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  • Okay so what's the best way to prepare for your IELTS test?

  • Well the first thing that you need to do is you need to establish the specific reasons.

  • why you are not getting the score that you need?

  • There will be very very specific things related to grammar, vocabulary, task achievement, coherence and cohesion, fluency, pronunciation.

  • Depending on what part of the test you need to work on,

  • there will be very specific things that are causing you to get a lower score than you're hoping for.

  • So what you need to do is you need to figure out exactly which areas are causing you to get that lower score.

  • So for the reading and listening tests, that will mean doing practice tests, looking at your own mistakes, and figuring out things yourself.

  • For the speaking and writing parts, you'll need to get a really good teacher to look at your writing, listen to your speaking.

  • And they will be able to tell you the very specific things that are causing you to get 6, 6.5.

  • And the things that you need to do in order to move to a 7, but that's just the first stage.

  • The second stage is you need to learn how to do those things.

  • So if you need a band 7, you need to learn how to do band 7 things.

  • So identify your weaknesses and then learn how to turn those into strengths.

  • But that's just the second stage. The third stage is you need to do those things.

  • So many of you will learn what to do, but you'll never actually do those things.

  • For example, you might watch a video on how to paraphrase, but you'll never actually practice paraphrasing.

  • So identify your weaknesses first stage, second stage learn what to do, third stage do that thing.

  • But that's just the third stage.

  • The fourth stage is you need feedback on doing that thing.

  • So for example, you might identify the paraphrasing is an issue; you learn how to do that.

  • You try a few paraphrases.

  • And then you get a teacher to look at your paraphrasing and give you feedback on your work.

  • Because if you don't follow that crucial step, then you're not going to know if you've learnt how to do it properly or not.

  • You're not going to know if you have made lots of mistakes or everything's good.

  • So that is the second final stage. The final stage is: improve.

  • Take action on the feedback that your teacher gives you.

  • And improve it, and learn how to do that thing properly.

  • So it goes around in a circle.

  • Find out what your weaknesses are, learn how to turn those into strengths, do those things, get feedback, and improve.

  • And then if you apply that strategy to every part of your IELTS preparation, you're going to see massive improvement.

  • Hope that helps you out.

  • Take action and keep it simple. Thank you!

Okay so what's the best way to prepare for your IELTS test?

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The Best Way to Prepare for Your IELTS Test

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    Jessieeee posted on 2019/06/20
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