In London the weather has seen extremes during the month.
A long period of very bright, warm Summer-like weather took many people to the parks and countryside for picnics and relaxation. Conversely the long public holiday weekends saw rain bucketing down and people scurrying to cinemas, museums and indoor shopping centres.
For the native British a very typical mix, which makes it difficult to predict behaviours.
It’s also difficult to predict your behaviour for which posts you favour and read. I can’t really blame the weather, either, as visitors to the Pass IELTS Higher website visit from all over the world.
The following posts are the 5 most popular posts on the website. So I’ve placed them in this month’s digest so those who missed some of them can take a second look:
The IELTS Reading Test assesses the candidate’s ability to answer comprehension questions correctly after reading some English text.
The IELTS Reading Test lasts for one hour and contains three readings of gradually increasing difficulty. There are a total of 40 questions asked after the test – approximately 13 for each task within the IELTS Reading Test. (The precise number varies from exam to exam). To read and understand both the questions and the readings, and then to respond correctly to the questions requires fast reading. This also show a high degree of competence in written English comprehension.
The day of the IELTS Test is often a very long day beginning at 8.00am, when you register, until 1.00pm when you finish the first three parts of the exam. And you still have to wait for your speaking time.
A natural way to sustain energy during the day is to have a good night’s sleep. Sleep rejuvenates the body and relaxes the mind. Poor sleep patterns disturb both the physical and mental faculties. Then, make sure you are ready for the day by having a good breakfast that will sustain your energy levels and help control your nervousness.
The IELTS test is one of the most challenging things to do. To get that high band score in just one take you need to concentrate and work hard at your IELTS test preparation, just as you did at school in your other subjects.
Not being able to reach the required band score will be costly for you in money and time because you have to take the test again and again until you reach the band score you need for your chosen career path.
Students often say ‘I need a band (whatever) what can I do to improve my writing?’ Here are some of my suggestions and I hope they’ll help you, too.
Native English speakers aren’t expected to achieve IELTS 7 or better just to be allowed to live, study or work in their home country – unlike most IELTS Academic students who want to live in those same countries. Perhaps this is just as well because English grammar can be very challenging, even for native English speakers and the fact that English is your mother tongue doesn’t mean you automatically have a good grasp of English grammar.
So how does a native English person learn grammar?
To your IELTS success,
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