IELTS Speaking Tip

June 10, 2009 by  
Filed under IELTS

An unwritten rule of the IELTS Listening test is that if a candidate stops speaking for
more than 10 seconds at any point during the task, the penalty could be the loss of a band
point. This is particularly true during the so-called “Long Turn,” when you are expected
to speak unassisted for one to two minutes.
One of the main thing the IELTS Listen task tests is a candidate’s “fluency,” which does
not mean the ability to speak like a native-speaker but simply to speak “flowingly,” that
is, without long pauses. The solution to any problem that may come up in the IELTS
Speaking task is simple and always the same: speak. Find a speaking solution.

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IELTS Listening Tip

June 4, 2009 by  
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IELTS Listening Tip: Practice

The IELTS Listening test comes first, and many candidates find it a hard, sometime even discouraging, way to get started. The IELTS Listening task tests a diverse range of skills.

There are many ways to prepare for this portion of the IELTS exam. For starters, there are many practice tapes and CD sets on the commercial market. While all of them are helpful to some degree, the one thing you can be sure of is that none of them will be the IELTS Listening test you take.
The good news is that the best ways to practice IELTS Listening skills are available free
or at low cost. They’re also more fun. They are radio, TV, and movies!
If you have access to an English-language radio or TV station, listen to it as often as
possible. The benefits are many….

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Free IELTS Quiz

May 25, 2009 by  
Filed under IELTS, Learn English

Are you ready for the IELTS Maximiser?

UniRoute’s online IELTS preparation teaches you the techniques, twists and tips and tricks you need to know to do really well in the IELTS test.

However, prior to taking the course you should make sure that your level of English is sufficient!

By taking the quiz, you can get a nearly instantaneous indication of whether your reading skills are adequate for you to undertake our IELTS preparation course and do well in the IELTS exam.

The IELTS quiz is short reading about English author Charles Dickens. The questions about it are very much like the kinds of questions IELTS uses in the Reading task portion of its exam.

Because that preparation course involves a great deal of reading, explaining all aspects of the IELTS exam, you will have to do a lot of reading to get the most out of the e-learning course. Good luck to you!

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IELTS Tips and Tricks

May 21, 2009 by  
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UniRoute has released valuable Tips and Tricks to support you in your IELTS preparation. These Tips and Trick are derived from numerous years of teaching IELTS to literally thousands of students.

You can download these Tips and Tricks for free at ww.web-based-learning.com(link opens in a new window). Simply register for a free account and download the IELTS Tips and Tricks in PDF format. (If you do not have the PFD reader yet you can dowload it here.