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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.
I hope that helps you out.
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The Best Way to Prepare for Your IELTS Test

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Jessieeee published on June 21, 2019    Jessieeee translated    Evangeline reviewed
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