12 quick tips about IELTS exam
1. Focus more on your areas of weakness in IELTS exam. If you have some difficulty with reading, then devote more time to it. If listening is tough for you then for target area should be listening only.
2. Pay more attention to both the listening and reading skills in IELTS, because these modules will be graded objectively. The correct answers, higher will be the band score in these two modules. The writing and speaking are both subjectively graded in IELTS exam, you may not know what you will get regardless how much you prepare.
3. Time is your greatest enemy in IELTS exam. Practice answering the reading passages within the allotted time limit, because 1 hour may not be enough to answer 40 questions.
4. In the IELTS exam writing part, always do task 2 first because it bears more marks than task 1. Also practice finishing essays in less than 40 minutes, because you need some time to complete task-1.
5. When doing sample drills, always train yourself to follow instructions.
6. Always build up your stamina, try doing a simulation IELTS exam, wherein you have to answer 3 modules (listening, reading, and writing) continuously within 2 hours and 40 minutes.
7. On the night before the IELTS test, have a good night sleep, for it can help you concentrate on the day of the test. Eat your breakfast in the morning before the IELTS test; you might fail to concentrate when you are hungry.
8. The IELTS speaking test is the most difficult part for many people, so try to do “one on one” with a friend or a mentor. Simulate what happens in sections 1–3 of the speaking test. It helps you build your self-confidence.
9- How Much To Speak: 2 Rules of Thumb
First Rule of Thumb: There are two basic, unspoken rules when it comes to how much you should speak during the speaking section. The first is to speak as much as possible; the more and the greater variety of language you use, the better. You don’t want to talk incessantly and repeat yourself just for the sake of talking, but you should try to speak as much as possible within reason. As long as the conversation is lively and interesting, you can’t talk too much.
10-Second Rule of Thumb: If you aren’t the talkative type and you aren’t worried about talking incessantly about unrelated things, another rule of thumb is that you should talk more than the examiner. So if the examiner asks you a one sentence question, try to respond in at least two sentences (and so on and so forth).
11- Writing more is not always better
The examiner will focus on quality rather than quantity. Don’t write as much as possible since your score will not increase due to additional words on each task. Your writing skills will determine your score -not how much you can write. People with a higher level of English will have more time to write since they may not need to check their work frequently.
12- Utilize different sentence structures
The examiner will be checking your grammatical capabilities to ensure that your sentence structure range is not limited. It will be necessary for you to utilize different sentence structures to obtain a higher band score. Make sure to include simple sentences, compound sentences and complex sentences in your work