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Score better in Writing

Types of Sentences – To Score better in Writing

Grammatical Range and Accuracy (GRA) (25% of overall score) – This is a very important factor which is missed by most of the candidates. Owing to this, they score 6 or 6.5 in writing. To score 7 or above in writing, one should use a variety of sentence structures in an appropriate way. Simple Sentences: These sentences have an independent clause and a dependent clause. These sentences are easy to understand, contains a subject a verb and an object. Example: Some people [...]

Excelling in IELTS Reading

EXCELLING IN IELTS READING

IELTS reading module requires a candidate to complete 40 questions in an hour and it is quite a challenging task. Below mentioned points can help in completion of reading in the given time. You should know the type of questions The most necessary method of improving your reading is familiarizing yourself with the IELTS Reading exam format. Knowing each type of question can assist in completion of reading module in the given one hour. Have a strategy for each question Once you are [...]

WHO CONDUCTS IELTS

WHO CONDUCTS IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an international Standardized test of English Language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. There are two types of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. IELTS Academic is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States and by various professional organizations across the world. If you wish to work or migrate to the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand or work in the US, [...]

Essential points for writing a good introduction

Essential points for writing a good introduction in Writing Task 2

Introduction is an imperative part of a Writing Task 2. It should be impressive in such a manner that examiner gets a clear viewpoint of your essay. Moreover, it creates a first positive impression on the examiner hence, it should be specific  and relevant to the given statement. 1. Analyse the statement In Writing Task 2, one statement is given along with the questions based on the topic. Candidate should analyse the given statement properly because the whole essay depends on [...]

IELTS READING MODULE

STRATEGIES TO EXCEL IELTS READING MODULE

 IELTS READING Reading is one of the four modules of the IELTS test. This module differs for the students who are appearing for the Academic and General Training exam. The number of and type of questions remain same but the context of questions and passages vary.  About the module For the IELTS Academic reading, there are 40 questions which are divided into 3sections. Each section contains one long passage. These passages can be from scientific journals, magazines, newspaper articles and books. However, for [...]

The way to boost your score in IELTS

Collocations –The way to boost your score in IELTS

Collocations are a combination of two or more words to express your views in a better efficient way. As the word suggests, Co – meaning together and location – meaning place. It is essential to learn collocation to make your English sound fluent and natural. One of the examples of collocation is “heavy rain” instead of “strong rain”, which conveys the desired message. Hence, the usage of such appropriate words at the right place can help you to convey your message correctly. There are [...]

Importance of Coherence and Cohesion in IELTS Writing Task

Importance of Coherence and Cohesion in IELTS Writing Task

One of the ways to ace IELTS exam is to know how the test is scored as this will help you to increase your band score. Understanding the scoring pattern of the test enables you to recognize the expectation of examiner. You can then focus on those essential things and fetch a good score. One of the significant out of the four criteria on which the IELTS Writing Test Task 2 is scored is Coherence & Cohesion. Coherence & Cohesion holds the [...]

Expressions with faire

Expressions with faire

Faire is an irregular verb which means ‘to do as well as to make.’ While using expressions with verb faire, meaning of the verb changes. Some of the expressions are given below: Quel temps fait-il?                          How is the weather? Il fait beau                                        The weather is fine. Il fait chaud                                      The weather is hot. Il fait froid                        [...]

Practice Fluency isn’t just a speaking skill

Practice – Fluency isn’t just a speaking skill!

Fluency plays an important role in every language. Talking about IELTS, fluency is not just an imperative factor to be considered in the speaking module but it is also important in the other three modules. Following points will elaborate the vital role of fluency in reading, writing and listening. Fluency in Reading         Fluent readers can easily skim and scan the passages. Such readers are usually focused on their task achievement. Hence, this helps them in finding the answers quickly. Furthermore, this [...]

How to improve pronunciation

How to improve your pronunciation

To completely adopt a language, one must be well versed with not just its structure but with its phonetics as well. You’re familiar with the words, the grammar, the written discourse, yet if the only reason you hesitate to speak in that language is due to the fear of incorrect pronunciation; then this blog is for you. Hear how the word is pronounced One way to do so is through internet and media. Play the audio of the word to get [...]