Tips for Achieving a High IELTS Score

Tips for Achieving a High IELTS Score

  • Saurabh
  • 22/05/2018

IELTS is the test of English proficiency for candidates who want to migrate to a foreign country for work or study. Candidates who want to go abroad for work or study need to score a high band IELTS score. If you want to go abroad for higher studies, you should prepare for a high band IELTS score. 


The IELTS test is of two types - IELTS academic and general training. You should apply for the relevant test depending on the organization you are applying for. IELTS general training is for those candidates who want to apply for working abroad in an organization. 


The IELTS academic is meant for those candidates who want to study in a foreign institution or university to study abroad. 


Here in this post, we have written some of the best tips that you can use to prepare yourself for IELTS and achieve band 8 or 9 scores.  Let's take a look at the tips to achieve a high IELTS score below - 


#1 Start Early

Learning a language is not an overnight process. It takes time to learn a new language, especially if you want to learn a foreign language. So, it is better to start as early as possible to get sufficient time to learn and prepare for the IELTS exam. It is better to prepare for the IELTS at least 3 months before the test, so that you get enough time for practice tests.


#2 IELTS Reading Section

Reading section comprises of the passages that candidates need to read before answering the questions. To save time, it is better to read the questions first and note the keywords in the questions. Then try to find these keywords and their synonyms in the passage. 


Skimming and scanning can be your best friends in the reading section. You should not spend more than 2 minutes to read the passage as the time in IELTS is limited. 


#3 IELTS Writing section

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The IELTS writing section requires a lot of discipline. In the writing section, you have two tasks - writing task 1 and writing task 2. The writing task 1 is different for the general training and academic version of the test while the task 2 is same for both.


In the general training test, you are asked to write a personal letter while in the academic version, you need to write an academic report of 150 words on a chart or graph. You should not take more than 20 minutes to write the report as you need to save time for task 2.


The IELTS writing task 2 is same for both the general and academic tests in which you need to write an essay of 250 words. Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to complete both the writing tasks. So it is important to manage the time accordingly. 


#4 Listening Test

The listening test comprises four parts which comprise a total of 40 questions. You need to listen to the voice carefully as you only get one chance to listen and answer the questions. Candidates who are not native English speakers should practice listening to the English audios.

Listen to a variety of audios such as lectures, chats and telephonic conversations will help you improve your listening skills. 


#5 Speaking Test



Speaking test can be the most challenging of all the four sections in IELTS. Candidates, especially the non-native English speakers need to practice a lot to be fluent in spoken English. There are three parts of the speaking test. The first part is an interview in which you need to introduce yourself and the interviewer asks you general questions about your family and career. 


In the second part, you are given a topic on which you have to speak. Also, the examiner gives you one minute of time to prepare yourself to speak. The third part involves a conversation between the candidate and the examiner on the topic given in the second part. The test is conducted for testing your speaking skills, so you need to speak more than the examiner to score better. 


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#6 English Grammar

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Grammar is essential to score high in IELTS. Although, questions on grammar are not directly asked in the IELTS test you need to know the grammar rules and their correct use to answer the questions in reading and writing sections.


The grammar is also important for the speaking test as you will speak the correct English if you know to correct use of grammar rules.  Learn the correct use of tenses, modal verbs, active and passive voice that are the most used in the IELTS reading and writing sections.


#7 IELTS Coaching

If you are located in Australia and applying for the IELTS first time, it is the best to join an IELTS Australia training institute. The trainers will help you prepare for all the four sections. Also, the training institutes offer expert guidance and conduct practice test to help you prepare for the actual test. The practice tests are important to have an idea about the actual test and learn the time management which is the most important for success in IELTS. 


Moreover, the practice tests also help you to handle the stress of the actual test. When you appear in the actual IELTS test you know how to manage the time and stress which helps you score better.


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English is a language and you need to practice to learn it. Practice needs time as you are required to prepare yourself for all the reading, writing, listening and speaking sections. You should devote equal time and pay equal attention to all the four sections to score a high score in IELTS. 

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