To appear for the International English Language Testing System some basic skills and techniques are needed. Many are able to clear the exam in one go; however, many are unable to do so and they have to sometimes take the test more than two times.
This case can exist due to one main reason and few depending reasons.
The first one and the most important one being that the basics of the language formation are not present. In this case if a person can read, speak, listen, write and understand simple text; but, lacks the ability to understand complicated text and expression, then, the person has to start working from there. To elaborate, grammar has to be understood because the IELTS is structured to examine the critical knowledge, by proper use of the language.
Furthermore, skill to develop vocabulary which takes time; it is required that the test taker knows proper application of a word which could be a synonym. Synonyms cannot directly displace a word and therefore, understanding of them is important. Incorrect spellings, is another reason behind many applicants suffering. As English is has more than one pronunciation for a single alphabet, leading to such problems.
To be able to perform better there are three main ways to make the process of IELTS faster as well as effective.
Whenever you begin with your training, make sure to start maintaining an EXAMPLE BOOKLET, this is where the applicant can keep a record of the topics covered for Speaking as well as Writing. Convincing instances, in coordination with the question’s expectations, will make the process become smoother and right before the exam it can be a source to quickly revise. By following this concept there will be less confusion, if something is being repeated or there is an overlap with a question.
The second effective way is to maintain a TOPIC AND VOCABULARY BOOKLET; which for similar reasons is an essential procedure. A person who is under training for two months, might not remember all the all the topics covered. Vocabulary booklet will not only help with Writing and Speaking modules; but also, for Reading and Listening. As, it will be easier to locate answers for reading, if the meaning of tricky words is clear and similarly, for Listening where the correct use of spellings and knowledge of proper pronunciation will be beneficial.
Lastly, being accustomed to the language takes time and persistence. The concept to STUDY BY NOT EXACTLY STUDYING AND BEING INVOLVED IN THE USAGE of any language is the best way to be well-informed. The process includes watching English movies, documentaries or by listening to news channels. Regular reading habits can inculcate many sub-skills needed to appear for the test. There are many shows, videos and other informative ways to develop ideas. YouTube, for the current generation is an appropriate and easy source for such self-study by not exactly studying.
As the exam has been existing from two decades now and thereby, many techniques and tricks are available on the internet but, these basic three ways will improve the skill-base and will benefit in the revision for the test. Eventually, it is about the practise and dedicatedly working on the mistakes. All individuals are different and need to concentrate on their flaws to clear the exam with sufficient bands.
To sum up, regular practise sessions along with maintaining lists of examples and ideas as well as involving in the practical application of the language can enhance the experience as well as the results.