IELTS Study Tips and Skills



In The Philippines it seems the reading section has changed recently. The majority of the people i am sending to do the IELTS exam are failing the reading, with very different to normal results. before what was 6/6.5/6/6.5 is now 6/6.5/4.5/6.5.... any idea why it has changed so much...?

i will be so thankful
if some could help me find a dictionary for transcription please
thank u

I'm not quite sure what you mean by a 'dictionary for transcription'. We have a dictionary box on the right-hand side of the pages on this site. Or perhaps you are looking for a bilingual dictionary?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank u so mush for replying . i want to download a dictionary on my computer containing the transcription for the words .
i hope you understand what i mean and thanks again for your caring

'Transcription' means writing down something which is spoken, so I think you mean a 'translation'. Is that right? Your profile says you are from Egypt, so I assume you speak Arabic. So my guess is that you are looking for an English-Arabic dictionary that you can install on your computer.
If that's right, it's not something I know a lot about. I think some dictionaries come with a CD-ROM, but I don't know for sure. You could ask in a bookshop. There are also some software packages that you can download from the Internet, which appear to cost between US$35 and 50. However, as I said, I don't know much about this sort of software.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi my name is liselle,im doing my IELTS exam i want to improve my speaking language skill,i hope you can help me and give advice.thanks..

Hello Liselle,
Have you seen our IELTS preparation page? Have a look for the free IELTS practice tests, including a speaking practice test. Just grab a friend or classmate and give it go!
Try to record yourself, too. I always encourage my students to do so - it really helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses. Many mobile phones and mp3 players have a record function you can use.
Stephen Jones
The LearnEnglish Team

hi , am Luqman from Pakistan. i want to improve my English language skills of writing , listening.