Important tips regarding the IELTS Exam 2016

  1. In case of Listening, utilize the example initially at the beginning of first section to make yourself comfortable with the sound and audibles, the situation as well as the speakers.
  2. Carry on with the listening till recording stops, considering the questions that relate to the part being played.
  3. Sometimes there are pauses in the recording among different sections. Use it wisely to prepare yourself for the next set of questions.
  4. Answer the Listening questions, in the same order in which they are mentioned in the Question Paper. It must be noted that they generally follow the order of the information in the recording.
  5. As soon as the recording ends, you will have to write answers in Answer Sheet. Diagnose your grammar and spelling as you do so.
  6. In Academic Reading, start rapidly through each passage to find out topic, style, source, writer's purpose and reader's intensions. Always keep to the topic set. Never try to prepare sections of text before the exam
  7. While reading, don't understand meaning of every word or phrase. Don't waste time and such parts of the text might not be tested.
  8. Reading tasks may have an example answer, study and decide why it is right.
  9. Some tasks need you to use words from the text in the answer; while in others use your own words.
  10. The instructions also consist word limit, i.e.. Use not more than three words and avoid irrelevant words in your answer.
  11. Keep to the timing-there are more marks possible for Task 2 than Task 1.
  12. Prepare and connect ideas and sentences suitably by language and ability (in Task 2) to elaborate ideas and form opinions.
  13. On writing for less than 150 words in Task 1 or less than 250 in Task 2 you will lose marks, but there is no maximum number of words for either.
  14. For essay use great time at the end to check your content and spellings.
  15. For speaking don't imitate or act as you have a prepared speech and also do not talk about other topics from the one you are asked to discuss.
  16. Directly speak to examiner and not with the recording device.
  17. On answering as ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to questions, reply with more details and try to answer to the question ‘why’ In all cases, aim to elaborate atleast one point.
  18. It is not about testing you on basic knowledge but on your ability to interact effectively.
  19. Prepare and connect your ideas and sentences rationally, talk at normal speed and use range of structures and vocabulary.