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ARE YOU READY FOR IELTS 7.0 ++?

11/09/2020 - 2876 view

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The IELTS exam is not as difficult as you think if you have a clever and suitable strategy. IELTS 7.0 is an outstanding result, you need to go to town on studying to achieve that goal.

Understand your current level

To begin with, you must know your level through proficiency tests. It can be mock tests organized by English centres or online tests through trusted websites. For example, https://ocean.edu.vn/placement-test/ or coming to the nearest Ocean Edu centre to register and take the test directly.

After completing the test, you can clarify what level you are at, what knowledge needs to be supplemented and the teachers at the centre will help you an appropriate learning pathway to achieve your goals.

Stage 1: Warm-up (Aim 3.0 - 4.0 IELTS)

In this period, you should concentrate on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

  • Grammar: Memorizing key grammar. To meet all the criteria of IELTS Speaking and Writing, you must master grammar skill with diversity and accuracy. Grammar also plays an essential role in the remaining 2 exams, Reading and Writing.
  • Vocabulary: You should prepare a notebook to collect new words, take note of any words you have just heard or read. Make sure to take it out and review it regularly.
  • Pronunciation: To avoid wasting time learning pronunciation, you should enhance pronunciation and listening skills at the same time. You can learn the pronunciation of native speakers through Listening and parody (Shadow method) so that you can make your speaking more “native-like” with accurate stress, intonation.

Stage 2: Breakthrough obstacles (Aim 4.0 - 5.0 IELTS)

Once we have grasped the basic knowledge of English, we will start to go deeper into IELTS knowledge. We should understand the format of the IELTS test, how many types of lessons for each skill and the specific way of doing each type, ...

  • Listening & Reading: This is the stage where you can start practising IELTS test formats after you have a foundation. Do not be too rushed to challenge the exam as it will be frustrating, start with the small types of questions that may appear in the exam.
  • Speaking: The best way to practice this skill is to have a teammate or teacher to help you correct mistakes when needed. If not, record it so you can check your own mistakes again (paraphrase by other vocabulary, synonyms, ..., but make sure the sentences must be coherent).
  • Writing: This is the best stage for you to get familiar with the writing exams in IELTS. It consists of 2 parts: Task1 and Task2. However, at this stage, you should focus on Task1 which asks candidates to describe and compare a given chart, table...

Stage 3: Acceleration (Aim 5.0 - 6.0 IELTS)

After building a solid foundation along with having acquaintance with the exam’s format. This is when you step into “stage 3” - speed up to solve difficult IELTS exams.

Initially, you can take a writing exam without strictly timing to determine your ideal level when there is no pressure. After completing this step, it is necessary to take the test under the original duration to know your ability. This will help you improve and achieve the IELTS English certificate as the goal set.

Stage 4: On target (Aim 6.0 - 7.0+ IELTS)

At this stage, we continue to practice the mock tests, noting the mistakes after each practice. You should repeat the topics in Listening & Reading over and over, which is a way to remember and refrain from making the same mistake. Besides, you can refer to the sample high scores to enhance your work.

In the Writing test, you must pay special attention to Task 2, in which you should expand the idea as much as possible, that makes the content more impressive and deeper.

This article helps you visualize the journey that you must take if IELTS 7.0+ is your goal. You can make a little change to better suit your situation to most effectively achieve your goals. Wish you have an appropriate study strategy and accomplish high results in the IELTS exam.

📍📍 Register for free English proficiency test: https://ocean.edu.vn/placement-test/

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