Guidance and Tips for IELTS Exams

May 11, 2017

IELTS, The International English Language Testing system is one of the world’s most popular English language Test used for study, work and migration. This test is organized in around 135 countries and thousands of people appear for it every year. IELTS tests all four language skills i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It has an excellent international reputation and it is accepted by more than 10,000 organizations across the world. The organizations include various types of schools, universities, institutions, employers and professional bodies. . It uses a one-on-one speaking test to check your English skills. This is the most effective method to check your English skills and is therefore highly regarded by major reputable institutions across the globe.

Ways to improve English

  • Having a good command over your English is extremely essential while appearing for IELTS exams. This exam tests each and every part of your English so it is important to focus on your English. There are four basic skills of English that is Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. They are further divided into grammar, punctuations, phrases, etc.

  • To improve your writing you should practice writing. Write journals, speeches, articles, essays and various other things. Writing will give you practice for the examinations and will help you to understand the questions properly.

  • Reading can be improved by newspapers, journals and articles and you should be well aware of the current issues. You can also read essays and comprehensions from previous years as it will help you in preparing for the exams.

  • Most of us have problem in speaking English. So u can improve that by speaking in English with everyone. Communicate with everyone around you in English. Try having a one-to-one conversation with people. Make sure that you speak with correct pronunciation and grammar. IELTS is a one-to-one exam where you have to speak in front of the examiner.

  • Often people neglect the skill of listening but it is one of the most important skill of English. Listen to as much English as possible. Communicate with people in English. Hear English radio and news. Listen to the speeches made by famous English writers.

  • Make sure that correct grammar has been learnt. Pay attention that correct phrases, punctuations, verbs etc are used while practicing for these exams.

  • Practice spelling as a few mistakes in spelling and it can cost you an entire level. Prepare for introduction and conclusion for writing part. Learn linking words, phrases and English proverbs as it will save huge amount of time that will be useful for proof reading.

  • If you are studying for the test on your own then you should refer plenty of books, textbooks from different publications and various types of practice papers. You can also take tuition from coaching classes or experienced tutors.

Format for IELTS

The IELTS test has been divided into four parts that is reading, writing, listening and speaking. While the reading, writing and listening test is taken on the same day, the speaking test is being taken on the next day by an external examiner. A paragraph of at least 250 words should be written for the writing test. The IELTS test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. One can sit an IELTS test in more than 1100 locations in the world.


Improving your English skills is the most important part of preparation of IELTS exams. One can pass these exams only if they have very good skills of English language. Focus on all the skills of English and not only on reading and writing. Follow the guidelines given on the official site of IELTS exams.

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