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    IELTS !!

    Hey, guys!
    I'm going to take IELTS test in a few months.
    Have you taken IELTS or TOEFL?
    I'd appreciate if you shared your experience
    Thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: IELTS !!

    Do you need a specific grade?

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    #3

    Re: IELTS !!

    Not less than 6.5, but my dream score is 8 :)

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    #4

    Re: IELTS !!

    Out of curiosity, since you are a native English speaker, why are you taking the IELTS?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

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    That's a good question! Sorry, I must have mistaken signing up All fixed now!

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    #6

    Re: IELTS !!

    Hi Donna,

    I'm going to take IELTS.
    I took a sample test some weeks ago. I don't like to go to usual IELTS preperation classes here. However I see this site useful and I hope I can get score 7 at least.
    Now I am 5.5
    ;))
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #7

    Re: IELTS !!

    Ladies and gentlemans,

    I did mess up my IELTS sample test.
    Here's my marks:

    Listening 6
    Reading 5
    Writing 5.5
    Speaking 7
    Band score 5.5

    (Don't believe the speaking mark; I'm pretty good at speaking in COMPARISON to other students.)

    What the hell I should do for my awful reading?
    Do you have any suggestions for me?
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: IELTS !!

    As with almost all examinations, unfortunately, knowing what the examiner is looking for is nearly as important in IELTS as having a good command of English. No matter how good their English is, most learners stand a better chance of a higher level if they study with a teacher who has had experience of preparing learners for the exam and who, ideally, is an examiner.

    One of several reasons I became an examiner for PET, FCE, CAE and IELTS some years ago was to improve my learners' chances in those exams. It worked!

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    Re: IELTS !!

    I think it needs ton of practice. I agree with Piscean. This exam is not just how you know the language, but how you can use it.
    As a matter of a fact, I'm also in trouble with the reading part. Even though, I'm pretty sure I've understood everything, I might get lost in answering question. Time is limited, which is so stressful, so easy to mess up. I think I have to learn how to work under pressure
    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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    #10

    Re: IELTS !!

    Time management is important- if you're spending too much time on one area, you are damaging your chances in others. However, your English is good, so you shouldn't worry too much. Given your interactions on the forum, the minimum grade should be well within your grasp, so work towards the higher end.

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