IELTS is the International Language Test, which is taken each year by over 1.4 million aspirants. The results are accepted in 120 countries, by 6000 institutions. This is a standard test, with a worldwide acceptance. Scoring well in the IELTS will give you an assured admission into one of the top-notch universities all over the world. There are some useful and simple tips that you should follow to excel at the IELTS.
Listening: You should read the questions very carefully. Also, look out for such occasions when the speaker alters his previous statements. This is a trick to which you have to be alert. Listening requires you to have a mind frame by which you can interpret what will be said by the speaker. Watch out for the small errors such as punctuation errors, confusion about plurals and spelling mistakes, which can cost you your marks.
Reading: Mange your time effectively. If a particular passage seems to be difficult at the first attempt, then try to do it later. The answers to the passage do not need any special kind of knowledge. These can be assimilated right within the passage. A lot of reading is necessary to do well in this section. Newspapers, magazines, all kinds of matters should be read voraciously. Revision of your answers should be done once you have completed this section.
Writing: The writing should be presentable, and well-structured. The ideas need to be divided into many paragraphs. Key points should be underlined. Try not to repeat the same idea using different set of expressions. The Task2 should be given utmost concentration, and it is better to proceed with it taking your time, as it is longer, and the weight given to this task is much higher than the other sections.
Speaking: This test is mainly devised to observe how effectively you put across your own ideas to another person, rather than checking your grammatical proficiency. It is not helpful to learn general answers, as the examiner will change the pattern instantly as he recognizes this. It is best to speak as much as possible, as the goal here is to communicate more about your opinions, rather than demonstrating your knowledge about anything in particular.