How to prepare for IELTS Exam?
Here are some tips on what to check before the exam and how to prepare:
- Make sure that the style used is appropriate
( formal language to be used in essays or in formal letters/informal language to be used in the informal letters)
- Make sure you answer the question
- There is no right or wrong answer as long as you answer the question.
- The language is assessed not the ideas.
- Focus on both sides of the question
( agree/disagree; positive/negative aspects; advantages/disadvantages; problems/solutions; causes/effects).
- Write your answers in capital letters to avoid making punctuation mistakes
- Use the checking time at the end of each section to read the next section
- Predict answers. Your prediction may be the correct answer
- Don’t focus on spelling during the listening.
- You can check the spelling at the end of the test when you transfer the answers onto the answer sheet.
- Answers should be in order in the text
- The first 2 sections of the test are easier than the third one so answer the questions in order
- Don’t leave empty boxes.
- Write an answer even if you are not sure it is the correct answer.
- Read the questions first and then find the information in the texts.
- Keep on talking. The more you talk, the higher the score
- Listen to the questions and make sure you answer the question.
- Going off topic may mean that you didn’t understand the topic or you are trying to use memorized answers
- Give shorter answers for PART1 and longer answers for PART3
- Make sure you talk about PART 2 for at least for 90 seconds
IELTS Sample Tests can be found on the official website: IELTS Mock Tests
Source: Greenwich College, 2018