
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Steps to score well in IELTS
Steps to score well in IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9). Here are few tips that will make you excel in the IRELTS exam:

The exam has four sections, namely: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. For a good score in the exam, you need to excel in all four sections.

Reading
Looking for synonyms and not for the exact words mentioned in the question would be advisable. To avoid running short of time in the end always transfer answers to the answer sheet directly after every passage. Try answering the paragraph summary questions as you read it will save a lot of time. You may be able to get tips from books and articles written on how to improve reading speed. Take a quick glance at the questions before you read the text. When doing this, look for specific words like when, where, why, how, whom, how many, which, and so on.

Writing
Don’t write long passages. People tend to waste a lot of time finishing writing early. Try to spend more time on the longer essay. After finishing if you have time try replacing some of the everyday words with fancy synonyms that might impress your examiner. Write correct and simple sentences is just not enough. Try to use different word if you have use the same word over and over. Punctuation is very important in achieving the score you hope to. Before attempting writing exercises it is better to refresh your basic knowledge in things like punctuation. It will also be advisable to get good study material and go through the given examples to familiarize yourself with the patter of the exam.

Speaking    
Realize that this has lot to do with your own ability to speak English. If you are not able to clearly speak, the best thing is to listen to day-to-day English conversations. You may be able listen to radio, TV or may be to read dialogues written in English. Realize that this has lot to do with your own ability to speak English. If you are not able to clearly speak, the best thing is to listen to day-to-day English conversations .you may be able listen to radio, TV or may be to read dialogues written in English. If you have a friend who has done IELTS, get that friend to practice few topics given for exam. Ask the friend to be the examiner and you be the candidate, keep lot of practice sessions and speak on different topics, keeping to what is asked. Speak as normal as you can, as if you are talking to some body in your day to day life. Use lots of different words, and remember to use expressions.

Listening
Practice as much as you can. In this part of the test, the speed of the person who speaks increases gradually and it is important to concentrate along with the speaker. Keep along with the speaker, and don’t just try to remember what the speaker said a few seconds ago. Practice as much as you can to keep your listening up with the speaker. The more you practice, the more you will be able to keep up.

Work at your skills step by step and learn prioritizing  to score well in IELTS exam and make your dream of going abroad true.

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