IELTS Study Tips and Skills

 

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hello radha,
well there is no minimum score in IELTS,
there is maximum 10 band and it depends how many band u need,
u will get the band after the examination according to your english proficiency
well,i got 6 band when i did IELTS, it counts as a good score.

Hello, good morning. i graduated from the university 8 years ago and work as an assistant to Head of Dep., I want to go further education, like getting a master degree in UK or some other english-spoken countries. As you know, they want the IELTS score, therefore, i want to know how should i prepare for that? Please kindly note that I learned English for many years and my work language is English as well.

Hello bob zhou,

It's very important to familiarise yourself with the format of any exam before you take it, and to look at both the kinds tasks you must complete and the kinds of answers which are expected.  You can find sample tasks, practice papers and sample answers, as well as a great deal of advice and a great number of tips, on the British Council's Take IELTS pages.  I'm sure the information there will answer your question very thoroughly.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello peter i am very weak in writing skill and especially in speakingi improve these two skills would you help me

Hello noman khalid,

If you're preparing for the IELTS, then I'd recommend you also look at TakeIELTS for lots of detailed information on how to prepare for the exam.

In general, to improve both your writing and speaking, it's important to practise writing and speaking. Even if you can't find a teacher to help you with this, you can still learn from anyone who knows some English. You're welcome to have a written conversation with other users here in the Comments. You might also find the Build your writing skills page on our sister site the ESOL Nexus useful for writing, and the Elementary Podcasts or Big City Small World useful as sources of new vocabulary, as well as to practise grammar, vocabulary and listening.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Mr. Peter,

Are you located in Warsaw Poland? I'm a candidate for the IELTS test in this coming July in Warsaw, I would like to ask if you would be available if I would like to have a conversation with you so that you could tell me where to improve on my speaking skills.

Best regards.

Hello denmich,

No, I'm not based in Warsaw.  However, there is a British Council in Warsaw which you can contact.  The website address is http://www.britishcouncil.pl/en.

You can also find useful information on the exam online.  For practice papers and exercises, plus information and tips on the IELTS exam, take a look at the British Council's Take IELTS pages.

Best wishes and good luck!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello dearishfaq,

Both on and over have so many uses and meanings that I can't explain them all, but in general, as prepositions of location, on indicates location on top of something (e.g. there is a book on the table) whereas over indicates a higher location (e.g. there is a lamp over the table (the lamp is hanging from the ceiling)).

Have you looked them up in our dictionary search box (on the right)? There you can see definitions and examples. You might also find it useful to read our adverbials of place or direction.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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