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Not getting this result means you can’t.5 or more in your IELTS exam. All the help you need is FREE.com Before we begin Unfortunately there’s no magic formula to help you improve your level of English. You need to understand where to find this help. However. All rights reserved. If you have time. But. Getting this result means you can study at university or live/work in another country. and how to use it. The only way to improve is to PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. you don’t need to spend lots of money on English courses or expensive books. spend 30 minutes. . For example. And then STUDY AT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY and make it part of your routine. You only need to spend 15 minutes every day to help you improve. In the past your English teachers probably told you to do more practice outside class. Now this advice is more important than ever if you want to get 6. Before you start the most important rule is: ‘Little and often. My IELTS Teacher.myieltsteacher. you can study for 15 minutes: After breakfast before you leave the house On the bus to school / work Copyright © 2010.’ Doing a little practice everyday is far more beneficial than 2 hours once a week.www. you must decide how much time you can spend EVERY DAY.
All rights reserved. With daily practice of one skill you can improve your level over 1 month.www. That means improving: Reading Listening Writing Speaking Grammar Vocabulary If you think you have more problems with one of these skills than the others then you need to focus on that skill. then spend most of your time trying to improve that skill. Copyright © 2010. if reading is the most difficult part of the exam for you. For example. If you need to improve your level in more than one skill. ONLY doing IELTS practice tests WILL your level or your overall IELTS score. you need time to improve. . you might need 6 months.com During your lunch break On the bus home Make it the first job you do when you get home After dinner Instead of sitting in front of the TV Before you go to bed Why is this routine more beneficial? Because when you study for a short time every day: you remember things more easily because you are reminded every day you don’t get bored you don’t daydream so you achieve more during your study time little successes are motivating so you feel like you are improving However.myieltsteacher. My IELTS Teacher. NOT improve You need to focus on the different skills in English in order to improve your level. And remember. So let’s get started.
If these are uninteresting you give up and move on to another story. My IELTS Teacher. If you’re interested your eyes move over the story quickly looking for the main words that tell you what the story is about. If you don’t understand a word it doesn’t matter because you just want to know what happens in the story. What does that mean? Think about how you read a newspaper in your own language. You look more carefully at the first sentence of this story. Copyright © 2010. These are ‘reading strategies’. Generally your eyes move over the page looking at the story headings.www. When you find an interesting heading you stop. If these are interesting you slow down and start to read the story.com Reading You need to develop your ‘reading strategies’ so that you can read more proficiently in English. You need to transfer these strategies that you use for your own language to English. All rights reserved.myieltsteacher. Do you start at the top of the page and read everything to the bottom? Do you read every word carefully? Do you stop reading when you don’t know a word in your own language? The answer is NO. .
At first you will find it takes you longer. . It may sound unbelievable but in Anatolia it is acceptable to knock on any door and ask for shelter. Unfortunately not every paragraph has the main idea in the first sentence! So. Turkish people hospitality. This process should take you about 5-7 minutes for a 750 . Arin Bayraktaroglu. and it will be given. Times Books International. eg. My IELTS Teacher. because unknown visitors are considered to be sent by God. OR write notes at the side of the paragraph. and feed their guests as much as their resources allow. 1996 Copyright © 2010. So.www. All rights reserved. This is.myieltsteacher. 1 Taken from Culture Shock! A Guide to Customs and Etiquette Turkey (p. Or maybe you can write 1 or 2 words next to the paragraph. this sentence states that in cities Turkish people are not hospitable and explains why. it is essential that you practice this technique in order to increase your speed. Using this process in the IELTS exam will help you answer the questions more quickly because you won’t spend time searching the whole text again. too much to ask of the city dwellers who have lost trust in others after years of migration and the ensuing urban unrest. they welcome.900 word text.com Tip 1 One of the most important things you need to do in the IELTS exam is to use these reading strategies to quickly look at each paragraph in the text and answer this question: What is the main topic of this paragraph? Maybe you can underline a few words to answer this question. if I was reading the whole article I would underline the words in the first sentence. Here’s an example: Turkish people are renowned for their hospitality. I would repeat this process for every paragraph in an article. 1 Comment: Hospitality of Turkish people is the main topic Comment: These sentences support and explain what the writer means by hospitality in Turkey Comment: In contrast to the main topic. especially as it can be difficult sometimes to separate the main topic from the supporting sentences.71). of course. Whatever their financial status.
com Tip 2 Another important technique is to use punctuation and symbols to help you find information quickly. for example finding different types of fruit such as ‘melon’. All rights reserved. or if you need to find words related to a topic. . Copyright © 2010. the city of Sydney. And this saves you time in the exam. a third – 1/3 etc. the month of October etc. To improve your speed at these strategies you need to practice reading ‘real’ English texts and try to find the topic in each paragraph. ‘apples’ etc. Punctuation: we always use capital letters for names – John Smith.myieltsteacher. Then find names. €750. You can use the same technique for specific words finding a specific word such as ‘table’ in a text. If you need to find the name of something in a long text then look for capital letters. If you’re looking for ratios or rates of something it’s a good idea to think about looking for these symbols. My IELTS Teacher. numbers and symbols.www. $55.%. Time yourself. Numbers .000 Look for currency symbols.350 You’ll find all these things more quickly if you move your eyes over the text instead of reading. Symbols: percentages . Money – £100.
com Tip 3 Where do you find real English texts ? On the internet – and they’re all FREE IELTS reading texts are taken from newspapers. You can prepare for your IELTS exam AND for university.co. If you’re emigrating.htm www. read local news stories about your new home country. medical.com/archives www. What subject are you planning to study at university? If you can visit a library with English language books you can borrow books related to this subject. All rights reserved.org www.guardian. .nytimes. where are you going and what are you going to do? Search the internet for this country’s newspapers.newint.com It helps to choose an article with a topic that interests you.newsweek.com.britishcouncil.com http://ngm. but you should choose from a variety of cultural.myieltsteacher.com www.com/time www. scientific. magazines and journals.newscientist. and so these are the best places to practice your reading strategies. books.org/learnenglish-central-magazine-archivepage.time.economist.theaustralian.nationalgeographic. You can prepare for your IELTS exam. find your ideal home AND a job! Copyright © 2010.com www.au www. environmental. educational and political themes. business. Try choosing articles from the following: www.uk www.www. My IELTS Teacher.
Copyright © 2010. . I would recommend looking at Series 3 as a lot of these episodes focus on reading strategies. If you don’t. then you will forget everything. Speaking. Read through your notebook and your English class book – you should continue to remind yourself about what you have learnt. First of all look through the topics of the episodes for each series and decide which programs would be most useful for you. Listening.com Tip 4 If you’re studying in an English class (or have done recently) or are taking an IELTS class. Tip 5 The Australia Network has produced an excellent TV series on IELTS which you can download from the internet: http://australianetwork. All rights reserved. go back over your notes. And that means you have wasted your money and your time.www. Vocabulary.com/studyenglish/se_about. My IELTS Teacher.myieltsteacher. Writing and Reading for Academic IELTS.htm There are 3 series to watch and they cover all aspects of Grammar. Once you have chosen the program you would like to watch you can download worksheets and transcripts too.
you need to develop your ‘listening strategies’ so that you can listen more proficiently in English. Generally you listen to the radio while you are doing something else. Because you know how your language is constructed you can often hear the beginning of a phrase and guess the ending.myieltsteacher.com Listening Like reading. All rights reserved. and focus on the meaning of that unknown word? The answer is NO. like driving. you concentrate on listening to the radio. You can probably still understand the conversation because your brain automatically ‘fills in’ the missing word from its memory bank of phrases) So. My IELTS Teacher. (Think about a bad telephone connection. Imagine every 4th word is missing because the signal is weak. Do you sit and listen carefully to every part of the news bulletin? Do you listen to every word carefully? Do you stop listening when you don’t know a word in your own language. You normally listen to phrases.www. when you listen to the news on the radio you are only half listening because your brain does all the work of predicting and filling in gaps. Copyright © 2010. So you are not concentrating on every word they say. But you still don’t listen to individual words. When you hear words connected to a news story that you want to know about. And if you don’t know the meaning of a word you don’t care because it doesn’t affect your understanding. Think about how you listen to the news on the radio in your own language. but your ears can hear the sound. .
com This kind of listening behaviour is very difficult to transfer into English listening because your knowledge of phrases and grammar structure is more limited. And don’t panic when you hear unknown words. You can also secretly listen to people speaking on the bus. All rights reserved. And Copyright © 2010. Tip 1 When listening to something in English the best idea is not to focus on every word because this becomes very tiring. verb etc? For other types of questions are you listening for a name. number. time etc? Tip 2 To generally improve your listening ability you need to listen to the radio and watch TV. If you’re living in an English speaking country you have lots of choice. in the street etc.www. This will hopefully help you in understanding the main idea. so you actually miss the most important information. The good news in the exam is that you have time read the questions before you listen. These words will probably be verbs and nouns. Does the ‘gap’ require a noun.myieltsteacher. The topic – using the information in the questions you can think about all the words you know related to the topic. Guess the answer – for ‘gap fill’ type questions you’ll need to think about the grammar of your answer. adjective. However. you have learnt grammar and vocabulary phrases so you can sometimes guess what words will follow. place. My IELTS Teacher. You should focus on the words that you understand. You also get bored and then your brain ‘turns off’. . This gives you time to think about the topic you might be listening to. and to use your knowledge of English to help you guess the answer.
stm This website has short news video clips from the BBC. buying tickets for the bus etc.org/en/ielts-mock-papers Copyright © 2010.aspx For more recorded video news from Australia.org/learnenglish-podcasts-professionalsarchive.html This website allows access to lots of radio stations in the UK.com/vodcast/ For mp4 video news from Australia http://news. http://au. such as BBC World News and CNN.britishcouncil.htm http://learnenglish.com. as well as other channels showing English language programs.org/professionals-podcasts http://www.au/video.uk/podcasts/series/how2 pod cast. You can also watch your favourite series or a film in English. First of all check out your channels on digital or cable TV. . http://edition. http://www.co. Subscribe to this weekly Here are sites where you can listen and answer questions: http://www.co.news.yahoo.britishcouncil.htm http://learnenglish. The benefit of recorded video is that you can listen to it several times.bbc. If you don’t live in an English speaking country then you have less choice. My IELTS Teacher.myieltsteacher.uk/radio.co.com you will obviously listen as you go about your normal life doing activities such as ordering takeaway food on the telephone. All rights reserved. http://news.org/learnenglish-central-listening-downloadsarticles.www.uksuperweb.uk/2/hi/video_and_audio/default.ninemsn.cnn. and this allows you to note down some interesting and useful new vocabulary.bbc.britishcouncil.com/video/ For recorded news from the USA.britishcouncil. Normally you can find news channels in English. but make sure you turn off or cover the subtitles (reading subtitles won’t improve your listening!) Tip 3 There are sites on the internet where you can listen to news: www.
Listening.com/studyenglish/se_about. but if students tell me it works. .www.) they listen again and again. Just like for reading. All rights reserved. It’s not something I’ve tried. if you don’t. or check the tape script at the back of the book.esl-lab. then you will forget everything. And that means you have wasted your money and your time. First of all look through the topics of the episodes for each series and decide which programs would be most useful for you. When they listen to something in English at home (the news. then I’m happy to share the idea with you. Vocabulary. and they try to write down every word they hear.com www. the class CD etc. Over time they say it has really helped them to improve.myieltsteacher. Writing and Reading for Academic IELTS. Tip 5 The Australia Network has produced an excellent TV series on IELTS which you can download from the internet: http://australianetwork. Speaking. You can listen to the CD several times to work out why the correct answers are correct. Once you have chosen the Copyright © 2010. Think about which words and phrases help you to understand this is the correct answer? And don’t forget to read through your notebook and your English class book – you should continue to remind yourself about what you have learnt. go back over your notes. Go back over the listening activities from class.htm There are 3 series to watch and they cover all aspects of Grammar. My IELTS Teacher.com Some students have told me of a technique they have found really useful. Tip 4 If you’re studying in an English class (or have done recently) or are taking an IELTS class.
My IELTS Teacher. .myieltsteacher. I would recommend looking at Series 3 as a lot of these episodes focus on listening strategies. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2010.com program you would like to watch you can download worksheets and transcripts too.www.
Or maybe you are living with a host family. Make sure you are prepared to talk about different subjects – you need to be able to give opinions and explain why you have these opinions. If you have a Facebook account then search for Splendid Speaking. Often you can find another student in your class. You can find another student in your class. Your job is to think about subjects you want to talk about and then start a conversation with them. Choose topics that won’t cause problems if you have very different opinions. Best IELTS Online and My IELTS Teacher – they all have Facebook pages. but make sure they are from a different country so you have to speak English together. and speaking for FREE online using Skype. But be careful! Remember your host family is from a different culture and may have different opinions.myieltsteacher.www. All rights reserved. Their job is to look after you and provide you with opportunities to speak at home. . In order to improve your fluency you need to speak more. Nowadays many students are meeting up on Facebook and other networking sites. Please don’t expect them to work hard trying to make you speak – you need to think about topics if you want them to speak to you. You need to find someone who is happy to listen and speak to you. You can post a message on their ‘discussions’ or ‘wall’ Copyright © 2010. looking for speaking partners. but you have to be very strict about not speaking your own language. My IELTS Teacher. and you always stop and start because you can’t find the right word. Tip 1 In an English speaking country there are more people to practice with.com Speaking If you have problems with fluency then you can’t speak naturally and confidently. If you don’t live in an English speaking country it can be more difficult to find someone to practice with. but it can be a little frightening.
You could even find some IELTS speaking exams and test each other! Try these links: http://www.ielts-blog. giving your opinion. When you listen you can check several things: how often do you hesitate or use ‘er. Maybe agree a few topics that you can talk about in advance.myieltsteacher. You then need to share your Skype details with each other and organise a time to call.html http://www. Again you need to plan this carefully so you don’t have lots of silence.com page looking for a speaking partner to practice with for the IELTS exam.www. explaining why you have this opinion. if you speak silently in your head.myieltsteacher.. My IELTS Teacher. All rights reserved.com/speaking_test_practice. and asking for your partner’s opinion. . you could do this on the bus on the way home! To help you improve you should sometimes record yourself doing this.’? do you use the same words all the time? you could try to use new vocabulary that you have learnt and notice which words you use Copyright © 2010..com/ielts-preparation-tips/speaking-tips/ieltsspeaking-test-questions/ Tip 2 If you can’t find a partner then speak to yourself (in English)! You can talk about: what you have done today what you’re going to do tomorrow any problems you need to solve any arguments you’ve had and what you wish you’d said the topics and situations are endless It’s best to do this privately in your room! However.
you could listen and focus on your verb tenses. then maybe you can ask your Skype partner.com do you use different tenses to talk about different things? Again you could try to include new grammar structures that you have learnt A good idea is to record yourself the first time you do this. Copyright © 2010. If you’re not happy though. When you compare the recordings can you hear an improvement? There should be some change after all this practice. My IELTS Teacher. Then if you continue to practice this speaking activity every day. record yourself again 10 days later. family member or other friend.www. And then record yourself again after another 10 days. Tip 3 If you have problems with accuracy then you are making lots of mistakes with your grammar and vocabulary when you speak. However. For example. All rights reserved.myieltsteacher. . If you’re not taking any classes then you need to ask someone you trust to comment on your accuracy – this could be an old student. If you have English lessons you can ask your teacher about the mistakes they notice with your speaking. With 5-10 minutes daily practice your fluency should improve over 1 month. To try and solve your problems you need to record your speaking as mentioned above. when you listen to the recording your job now is to notice when you make mistakes. Are you using the correct tense for each subject you talk about? Or you could focus on prepositions. think about trying to improve your vocabulary and grammar and then add these words and structures to your speaking. Or if you have none of these. Very often these mistakes occur because you have misunderstood something and learnt it wrong.
com/en/cram-up/grammar http://esl. Once you have chosen the program you would like to watch you can download worksheets and transcripts too.vacau.htm I would recommend looking at Series 2 and 3 as a lot of these episodes focus on speaking.world-english. Eventually you can change your mistakes. All rights reserved.html http://www.com/grammar/grammar.com/studyenglish/se_about.com/ http://www.myieltsteacher. First of all look through the topics of the episodes for each series and decide which programs would be most useful for you. .englishcorner.englishgrammarsecrets. But this tells you that you need to think and speak more carefully when using these words.com/od/intermediateenglish/u/continue.ego4u. Murphy’s Essential Grammar in Use Intermediate – see if you can borrow a copy from a friend or a library) or search for specific grammar topics online: http://www.com/grammar/ http://www.htm http://www.www. My IELTS Teacher.com Check a good grammar book (eg. Copyright © 2010.english-at-home.org/ If you know what mistakes you normally make you’ll be surprised how often you make them on the recording. Tip 4 The Australia Network has produced an excellent TV series on IELTS which you can download from the internet: http://australianetwork.about.
bestieltsonline. To understand how to answer these questions you need training.com www. depending on whether you are taking the Academic or General exam.com Writing For the IELTS exam you need to write an essay. When your teacher marked the writing.myieltsteacher. or someone you meet on Facebook. passive structures. The most important thing is to find out where you are making mistakes.com www. grammar websites: Copyright © 2010. You should use a good grammar book (eg. Murphy’s Essential Grammar in Use Intermediate – see if you can borrow a copy from a friend or a library) or search for these specific topics online. I suggest you check out a few IELTS websites to find out how to brainstorm and plan essays. My IELTS Teacher. Here are a few to get you started: www. and develop your vocabulary for describing graphs and writing letters. All rights reserved. you need to work out what your main problems are. This may be homework or activities from an English class.www.com To improve your formal writing skills you need to focus on several areas. a fluent English speaking friend or relative. This could be verb tenses. and either describe a graph/process or write a letter. Here are some useful English . articles etc. what mistakes did you make? Have you written reports or emails at work? Is there someone you can ask to check over your writing and highlight your mistakes? This could be an old English teacher. How do you do this? Look back over past writing you have produced. a friend’s friend. Tip 1 Grammar If you have problems with grammar. prepositions.dcielts.myieltsteacher.
ego4u.englishcorner.com/grammar/ http://www. All rights reserved.world-english. you need to make sure your basic grammar is accurate (tenses. If you know what your problems are you’ll be more careful in the future.com/studyenglish/se_about.com/grammar/grammar.com/ http://www.com/en/cram-up/grammar http://esl.com/od/intermediateenglish/u/continue.5 or 7. But remember. Once you have chosen the program you would like to watch you can download worksheets and transcripts too. It’s amazing how many points students lose because they don’t check their writing.com http://www. For most students who need 6. The Australia Network has produced an excellent TV series on IELTS which you can download from the internet: http://australianetwork.htm http://www.org/ Most of these websites also have practice pages so you read the rules and then test yourself. possessive apostrophes).html http://www. spelling.myieltsteacher. always check it when you’ve finished. My IELTS Teacher. You also need to use some complex sentences (see Tip 5 below).vacau. you don’t have to be perfect to get the IELTS score you want (unless you want 9!).about. We all make basic mistakes when we write so it’s essential to read through your work when you’ve finished.www. Copyright © 2010.english-at-home. prepositions. First of all look through the topics of the episodes for each series and decide which programs would be most useful for you. When you do some writing in the future. .englishgrammarsecrets. You should check those structures which you normally have problems with.htm I would recommend looking at Series 1 and 2 as a lot of these episodes focus on grammar and writing.
how a word is used with other words Some words can be used together with lots of words. noun – decision.com Tip 2 Vocabulary If you have problems with vocabulary. 2. This is 3. especially true for adverbs. you need to work out what your main problems are. My IELTS Teacher. These people still believe we should do more. . you make? How do you do this? In the same way with grammar. What mistakes did There are various types of vocabulary mistakes that IELTS students tend to make: 1. There are still many people who believe that we should do more to prevent global warming.www. verb . or instead of the verb form. eg. eg. but there are lots of other rules too. but some words cannot. Eg. adjective – decisive etc. The positioning of the word still depends on whether you use the verb ‘be’ (as in this sentence) or other verbs (as in the next sentence). using the wrong grammatical forms This means you have chosen the correct word for the topic.decide. eg. using the correct word but in the wrong place in the sentence Some words must be used in a specific place in a sentence.myieltsteacher. but you have used the noun form instead of the adjective form. look back over past writing you have produced. Copyright © 2010. All rights reserved. Global warming causes the climate to change and some areas of the world suffer from extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain at unusual times of the year.
My IELTS Teacher.cambridge. Copyright © 2010. suffer from not suffer against. It also gives you a variety of example sentences using the word.myieltsteacher. Tip 3 If you think your vocabulary is too basic and you need to develop it for the IELTS exam there is lots of advice and links to useful websites on these web pages: www.com Here there are a few phrases where certain words go together. Once you have chosen the program you would like to watch you can download worksheets and transcripts too. or check online: http://dictionary. http://australianetwork.com www.www. heavy rain not strong rain.com/studyenglish/se_about.com www.org/ http://www. weather conditions not weather situations.htm I would recommend looking at Series 1 and 2 as a lot of these episodes focus on vocabulary. All rights reserved. how to use it correctly and how to spell it. the Australia Network TV series on IELTS provides some excellent programs on IELTS vocabulary.myieltsteacher. In order to know how to use a word correctly use an English-English dictionary for students.dcielts.com/ An English-English dictionary will tell you which word you need to use.ldoceonline. global warming not global heating.bestieltsonline.com Again. . First of all look through the topics of the episodes for each series and decide which programs would be most useful for you.
(Think about how you try to remember a new phone number – I often try repeating it until I finally remember it.com Tip 4 Finally a word on how to learn and remember vocabulary. I would choose about 10 words for 1 week. Excellent! Copyright © 2010. such as form (noun. adjective etc. Include other important information if you want. Why? Because personal information is easier for you to remember and relate to. for example on the fridge. This sentence must have some personal significance for you or be related to your life in some way. so say the word and the sentence 7 times a day.myieltsteacher. All rights reserved. pronunciation. . And always add an example sentence that includes the word. My IELTS Teacher. (Be realistic with your learning and memory ability. Learn 10 words well in 1 week so that you can still remember them 1 month later. Do this every day for 1 week and you have said the word about 50 times. Only by repeating words a sufficient number of times can your brain actually set up a system to try and remember it when you need it.) The best (and most fun) way to repeat words is to write the new word on a yellow post-it note. If you try to learn more than that you’ll find you have forgotten them after only a few weeks. The best way to remember words is to repeat them.) Now stick these post-it notes around the house. Over a few months you could easily learn and remember about 150 words that are useful for IELTS. Every time you see the post-it note say the word and sentence. translation etc. That’s repetition! Save the post-it notes so that after 1 or 2 weeks you can test yourself.). each with their separate post-it note. You could see it 7 times a day. bathroom mirror etc.www.
com www.bestieltsonline.html http://www.dcielts.com www. relative clauses and if- clauses/conditional sentences. . you should use a good grammar book (eg.world-english.myieltsteacher.english-at-home. As with the grammar problems mentioned before.com Copyright © 2010. what are complex structures? If you need to get a minimum of 6.myieltsteacher.com/en/cram-up/grammar http://esl. All rights reserved.com/grammar/ http://www.htm http://www.vacau.org/ If you need more help on how to use these complex structures in your writing for the IELTS exam you should check the advice and links on these web pages: www.com/grammar/grammar. Or search these topics online: http://www. or they use them but make mistakes every time.ego4u. Murphy’s Essential Grammar in Use Intermediate – see if you can borrow a copy from a friend or a library) so that you can practise these structures.com Tip 5 Using complex structures Some students have problems using complex grammar structures in their writing.5 in the IELTS exam you need to know and use passive structures. And you need to use them accurately most of the time.englishcorner. First of all.com/ http://www.www.englishgrammarsecrets.about. They may be too frightened of using these structures because they aren’t sure how to use them correctly.com/od/intermediateenglish/u/continue. My IELTS Teacher.
All rights reserved.htm I would recommend looking at Series 1 and 2 as some of these episodes focus on grammar and complex structures.www. My IELTS Teacher. . Once you have chosen the program you would like to watch you can download worksheets and transcripts too.myieltsteacher.com/studyenglish/se_about. Copyright © 2010. First of all look through the topics of the episodes for each series and decide which programs would be most useful for you.com The Australia Network TV series on IELTS has a lot of help for grammar: http://australianetwork.
Spending money does not guarantee results.5-7 7. And how long do you need to prepare for the exam? This depends on your current level and what score you want.html Count how many correct answers you get and then use the IELTS score calculator on these web pages to find out your approximate IELTS score.5 then you are nearly ready to take the exam. All rights reserved.5.myieltsteacher. All of the advice can be found for FREE without buying expensive books or paying for English courses. Copyright © 2010. Working hard does. First of all you need to do a practice reading and listening test.com/practice_tests.com In conclusion So there is my advice on how to improve the 4 skills you are tested on in the IELTS exam.5+ If you believe you are currently an Upper Intermediate student and you need 5. .html http://www. My IELTS Teacher.com/reading_practice_tests.5 5-6 6. Of course.www. to improve your level. you can find some online at: http://www. for at least 15 minutes.myieltsteacher. Have a look at the table below: Common Cambridge Typical European ESOL Language Framework exams school levels (CEF) A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 KET PET FCE CAE CPE Elementary Pre Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Advanced IELTS scores 1-2 3 3. these books and courses are excellent ways to improve your English but only if you also study every day.myieltsteacher.4.
This could take 6 months. you should also use the websites suggested to work on your speaking and writing. Remember. Believe in yourself. You need to work on the different skills that are causing you problems. My IELTS Teacher. Once you have improved these skills.myieltsteacher. Don’t get depressed. After that you can try a practice test and check your reading and listening scores. then your motivation and desire is strong enough to help you. If you really want to study at university or emigrate. you need to work on improving your level.5. and you need a specific IELTS result.5 you need to use the advice in this document to make some improvements for 1 or 2 months. Then take another practice reading and listening test to see if you have improved. Once you have reached the right score then you are ready to try the exam.com If you get less than 5.www. if you only do IELTS practice tests you WILL NOT improve your level or your overall IELTS score. Don’t give up. and try a practice test. And then your IELTS result will increase. One final word…. If you work hard you can achieve. Copyright © 2010. then your level will increase. All rights reserved. If you are currently an Upper Intermediate student and you want 6. In the meantime. .
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