How to Prepare for IELTS – 10 Best IELTS Tips to Improve Your Score


See the easy step by step guild on how to prepare for IELTS. IELTS is not as difficulty as it sound the preparation involves understanding the test format, how it is marked and then making a plan to achieve your desired score.

How to Prepare for IELTS test - How to Prepare for IELTS - 10 Best IELTS Tips to Improve Your Score

In this article we will show you the easily way to prepare for IELTS TEST.

How to Prepare for IELTS Test 

Below is a quick checklist to help with your IELTS preparation: 

Understand the test format

When preparing for IELTS is very important that you familiarise yourself with the format of the test by reviewing the test content, as well as the question and task types for each section. It’s also important to read through the IELTS rules and regulations. These are laid out in the Notice to Candidates and Declaration which are included in the application form.

Know how the test is marked 

Now that you have applied for IELTS test it always better to know how the test question is been marked. Let’s take a look at it together!

In the IELTS there’s no pass or fail in IELTS. You only get what’s called a “band score” from 1 to 9 which indicates the level of your English skills.

How do you get your overall band score?

To get your overall brand score all you need to do is to add your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking scores together, then divide this by four. This is known as average of your four individual scores.

If you know this then you will one step ahead.

Surround yourself with English 

I know you will probably be wondering how can I surround myself with English. Well not to worry as this is very simple. This step involve you doing the following;

  1. Listen to songs with English lyrics. Find a singer or band that you like and make a tape.
  2. Listen to a novel on cassette tape.
  3. Read something easy.
  4. Think to yourself in English.
  5. Finally, look for English around you.

Make a plan of action 

According to Wikipedia, an action plan is a detailed plan outlining actions needed to reach one or more goals. Alternatively, it can be defined as a “sequence of steps that must be taken, or activities that must be performed well, for a strategy to succeed”.

Therefore you are to list out your goals and objective for the test. This is a very important goal on How to Prepare for IELTS. This will enable score high in IELTS.

Join a preparation course 

In this step you need to know that you can not do everything on your own that you need others to help you . It advisable that you join a preparation course either online or offline. This will help in your preparation for the test. You can look up your google map for IELTS study center closer to you.

Practice with sample questions 

Practicing with sample questions can help you familiarise yourself with the format of the test. This sample question will help you prepare for your IELTS test. This will give you an idea of what to expect in the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests.
View Sample Question

  • Check your progress 

It is advisable to know where you stand before your IELTS test. IELTS Progress Check is IELTS official online practice test, marked by IELTS trained and qualified markers. Take a timed or untimed test, receive feedback including an indicative overall band score and individual band scores for each section: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Helping you prepare and understand the areas you need to improve or focus on.

  • Register for the test 

Now that you have done the above it will be a waste of time and resourcce if you did not register for the test. We have prepared a well detail guide on that.

Check out: IELTS Registration Guideline

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