IELTS Tips and Preparation

Preparation is one of the secrets in succeeding the IELTS test. There are actually many ways to study and practice for the exam. Attending a preparation course increases one’s chance in having a high band score. I have an article here that provides some IELTS tips. I thought it would be helpful to share it here mainly because it discusses how test takers can properly answer the true, false or not given questions.  I hope this helps! True, False or Not Given? | IELTS tips We often get asked how to answer True, False or Not Given questions.Consider the following three sentences about Johnny:Johnny loves playing soccer. He plays soccer almost every day. The only day he doesn’t play is Sunday, when he spends time with his family and does homework.Look at these statements next and ask yourself if they are True, False or Not Given: –  Johnny is an excellent soccer player. –   Johnny enjoys football. –   Johnny dislikes all ball games. The answer to the first statement is Not Given. Our paragraph about Johnny doesn’t mention his ability as a soccer player at all.The second statement is True. In most of the world ‘football’ is a synonym for (a word with the same meaning as) ‘soccer’. I have another article here that can help test takers plan how they can prepare for the exam. There are four sections of the IELTS test and it is imperative that they do well in all these sections. I personally believe that this post can provide some helpful inputs to test takers and provide them with techniques to deal with the preparation better. Planning IELTS Test Prep | IELTS tips Test day is approaching and you’re beginning to panic. There are four papers in IELTS: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Where should you start? You find Reading the easiest, so perhaps that’s a good place… Stop right there! Recent research into self-directed learning analysed the study habits of university students who visited a self access centre to improve their English. They weren’t preparing for the IELTS test, but the results of the study are very relevant for people, like you, who are. First, the students were given a questionnaire in which they assessed their ability in six areas – reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary – on a scale from one to ten. I would love to provide more posts here about IELTS preparation. I’ve actually been researching and collecting some reading materials about the test. I will have some of them posted here in the coming weeks, so I hope you keep yourself updated.

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