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. A friend advised me to read all the sample answers from the Cambridge books. That helped. After that, I started writing on a Facebook group. I wrote in 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.