Tips for Reading IELTS

 

Tips for Reading IELTS

ACADEMIC READING

The Academic Reading Module takes 60 minutes. There are 40 questions. There are three reading passages with a total of 1500 to 2000 words.
Tests are taken from magazines, journals, books, and newspapers. At least one text contains detailed logical argument. One text may contain non-verbal materials such
as diagrams, graphs or illustrations.
A variety of questions are used, chosen from the following types:
· -Multiple choice
· -Short-answer questions
· -Sentence completion
· -Notes/ summary/ diagram/ flow chart/ table completion
· -Choosing from a “heading bank” for identified paragraphs/
Sections of the text
· -Identification of writer’s views / attitudes/ claims
· -Classification
· -Matching lists / phrases

Texts and questions appear on a Question Paper which candidates can write on but not remove from the test room. All answers must be entered on an Answer Sheet during the 60- minute test. No extra time is allowed to transfer answers In reading part one must follow the following part to solve it
(1) In the reading part one have to read & understand, THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PASSAGE
(2). Read the questions FIRST & remember them. Circle key words on the QUESTIONS like dates, names, places etc.
This is so that you can have an idea of the type of information you will be looking for & when you are reading the passage these keywords /triggers will ring a bell.
(3). Read instructions carefully. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because this is a READING test. You have to read instructions also
(4). Read the first Para & glance through the questions and think if you can answer any question.
(5). Read other paragraph & do the same
(6). While reading paragraph also encircle the key words in the paragraph.
(7). Remember one thing, all the questions in ONE PARTICULAR SET are in a sequence & order and SO is the information in the paragraph. So is you answer 1 of a SET then logically the info in the paragraph is for 2 and so on.
(8). Do at least one hour of reading daily in quiet place & try to read 6 pages.
(9). Daily in the night attempts just one passages (not three)& do it in 20 minutes.

TIPS TO PREPARE FOR IELTS

 

TIPS TO PREPARE FOR IELTS

Important tips

(1) First of all we suggest you to buy Cambridge IELTS 1, 2 & 3, 4, 5 to 10. Buy cassettes also, but for book one only.
(2) Read the opening section of book 1
(3) First concentrate on reading. that it is the most difficult part. Attempt the first test of book 1 “in the manner you want” and do it in 55 minutes and check your score. If you have not completed your test and time has run out, give zero to all wrong answers. Just mark yourself. This is your baseline
General tips
Become familiar with the test as early as possible. The skills being tested in the IELTS take a period of time to build up. Cramming is not an effective study technique. Use your study time efficiently. Study when you are fresh and, after you have planned a timetable,
make sure that you keep to it. Set goals and ensure that you have adequate breaks. In the IELTS test, each of the four Band Modules listening, Reading, Writing and speaking carries the same weight. Study each skill carefully and spend more time on the skills in which you
feel you are weak. Be aware of the exact procedure for the test. Be very clear on the order of each section, its length and the specific question types. There are many resources
available to help you practice these skills. Having a study partner or a study group is an excellent idea. Other students may raise issues that you may not have considered. Seek help from teachers, friends and native English speakers. This is not a time for intensive study. It is a time to review skills and your test technique. It is important to exercise, eat, rest and sleep well during the week in which you will take the test. Leave nothing to chance. If you do not know how to get to the test center, try going there at a similar time one or two weeks before the real test.
The night before the test
You must have a good dinner and go to bed at your normal time not too early and not too late, as you do not want to disrupt your sleep pattern if possible. Have everything ready that you need to take with you to the test so you can simply pick it up in the morning, for
example, the test registration form, passport, test number, pens, pencils, erasers, etc. A pen that runs dry or a pencil that breaks can take several minutes to replace. Check before the exam exactly what articles you need. Set your alarm clock the night before or arrange a
wake-up call.

On the morning of the test
Eat a good breakfast. You will have several hours of concentration ahead of you and you will need food and drink in the morning. You may even want to bring more food or a snack with you, especially if your speaking test is at a later time that day. You cannot, however,
take food or drink into the exam room. If possible, wear a watch in case you cannot see the clock in the exam room. It is essential that you keep track of time. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the test center. You will be required to complete a registration form and
to show your passport before you enter the examination room so you must arrive at the time specified by your test center. If you are early, you could go for a walk. If you are late, you will not be allowed to enter. Avoid the added tension of having to rush.
During the test
Most students at the test will feel nervous. This is quite normal. In fact, it can actually be quite helpful in terms of motivation. It may make you alert and help you to focus. The aim is for you to try to perform at your optimum level. In contrast, high levels of anxiety can affect a student’s performance. However, good preparation, familiarity with test details and a positive attitude can overcome much of this anxiety.

The examination room should be suitable for testing, that is, the lighting, ventilation and temperature should be appropriate. If you are uncomfortable because of any of these factors or if there is some other problem, such as not being able to hear the recording of the
Listening Module, make sure you ask the person in charge to do something about it. For example, you may ask to change seats.

 

IELTS Band Scales

IELTS Band Scales

IELTS Band Scales

IELTS Band Scales
This exam tests your ability to use English. Score in each of the subtests and an overall
(average) score is recorded as levels of ability, called Bands. Highest : 9 bands for each of the four language macro skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The above
information is listed on the Test Report Form. The nine bands of language ability are
described in general terms as follows:

Band 9 Expert User
Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with
complete understanding.

Band 8 Very Good User
Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic
inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations.
Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7 Good User
Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies,
inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex
language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6 Competent User
Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5 Modest User
Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, thoughis likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4 Limited User
Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding
and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3 Extremely Limited User
Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent
breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2 Intermittent User
No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1 Non User
Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
Organizations Recognizing IELTS
This test is specified as fulfilling English language requirements for entry to academic courses by the majority of institutions of Further and Higher Education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom and currently by over 380 universities and colleges in the USA. It is also used by a number of professional bodies world-wide, including the Ministry of Defense, and the General Medical Council in the UK, the Australian Medical Council and Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, the Medical Council of Ireland, the New Zealand Immigration Service and the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools in the USA.

 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a usual entrance
requirement by British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian universities and for secondary, vocational and training programs.Now increasingly American universities have started accepting valid scores in this exam. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. Tests are administered at accredited Test Centers throughout the world – there are currently more than 300 Centers, in over 120 countries.
ACADEMIC AND GENERAL TRAINING CANDIDATES
Candidates must select either the Academic or General Training Reading and Writing
Modules depending on the stated requirement of their sponsor or receiving institution. The
Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level. The emphasis of
General Training is on basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. It is
suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their
Secondary Education, to undertake work experience or training programs not at degree level, or for immigration purposes.

 

 

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60 questions for IELTS speaking

60 questions for IELTS speaking

60 questions for IELTS speaking

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has four part. Speaking is one most important part.

60 questions for IELTS speaking New.

IELTS speaking topics (new)
1. What is the meaning of your name?
2. Does your name affect your personality?
3. Tell me something about your hometown.
4. What are the differences in accent between your hometown and
Hanoi?
5. What is the character of the people like in your hometown?
6. What is people’s favourite food in the region where you live?
7. Do you think that people have enough time for leisure now?
8. Are there any historic monuments in your region?
9. Describe your Job? How do you spend your typical day?
10. Tell me something about the Hue Festival.
11. How have weddings changed in recent years?
12. Tell me something about the <Holi> Festival. <change with the
festival name of your country>
13. Describe a traditional wedding ceremony.
14. Name a person whom you admire? Why? What influence does he /
she has on your life? Would you like to become like him / her in future?
15. Are there any traditions concerning the birth of a baby?
16. How do you like <The test city> Compare it to your hometown.
How did you get to this place?
17. What place do you like best in Hanoi?
18. What places in Delhi should a foreigner visit?
19. What places would you recommend a visitor to go to in your
region/hometown?
20. If you had the choice, where would you choose to live in India?
21. Which parts of India would you recommend a foreigner to visit?
22. Tell me something about your family.
23. Which is your favourite colour?
24. Do you think colours influence our life? How?
25. Which is the best place you’ve been to in India?
26. Who does most of the household chores in your family?
27. Are the traditional sexual roles within the family changing?
28. Why is the divorce rate increasing so rapidly? Is it a problem?
29. What is your opinion of the planning family policy?
30. How do you discipline your child?
31. Is it acceptable for couples to live together without marrying?
32. If you had the choice, would you have a son or a daughter?
33. Are you going to bring your child up any differently to the way your
parents did?
34. What hopes do you have for your child? (if you are married)
35. Do women still have too heavy a burden in their day to day life?
36. Is the increasing influence of the West largely a positive or negative
thing?
37. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK /
USA ?
38. What do you do in your leisure time?
39. What will you do if you fail the IELTS?

40. Who should bear the responsibility for payment of tuition fees?
41. What can be done to improve education in rural areas?
42. Have recent changes affected your job in any way?
43. Do you agree with private education? Why?
44. What can be done to close the gap between urban and rural areas?
45. If you had the power, what changes would you carry out within
education?
46. Describe a typical working day for you
47. How do you see yourself in ten years time?
48. If you had the opportunity to change your job, what would you do
instead?
49. If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it?
50. If you could start your life again, would you do anything differently?
51. What ambitions do you have?
52. Which country/place would you most like to visit?
53. What changes do you think India will see in the next few years?
54. Will any possible future changes affect your job in any way?
55. How do you think you will cope abroad?
56. How does it feel to go abroad for the first time?
57. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK /
USA ?
58. What do you do in your leisure time?
59. What will you do if you fail the IELTS?
60. Why are you giveing IELTS? What course / job do you intend to
pursue after IELTS.?

 

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