For Ielts tips that raise scores, you've found the
The following Ielts tips are basically the good advice you would
receive from a teacher before taking your examination.
If you are looking for tips that will improve your score by three band scores,
this isn't the page for you.
In fact, this isn't the site for you as we don't
make impossible claims.
If you are looking for Ielts tips that will help you avoid making foolish mistakes
then, by all means, read on...
Many times we remember advice better by making a list of Do's and Don'ts. We give you the following in the hopes that you
will use it to improve your test scores by eliminating those simple mistakes that can mean the difference between
an acceptable Ielts score of say, a 6.5, or an unacceptable ban score of a 5.5.
We don't promise our tips will get you the score you are looking for... but...
they will help.
- And, THAT, is why we are
We recommend printing this page and reviewing it as often as is
necessary until these Ielts tips become second nature to you. In so doing, you will improve your Ielts scores.
Remember you only have 60 min. to answer
questions and transfer answers to your Answer Sheet.
Do exactly what you are asked to do. Don't assume
Pay Attention to
They are there for a reason and often provide valuable information
Use the Glossary
If one is provided, it is there to help you understand unfamiliar words.
Read Questions First
possible read the questions before the text to get an idea of what you are looking for.
Keep Word Limits
If you are asked to answer with,
‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS,’
use 3 or LESS words to answer.
Watch Your Spelling
When copying words from the text double check the
spelling. Don't lose points for misspelling.
Some short answers require you to write sentences. Remember that grammar does
Many questions ask you to locate or check details
in the text. Learn to skim and scan texts effectively.
Return to beginning
For most questions answers will come in the
order of the info of the text.
Questions can come before the reading
passage as well as after.
Get too Anxious
If you cannot answer questions,
leave them. You can always come back.
Try to understand Every Word
Don't waste time trying to figure out individual words, look at
the question as a whole.
Forget the Answer Sheet
If you have been writing answers on the test, you must transfer your answers to the Answer
Write more than Needed
Even if you have the correct word in the answer it will be counted wrong if only one word
Learn to apply these Ielts tips and you will do just fine!
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