Friday, November 19, 2010

IELTS - top reasons for taking IELTS.



IELTS 

IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System and is internationally recognized as one of the top ways of assessing the language level of English learners.

Many people opt to take the IELTS exam as a way of gaining entrance into International Universities as well as being able to take up further job opportunities in other countries. IELTS opens doors for many students and workers from all the globe.

IELTS is also a mandatory exam taken for immigration purposes and countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Each country specifies certain scores that immigrants need. Please follow these links for information relating to the different IELTS scores for the UK, Canada and Australia.

To ensure success with this challenging exam it is necessary to prepare adequately for each section of the exam. Spoken, written, reading and listening skills are judged and it is often a good idea to get the help of an experienced tutor before sitting this exam.

Preferably you will practice with IELTS materials and gain an understanding of exam technique. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the exam.

  • Practice writing essays of 250 words or more in under 35 minutes.
  • Make sure you are familiar with standard essay formats of either 4 or 5 paragraphs.
  • Check your spelling and hand writing is up to standard.
  • Practice skim reading and scan reading to ensure you have enough time on the reading paper.
  • Read English every day - newspaper and magazine articles are good.
  • Speak English every day.
  •  Listen to English everyday. TV, radio, podcasts are all good practice material. 
Go here for more detailed information on the IELTS listening section.
Go here for more detailed information on the IELTS writing section.
Go here for more detailed information on the IELTS reading section section.
Go here for more detailed information on the IELTS spoken section.



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