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    advice for taking ielts test

    Sorry guys, I don't know where else to put this thread. Please don't delete it if this is the wrong section.


    So I'm taking an ielts test next month and I was wondering if you have any tips or advice for me. It can be anything, about the 4 skills or about how to keep calm in the test room, anything at all.


    Your help is greatly appreciated, especially if it's from your own experience :)


    Also, I'm running dangerously low on practice material. Anyone know any good book?

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    Re: advice for taking ielts test

    Are you using the Cambridge IELTS past papers books? You can see information here- Cambridge University Press (search with the term "cambridge ielts" and it will bring them up directly). You can get them on Amazon or any online bookstore.

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    Re: advice for taking ielts test

    I've already gone through all of them. What I need more now is advice on how to take the test. Any first hand tip?

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    Re: advice for taking ielts test

    What scores have you been getting and where are you getting lower scores?

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    Re: advice for taking ielts test

    my writing suck. I never got more than 6.5. Also, both my reading and listening can't surpass 7.0 either. Any tips on those?

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    Re: advice for taking ielts test

    I've put some listening practice tests and writing guides on here. Martin's IELTS Help There are also free worksheets/listening transcripts etc to download.
    I hope IELTS students find them useful

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