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Tips To Prepare For IELTS Exams

December 2018

What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is a globally renowned English proficiency test, which students aspiring to study abroad are expected to take. As it is a globally recognized test, over 10,000 institutions/organizations accept the IELTS scores while considering a student’s admission application. This test is taken to test an individual’s English speaking skills as a pre-requisite to study in a foreign land. The test mainly assesses an individual’s:

  • Listening skills
  • Reading skillsWriting skills
  • Speaking skills

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Tips to prepare for IELTS:

As there are four components to this test, let’s divide the ways to prepare for it:

Tips to prepare for the Listening section of the test:

  • To understand a particular language it is very important to listen. Listening has the power to help grasp the language more quickly. Thus, one should expose self to as much as verbal sounds as possible.
  • The best tip is to listen to English news bulletins daily.
  • Listen to conversation of people happening in English
  • Attend or watch debates or group discussion in English
  • Listen to English speeches given by prominent personalities
  • Watching English based movies, documentaries and web series can also greatly help.

Tips to prepare for the Reading section of the test:

  • Newspaper: Read newspapers thoroughly as it’s the best way to develop on your reading ski9lls. Reading a newspaper exposes an individual to a variety of words. Words that you might have never come across.
  • Books/Novels: If you don’t like to follow news then you can read books written by famous authors who will expose you to different ideas and unique ways of using words and framing sentences.Online stories and articles: Stories online are usually short reads. Apart from reading newspapers or books, individuals can also read stories/article online as it is more easily accessible.

Tips to prepare for the Writing section of the test:

  • Practice essay writing. Read sample essays. Analyze how they are written and write accordingly
  • The best tip is to listen to English news bulletins daily.Choose a topic of your choice. Read it and then rewrite it in your own words.
  • You can also start maintaining a journal where you can pen down your thoughts or moments of your life or things that matter to you.
  • Study basic grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, punctuation, tense, etc.) in order to be able to smoothly frame sentences. Solve grammar exercises.
  • Tips to prepare for the Speaking section of the test:

    • Right from the day you start preparing for the test, make sure to majorly converse only in English.
    • Listen to people speak and repeat those sentences loudly.
    • Have a small group discussion with your friends on topics of your choice.
    • Have a mock question and answer round with some family member or a friend. Try to give well-structured answers. Think before you answer so that you don’t get stuck or stammer.

    By following these simple tips, you are sure to excel in the test.

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