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20 tips for IELTS

Date: Jun 23 2010

Asunto: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge

Autor: Ali Sadeghi

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1. In Listening, use the example at the beginning of the first section to familiarize yourself with the sound, the situation, and the speakers.

2. Keep listening until the recording stops, looking only at the questions that relate to the part being played.

3. There are often pauses in the recording between different sections. Use these to prepare for the next set of questions.

4. Answer Listening questions in the order they appear on the Question Paper. Remember that they normally follow the order of the information in the recording.

5. At the end of the recording you have some time to transfer your answers to the Answer Sheet. Check your grammar and spelling as you do so.

6. In Academic Reading, begin by going quickly through each passage to identify features such as the topic, the style, the likely source, the writer's purpose and the intended reader.

7. As you read, don't try to understand the precise meaning of every word or phrase. You don't have time, and those parts of the text might not be tested anyway.

8. Reading tasks sometimes have an example answer. If this is the case, study it and decide why it is correct.

9. Some tasks require you to use words from the text in the answer; in others you should use your own words. Check the instructions carefully.

10. The instructions may also include a word limit, e.g. Use no more than three words. Keep to this by avoiding unnecessary words in your answer.

11. In Academic Writing, you must always keep to the topic set. Never try to prepare sections of text before the exam.

12. Keep to the suggested timing: there are more marks possible for Task 2 than Task 1.

13. Organize and link your ideas and sentences appropriately, using a wide range of language and showing your ability (in Task 2) to discuss ideas and express opinions.

14. If you write less than 150 words in Task 1 or less than 250 in Task 2 you will lose marks, but there is no maximum number of words for either.

15. When you plan your essay, allow plenty of time at the end to check your work.

16. In Speaking, don't try to give a prepared speech, or talk about a different topic from the one you are asked to discuss.

17. Always speak directly to the Examiner, not to the recording equipment.

18. Whenever you reply 'Yes' or 'No' to the Examiner's questions, add more details to your answer. In each case, aim to explain at least one point.

19. Remember that you are not being tested on your general knowledge but on your ability to communicate effectively.

20. Organize and link your ideas and sentences appropriately, talking clearly at normal speed and using a wide range of structures and vocabulary

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angelawanga

Sudan


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01:51 PM Feb 08 2013 |

angelawanga

Sudan


my dearest
my name is Angela i am very happy to write you after viewing your profile here today which really interest me to have communication with you, If you will have the desire with me, we can get to know each other and see what happens in future. i will be very happy if you can write me through my email () for easiest communication,and for me to sent to you my photo.i will be waiting to hear from you. have a blessed day,

01:50 PM Feb 08 2013 |

pl3xipl4y

pl3xipl4y

Sweden

Well, honestly, the easiest way to pass the test or to get a high score is basically to study hard and be focused on the studies and nothing else.


04:01 AM Feb 07 2013 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Hopefully this information will help test takers take the TOEFL/IELTS tests.


Thanks for posting it.

03:28 AM Feb 07 2013 |

azar_azari_06

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr Sadeghi ,,actually i tried once IELTS exam in Iran Mehr Institute under Seyed Khandan Bridje ,,i got 5.5 ,,after that i traveled to   Australia for visiting my brother i,m living here in Melbourne right now..i wish you a succes in IELTS    

03:01 AM Feb 07 2013 |

Ali Sadeghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks too,if u have experience,plz share

09:35 AM Nov 04 2011 |

colourful day

China

thanks

04:43 AM Nov 04 2011 |

♥ Øcean PuLse ♥

Oman

thanx alot , ,
My sister has experts it , , with nice grade as the begining . .
may she can pass next time . . personaly i didnt . .

12:16 PM Apr 13 2011 |

Ali Sadeghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hellllllllloooo, Who have any experience in IELTS???????

06:01 AM Nov 25 2010 |

mohamed ifnawi

Morocco

hallo

04:29 AM Nov 24 2010 |

Ali Sadeghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thx thx thx for ur remarks,any experience??

03:08 PM Oct 05 2010 |

lawyer002003

Pakistan

The tips may be useful. But main thing  required to pass  IELTS is full  concentration and complete attention to audio recording to cover listening portion. As for as  speaking is concerned, most of the time, the students should carefully listen to CNN, BBC News and also see documentaries and films on DVD. For improvement inwriting they can translate their daily experience in English and exchange theirs writings with theirs fellow.

IF they do it seriously and continuously for at 3 hours a days , they will get higher score and above 7.5 .My above observation are based on my personal experience. 

07:49 PM Sep 30 2010 |

Ali Sadeghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

tell me your email for sending samples

10:43 PM Sep 26 2010 |

homayoon2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I need some general reading sample test my email is :

 

11:25 AM Sep 14 2010 |

paymankord

paymankord

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I need some general reading sample test my email is :

 

01:54 AM Sep 11 2010 |

blue_bear

blue_bear

Taiwan

I heard of this test. People say it is easier than TOEFL.

04:39 PM Sep 10 2010 |

Ali Sadeghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thx dear DE-CARVALLO & bystander.Do u believe These tests are really hard ? if u have experience about these tests, plz share.

10:43 PM Jun 24 2010 |

DE_CARVALLO

United Arab Emirates

i think all of them are important, but it is sooo difficult to apply all of them  during the test *_

i did both  IELTS and TOEFL, i passed both of them but we must keep practicing ^

06:40 AM Jun 23 2010 |

bystander :-)

Hungary

If you don`t know about IELTS' tests, it is a bit difficult to connect these instructions to it. :)

01:14 AM Jun 23 2010 |

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