Introduction of IELTS
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IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System which is developed to give a fair and accurate assessment of English language proficiency. Language specialists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA help to develop IELTS questions. The test includes four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
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Target 11-14 minutes in 3 steps
Introduction and interview on the following topics-5 minutes
Step 2-Topic card
Describe a museum
Preparation time: 1 min
Speaking time: 2 minutes
Follow the essay format and speak like an essay
Introduction- T/S, START fast, S/S
body: speak giving examples and logic
Use of proper introductory words, linkers, and conjugations.
You need to be spontaneous, natural, and fluent.
The only way to improve your fluency is by setting a lot of practice in speaking.
Always be confidential.
Think about what you want to say.
The important thing is that you should speak and listen to yourself.
You might like to introduce your topic, number the main points, and end with a conclusion. e.g.
comparing and contrasting In my view, there is two main difference.
There are similar in some ways…
Responding to a point; Yes. I agree because… I am not sure I agree that you are in my country …speaking on future developments. I think will probably see a lot of changes… maybe there will be more
it is unlikely that will have….asking for clarification… Could you repeat that please?.. I am not sure what you mean.
Saying you do not know: I’m sorry… I am afraid I don’t know the word.
Step 3: Two-way discussion- 4 to 5 minutes
You are fully prepared yourself for the type of question you can participate in.
It is important that you try to give an extended answer.
While participating you should also think about how clearly, correctly, and appropriately you speak.
You also think about how you might organize your talk.
Do not be afraid of using your imagination to explore a topic.
Practice asking questions yourself and pay attention and accuracy too.
What you need to now-
How to take fluency
How to anticipate confident
How to use appropriate language
How to use strategies?
Do not prepare specific answers since they will not be useful and they will make it more difficult for you to do a good interview.
Relax, be confident and enjoy using your English.
3 passages ( up to 1200-2000 words each passage)
With time management
Identification of difficult passage or exposure towards the passage at the earliest.
Types of questions
- Headline /Topic identify
- Fill in the blanks
-summary complication-Table /diagram fill up
- True/ false not given
- Multiple-choice questions
- Match the following
- Analytical questions
Analyze the questions
block-Identification-fill in the blank headlines- then mentally prepare
Read the text
a) read the first paragraph ( intro)
Go with the last paragraph-conclusion
b) Read the first sentence only or another paragraph
Answer the question by reading the passage simultaneously.
Tips- block- the answer of each block always move in a consecutive order
Por-Process of reasoning- try to attempt the first question only of each block at the beginning or
To do block identification
-Read the first page -last paragraph
-Read the first sentence
- Headline /topic/ discuss/ mean
What does the writer enter/purpose and introduction-
Headline: It comes beginning and 1:2 ratio
Tips-It appears at the first block but does not try to attempt such questions at the first.
Read the paragraph carefully and try to apply the (POE) process of elimination approach.
Tools- Read the first sentence only- then 2nd sentence-last
-To know the meaning of the sentence
Identify the main keyword of the questions. e.g. hospitality of locals towards foreigners is very important.
Skimming and scanning of keywords: Read the passage quickly by moving your eyes toward the passage-
-For fill in the blank
Identify the two keywords
Main keywords-Hospitality that shows the reason for the answer.
Surrounding keywords: At the beginning, it locates the local or foreign answer
Then try to edit the located answer as per instruction.
For true/ false/ no given
Partial information/ insufficient information-No given
Can’t predict true and false
Apply common theory
Analysis- following 2 steps-
Not given-Start from here
step 2- Given-either false (extremely negative) or true (exact positive)
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