Today I’d like to share some unusual kind of tips – short videos with some useful tips for IELTS preparation. These were made by British Council in Sri Lanka and can serve you as both tips and listening practice. I was amazed by the quality and just couldn’t keep them to myself. Enjoy!
IELTS Reading, tip #1
“Looking at the title, the picture and the questions for a passage will prepare you for what you’re going to read.”
IELTS Reading, tip #2
“Don’t waste too much time on one answer. If you find it difficult, continue to the next questions and come back if you have time.”
IELTS Listening, tip #1
“Check your spelling, as you will be penalized for mistakes.”
IELTS Listening, tip #2
“Underlining keywords in the questions will help you focus when you are listening.”
IELTS Writing, tips # 1
“Write the correct amount of words – not too few and not too many. Look at the number in task instructions and count the number of words you’ve written.”
IELTS Writing, tips # 2
“Timing is important – spend 20 minutes on task 1 and 40 minutes on task 2”.
IELTS Speaking, tip #1
“Talk to yourself on a variety of topics, record yourself and listen back to see if you sound interested. To sound interested, practice in stressing the keywords.”
IELTS Speaking, tip #2
“It’s OK to ask the examiner to repeat the question. You won’t lose marks for doing so”.
IELTS Speaking, tip #3
“Watch the tense in the examiner’s question – it will give you an idea what tense to use in your answer.”
Note: the people filmed here are most likely professional actors, but the tips come from real IELTS candidates who achieved high scores.
I don’t think they are professional acotrs, because the British Council Sri Lanka website has published their names and age along with the score – http://www.britishcouncil.org/srilanka-exams-ielts-videotips.htm
Yes, but it says on that page at the bottom that the people filmed are not necessarily IELTS candidates. The names and the tips may belong to the real candidates, but the people in the videos might only “play” the real students.