Stress, or anxiety, is the IELTS Test’s clingy shadow from the first day of IELTS Test preparation to the day of result. Is there a way to get rid of it? What is the way to deal with it? Stress is a challenge which can be converted into something helpful rather than disabling. This post helps IELTS Test candidates to do just that. How can anxiety help your IELTS Preparation? Broadly there are two kinds of stress positive (eustress) and negative (distress). The aim is to manage the stress you … [Read more...]
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In the IELTS Test, there are so many important skills to demonstrate to the examiner, and not always enough time for many candidates. Learning the skill of paraphrasing will help every single IELTS Test candidate. Paraphrasing isn't magic in the sense of a magician's spell but mastering the use of a paraphrase will definitely help candidates, as if they had performed a trick. When to use Paraphrasing in the IELTS Test There are two productive skills candidates need to demonstrate to the IELTS … [Read more...]
There are two types of IELTS Writing people: those who like to write, and those who don’t. Oscar Wilde said: “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it”. To relate this to writing, some writers enjoy writing because of an inner fire – a passion to do so. These people will be writing long after they leave the IELTS Writing test! What if you aren't one of those IELTS Writers? Don’t lose heart. Do not worry if you don’t have that fervour … [Read more...]
In IELTS Speaking, pronunciation is the criterion which is most often neglected, overlooked, or taken for granted by candidates. Marks for pronunciation in IELTS Speaking are 25 per cent of your total Speaking band score. That is a lot of band score marks to throw away needlessly. Much can be done by candidates to improve their pronunciation marks. Here is how to make pronunciation a key strength in IELTS Speaking. Pronunciation versus Accent First let’s clarify the confusion … [Read more...]
To boost your score for the IELTS Grammatical Range criterion, your essay is expected to contain a range of sentence constructions, from simple to compound complex. However, this does not simply mean that you need to equally represent these sentences in your IELTS writing and speaking. This post tells you how by mastering the words of the coordinating conjunction of the English language you will have already done half of the work. And will be well on your way to higher IELTS band … [Read more...]