Tips to be kept in mind while preparing for IELTS and TOEFL
IELTS and TOEFL are required for master's admissions in universities in the USA, Australia and Europe. Besides Master's or Bachelor's degree admissions, these scores are required for immigration too. Let's check out some useful tips to prepare and crack IELTS and TOEFL.
Things to be remembered for IELTS and TOEFL Preparation
● Understand the test pattern
It is very important to understand the pattern before the preparation. IELTS and TOEFL has 4 parameters - listening, speaking, writing and reading.
Each test has specific duration for completion and the speaking test is conducted a week before or after the other three tests.
● Practice your skills
Practice makes a man perfect.Practice as much as possible. Analyze and improve your skills which needs improvement. Do a self SWOT analysis and find out the skills of your strength and weakness. Concentrate and practice accordingly.
● Self - evaluation
Take up online tests and do self-evaluation. Frequently taking up the mock tests, helps you to understand the test pattern and structure. It helps you to understand your weaknesses and to concentrate and improve the skills.
● Time Management
Focus on your time management skills which helps you during your IELTS/TOEFL examination. Each section has specific time duration and working on time management reduces your stress during the test.
● Avoid Monotony while writing
Repeating the words or sentences while writing an essay makes it more boring and eventually reduces your scores. Always be sure that you avoid repetitive sentences / words. Always be crisp and precise with your essays.
● Polish up your reading skills
Reading is a challenging part of the test and requires comprehensive and thorough reading with a time limit. Concentrating on the passage and giving relevant answers to the questions kicks up your score levels.
● Vocabulary skills
The most important thing in IELTS or TOEFL examination is maintaining fluency on your vocabulary skills. Practice much on your vocabulary skills which helps you scoring in writing and speaking.