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  • Hi, everybody.

  • Welcome to England dot com.

  • I'm Adam.

  • In today's video, I want to give you four tips for isles or total success.

  • Doesn't matter which tests you're doing.

  • All of these tips will help you get the score you need and get the dreams you're chasing, right?

  • I'm also going to tell you about my other channel, which is right to talk dot com.

  • I'll explain to you how this can help you in your preparation for these particular tests.

  • But first, we're gonna start with a couple of general strategies.

  • Number one, start early.

  • Okay.

  • Ah, lot of people who need to take these tests leave it to the last minute to start preparing these air.

  • Very difficult English tests, their English proficiency exams.

  • What they're testing is your ability to join an academic classroom and understand what the professor is saying.

  • Be able to contribute to discussions, be able to do your homework in a timely fashion and basically succeed in an academic environment.

  • If you're taking these tests for immigration purposes, they also want to make sure that you have enough English to move to an English speaking country and succeed.

  • So these are very difficult test.

  • Give yourself enough time, a very general rule of thumb for each band or, for example, in aisles.

  • For each band you want to go up or for every five points and total or every three points on total.

  • Give yourself a month of studying.

  • You want to go up to a band seven or band eight.

  • Make sure you're giving yourself 345 months to prepare for this test.

  • I know a lot of people.

  • How they prepare is by just taking the test many times.

  • Again and again, it's an expensive test.

  • Instead of taking the test 10 times, study hard.

  • Take it once, maybe twice, and pass and move on.

  • Make sure when you're starting, build your vocab.

  • That's the most important thing you need to do.

  • Vocab vocab vocab.

  • Also, for those of you who are not used to writing essays, start building an idea.

  • Bank.

  • An Idea Bank is a collection of ideas and topics for the essays, so when you get a question, you're ready to answer anything.

  • You have ideas, and I'll tell you more about the idea Bank in a moment and read.

  • Read a lot, a lot a lot.

  • The main reason you're going to do that is one to build vocabulary to, to get more ideas that you can use in your essays.

  • But most importantly, build your speed.

  • You have an hour to, for example, on the aisles.

  • You have an hour an hour to answer to read three passages and answer 40 questions.

  • You need to make good use of that time, and I'll talk about that in a moment again.

  • Second, even if you don't have much time, the basic thing you should do is get to know the test.

  • Don't go into the test center on the day you're having your test and find out what's going on and try to figure out how the testes set up.

  • Make sure you take at least three full practice tests, and when I say take a test, I don't mean just, you know, look at it one day a little bit next day, a little bit.

  • Sit down for two hours and 40 minutes and do the listening, reading and writing sections in one shot.

  • Turn off your phone.

  • Don't put it on silent next to you.

  • Turn it off.

  • Put it in another room make sure that nobody bothers you.

  • Make sure the door is closed.

  • Nobody comes in.

  • You don't go out for two hours and 40 minutes, because that's what the situation will be on test day.

  • No phones, no leaving to go to the washroom.

  • No breaks, no interruptions.

  • Full concentration.

  • Do that.

  • Also, get to know the directions on the test.

  • Study all the directions in the listening, reading and writing sections and the speaking section this way on the test.

  • When you're doing the official test, you don't have to spend much time looking at the instructions or listening to the instructions.

  • You know what's coming.

  • You could take that time it, for example, in the listening.

  • You could take the instruction time to look ahead and prepare during the reading.

  • You just need to know a few things like How many words can you use to answer with or what are they looking for?

  • Yes, no true false etcetera, but basically you don't wanna waste time reading directions.

  • Use that time from the test and again talking about the reading section create a strategy.

  • There are different ways to approach the reading section.

  • I actually have a video about this.

  • About three different strategies.

  • Try different ways to approach the reading section.

  • Find one way that you think works the best for you and keep practicing that strategy until it becomes second nature.

  • Don't try to go into the reading test without ever having practiced it, because it could be very, very confusing.

  • And you need to manage your time and try to answer all the questions if you can.

  • Okay, so these are some more technical things.

  • Let's look at two more tips.

  • Okay, so the next tip is to start with the writing section now.

  • The reason I say this is because they're writing is the hardest skill to master.

  • And this is for 99% of test takers.

  • Ah, lot of people.

  • And I've heard this many, many times.

  • They get eight listening.

  • They get 7.5 reading.

  • They get 6.5 or seven speaking and then 5.5 writing or all kinds of different combinations.

  • But they're writing.

  • Score always brings there the overall score below what they need.

  • This is a true for isles.

  • It's true for Tofel.

  • It's true for many of the other English tests.

  • Writing takes time to improve.

  • Give yourself enough time.

  • Start writing all the time everyday, right?

  • A little bit more.

  • It's the hardest section, and the reason it's hard is because if you don't get feedback, you're gonna just write the same thing.

  • You're gonna make the same mistakes again and again.

  • Make sure that you find out what your weaknesses and fix it or what your weaknesses are and fix them right.

  • Ideally, get somebody to read your essays and give you feedback.

  • That's very important.

  • Remember before I mentioned the idea bank.

  • If you have a hard time coming up with ideas, because remember these tests, the writing section is not just English.

  • It's not just vocabulary and grammar, your ideas, your arguments.

  • Your examples are very, very important to the score.

  • You can have perfect grammar and perfect vocab, but if you don't have good convincing ideas, you're still going to get a bad score.

  • So work on that now.

  • One of the things you can do to work on the idea bank, or if you want to find out more about what an idea bank is, visit right to top dot com.

  • That's my website.

  • This is my I also have a YouTube channel that's also from right to top.

  • And what I do here in this channel is focused on Lee on the writing skills.

  • Off course, I also do vocabulary building.

  • I do grammar development.

  • But all of this is focused towards writing and especially writing for these two tests the aisles and the Tofel.

  • So I want to help you pass your test.

  • I'm gonna help you improve your writing.

  • And as you improve your writing, you will also naturally improve your reading so they go kind of hand in hand.

  • So if you come to my website, you'll see videos and they're going.

  • They're going to be course based videos, a little mini courses.

  • They're gonna be sample essays and sample letters for the general test and sample summaries, etcetera.

  • I help you build vocabulary, high end vocabulary, more academic vocabulary, grammar mawr, complex grammar, not just basic grammar.

  • And basically I teach you how to write how to have a topic sentence, how to elaborate how thio include good arguments and examples, how to close things off, how to organize an essay, all of the things you need to write better now even if you're not taking one of these tests, but you do need to write.

  • Writing is writing whether you're writing for a test or you're writing for business or you're writing to a friend, it's all based on the same principles.

  • So if you need to learn how to write better, I hope hopefully I can help you on my site now if you need even more help.

  • I also have an E book store, so I create my own E books that are very focused and targeted towards the skills you need, so you don't need to get a little bit of everything.

  • Focus on the things you need.

  • I have an idea.

  • Bankbook.

  • I have a self assessment book to help you if you don't have somebody to read your essays have some car locations.

  • I have all kinds of different books.

  • Go check it out.

  • If they help.

  • Great.

  • If I'm sure that you will help, let's put it this way.

  • So that's all my tips.

  • Therefore tips.

  • I wish all of you the best of luck on your test.

  • And remember, it's not all luck.

  • It's all work, so make sure you put in the work for that.

  • That's it for this video.

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  • Look at the comments section.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

  • There's a short quiz there just to a little bit of comprehension.

  • A little bit of listening practice for this video.

  • And I hope you like this video.

  • Please give me a like if you liked it.

  • Don't forget to subscribe to my two channels and ring the bell there for notifications of new videos and come back next time and I'll have some or English lessons for you.

  • Ready?

  • See you then.

  • Bye bye.

Hi, everybody.

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