How to prepare for IELTS?

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Prakhar Tyagi

Prakhar Tyagi

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : UK

IELTS is an English language proficiency test. Therefore, the best way to start preparing for it is by speaking and writing in English. Thus, start your IELTS preparation by communicating in English with your peers. Before preparing for exams, you must have studied the pattern and syllabus.

Here are the ways to tackle your IELTS preparation - 

1. Read: Make it a habit to read newspapers, magazines, journals, and novels. Also, study English grammar books to tweak your grammar and writing skills.

2. Practice speaking/interviewing with peers: Conduct mock interviews with a friend. Discuss general topics, and allow your audience to observe your style of presenting facts, thoughts, and opinions. Discuss if your expression on the subject matter is apt. 

3. Know the different sections and question types: Understand the Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing sections of IELTS, and also, check out the types of questions you are likely to answer. Doing so will allow you to answer questions swiftly and efficiently. 

4. Go Through IELTS Sample Papers: Numerous practice papers are available online and in preparation books. Practice as many questions as possible. Solving them would provide techniques to cope with different questions and sections. Always put a timer in place to manage time.

5. Watch cross-cultural movies: Movies are great teaching tools. They help you pick up on accents and dialects. The influence of culture, geography and the tribe of The population reflects directly in the movies. Thus, watching cross-cultured movies or movies based on a particular set-up will help you gauge tones, accents, and the style of speaking.  

Here are the best books for IELTS preparation:

1. The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS

2. Barron’s IELTS Superpack

3. Simone Braverman’s Target Band 7

4. IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2 with Key and CD Pack

5. Cambridge IELTS 15 Academic Student’s Book with Answers

Apart from this, you can get FREE IELTS test prep tips, tricks, and resources curated by Study Abroad Experts and top school alums here.

Let me know if you have any more questions.


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