5 Ways to Get Your Desired IELTS Band Score

If you would like to immigrate to an English speaking country, start a possecondary degree program, or succeed in job interviews, you may need to complete either the academic or general IELTS exam. The great thing about IELTS is the extensive amount of material available online for FREE! Unlike other exams, you can prepare for the IELTS exam without having to spend tons of money on textbooks, audio files, or mock exams. Here are some tips to prepare successfully:

1. Use New Materials

The rumour that IELTS exams change every four months is true! It is very important to use NEW materials and avoid old speaking questions that have been used in previous years. Although reviewing old materials is useful to improve your language skills, if you feel nervous about your speaking test and have limited time to prepare, it is essential to prepare for the questions that are currently being asked in order to avoid any surprises.

2. Brainstorm

Writing IELTS task 2 isn't easy. The 40 minute time limit makes it even harder for students who may not have an academic background. It is essential for you to compile a list of possible task 2 questions and read them. Scroll down the list of 100 questions and choose the topics you find most difficult. Take 5 minutes for each question to brainstorm your answer. If you receive a similar topic on your exam, what will you write about? How can you defend your opinion? Many students make the mistake of not researching task 2 topics and find themselves unpleasantly surprised the day of the exam.


3. Record yourself

It is important to practice your speaking test with a professional teacher, but if you find it difficult to take regular lessons, there are plenty of things you can do at home to help yourself prepare. An important exercise you can try is recording yourself. Take your smartphone and record your PART 2 speaking response. Afterwards, listen to yourself speaking. If you were an IELTS examiner, what would you say about this answer? Can you hear any errors? What suggestions would you make to this student? You may realize some errors you didn't even know you were making!

4. Practice the Alphabet

This may sound like strange advice, but when was the last time you said the alphabet in English? If you are asked to write down a first name or surname that is dictated to you during the listening, will you be able to correctly write down a series of vowels? Do you confuse the letters A E I Y if they are repeated one after the other? Make sure to avoid losing simple points on vowel mistakes!

5. Do FULL exams

Many students practice Writing task 1 and 2 and then move on with their day. Remember to do at LEAST ONE FULL PRACTICE EXAM before your real test. The IELTS exam is very long and you will most likely be very tired once you complete the reading, writing, and listening. It is essential to prepare and train yourself to maintain a high level of concentration for SEVERAL hours and not just one hour.


December 17, 2018
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Preparing for the IELTS exam? I am experienced with examining and tutoring students for IELTS (Academic + General) since 2012. I have helped over 90+ students reach their target score. My previous clients include Amazon, IBM, Ducati, Dolce and Gabbana, and Apple. What is included in my hourly rate/5 lesson package? - engaging activities with constructive correction - language coaching to help you speak professionally - self-correction tools and activities - a PDF or .DOC file at the end of the lesson which contains feedback and errors/homework activities - feedback or help in between lessons - guaranteed progress if you use the tools I give you both inside and outside of the lesson - For my conversation lessons, you will do 70% of the talking, and I will provide constructive corrections and constant feedback. Who am I? I am a PROFESSIONAL Canadian teacher with 8 years of international experience. With me, you will have an engaging and professional class, with homework and study materials included. I will also send you a PDF file with grammar points and vocabulary discussed during the lesson. I have extensive training in tutoring and examining potential IELTS students who are doing both the Academic and General test. I can help you with specific speaking suggestions for IELTS parts 1, 2, and 3, including pronunciation and intonation skills that an IELTS examiner will look for. I can help you achieve your best score using time management skills for writing tasks 1 and 2. 5 Lesson IELTS COURSE - For students who have only one month of preparation time and are nearing the date of their exam. 10 Lesson IELTS COURSE - For students who have more than one month of preparation time available. ***Policy please read***** *I will not reschedule any lessons under the 24 hour limit. The student must do this independently as soon as possible otherwise the lesson is considered completed. I base my lessons on the communicative teaching approach. We can work on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, but the most important thing is to put it into practice through conversation (learning materials included)! I hope to speak to you soon!
Flag
English
globe
Canada
time
1 848
Speaks:
English
Native
,
Italian
C2
,
Spanish
C2
,
Polish
B2
Preparing for the IELTS exam? I am experienced with examining and tutoring students for IELTS (Academic + General) since 2012. I have helped over 90+ students reach their target score. My previous clients include Amazon, IBM, Ducati, Dolce and Gabbana, and Apple. What is included in my hourly rate/5 lesson package? - engaging activities with constructive correction - language coaching to help you speak professionally - self-correction tools and activities - a PDF or .DOC file at the end of the lesson which contains feedback and errors/homework activities - feedback or help in between lessons - guaranteed progress if you use the tools I give you both inside and outside of the lesson - For my conversation lessons, you will do 70% of the talking, and I will provide constructive corrections and constant feedback. Who am I? I am a PROFESSIONAL Canadian teacher with 8 years of international experience. With me, you will have an engaging and professional class, with homework and study materials included. I will also send you a PDF file with grammar points and vocabulary discussed during the lesson. I have extensive training in tutoring and examining potential IELTS students who are doing both the Academic and General test. I can help you with specific speaking suggestions for IELTS parts 1, 2, and 3, including pronunciation and intonation skills that an IELTS examiner will look for. I can help you achieve your best score using time management skills for writing tasks 1 and 2. 5 Lesson IELTS COURSE - For students who have only one month of preparation time and are nearing the date of their exam. 10 Lesson IELTS COURSE - For students who have more than one month of preparation time available. ***Policy please read***** *I will not reschedule any lessons under the 24 hour limit. The student must do this independently as soon as possible otherwise the lesson is considered completed. I base my lessons on the communicative teaching approach. We can work on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, but the most important thing is to put it into practice through conversation (learning materials included)! I hope to speak to you soon!