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OK. But what if the statement can not be found directly in the text but can be deducted from the facts given..... I' m sorry that sounds a little paranoid, but sometimes the questions aren't as black and white as that.
Kishore： You are not paranoid, that's a very good point. I'd say the previous advice was the same, but this includes what can be deducted from the reading passage. So if you deduce the fact in the question is the same in the reading its True, etc One thing to look out for is synonyms - you will often see different words in the question and the reading passage with a similar meaning - these can often help make your deductions more accurate!
hey, I had taken IELTS , and I want to take IELTS this YEAR, How could I get average 7 and no less than 6 on any part? the last score is 6, listening 6.5, reading 6.5, speaking 5.5, writing 5.5.
Kishore： There is no magic approach to preparing for IELTS, it takes time and practice. I'd suggest you need to focus on your productive skills, ie speaking & writing. In particular, make sure you understand how you will be assessed – see these videos to help explain this for speaking & writing: http://www.chinaielts.org/guide/band_descriptors_speaking.shtml http://www.chinaielts.org/guide/band_descriptors_writing.shtml When you practice your speaking & writing use these criteria – either yourself or through a teacher – to evaluate your performance. Remember you can practice speaking, even by yourself, on different topics. Talk for one minute, then make it 2 minutes, then increase again and again. Ideally your English proficiency will improve with time
Hello! I have taken IELTS once. And my score was listing 5.5, speaking 5.5, writing 4.5, reading 7. I am confused about this result. Could you give me some advice? Thank you very much~
Kishore： Hi. Its difficult for me talk specifically about your case. It looks like your receptive skills ie reading & listening are stronger than your productive skills ie speaking & writing. This is not uncommon. I don’t know what your target score is but I suggestion you focus on those 3 skills other than reading. In particular, make sure you understand how you will be assessed – see these videos to help explain this for speaking & writing: http://www.chinaielts.org/guide/band_descriptors_speaking.shtml http://www.chinaielts.org/guide/band_descriptors_writing.shtml When you practice your speaking & writing use these criteria – either yourself or through a teacher – to evaluate your performance. Remember you can practice speaking, even by yourself, on different topics. Talk for one minute, then make it 2 minutes, then increase again and again. Ideally your English proficiency will improve with time
hi,I want to know if I can tear one of test papers，take READING example，when i am testing，in order to read comfortable and be easy to contrast with examination questions. thanks
Kishore： That's not a good idea, there is a danger you might get disqualified for doing this.
In writting task 2, question like "What are the advantages and disadvantages relates to this topic", do you have to state your own opinion in the essay?? Thanks
Kishore： Simple answer - yes, you are expected to state your opinion. For example, you could say that, in your opinion, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, or the opposite, or that they two are equal.
hi, kishore,nice to meet you here.I just graduated from high school and i want to go abroad for futher study.I stareted perparing the IELTS Test these days.My targer is to get a band of 7 to 8.Can you give me some advice on improving my speaking and writing please?It's hard to find opportunities to practice my spoken English in our university .How can i make progress in the two aspects with a relatively tight schdule? I feel it difficult to strike a balance between my regular courses and IELTS Test preparation.Do you have any suggestions?I also need some advice on expanding my range of vocabulary.
The first time I took part in the exam，I got 6 in written work.But the second time I got5.5 in writing.I don't know why，because the method I prepare it is the same as the first time.I want to know what I should do and how I take exercise now to prepare my third time exam in October 26.
Kishore： Hi. The slight difference in those writing scores can happen - there could be any number of reasons, perhaps your ideas and arguments were not quite as strong in the second exam, perhaps you made a few more grammatical or vocabulary-related mistakes. I cannot say for sure. In terms of preparation, I suggest you look through all the videos here to understand precisely what is expected in the writing test, and also learn the tips that are suggested ?http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrhtfbv4.html. Also look at the writing section on Road to IELTS where you will have the chance to practice some techniques. Good luck!
I am very confused about how to use "-"symbol. For example, "low-risk investment". Will I loose mark if I write "low risk investment "?
Kishore： You would not lose any marks for this specific example. It is difficult to generalise so I cannot say this will always happen in all cases.
i will have the speaking exam this sunday and i am very afriad of being asked a difficult question in part2.help!TAT
Colin： Just remember that the IELTS speaking test is about communicating. It’s okay to pause, hesitate, start again, make small mistakes… Just focus on communicating YOUR ideas to the examiner. Best of luck!
How can I improve my listening ability?
Colin： If you can work with a good teacher the following might be easier…the different task types assess different listening skills such as listening for main ideas and listening for detail. Find out what you are already good at and what you need to improve in. There are a variety of different listening sub-skills so it’s good to find out which are your strengths and areas for development… oh of course you need to practice listening too! Visit learnEnglish.britishcouncil.org.cn for different listening activities.
Hi colin, m I late? Can you help me with my writing problem? I feel blank when dealing with writing task 2..it is really difficult for me to generate a 150 words...I don't know what to start ,how should I expand my answer? Help me please
Colin： Hello! You need to spend some time brainstorming ideas. So the fact that you are thinking about generating ideas is good thing! First thing to do is read the topic and then understand it. Then on a piece of paper or the question paper, make notes about any ideas that come to mind. You can increase your ideas by looking at the question from different perspectives…what might an older or very young person say? What ideas are there from a(n) economic/environmental/political/society perspective etc.? When you have some ideas you need to organise them. You need to practise generating and organising your ideas. Practice is important. Look at our online prep course www.roadtoIELTS.com for more ideas on generating ideas.
Hi colin, from your opinion, what kind of key facts I need to be ware of for the preparation of IELTS listening test? I found i can easily get lost during the test...not easy to concentrate on the content for me....
Colin： Hello! You need to remember that the test is designed with lots of places to start again (section 1, section 2 etc.). Also remember that the test is designed so that you can answer question 5 without knowing the answer to question 4, for example. Spend the silent time, reading the tasks and doing two things: predicting possible answers (and then listening to check or reconfirm your ideas); predicting possible paraphrases of the words in the question. If you are getting lost it helps to listen for paraphrases (similar words) that are used in the questions. And try to relax… if you are getting stressed or anxious, you won’t be able to listen as well as you can… keep breathing!