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Your Language School offers IELTS courses designed and aimed at students who want to gain the qualification for the first time, or who want to achieve a higher level in a shorter amount of time.

Whether you are a beginner, are someone who wants to raise their current score with tips and points for improvement, or are working with a limited timeline, we have an IELTS course to suit you.

If you are unsure of which option best suits you, then please feel free to contact us directly.

Take a look at these 10 IELTS tips from our IELTS experts:


How to achieve a score you want:

IELTS Courses Top 10 Tips

Learn as much vocabulary related to the IELTS topics as possible, but also think about improving your vocabulary for other situations.

Speak slowly and carefully, and pronounce each word correctly. By slowing your rate of speech down by half a second, you sound more thoughtful and you give yourself more time to think of what to say next. Speaking slowly also stops hesitation, and saying “umm”,”uhh”, and “ahh.”

Video record yourself when speaking and take notice of any mistakes and hesitations you make. We all have bad habits that we do not even realise we are doing, and if we do not listen to or watch ourselves speaking, we will never become aware of them.

Many people will tell you the best way to improve your listening for IELTS is just to practice doing the tests again and again, which is not entirely true. Practice does make perfect, but there are thousands of audio-only resources out there which are related to things you are interested in. This is called ‘passive listening’, and although you cannot learn as much with this method, listening to a podcast, an audiobook, or music and radio can bean active listening experience which can improve your vocabulary.

This might be annoying at first but watching TV and movies with English subtitles is a great way to improve your level, pausing it and replaying it when a word comes on that you don’t understand. As your English gets better over time, you can try turning off the subtitles to challenge your listening skills.

As with listening practice, there are many reading resources that you can use to practice English reading. If you find yourself researching too many difficult words, then find a slightly easier book aimed at readers of your level.

a. There are many different techniques for the general and academic paper, and although online language and grammar tools are great for grammatical purposes, they won’t always give you the techniques to improve your writing level. The best way to improve your writing level is to practice every day.

One of the first and surest signs of language fluency is thinking in the target language. This takes time to master, and but it’s better than thinking in your native language and trying to translate (sometimes with difficulty).

Immersion is one of the best, and most natural ways to help learn a language, from speaking in English with other students, at work, with family, in the supermarket, and in as many situations as you can.

Until you have achieved the band score that you require, IELTS should become your life’s obsession. Following all these points is a great way to be proactive about achieving your desired level and overcoming the difficulty of the challenge of learning a second language. Acquiring the IELTS score that you want or need takes time, effort, and hard work, but once you have that certificate, it will encourage you to progress even further.

What mistakes not to make on IELTS exam:

IELTS Courses 10 More Tips

This is unprofessional. Saying things like “I think that…” and “I believe that…” and will be judged negatively by the examiner. Practice for this and be prepared.

Time management is crucial. In Tasks 1 and 2 of the writing test, you will have 20 minutes and 45 minutes (respectively) to complete them. Task 2 is worth twice the marks, so do not go over the time in task 1. You need to practice when you are revising by timing your tasks. Splitting the time accordingly will help you in the test. You are also less likely to be stressed about the amount of time, if you have had a lot of practice.

Some mistakes are expected, but you must ensure that you re-read your writing after you finish, to cut down on unnecessary spelling mistakes. Such mistakes can be overlooked as ‘silly mistakes’, but you should try and cut them down as much as possible. Making mistakes when using long and complicated words is expected, but words that you can spell must be checked. Don’t miss your score before of preventable spelling mistakes.

Practice speaking as much as possible. Practice with other learners, friends, partners, or native speakers for a set amount of time, perhaps for 1 hour. This can be fun, while at the same time allowing you to practice your English in a relaxed way.

You must speak with tones that match what you are saying, and it is important because it will give you extra marks. For example, be happy, sad, serious, jokey – this is easy to do, and you don’t need any extra knowledge to do it.

Don’t fall into the trap of repeating the question, but instead paraphrase it. You can use most of the same words in a different sentence structure, but if you want higher marks, you need to use synonyms.

It sounds like a basic point, but it is one of the simplest to follow. Read and re-read the question, and only answer what is asked of you. Do not add extra information that has nothing to do with the question.

It’s really important to know what the examiner is looking for. Find them online and refer to them when studying.

This might sound difficult, but you can use other means and phrases to give you valuable time. For example, “that’s a good question” or “I hadn’t thought of that”, or “let me think about that one.”

Speaking too quickly has nothing to do with ability and can confuse both yourself and the examiner. Do not forget that you need to manage your time effectively, and part 2 requires 2 minutes of speaking which is hard enough without talking too quickly.