For all those who are planning to study or work abroad, it is mandatory that you clear the IELTS exam. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most important test to be cleared by candidates who wish to seek admission in foreign universities or who are planning to work abroad. The test evaluates the person’s proficiency in English language and rates them accordingly. Most of the academic institutions across the countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA accepts IELTS.
Academic and General Training are the two modules in IELTS 2016 exam. For those who wish to seek education abroad need to qualify the academic module and general training is for those who are planning to migrate to any English speaking countries. There are more than 800 IELTS examination centres across the globe and you can choose the nearest one from the list. It is better to take training from some good IELTS coaching centres if you wish to crack the exam in the first attempt itself. Keep these points in mind while preparing for the exam:
- All sections are important: IELTS tests your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Before starting your IELTS preparation, keep in mind that all the 4 parts are equally important and need to be covered thoroughly.
- Watch out for MCQ’s: Multiple choice questions can take you up if it is correctly marked or else it will take you down. You need to master the grammar part to score maximum marks with MCQ’s. Almost all the IELTS coaching centres provide thorough training to tackle multiple choice questions. But that is not enough and you need to practice it yourself.
- Increase your writing speed: Writing speed is very crucial in order to score good marks in writing section. You need to practice fast writing to complete within the time limit.
- Find a reputed coaching centre: Try to find out some highly reputed IELTS institutes because they may have years of teaching experience and will be familiar with all the syllabus and question patterns. Moreover, they will be able to identify your weak areas and will provide training accordingly.
- Go for more references: Don’t stick to your coaching classes only, rather try to make use of other sources like internet, books, online journals, publications etc. If possible, try to meet some IELTS holders and ask for their advice.
- Try to build a study group: You can create a study group by including your close friends, IELTS 2016 aspirants and trainers. It will help you to clear the doubts on time and is the best way to share exam tips. We can make use of Facebook, WhatsApp other social media groups for smooth interaction.
- Be there in time: Try to reach the exam hall half an hour before the exam begins so that you will get enough time to sit and relax.
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