I got my IELTS result today. I got
This page (“IELTS practice group” on Facebook) helped me a lot. I want to thank everyone here that read my essays and commented on them with advises.
I started my prep on 16th April 2014. I took my test on 10th July 2014. I did listening and reading from Cambridge books.
The key for listening is practice. The more I practiced, the better I got. For listening, you have to be completely focused and gather all your concentration.
For reading, I preferred to read the passage first and the questions after that. While reading the passage, I used to underline all the nouns, all the dates and any other significant data. It helped when I had to search for answers.
I had trouble with Writing. Someone advised me to read all the sample answers from the Cambridge books. That helped. After that I started writing here on Facebook. I wrote on my notebook too. I wrote around a dozen Task 1 and a dozen Task 2. That helped the most.
For speaking, I didn’t practice much. Just go through the Speaking tests from Cambridge books. The questions in my speaking test were mostly from those practice tests.
(This post was originally published on 23rd July 2014 by me on the ILETS Practice Group on Facebook)