You are here most probably because you are preparing for the IELTS exam, and that alone is commendable.
Your humility will take you to where you want to be. As Banjamin Desraeli puts it, “To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge".
Preparing for this test needs time, effort, dedication and support. The last one is the most important for it is the only one that is beyond you. For someone who has not yet taken the road to IELTS, material and personal supports are so essential.
This test is not that easy at all. It is not just about a test of your knowledge of English, but also about your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
IELTS-Useful-Tips.com is here to answer some of your nagging questions about this test, and to give you some useful tips on:
What are trends that you need to identify in writing task 1?
In task 1, there are specific words to use. What are these words?
Find out how task 2 should be written, and how the body should be structured.
What linkers are and how useful they are in answering task 2.
What are idioms and how helpful are they in task 2?
In answering Multiple Choice (MCQ) and Short Answer questions, you don't need to read the previous paragraphs
to find your answer for the next question. Find out why.
In Sentence Completion task, the question itself may provide you with the answer. How?
You need scanning, skimming and speed reading skills to answer other task types like
Notes/Flowchart/Summary/Table, Labelling diagram, Choosing headings and Identification of Writer's view. Why?
Contextual clues are good aids in looking for an answer. What are they?
Why not reading and understanding the instructions will cost you points.
You will find out why knowledge of spelling is so vital in listening module.
What are homophones?
Why your knowledge of verbs is the key to getting a good score in speaking module?
Humor increases your chance to get a better band score in speaking. Why?
What is stage fright and how to conquer it?
Punctuations and their uses
Rules on Subject-Verb Agreement
Find out why it is wrong to say "It was me who wrote the essay."
Verb tenses and voice
These are just some of the topics that will be covered here. You will notice that some had been answered, but some were not just yet.
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