Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to Prepare Best for IELTS EXAM in Nepal

Test

Score

Writing

9

Reading

9

Listening

9

Speaking

9



There are four Test in IELTS (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is most important test for the people who wants to study or migrate in English Speaking country. Like; USA, UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZELAND.

1. Writing Test:

Time: 60 minute (Score: 9)

  1. In writing test there are 2 task:

I. Essay writing: (Score: 5.4)

II. Report writing: (Score: 3.6)

I. Essay writing: Task-1

In this task you have to write an essay minimum of 250 words.

In essay writing there are 3 steps:

- Introduction

- Body

- Conclusion

In introduction there are three factors to consider while writing an essay. It should be short, satisfactory and informative.

In introduction part, you should focus on:

1. Start your writing from the given topic

- Do not copy given topic as it is

- Re-state the given topic in your own language

- Change the words write synonyms (For re-stating can write in passive form)

-While re-stating do not go out of topic

2. Focus: (1 sentence and positive attitude)

- I agree to the given statement ……….

- I strongly believe that……….

- I support to the opinion that

- I disagree to the given statement………

- I oppose to the opinion that…..

- However, I believe…….

- In my opinion…..

3. Supporting sentences (1 or 2 sentence)

- Give your opinion about the topic

- Proverbs (optional)

In body Part (2/3 paragraph)

Each paragraph 6/7 lines are enough. And focus on:

-Explanation (advantages/disadvantages/both)

- Example ( you need proof and evidence)

- Extra detail (Specific knowledge)

In conclusion Part:

(1 paragraph within 2 to 3 sentence)

- To conclude, …

- In conclusion, …

- To sum up, …

- Finally, …

- From above discussion and arguments it is clear that …

Now you have complete essay.

What to do while writing an essay:

- Use vocabulary signals

- Use introducing words:

- The first point is …

- The second point is …

- The Third point is …

- Use linkers: Linkers are:(However, furthermore, moreover, similarly, in fact, on the first hand, in the same way, tin another word, nonetheless, nevertheless, likewise, in this case, last but not the least)

- Use conjunctions: Conjunctions are: not only but also, either or, neither nor, although, even though, in spite of, despite, as soon as.

What not to do while writing an essay.

- Avoid the using of slang words ( like : u, r, m- here write complete word, you, are, am)

- Avoid the using of words ( etc., &, i.e., Ex; )

- Do not complete your sentence with so on, that's it, that's all

- Avoid the using of the words: thing, something, many thing

- Avoid the using of contracted words: Can't (×)- Can not (Ö), Don't(×)-do not (Ö)

- Avoid the using of- :!, ?, :

II. Report Writing: Task -2

In this task you should write minimum 150 words. Here preposition, articles, data are also counted.

Object Oriented

-Flow chart

- Map

Data Oriented

- Table

- Bar-Chart

- Pie- Chart

- Graph

In report writing there are 3 steps:

1. Introduction

2. Body

3. Conclusion

In introduction part there are 3 factors:

-use reference structure

-Write caption (copy as it is) –can restate

-if caption is not given in figure than take information from the figure

-division of information

Body (write 2/3 paragraph)

-5/6 lines each paragraph

-presentation of statically data

-what is about the figure just present that only

-data presentation and analysis

Two types of figure

-fixed date figure: no date or single date

Change over time (more than one date)

Fixed date figure

Data presentation

-date present column wise

-for data presentation follow ascending or descending order

-date present for each variable (group) separately

-make report individually for each

Analysis

-row wise (other group) compare to other

-analysis which group data has been presented

-for analysis use the words maximum, minimum, high/low, small/large, more/less

Conclusion:

-present total number of data

-follow ascending or descending order

Note: data present in number

-numerical (10)

-not words (ten)

-up to 5 digit write in number

Object Oriented

-flow chart

-map

Flow chart

-explain the objects which are given in figure

-for explanation follow the direction which are given in figure

-use passive form

Map

-fixed date

-changeover time

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