How to become Leader in IELTS
What is IELTS
IELTS is an International English Language Testing System which gives wings to the ambitious students who aspire to study abroad and the jobseekers who are ready to relocate and migrate for better career prospective. The certification is globally acknowledged and time-honored. It is a standardized test which comprises of 2 modules ‘General training’ and ‘Academic’. It is unanimously administered by British Council, IDP Education and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
The Acceptance of the IELTS certification
IELTS is the benchmark of recognition in more than 9,000 institutions, such as universities, corporations, immigration offices and international professional organizations. The test assesses the four skills of English. They are Reading, Writing, Listening, and speaking on the scale of 1-9 points. The score determines the English language proficiency of the test taker and that henceforth embark on the eligibility of the aspirant.
How to hit the bull’s Eye(score the desired band)
• LISTENING- For the novice, the listening section can be a hard shell to crack as the accent is not comprehendible to grasp. Moreover, it is a while listening task where listening and answering are simultaneously done. Few thumb rules to be followed are listed below.
- As it is correctly quoted “Practice makes the man perfect”. Practice and preparation are the most important requisitions to get good band.
- Staying calm and focused helps the test takers to become the part of the conversations of the audio clippings. Be attentive like a crane catching fishes. If you lose the track somewhere and miss any answer, don’t grow panicky, accept it immediately and continue listening carefully for the next answers.
- Listen to vivid foreign accents to get acquainted with them.
- Read the questions carefully and guess the answers for example if the question is the name of the street listen to it in the audio clipping.
- Scan the questions so that you know what to tune your ear to.
• READING- Read articles as much as you can. This enhances the comprehension and the level of vocabulary.
- Skim and scan the passages and the questions. Skimming is to read quickly and scanning is to look for specific information.
- Bifurcation of time is crucial to excel in this module. There are three passages. First is easy, second is moderate and third is difficult. Make it 15+20+25.
- Focus on the instructions and the demand of the questions.
- Match the ideas not the words while answering the questions. Understand the synonymous words and phrases.
• WRITING- Reading the question carefully is decisive to answer exactly the same what the examiner is looking for in your writing.
- Use advance level vocabulary and connecting words.
- Follow the format of writing of different types of question like agree or disagree, advantages and disadvantages, problem and solution and dealing two opinions.
- Incorporate examples, data and researches to support your answer.
- Use passive voice rather than active voice to present the ideas.
• SPEAKING- Scrutinize the mock interviews and pay heed to the style of answering the questions.
- Work on the fluency and pronunciation.
- Establish the connectivity in the content while speaking. Don’t learn the answers relatively work on the sentence structure and vocabulary to be spontaneous speaker.
- Avoid making grammatical mistakes like in tenses and subject-verb agreement.
- Make an eye contact while speaking and use the formal language to express yourself.
Cracking IELTS is the gateway to massive success. Proficiency in English not only helps excel in abroad but also makes the aspirant standout in own country with the certification of proficiency in English language and adds a feather to the hat.