15 things to take into consideration before doing the IELTS exam

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Matthew Hendricks英語
2017年5月23日
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Having to do an IELTS exam can be very stressful, especially if you need to achieve a certain band score in order to get into university or immigrate to another country. One thing that goes without saying is that preparation is absolute key! Here are 15 things that you need to consider before taking the IELTS exam.

1. Learn about the test.
  • Content : what type of questions will be asked in the test?
  • Format : how is the IELTS exam set up?
  • Time allocation : how much time do I have to complete each section?
  • Scoring : how will I be evaluated during the exam?

2. What type of IELTS exam am I doing?
  • Academic
  • General training

3. Have a realistic goals.
  • Decide what band score you're aiming for
  • Check your level of English
  • Time frame : how much time will I need to prepare in order to achieve the band score I want?

4. Know the requirements of your chosen band score.

5. Learn about the types of questions that will be asked.

6. Learn tips and techniques for each type of question.

7. Study common topics and vocabulary.

8. Develop your ideas and topics from a variety of sources.
  • Documentaries
  • TedTalks
  • Radio Programs

9. Use practice tests to assess your listening and reading.

10. Get your speaking and writing assessed by an experienced teacher.

11. Develop and practice.
  • Pronunciation
  • Intonation
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

12. Build speed and time management skills for reading and writing.

13. Do a full practice test under exam conditions.

14. Get training.
  • Online extra English classes for IELTS preparation

15. Take the IELTS test when your English and IELTS skills are at it's strongest.

For more information on how to prepare for IELTS or for IELTS training, feel free to visit my profile to book a free trial lessons and speak about your learning goals.




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As a native English speaker from Cape Town South Africa, I have been teaching English for four years and have built up a considerable amount of experience in teaching online and would like to help you achieve your language goals. My second language is German and I also speak Afrikaans so I have firsthand experience of acquiring another language. It can be tough but with hard work and consistency, you can reach proficiency. I specialise in teaching business English and conduct business English training courses for corporate individuals and various well-established companies such as IBM, Canon, Meso, Edding, Jungheinrich and Shell. I offer courses in one-on-one or group sessions for professionals in industries such as finance, IT, customer service, marketing, sales and human resources. By my practical method of teaching, many of my students have successfully conducted presentations and interviews, handled clients and closed sales deals. If you’re just looking to improve your conversational skills, my general English lessons would be a great option for you. These lessons are structured to assist you in any real-life situation. My lessons are designed around the needs of my students and each lesson is structured to build the student towards fluency. Each lesson is geared towards a speaking goal that is centred around a real-life situation. Through having a speaking goal, this allows my students to use new vocabulary and grammar structures naturally. Learning a language in context is what builds you towards fluency. You as the student have full control of your learning pace and my lesson topics are kept relevant to you, helping you achieve using English outside of the classroom, fluently and with confidence. In our first lessons, I will assess your level of English and see how we can develop your skills. I’d also like to learn more about you as a person and hear about your interests and hobbies. In Cape Town, the weather is generally fantastic so I’m big on hiking, landscape photography and fitness. I also enjoy playing music instruments. I look forward to having you in my class and achieving your language goals. Matthew
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As a native English speaker from Cape Town South Africa, I have been teaching English for four years and have built up a considerable amount of experience in teaching online and would like to help you achieve your language goals. My second language is German and I also speak Afrikaans so I have firsthand experience of acquiring another language. It can be tough but with hard work and consistency, you can reach proficiency. I specialise in teaching business English and conduct business English training courses for corporate individuals and various well-established companies such as IBM, Canon, Meso, Edding, Jungheinrich and Shell. I offer courses in one-on-one or group sessions for professionals in industries such as finance, IT, customer service, marketing, sales and human resources. By my practical method of teaching, many of my students have successfully conducted presentations and interviews, handled clients and closed sales deals. If you’re just looking to improve your conversational skills, my general English lessons would be a great option for you. These lessons are structured to assist you in any real-life situation. My lessons are designed around the needs of my students and each lesson is structured to build the student towards fluency. Each lesson is geared towards a speaking goal that is centred around a real-life situation. Through having a speaking goal, this allows my students to use new vocabulary and grammar structures naturally. Learning a language in context is what builds you towards fluency. You as the student have full control of your learning pace and my lesson topics are kept relevant to you, helping you achieve using English outside of the classroom, fluently and with confidence. In our first lessons, I will assess your level of English and see how we can develop your skills. I’d also like to learn more about you as a person and hear about your interests and hobbies. In Cape Town, the weather is generally fantastic so I’m big on hiking, landscape photography and fitness. I also enjoy playing music instruments. I look forward to having you in my class and achieving your language goals. Matthew