IELTS- Writing and Speaking tips that will make the score high

IELTS- Writing and Speaking tips that will make the score high

IELTS is one of most prestigious English language tests in the world for non -native speakers. Designed to provide the takers with the essential writing, speaking and reading skills, it is an outstanding means through which one can prove his or her level of English. It is a tool that alongside perfecting communication proficiency also helps with the immigration to an English speaking country an advantage hard to ignore. This article focuses mainly on two key areas of the test i.e. writing and speaking.

The IELTS test is separated into two types -IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Which correspond to preparation for the university programme.

The writing section consists of two tasks – Task 1 and Task 2, with 20 and 40 minutes allotted to each, amounting to a total of 60 minutes. IELTS Academic asks you to write about a chart, diagram, graph or table, explaining, summarizing or discussing it in your personal style, whereas the second task consists of writing an essay as an answer to a question or point of view. It is highly recommendable to write your responses in a serious, formal style. IELTS General Training will instruct you for the first task to either explain a certain situation or write a letter, while for Task 2 an essay will be given. Here, the style is more relaxed, as takers are allowed to write in a semi-formal style.

Important tips:

1. Don’t come unprepared to this major test – The British Council and various web sites offer free tests or test samples. Take advantage of those and practice as much as you can!

2. Learn to manage your time! A vital component that will help you enormously is time management. Practice; see how much it takes for you to complete the given tasks and schedule your answers in such a way that they correspond to the time requirements. This way, during the test, you will have no problems solving the tasks and will be less pressured by the time limit.

3. Use clear formatted paragraphs; do not repeat your ideas and make sure you pay attention to the spelling, punctuation and grammar – you will be penalized for your errors!

4. Do not forget about the word count! Make sure you write at least 150 words for Task 1 and 250 for task 2! A simple, effective tip for getting an approximate word count is writing around 10 words per line. This way, you won’t have to count all the individual words to make sure you fulfilled the requirement. You just need to count the lines – around 15 or 25, depending on the task number and you’re on the right track!

5. At the end, read your production once again to check for errors and make sure you have used the proper, formal style of writing. This way, you will have an advantage over others who disregard this advice. Remember, every point matters!

The Speaking section consists of a discussion with an examiner, split into three parts, lasting a total of 11 to 15 minutes.  The first part (3 to 5 minutes) is an introduction/interview – here you may be asked to speak about your home, studies, family, job or your hobbies. Part 2 (3-4 minutes) is called the Individual Long Turn. The examiner will offer you a card with a certain subject – a person, object or event and you will have 1 minute to prepare and 2-3 minutes to answer, during which you will only be observed. After you deliver your answer, some questions may follow. The Two-way discussion is the third and final part, lasting about 4-5 minutes, where you will be asked about something related to the topic on the card presented to you in Part 2.

Important tips:

Make sure you prepare beforehand for Part 1, as a solid introduction may be favorable in your interviewer’s eyes. It is also a sign of confidence and self-control, so do not neglect it!

Practice your fluency with a friend. This and the coherence of your ideas will weigh heavily in the assessment stage.

Read and improve your range of vocabulary.

Ask a friend to listen to your pronunciation. Is it clear and natural? Make sure you don’t over emphasize sounds and focus on the correct and recommended pronunciation. If needed, take a dictionary and look how the word in question is written phonetically.

Learn to relax and have a confident attitude. Do not prepare answers from home; your examiner might notice and modify the question.

Try to speak more that the interviewer does and present your answers in a clear structure, without going astray from the topic.

If you follow the above given tips and practice as hard as you can, the results will show. Be confident, give all you’ve got and in no time, you will be holding a IELTS high bands score card in your hands!

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# Harikiran 2019-07-25
Hello, I am from Ganjam, want to get admission in BITS pilani, My rank in JEE is 40,000, please suggest me that i am eligible to get admission in BITS or not.
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# Pallavi 2019-07-26
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# Lakshay Older than three months
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# Mukesh Older than three months
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# Aayush Older than three months
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# Shruti Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Tawang, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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# Tushar Older than three months
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# Shruti Older than three months
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# Vaibhav Older than three months
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# Shruti Older than three months
Both NEET and AIPMT are conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses, NEET is national level test, while AIPMT is conducted by CBSE for admission to these courses in government medical and dental colleges of all places including Madhubani
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