Students who are thing about taking the IELTS test should ask themselves some very important questions about the exam. I found some interesting questions that can significantly help students make a wise and well-informed decision. Find out more by reading this article.
Answers to Your Questions About IELTS – ASC English, Boston, MA
Which Test Version Should I Take?
There are two versions of the IELTS. The version you should take depends upon your goals for taking the test. If you wish to use your IELTS scores to gain admittance to a university or college, you should take the Academic test. If you wish to apply to an occupational training program or a job that requires English skills, you should take the General Training test.
What is the Format of the Test?
The format of the IELTS is very similar to the format of the iBT TOEFL exam. The IELTS consists of four parts. Thirty minutes are allotted for the listening section and 60 minutes are allowed for the reading section. You’ll have 60 minutes for the writing section. All three of these sections are taken in one session. You may also take the speaking section on the same day or you may take it within seven days of the other portions. The speaking section lasts 11 to 14 minutes. Via eslclassesboston.com
Tips and techniques – these should be an important part of preparing for the IELTS test. If you are a student or applying for residency, have a look at this article and see how you can improve your performance during the test.
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As a test, I’ll tell new students to read and complete one or two IELTS Reading tasks. Often, a red flag arises immediately: the questions go to one side, the reading passage takes centre stage and the student reads the text word by word from beginning to end; worse still, some stop to panic about words they don’t know! I can just see the minutes ticking away and no answers being noted down…
This post focuses on the two key mistakes that those students above are making to prevent you from making them too.
In the Reading test, your time is precious. And the students described above are wasting it!
What should you be doing with your limited time? Make the questions the priority. Rather than pushing them to the side to look at each word in each paragraph in each passage, read the questions to know what information you need to look for when you do read the passages. First, read the questions to understand their meanings and to know what they are looking for. Then just start answering them. Find information that answers questions and apply it as fast as possible. Via ieltspractice.com
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