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Writing and Speaking tips from high achiever

These are the tips that helped our November’s result competition winner Rahul Puri achieve Band 7.5 in IELTS:

Writing tips

In writing, spelling is important so make sure that spelling errors won’t occur. Moreover, don’t repeat the words that you have already used in writing. Always try to write synonyms instead of using the same word again. Write your exam in blue ink because it leaves a better impression on examiners, they think you are more confident. Have 5 paragraphs in an essay. First paragraph intro, next three body and last one conclusion. Always write what you are asked to write. Try to give an example after every ‘body paragraph’.

Speaking tips

In speaking always wear formal clothes as it shows your professionalism and leaves a good impression on examiner’s mind. Try to show manners and etiquettes to them by saying Good morning or May I have a seat, please or May I come in. When the examiner gives you a topic always thank him or her. In the end always say thank you very much for your time.

Don’t forget try to speak until you are stopped by the examiner. Try to speak 2-3 minutes on the topic given by the examiner. If you don’t know about anytime that has been asked to you, frankly say I dont have a great knowledge of this but I would still like to express my views on this topic. Simple lines like that make your life easier.

Anyways please follow tips as they are really useful.

Read Listening and Reading tips from Rahul here.

IELTS Listening and Reading tips from Band 8.5 achiever

I am glad to hear that I am the winner of November 2008 exam result competition and would like to thank IELTS-Blog team once again for helping me getting this band score. Before this exam I sat for IELTS exam twice but could not succeed. Both times I missed out in writing module by just 0.5 band whereas I was getting band 7 in all other modules.

Listening tips

This time I followed IELTS tips from IELTS-Blog website. My friends, as you are all know, in listening the last section is the toughest of all other sections and we usually loose marks in that. I would suggest you all to concentrate more on that section rather than focusing much on others. In last section we usually have to answer 10 questions without a pause. So my advice is to practice last section a lot in order to achieve a higher band score in listening.

Reading tips

As far the reading is concerned, when reading paragraphs if you do not know the meaning of any word, after finishing the passage you must look it up in the dictionary so that you know the meaning of that word for the next time you see it. Once you have finished reading and you have checked your answers, you must go through the wrong answers to find out the reason for their wrongness.

Read Writing and Speaking tips from Rahul here.