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Writing Task 1 is designed to test your ability to interpret and present information that is given in short form, often as data within a diagram, graph, chart or table. You must present the information in your own words as complete sentences within paragraphs, that is, not in note form unless specifically requested. The minimum number of words you are required to write is 150. You are not asked to give opinions, make assumptions, or draw conclusions about the information given. The information may be presented to you in a number of ways, for instance, as:
So, you’ve already registered for a language course to prepare for the IELTS exam and are now looking forward to the chance to showcase your English speaking skills in the IELTS Oral Paper. OK, you may be feeling a little nervous as well! Try our tips below to help you relax and show the IELTS examiner just how well you speak English!
Part 1: Introduction and Interview
This first section of the IELTS Speaking exam lasts about 4-5 minutes and gives the examiner the chance to find out a little about you through some simple ‘getting-to-know-you’ questions. These will be questions that you’ll have something to talk about such as your family, where you come from and what your interests are. This is also YOUR chance to get off to a good start!
It seems like everyone is talking about the best way to prepare for IELTS. Do we need a study plan or not, how do we master the art of interview, what is a good IELTS essay, and so on. Well, aren’t we forgetting something? What about the mental aspect? IELTS, like many other similar tests, requires psychological preparation not less (and may be even more) than good solid studying. As you read this, at least two questions must run through your mind – what kind of psychological preparation and what do we need it for.
In my opinion, anyone who is planning to take IELTS must know that there is a lot of pressure involved. For example, the fact that during the Listening Section the tape is played only once can be very intimidating, so if you’ve missed an answer – you’ve lost it forever, no second chances. Or trying to speak during the Interview for at least two minutes without looking at your watch can scare person as hell. It is also very easy to get depressed in the process of studying just from looking at list of tasks you need to know how to do quickly and accurately.
Being mentally prepared for IELTS does two things for you – it helps you study more effectively and lets you concentrate on the exam instead of your own fears. You can start this preparation by setting a realistic goal – an IELTS band score you need to get. Knowing your target score makes it easier for you to measure yourself – where you are now and what you must improve to get to the target. This way you know exactly how many answers out of 40 you may get wrong and still reach your goal.
When preparing for IELTS, the most important thing to realize is that time is the luxury that you don’t have. This is why strategies were developed to cope with this limitation, and one of them is – skip time-consuming questions. If it takes too long – give up, move on. Some people find it very hard to give up, due to pride, up-bringing or perfectionism and in the end they get hurt because of it. To make sure it doesn’t happen to you, train your mind to obey you in advance.
Give more answers than necessary As I have already mentioned in one of the previous articles, instructions are there for a reason. If they say “give one answer” or “answer in 3 words”, this is exactly what the examiners will be looking for, and if they find two answers or four words – points are lost forever.Write answers in the booklet, not on the Answer Sheet Of course, writing answers on the booklet margins looks more natural then having to copy them to some special Answer Sheet. Well, surprise – the only answers IELTS examiners count are those copied to the Answer Sheet. Every answer written on booklet margins only scores zero.
Waste a lot of time on one hard question All IELTS questions are of different difficulty. It is wrong to assume that every next question will be harder than the previous one. This is why getting stuck on one hard question is a bad idea. By moving forward to some easier questions you could win points, which otherwise would be lost.
Assume they know the answer There is an old saying “Assumptions are the mother of all mess-ups”. Many people walk right into this trap, by reading the question and assuming that they already know the answer from their experience or general knowledge. What a mistake! The answer is what is written in the passage and not what comes first to your mind. If, for example, the question is “Does smoking cause cancer” and your mind says “Yes” but the passage says “No”, then “No” is the correct answer.
Copy the task in Writing section Let me list reasons why this would be a mistake. First, instructions forbid this. Second, you don’t get any points for it. Third, it wastes precious time you could use writing something meaningful.
Not checking the answers It is only human to make mistakes and there is nothing wrong in admitting it. This is a good enough reason to check and double-check your answers if there is time left.
Trying to impress the examiner What usually happens when a person starts trying to impress the examiner is usually the opposite. Be the best you can at your level, don’t try to claim a higher level you are not at. Don’t start trying to use super complex sentences or big smart words (without being sure what they mean).
Answering with “Yes” or “No” When examiner is asking you a question, it is not the answer he is after. His goal is to make you speak. As for you, every chance to speak is an opportunity to show how fluent your English is. Answering with “Yes” or “No” ruins every chance of good grade.
About the AuthorSimone Braverman is the author of “ACE The IELTS” e-Book. She once had to take the IELTS test to open a door to a dream. Her curiosity pushed her quite a bit further into extensive research on differnt aspects of IELTS test. More information at www.IELTS-blog.com
The IELTS exam is a difficult test but not an impossible one.
It tests the English-language skills that students actually need to succeed in
graduate programmes, and its assessments are rigorous and thorough.
That said, IELTS also expects each of the four tasks ?
listening, reading, writing and speaking ? to be done in a particular way. It
doesn?t necessarily specify what that way is. Consequently, many ILTS candidates
with high English language skills score more poorly than they might if they knew
Here is described some tips and tricks for reading that should maintain in exam. Take concentration on this topic. I think It will help you much in exam.
1. Read Instruction
You should listen the instruction of instructor and read the instruction of questions. In the question paper there may mention write the answer in four words. you should not answer the question using more than four.
2. Read Questions First
I instruct you to read the question first in stead of reading the text of comprehension. This will help you to find the answer first.
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Tell the true answer.
It is not a job interview. It will focus on your English capability than Information about any matter.
Control your Emotion.
Memorize answer is bad practice in interview.
Here I am discussing about tips and tricks to maintain in writing exam IELTS test. Practice and make your life successful.
IELTS speaking test is most important part of IELTS test. Here I will discuss the question type and answering tips.
- Part-1: Interview
- Part2: Long Turn
- Part-3: Two way discussion
In this portion the examiner ask a simple question may be personal questions. The topic may be about yourself, study, where you live, how you spend holy day, your school, college etc.
- Where are you from?
- Do you play any sports?
- Who is your favorite person?
- How you spend holyday?
How should you answer the questions?
You should answer the questions with short description.
Never use only “Yes” or “no” to reply. You can add a short description with your answer.
You can add an example with short description.
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