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  • tried and tested tips for the IELTS exam

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  • IELTS TEST FORMAT

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    LISTENING 4 SECTIONS

    40 ITEMS

    TIME: 30 MINUTES

    READING 3 SECTIONS

    40 ITEMS

    TIME: 60 MINUTES

    READING 3 SECTIONS

    40 ITEMS

    TIME: 60 MINUTES

    WRITING

    TASK 1 (150 WORDS)

    TASK 2 (250 WORDS)

    TIME: 60 MINUTES

    WRITING

    TASK 1 (150 WORDS)

    TASK 2 (250 WORDS)

    TIME: 60 MINUTES

    SPEAKING

    3 PARTS

    TIME: 11-14 MINUTES

    GENERAL ACADEMIC

  • IELTS LISTENING TIPS

    Read and understand the questions before the recording starts.

    Scan the questions quickly!

    Make sure to follow the recording so you do not get lost. If you do,

    move on to the next question.

    Look at a question set before the recording before that set is

    played, especially after each section.

    Watch out for key words and synonyms.

    Listen for Time Markers and other transitional words like firstly,

    another point is and summing up. These indicate which part of

    the test you are already in.

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  • IELTS LISTENING TIPS

    Answer questions you have missed! This is not a right minus wrong

    exam.

    Listen and note spellings and numbers they might be the answer.

    When answering questions with lists, note that sometimes options

    are arranged in alphabetical order, not in the order that they are

    mentioned in the recording.

    Note word limits. For instance, if the instruction says Write no more

    than three words, then writing four words will be make your answer

    wrong.

    Transfer your answers to your answer sheet. If you dont, you will

    not receive any points!

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  • IELTS READING TIPS

    Read the questions first. Identify key words and scan for them in the

    passage. Underline possible answers as you go.

    Read the topic sentence first, then the second sentence, then the

    last sentence in each paragraph.

    Take note of paraphrases. Example: taken simultaneously = taken at

    the same time; damage to the body = harm to body organs.

    The passages always contain the information you need. If you cant find

    them, search smarter use the key words you have identified when you

    were looking the questions and scan for them in the passages.

    Spelling matters.

    In labeling a diagram, copy the exact words from the passage.

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  • IELTS READING TIPS

    Remember to examine all the words and phrases in a chart or table.

    Go back to the items you have missed and make educated guesses.

    Sometimes, you would have to spend more time on the second and

    the last passages.

    Transfer your answers to your answer sheet. You will not be given

    extra time to transfer your answers after the 60 minutes are up.

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  • IELTS WRITING TIPS

    Understand the question task. Be sure to answer the question

    directly and that all sentences and paragraphs support your answer.

    Cover all points. You will be penalized for points not well discussed.

    Write at least 150 words for Task 1 and 250 words for Task 2 to

    meet the word count requirement.

    Write complete sentences, not notes or bullet points. Essays, after

    all, are made up of sentences.

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    Plan. Allot 1-2 minutes planning your response in Task 1, and 2-3

    minutes planning your response to Task 2.

  • IELTS WRITING TIPS

    Paraphrase. In IELTS, the word count requirement does not include

    words copied from the question.

    Organize. Each paragraph should ONLY be about one topic. Writing

    a topic sentence for each paragraph helps.

    Write 4-5 paragraphs. In all cases, there should be an introduction, a

    body and a conclusion.

    Know your sentence structures and combine them. Sentences that

    are well-written will help the examiner understand your points

    effortlessly whereas variation in sentence structure will up your

    Grammar points.

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    Your response to Academic Writing Task 1 should be based on the

    presented data.

  • IELTS WRITING TIPS

    Select only relevant points from the graph, table or diagram to

    discuss. Opinions are unacceptable.

    Be coherent. Arguments should support each other. Sentences and

    ideas should flow smoothly into one another.

    Your last paragraph should be a conclusion which is consistent with

    the arguments you have included in your essay.

    Be grammatically accurate. Know your subject and verb agreement,

    articles, consistency of verb tense, and the

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    Spell words correctly. Standard American, Australian and British

    spellings are acceptable in IELTS.

  • IELTS SPEAKING TIPS

    Listen carefully to the questions you are asked, so that your answers

    are relevant.

    Answer the questions youre asked with some detail so that your

    answers are long enough.

    Talk to the examiner. Your ability to converse matters.

    Practice speaking for 2 minutes for the speech in Part 2.

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    Use the preparation time in Part 2 to think about the questions

    written on the card. Make notes for your answers

  • IELTS SPEAKING TIPS

    Use the prompts on the card in Part 2 to help you to organize your

    speech.

    Practice ways of buying time to give yourself time to think in Part 3.

    Explain your opinions and give examples to support them.

    Avoid repeating the words used by the examiner. Use your own

    words to show the examiner your full ability.

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    Use verb tenses used in the question. For example, if the question

    is What subject did you like in your childhood days? (in the past

    tense), your answer should be something like When I was young, I

    liked Mathematics more than any other subject I had in school (in

    the past tense.)

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