IELTS Study Tips and Skills

 

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Hello Meidavid,

It's difficult for me to give you concrete and specific suggestions without knowing what your English is like at the moment, what you need English for and what your interests and preferences are.  Perhaps the best place to start will be our Listen & Watch section, where you can find a wide range of audio and video resources on many different topics and where I'm sure you can find some useful material.

As you're involved in medicine and are possibly going to use English professionally in the future, you might find some episodes of our Professionals Podcasts helpful.  For example, you can find an episode on medicine here.

I hope those suggestions are helpful to you.  I can't give you any advice about immigration, I'm afraid, but I wish you well with that ambition.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi i just have member of this site. please give me useful tips for the IELTS.

Hi uma05,

I just replied to your first comment asking this question here. Please know that it can take us several days to reply, so you don't need to ask your question more than once.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,
In the IELTS exam, candidates receive lower marks if they make mistake.
It is mentioned in the "TakeIELTS" website in the writing day tips and the link to it is given in my previous post on page 2 of this section in my reply to you.
More specifically, grammar, word formation and spelling errors are counted as mistakes.
So if IELTS BAND DESCRIPTORS STATE. Band 8 makes occasional errors and Band 9 makes rare errors. Now if examiners check the English exams,they definitely look for errors in order to check the candidate's level. If candidates make occasional errors, how many occasional errors we consider as occasional.
Occasional=4 or 5 , rare =2 or 3.

My question is based on the statements declared in the IELTS website. If the association make statements, it should stand by its declaration and clarify it when required.

Please clarify my query if possible.

Best wishes,
Livon

Hi All,
I just became a member of this site and found this is something very helpful. I want to take online course for IELTS preparation? Please, suggest me the best online coaching site where i can get good materials.

Regards,
Sudeep

Hi Sudeep,

You can find some excellent preparation materials on the British Council's Take IELTS site, including practice papers and tips and advice for specific sections of the exam, as well as information regarding scoring and where and when you can register for and take the exam.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hey All,
I am looking for someone who's a native English speaker to practice my English with.
We can have like a language exchange.
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please contact me -if there is any possibility- at ***********@*************.
 Best,
Ruba

Hello Ruba Issawi,

It's great that you are so keen to practise your English!  However, please remember the House Rules here on LearnEnglish, which ask members not to post or request personal information such as email addresses, skype names etc.  This is because we have members of a range of ages and so must be careful with personal data, as I'm sure you understand.

Best wishes and good luck in your learning,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Teachers,
Could you please give us a general overview of an IELTS essay paragraph.In other words,a structure of a paragraph.
Since I desire to write a full cohesive paragraph, I need your advice. In fact , I would like to know a Band 9 paragraph structure.
Please clarify my doubts as many ESL learners do have the same difficulty.
Best wishes,
Livon
 

Hi Livon,

There are questions and model answers for both the Academic and General writing tests on TakeIELTS (see the links to pdfs as the bottom of the pages). The second model answer for the Academic test is an example of an essay; although its band is not indicated, I can assure you that the writing is excellent.

You might also want to get your hands on an IELTS preparation textbook or past tests book. The latter usually have model writing tasks with examiner comments and band scores.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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