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1. Learning so many words does not work

In the IELTS exam, rote learning does not work, it is a language exam. Learning a long list of vocabulary words is not a fruitful technique. The only way to enhance a skill is by practicing it. In terms of vocabulary, learning new words and using those words in practice can assist in enhancing it. Whereas, cramming more and more vocabulary words can never help in improving it.

2. There are no such specific words that can boost your score

specific words that can boost your score

There is a myth among candidates that they can impress the examiner by writing some specific vocabulary words. However, this formula is a complete failure. Using some simple words are as beneficial as difficult words. The only essential thing is to make proper sentences. Candidates must have knowledge where these words should be used in the sentence.

3. There is no short cut to learn vocabulary

short cut to learn vocabulary

It is essential to understand that one cannot become a master of vocabulary within a few days. It requires time to have a good hold on vocabulary words. Therefore, it is better to learn with the passage of time without rushing to learn all the words quickly. Moreover, candidates are never penalized for not using a specific word in the writing test. However, they are marked down if they misspell a word.

4. Practice is the only key to succeed in terms of vocabulary

IELTS Practice

In all the modules of IELTS, practice is the only way to score good bands. Vocabulary is of utmost importance in this exam; to improve it, practice helps a lot. Learning new words and using those words by doing practice on a daily basis, it can be enhanced.

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Types of Sentences – To Score Better in Writing https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/score-better-in-writing/ https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/score-better-in-writing/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:16:41 +0000 http://www.welkinedusolutions.com/?p=4219 The post Types of Sentences – To Score Better in Writing appeared first on Welkin Edusolutions.

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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 believe that smoking is detrimental to health.

Compound Sentences:

These sentences are joined by two or more simple sentences with conjunctions which are also known as “ Coordinating conjunctions”.

Coordinating Conjunctions can be learned as “FANBOYS”.

F-for –Reason

A-and –to connect

N—nor –neither of the options 

B-but—used to show comparsions

O-or –used to show options

Y-yet-so far, till now

S—so —-a consequence, result

The main confusion among candidates is “When to use comma? “

Comma is not used when conjunction is used within the sentences. Use a comma when conjunctions are used to join the two independent clauses.

Examples: Is it right or wrong?

Smoking is harmful to health, and some governments have banned smoking in public areas.

OXFORD Comma(Series Comma)-This is an optional comma which is used before the word “and “ and at the end of the list.

I visited the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.

Complex Sentences:

A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one or more subordinate clauses. You can combine two simple sentences to create a complex sentence by making one simple sentence into a subordinate clause.

Following are the examples  of subordinating junctions;

O-Only if

N– Now that, Nonetheless, Nevertheless

A-Although, After, As

W-While, whereas, when, which

H-How, However

I- Inspite of, If, In case, In order that

T– Though, that,Till

E– Even Though, Even If

B– Because, before

U– Unless, Until

S– Since, So

Example- Although living in an apartment has a greater number of benefits,some people prefer to live in independent homes.

Some people prefer to live in independent homes even if living in an apartment has a greater number of benefits.

Compound –Complex Sentences:

These sentences  has at least two independent clauses and at least one independent clause.

Example:Though he did not prepare well,he wrote his exam,and he got an A+ !

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Excelling in IELTS Reading https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/excelling-in-ielts-reading/ https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/excelling-in-ielts-reading/#comments Mon, 27 May 2019 06:46:10 +0000 http://www.welkinedusolutions.com/?p=4207 The post Excelling in IELTS Reading appeared first on Welkin Edusolutions.

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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 the completion of reading in the given time.

You should know the type of questions

IELTS Reading exam format

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 the completion of a reading module in the given one hour.

Have a strategy for each question

IELTS Strategy

Once you are done with understanding the format of reading, the next step is developing a particular way to solve each type of question, as every type of question might require different time depending upon every candidate’s strategy.

Improve your vocabulary

Improve your vocabulary

Many of the questions in IELTS Reading focus on a synonym or paraphrase of the answer that is located in the text. For this reason, the exam tests your vocabulary. Therefore, improving your vocabulary will help in finding the correct answers much more quickly on exam day. Some ways that can definitely help in this case are learning vocabulary words daily afterwards using and reviewing them.

Learn from your mistakes

Learn from Mistake

ingIt is an irrefutable fact that you will commit mistakes when you practice. Learning from those mistakes will assist in developing a lucrative approach for attempting each type of question. Moreover, every mistake is an opportunity to improve, Once you identify your mistakes, you can determine exactly how to improve.

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Who Conducts IELTS? https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/who-conducts-ielts/ https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/who-conducts-ielts/#comments Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:17:20 +0000 http://www.welkinedusolutions.com/?p=4196 The post Who Conducts IELTS? appeared first on Welkin Edusolutions.

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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, you can take IELTS General test.

IELTS is designed by the Cambridge University and jointly managed by IDP and British Council. British Council is a British organization which specializes in international cultural and educational opportunities. It promotes knowledge of the UK and the English language in over 100 countries. The British Council is a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland and is governed by the Royal Charter. IDP or International Development Program is an international education organization with about 80 offices in 31 countries. IDP was established in 1969 as Australian Asian Universities Co-operation Scheme. The Australian Asian Universities Co-operation Scheme went through innumerable changes to become today’s IDP.

Which is Best for IELTS, British Council or IDP?

  • There is no difference between the IELTS test at the BC and in IDP.
  • There is also no difference between examiners and marking in the BC and IDP.

IELTS Test Difficulty Level

IDP and British Council conduct IELTS test but they do not write them. All tests used at the BC and IDP are compiled by Cambridge English Language Assessment who is one of the joint owners of IELTS.

In IELTS BC and IDP, both versions of the test (academic or general training) have the same format of all modules except writing. In fact, there aren’t any differences between the listening and speaking sections at all.

It is the test that opens doors to a world of academic and professional opportunity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, the USA and many other places around the world where English is the primary language used in classrooms and workplaces.

IELTS Examiners and Marking at IDP and BC

WHO CONDUCTS IELTS?

All examiners for IELTS, both IDP and BC examiners, are trained in the same way, following the same guidelines.

Listening and Reading answers are marked clerically. They are based on right or wrong answers. Each right answer accounts for one point and your score is calculated based on the number of right answers. So, this never differs between test centers.

Writing and Speaking are marked by an examiner. All IELTS examiners, for both IDP and BC, complete the same training course , follow the same marking criteria and also the same band score descriptors. Examiners are also checked regularly to ensure they are not marking too high or too low.

Accents :

IDP is Australian and BC is British but they both use a range of accents. In the listening test, you will get a range of accents (even American sometimes). In the speaking test, the examiner could come from any country and have any accent. You can use any accent you want in your speaking test: Australian, British or American.

SUMMARY:

Although the IELTS test has two different versions (IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training), each version on the same day is the same everywhere in the world.

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Essential Points For Writing A Good Introduction in Writing Task 2 https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/essential-points-for-writing-a-good-introduction/ https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/essential-points-for-writing-a-good-introduction/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:54:46 +0000 http://www.welkinedusolutions.com/?p=4187 The post Essential Points For Writing A Good Introduction in Writing Task 2 appeared first on Welkin Edusolutions.

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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 this statement. If the question is not understood in an exact manner the whole essay can go wrong.

2. Rephrase the general statement and then focus  on the details of the question

Rephrase the statement

Writing Task 2 that is essay writing, question usually begins with a general statement then the questions related to the topic are given. Candidate should focus on rephrasing the statement first then considering the questions about the topic. This helps in providing a clear overview of the essay.

3. Do not copy. Use your own words

use own words

It is not necessary that candidates should rephrase the given statement only. They can provide their own introduction but it should be relevant to the topic only. Using own words can give a positive outlook that the candidate is efficient enough in writing introduction in his/her own words.

4. State your opinion

In essay writing ,candidate is required to provide the opinion in the introduction itself so that the examiner is clear that  what the student is going to elaborate in the body paragraphs. Moreover, opinion is really essential if it is missing then the introduction is incomplete and it seems that the examiner has to solve the puzzle while reading whole essay to  find out the opinion.

5. Proof reading of introduction

Proof reading of introduction

In essay writing, once the candidate is done with the essay, it is important to read the introduction again so that it is clear that the essay is in relevance to the introduction. Candidates should make sure that their viewpoints in the body paragraphs are in accordance to the introduction’s opinion.

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Strategies to Excel IELTS Reading Module https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/ielts-reading-module/ https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/ielts-reading-module/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2019 06:41:22 +0000 http://www.welkinedusolutions.com/?p=4181 The post Strategies to Excel IELTS Reading Module appeared first on Welkin Edusolutions.

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 IELTS READING
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

IELTS Reading 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 General training module, the sections contain texts from advertisements, leaflets, notices instruction manuals, newspapers, books and magazines.

Type of questions asked

Questions asked in IELTS Exam

The type of questions asked in both the modules (academic /general) is same, including- selecting a correct heading from the paragraphs, identifying writer’s view, fill in the blanks, completing the sentences, choosing the correct answers, table completion and labeling the diagram, multiple choice questions.

Here are some tips and tricks that can help the students to perform well in this module:

Tips and Tricks for IELTS
  • Candidates should target on the number of questions and manage their time accordingly.
  • While attempting reading module, students should not focus on difficult questions. They should move further without wasting much time on a single question. Preferably they should not spend more than 2 minutes on a particular question.
  • Start skimming from the beginning of the passage. Skim and scan the passage so that you understand the theme of the passage.
  • Read the instructions carefully. After the instructions, target the question and pick the keyword and start searching.
  • Try to translate and understand the question and look for synonyms. This will help you in searching the answers easily.
  • Select your answers from the provided written passage. Do not make any assumptions and predictions, especially in case of Yes/ No/ Not Given answers.
  • Once you have found the correct answer, mark the location in the passage. Also, transfer the correct answers to your fair sheet. Do not wait for last minute to transfer the answers. This approach can make your answers wrong. As the hurry of transferring the answers can be dangerous.
  • Make sure that spellings are correct and you have answered according to the instructions.
  • Answer all questions as there is no negative marking in IELTS.

 Note:

Try to implement the above-mentioned tips as these can help you to score good bands in both Academic and General Training.

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Collocations –The Way to Boost Your Score in IELTS https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/the-way-to-boost-your-score-in-ielts/ https://www.welkinedusolutions.com/the-way-to-boost-your-score-in-ielts/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:35:48 +0000 http://www.welkinedusolutions.com/?p=4168 The post Collocations –The Way to Boost Your Score in IELTS appeared first on Welkin Edusolutions.

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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 various patterns of collocations which are as follows

  • Verb + Noun (catch a break)
  • Verb + Adverb (wave frantically)
  • Adjective + Noun (excruciating pain)
  • Adverb + Adjective (richly decorated)
  • Noun + Noun (a surge of anger)
Using of collocations

Using a range of collocations accurately is important in order to receive a higher band for vocabulary in IELTS. Collocations will provide accuracy and lexical range and will show the examiner that you can speak like the native speakers. This can further help you to gain more confidence in your language.

Common Collocation

The use of such collocation will show the examiner range of specific words you can use; this will enhance the score in writing as well as speaking. Try to use collocations while speaking and writing.

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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 maximum weightage in IELTS Writing – Academic and General Tests. But, aspirants usually overlook this criterion and due to this they score less in this task.

So, let’s get familiar with these important factors that play a vital role in fetching a high score in Task 2 (Essay Writing) of IELTS Writing exam.

What is Coherence?

Coherence

Coherence refers to the flow of your writing. It relates to how well your essay is organized and how logically your ideas are sequenced.

The main motive behind writing an essay is to express the ideas precisely whereas the aim of examiner is to understand the thought process of the candidate while reading it. This is why, Coherence is essential in the Essay Writing task.

Tips for Coherence:

  • Divide the Essay in different paragraphs.
  • Use Linking Phrases and connectors to make a connection between the paragraphs.
  • Follow a Logical Sequence with paragraphs.

Let’s say you are given the following topic to write your essay:

Some people claim that there are more disadvantages of the car than its advantages. Do you agree or disagree? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a car.

Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

The following essay structure shows your Coherence skills – 

  • Introduction: Here, you will paraphrase the essay question provided and then present your point of view.
  • Body Paragraph 1: You can start by discussing the advantages.
  • Body Paragraph 2: Discuss the disadvantages.
  • Conclusion: Summarize all your arguments and restate your point of view.

It is essential that you paraphrase the question of the essay and maintain a connection between body paragraphs. For that, you can use Linking Phrases. That is, to start with another advantage you can use phrases like ‘in addition to’ or ‘furthermore’. To bridge a logical sequence between advantages and disadvantages, you can begin writing disadvantages using some of the phrases like ‘however’‘on the other hand’.

Keep these points into consideration while you write your essay for IELTS Writing Test – whether Academic or General.

What is Cohesion?

Cohesion

Cohesion means linking words that help you connect ideas.

 Tips for Cohesive skill in your essay:

  • Focus only on 2 to 3 points in each paragraph.
  • Write complete sentences with the appropriate use of punctuation.
  • Link your ideas with Syntax instead of making excessive use of linking phrases.

For your essay to be cohesive, you must elaborate your each point adequately and do provide a relevant example. Write complex sentences where ever possible and check on the subject and verb usage in your sentence. Be careful with your punctuation as it will help you to form complex sentences easily.

 Use Cohesive Devices to signify the relationship between different clauses, sentences and paragraphs. Let’s understand what cohesive devices are.

What are Cohesive Devices?

Connectors, linking words/phrases and transitional words are the Cohesive Devices.

Here are some examples of Cohesive Devices that you can use in your IELTS Essay Writing Task

  • Adding Ideas: ‘furthermore’, ‘in addition to’
  • Contrasting Ideas: ‘however’, ‘on the other hand’, ’let’s not forget the fact that’
  • Stating Examples: ‘for instance’, ‘for example’, ‘to illustrate this’
  • Explaining Results: ‘consequently’, ‘as a result’
  • Maintaining the Sequence: ‘firstly’, ‘next’, ‘to begin with’
  • Providing Explanations: ‘because of’, ‘to sum up’
  • Introducing your point: ‘another point that I would like to add’, ’in my opinion’

Note– You must avoid the use of excessive connectors in a single paragraph. With too many linking words, your writing will not sound natural and fluent. It may also distract examiner while reading your essay. An alternative to prevent unnecessary connectors is to use pronouns and dependent clauses to fulfill your purpose.

Use Cohesive Devices Correctly and in Right Quantity as excess usage can affect the originality of the task.

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Faire is an irregular verb which means ‘to do as well as to make.’
Meaning of Faire

While using expressions with verb faire, the 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                                        The weather is cold.

Il fait soleil                                       It is sunny.

Il fait du vent                                   It is windy.

Il fait du brouillard                        It is foggy.

Il fait jour                                         It is daytime.

Il fait nuit                                         It is dark.

Il/Elle fait du shopping                He/ She goes for shopping.

Il/Elle fait des achats/courses     He/She is purchasing

Il/Elle fait le ménage                     He/She is doing the housework.

Il/Elle fait la queue                        He/ She is standing in a line.

Il/Elle fait un voyage                     He/She goes for a trip.

Il/Elle fait une promenade          He/She is going for a walk.

Il/Elle fait un gâteau/crêpe         He/She is making a cake/pancake

In all above examples, when we are talking about ‘Il fait’ it means weather.  But, we can use faire with other subject’s pronouns as well as different expressions.

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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

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 helps them in time management as well.

Fluency in Writing

Fluency in Writing

The IELTS writing test is of only sixty minutes, so being a fluent writer can help you score higher. This will give you more time to meet the required word count of 150 and 250 words for Task 1 and Task 2 respectively. Candidates with this practice get ample of time for proofreading.

When you practice, use the same conditions as the test. To do this, have a Task 1 and Task 2 question ready, use a pencil and paper, and time yourself for sixty minutes. This will help you improve your fluency and push you to write faster.

Fluency in Listening

Fluency in Listening

Fluency is an important aspect in a listening module as well. Every time you have a chance to listen to English, you should. This is how you will improve! When you watch a movie, watch it in the English language. Learn to be a good listener and enjoy this process of learning.  These ways can help you in excelling in this module of IELTS.

In conclusion, improving your fluency is improving your English. You will find that when improving your listening fluency, your speaking fluency will also improve. Likewise, when you improve your reading fluency, your writing fluency will improve. They are all inter-connected with each other.

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