IELTS is an international English language testing system exam required for those students who wish to study abroad. The exam tests your English skills, whether a child is able to understand the language in academic settings. There are certain guidelines to be followed by the students in order to overcome these:-
1. The first important thing to keep in consideration is time management. As it has been truly said, time and tide wait for no one is true for IELTS also. If a candidate is able his time well in the reading and writing module only then he will be able to finish these modules. In the reading module, it becomes very difficult to read three passages, find the answers for 40 questions and transfer the answers onto OMR sheets. So this really requires a lot of practice.
2. If you have poor spellings than IELTS exam can be scary for you.Many a times students loose marks for incorrect spellings especially in the Listening Module. A simple mistake of i/e can cost you a point.
3. Pay attention to grammar. For instance if the correct answer happens to be boys and you have written boy, your answer will be considered incorrect. Why? Because the answer required a plural noun but you wrote a singular noun, hence your answer shall be marked incorrect.
4. Next on the list is the number of words that has to be written in the reading, listening and the writing modules. If the question prompt asks for a one-word answer, and the candidate writes two or three words, his answer will be marked wrong. In the writing module, a minimum count of 150 words is required for Task-1 and 250 words for the essay.
5. Coming to the specific modules , Listening sections gets harder as they progress. For this, pay attention to the stress and intonation pattern of the speakers. The answers are not spoken out directly and one has to guess the hidden meaning, by listening to the nuances of language.
6. Reading requires a good hold on the language, Vocabulary words and reading speed is of paramount importance. Reading passages include a lot of synonyms and antonyms and the view of the writer , gist of the passage is also very important.
7. Writing module requires a lot of effort on the part of the student. Brainstorming ideas, using correct grammar, high range of vocabulary to be done in a given time can be very exhausting for the candidates.
8. Lastly, the speaking module , the language must be fluent, with correct pauses at right places, Repetitive sentences must be avoided and the two-minute topic must contain range of ideas for better band scores.
9. IELTS requires integrated skills. A student should be able to listen, read and then write answers in the listening module. For the speaking module, it is necessary to understand the questions, only then the student will be able to answer correctly.
10. The pressure of getting the required band score can be un-nerving for the candidates. A relaxed attitude, peace of mind and full concentration will ease out the pressure felt by the students during this exam.