Saturday, July 31, 2010

IELTS Reading Tips

1. What is not covered by the IELTS reading?

Ans: IELTS covers commonly the results of research, experiments and studies. It usually does not cover the story or plot imaginary.

2.    What else do I need keep it mind?

Ans: Time, do not waste a long time on a answer.

3. What should I do if  I don't understand a word?

Ans : You guess the meaning of the word by reading the sentence or few sentences around it. 

4. What should I need for IELTS?

Ans: The sample comprehension for IELTS reading is the best choice I think.

5. Do I read the passage first?

Ans: If you read the questions first it will be easier for you to locate the answers.

6. Is it necessary that I need to understand every word?

Ans: No, you don't need to understand every single word. You can guess the meaning by reading the sentences around.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

IELTS essay: Computer games or outdoor sports?

Today Children are too dependent on computers and electronic entertainment. It would be better for them to be outside playing sports and taking part in more traditional pastimes than spending all days indoors.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Together with computerization of our society there is a rising of public awareness about kids, who spend too much time in front of personal computer or playing video games. What it best for children to devote their free time to outdoor activities and conventional games or to be at home and entertain themselves with computer?
Some types of PC games can be very intelligent and may contain huge educational potential. They can encourage youngsters to develop researching skills and inspire them to learn new things. However, significant amount of video games is dumb-type, which develops nothing but button-pushing skill. Unfortunately, these games are usually highly addictive. Thus, they can cause the lack of physical activity and even serious mental diseases.

Outdoor games often more beneficial for kids health. They not only train them in terms if agility and endurance, but teach children to socialize and make friends. Moreover, they make them stronger because of fresh air, physical activity and exposure to the sunlight. Therefore, being on the street not always safe.Unattended child can receive trauma or become a subject of crime.
I was not very outgoing and physically active kid and preferred rather to read than to play with others. Getting a computer brought more diversity for my leisure and study. It helped me to experience new emotions, learn new things, study English and meet interesting people online. High information technologies aptitude helped me to get a good job than I grew up. Therefore I think parents should look to their child’s personality in order to decide what is more appropriate. Finding good balance between electronic entertainment and outdoor games depends on parents’ ability to identify what benefits their child best.

Is IELTS Compulsory or not?

IELTS should not be required by some providers of education for its approach to a college or university. However , it is recommended to test before you apply for a visa at the British Embassy or High Commission in Australia, visa etc. Ask the IELTS (minimum 5.5 bands) certificates and to maximize your visa options.

The UK Border Agency, in the new Tier-4 points Based systems has not mentioned IELTS as one of the compulsory requirements but even then students are advised to show their proof of English in the form of IELTS/TOEFL, as this greatly helps in the visa, because it shows the sincerity of a students towards his/her studies.
When you apply visa with IELTS, it increases your chances to qualify for visa- up to 25%.

Students having O & A levels qualification are not required to show IELTS certificate but it is good to have it

So if you are serious to win a visa then you should take the test because you have to impress the ambassador for your visas so don't let any thing missing or you will lose visa, because the High Commission will not call you for the missing material. The only option they have is to refuse your visa.

Apply for your visa with IELTS certificate and maximize your chances.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Succeed in IELTS Speaking Module

The Speaking Module of the IELTS consists of a 60 minute module with three parts.

Part 1
You will need to answer general questions about yourself, your homes/families, your jobs/studies, your interests, and a range of familiar topic areas in four to five minutes.

Part 2
You will be given a verbal prompt on a card and asked to speak about a particular topic (listed on the card).You will have one minute to prepare before speaking at length , and will need to speak between one and two minute.Then the examiner will ask you one or two follow up questions .

Part 3
You and the examiner will engage in a discussion of more abstract concepts and issues which will be linked to the topic you discussed in Part 2. The discussion will last between four and five minutes. You will be scored on how well you are able to communicate effectively in English.Of all the test modules on IELTS, this is the easiest to prepare for. This is the test module that you can practice anywhere, in your car, in your room, on the phone, by yourself or with someone else. After you successfully pass IELTS, you will be speaking English a lot, so you might as well prepare by speaking it at every opportunity beforehand.

Exhausting the Possibilities

Part 1 will ask basic questions. There are only so many possible basic questions that can be asked about someone. You can easily be prepared for every possibility. Go through and write down all the possibilities and a good answer for each. When you’re asked about your family, don’t have to struggle to come up with descriptions for your family members. Practice ahead of time and know what you’re going to say. Right now as you’re reading this, stop and take a minute to answer each of these following questions. If you were asked these in an interview, what would you say?
1. Please describe yourself.
2. Please describe your family.
3. Please describe your home.
4. Please describe some of your interests.
5. Please describe your job.
6. Please describe your studies

This is important practice. Make sure that you can spend  a minute or so answering each of these questions without having to take time to think of a good response. These are basic questions and you should have your basic answer ready.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

IELTS Writing Topics

 IELTS writing topics are always changing every years. However , basic requirement never far from regular tests.

1. Soon people who can't work with computers will be disadvantaged. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?

2. Young people are encouraged to travel or work for one year after high school and before university studies. Write the advantages and disadvantages of this matter.

3. Education is a lifelong task. Do you agree or disagree?

4. Write a letter to a bus company saying you have left something valuable on the bus and tell them what to do if they find it.

5. Young people are encouraged to travel or work for one year after high school and before university studies. Do you think it is a good idea to do so?

6. Nowadays , radio is being replaced by T.V and Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagreed with this idea?

IELTS TEST Information

Test Duration  :   2 Hours  45  Minutes
Test Section :      Listening - 30 Minutes
                            Reading  - 60 Minutes
                            Writing   - 60 Minutes
                            Speaking - 11 - 14 Minutes

Score :   Will be awarded on a band scale of 1 to 9
Validity :    2 years
Test Pattern : Paper - based.
Age Limit : Minimum 16 years.


Results are returned to the candidates within two weeks in the form of a test Report Form.


Candidates receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9

A band Score for each of the four modules as well as on overall score is recorded on the Test Report Form.
This allows receiving institution to clearly identify the candidates strengths and weakness. These Band Scores 
are recorded on the Test Report Form along with details of the candidates nationality, first language and date of birth. The Test Report Form indicates whether it is for an Academic or General Training candidate.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

What is IELTS ?

IELTS   is International English Language Testing System. It is an exam intended for non-native English speaker. It purpose is to find out what is your level of English. Your Test result is band score from 0 to 9.
Usually you need to take IELTS if you are applying for a job/studies in a collage or university in English speaking  country or if you are migrating to such country. There are 2 type of IELTS test. Academic and General. Academic is for future students and General is for immigrants.
The IELTS Routine
The IELTS test consists of four parts in the following order
Listening test
Reading test
Writing test
Speaking test

Listening test takes about 30 minutes - 20 minutes to listen to a tape and to answer questions on what you hear , and 10 minutes to transfer your answer to Answer sheet.
Reading test takes 1 hour and your task is to read passage of text and answer questions according to what you  have read.

Writing test takes also 1 hour and is divided into 2 sub-parts: 20 minutes to write a letter/report and 40 minutes to write an essay.Speaking test takes up to 15 minutes and consists of 3 parts : Personal Interview, Little Speech and a Discussion.
All the parts continue one after another, and only before the Speaking test you get a break.