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24 08, 2022

4 Daily Habits for a Better High Score in IELTS Speaking

2022-08-24T14:45:11+04:30

4 daily habits for a better high score in IELTS speaking You’ll probably stress about the Speaking section when you take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Even if you’re a native English speaker or you’ve grown up speaking the language, this part of the exam can feel a little nerve-wracking. This section is challenging because it tests your ability to communicate in English and think on your feet while doing so. But by building a few daily habits, you can quickly raise your score from a Band 5 to a Band 7 or higher. [...]

4 Daily Habits for a Better High Score in IELTS Speaking2022-08-24T14:45:11+04:30
8 06, 2022

How to handle English accents in the IELTS test

2022-06-08T01:34:18+04:30

How to handle English accents in the IELTS test You have been trying hard to master English grammar and vocabulary, yet different English accents still intimidate you. You can’t let them ruin your IELTS band score, can you? Here is the golden key to understanding different English accents: Expose yourself to a variety of media from various English-speaking countries IELTS is designed based on English-speaking countries with immigration schemes, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Recordings in the listening section often consist of speakers from these countries to test your understanding of their accents. [...]

How to handle English accents in the IELTS test2022-06-08T01:34:18+04:30
20 12, 2021

Should I tell the Truth in the IELTS Speaking test?

2021-12-20T15:33:25+03:30

Should I tell the Truth in the IELTS Speaking test? Telling the truth in the IELTS speaking test is a challenging concept for most test-takers. Mainly because they are afraid of losing marks if they lie! Of course, this could have been true if IELTS was a lie-detecting test, but it is not! So, lying by itself doesn't cost you marks but to fully understand the concept, you need to know how IELTS speaking is marked in the first place. This article will examine if you should tell the truth in IELTS speaking by reviewing marking criteria. [...]

Should I tell the Truth in the IELTS Speaking test?2021-12-20T15:33:25+03:30
26 07, 2021

How to use TED Talks to boost your IELTS score?

2021-12-12T20:35:25+03:30

How to use TED Talks to boost your IELTS score? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It is the name of a non-profit organization that has been running conferences since 1984 with the mission of sharing “ideas worth spreading” to change the world. Inspired thinkers from around the globe share their innovative ideas in less than 18 minutes talks. Leading entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, along with scientists such as Sir Ken Robinson and many politicians and even monks, are amongst the speakers. TED topics are inclusive, from science to art [...]

How to use TED Talks to boost your IELTS score?2021-12-12T20:35:25+03:30
17 07, 2021

How to improve your Fluency for IELTS Speaking?

2021-12-12T20:35:42+03:30

How to improve your Fluency for IELTS Speaking? Fluency is the key to a high band score in IELTS speaking. It is the pace of your speech that should be natural and uninterrupted. Being fluent does not mean being fast or complicated, but it means that your speech is flowing at a pace that you are comfortable with, and the examiner can comprehend it without extra effort. This is precisely why fluency is important. It makes your speech understandable to the listener without causing a sense of urgency by being too fast or causing boredom by being [...]

How to improve your Fluency for IELTS Speaking?2021-12-12T20:35:42+03:30
21 06, 2021

Do Discourse Markers get you a higher score in IELTS Speaking?

2021-12-12T20:36:21+03:30

Do Discourse Markers get you a higher score in IELTS Speaking? IELTS speaking is unique in many ways. For one thing, it is taken separately from the other sections. Another, it induces the most anxiety because you need to sit face to face with an examiner and engage in a conversation to prove your English-speaking skill. Every word you say matters, and the context of your response should be easily understood. You must be clear in what you are trying to say and be articulate in your intention. That is where discourse markers can help you! This [...]

Do Discourse Markers get you a higher score in IELTS Speaking?2021-12-12T20:36:21+03:30
1 03, 2021

How to expand your vocabulary for a higher band score

2021-12-13T02:20:57+03:30

How to Expand Your Vocabulary for a Higher Band Score It is essential to have flexible use of a wide range of vocabulary for IELTS as it comprises 25% of your total score on the Writing and Speaking tests. The examiners assess your ability to use a wide range of appropriate vocabulary and use those words accurately. For example, when your IELTS Writing task is being graded, the examiner will look at four main criteria: “task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, and grammatical range and accuracy”. If you look closely at “lexical resource” criteria, you’ll see [...]

How to expand your vocabulary for a higher band score2021-12-13T02:20:57+03:30
24 12, 2020

Score higher in IELTS Speaking with Idioms

2021-12-13T02:23:32+03:30

How to Score higher in IELTS Speaking with Idioms + Most common idioms that you can use to get a higher band score. One of the things that differentiate most IELTS candidates from native English speakers is idioms' correct use. Idioms are used in a natural way by native speakers, so they usually go unnoticed. They are not even aware that they are using them because they have grown up listening to these phrases and expressions. However, as an IELTS candidate, you have to learn how to use them correctly, so they don't sound unnatural. In the IELTS [...]

Score higher in IELTS Speaking with Idioms2021-12-13T02:23:32+03:30
11 11, 2020

Time Management Strategies for the IELTS Exam

2021-12-13T02:23:48+03:30

Time Management Strategies for the IELTS exam As IELTS examiners, one of the hottest feedbacks that we get from IELTS candidates is about the lack of time in the IELTS test. In the Listening test, there is not much time to read the questions before the recording begins and also to review the answers after each part. In the Reading test, the articles are lengthy and complicated, and it seems impossible to complete all the questions in an hour, and finally, in the Writing test, managing time so both essays can be completed and reviewed in the [...]

Time Management Strategies for the IELTS Exam2021-12-13T02:23:48+03:30
26 08, 2020

IELTS Speaking: 5 Examiners’ Tips to Score Higher

2021-12-13T02:24:20+03:30

IELTS Speaking: 5 Examiners’ Tips to Score Higher For both the actual IELTS exam and TakeIELTS.net's online IELTS mock tests, the Speaking test is made up of three sections. By understanding what happens in these three sections of the Speaking test, you will be better prepared. In Section 1, which lasts about 4 to 5 minutes, the examiner will ask you questions about yourself. Topics might include your work, your family, your home life or your interests. In Section 2 of the Speaking test, the examiner will give you a card with a topic and a few [...]

IELTS Speaking: 5 Examiners’ Tips to Score Higher2021-12-13T02:24:20+03:30
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