Answers from last time: I. i. teeming, ii. unsettling, iii. inadvertently, iv. demise, v. decline, vi. ecology; II. i. extinct, ii. phenomenon, iii. contributory, iv. contemporaries, v. bizzare, vi. (to) shield; III. a. F, b. F, c. T, d. T, e. NG, f. T, g. T, h. NG, i. F, J. T, k. F.)
This is the last IELTS article I prepared for you. I shall try to summarize all the DOs and DON’Ts for every competence, so as to help you when you sit for this exam.
I. So, here are some tips for the Listening section.
– listen carefully to the introduction for each section
– look through all the questions before you begin
– read the instructions carefully
– write all your answers as you listen (you will only hear the tape once)
– check that what you write makes sense in the context
– check your spelling (and grammar) where necessary.
– don’t panic if you miss one question. Concentrate on the next one.
– don’t try to rephrase what you hear
– don’t write more than the maximum number of words or letters allowed
II. Here are a few tips for the Reading part.
– you should look quickly at the text from beginning to end to get an overview of the format – headings, subheadings, special sections, captions, diagrams, illustrations.
– you should read the questions first so that you have an idea of what you need to look for in a text.
– stick to the time limit.
– don’t hurry over a few difficult questions, but attempt all questions on the paper.
III. Here a few tips for the Writing part.
For Task 1:
– read the task carefully and imagine you have to describe the information to someone who can’t see it!
– make it clear what period of time you are explaining to know what tense to use
– don’t include every piece of information
– give some specific examples
– DON’T interpret the information or state your personal opinion.
For Task 2:
– make a quick plan + what examples to use
A good answer for task 2 has:
a. An introduction
b. The main part of the answer which includes
1. relevant facts
2. relevant ideas
3. relevant opinions and reasoning
c. A conclusion
– after you write, check for spelling mistakes!
IV. Tips for the Speaking part.
– try to talk as much as you can
– talk as fluently as possible and be spontaneous
– relax, be confident and enjoy using your English
– develop your answers
– ask for clarification if necessary
– do not learn prepared answers; the examiner is trained to spot this and will change the question
– express your opinions; you will be assessed on your ability to communicate
Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini
Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză şi italiană cât şi în traduceri şi interpretariat şi exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză şi italiană, limbaj general şi de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.