If you are planning to take the IELTS exam, it is important to know exactly what the test consists of and how you are going to be evaluated. In this blog post, we take a good look at how the Academic Reading paper is structured and what is expected of candidates. This part of the exam aims to assess a range of reading skills including: understanding the gist and main ideas of a text, identifying specific information and details, making inferences and grasping the writer’s attitude.
The IELTS test can be stressful, right?
Your IELTS result can mean the difference between going to university or not. Your IELTS Band score can make a BIG difference to your life, so there is a lot at stake and of course, you really really want to do as well as possible when you are taking the exam.
An extremely important part of how to do well during the test is having great exam technique.
You must practise the IELTS questions before you do the exam for real, so that you know the kind of thing that you are being asked.
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My IELTS test is next week. What should I do to get an IELTS band 7 score?
Students say sentences like this to teachers quite often.
Sometimes the student is just beginning to get nervous for the exam, but actually they have been studying IELTS for 3 months or more, and they will do well in the test, as long as they keep calm and don't let exam nerves get the better of them.
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how do you answer IELTS true false or not given questions correctly?
Read on and you will learn the most accurate and quickest way to answer these IELTS reading test questions.
Some people call these questions, True/ False/No Information, or yes/no/no information, or T/F/NG
Do not get confused... they all mean the same thing!
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How much time does it take to go up 1 IELTS band score, for example from a 5 up to a 6?
How can I improve my IELTS band score up 1 level in 1 month?
I need a 6.5 in IELTS very soon, so that I can go to university. I'm only a 5 now - please help me!
These are common things that are said by English students to IELTS teachers.
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If you are going to sit the IELTS exam, then it's very important to know what things you will have to do in each part of the test.
When you know what kind of questions the IELTS test will throw at you, you will have a much better chance of increasing you IELTS band score to a high level.
In the video below, you can see the full details of the exam of all 4 parts: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Here are some key facts that are very important because they usually give problems to students in the IELTS test:
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Experienced native-speaker English teacher and examiner gives advice about IELTS exam preparation to help improve your band score. Perfect IELTS student? Are you?
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IELTS test tips to help you with IELTS preparation and improve your grades