Prep for IELTS

Online Preparation for IELTS

International English Language Testing system (IELTS) is one of the most prestigious tests for English. Students across the world are aspiring to take this test, as it is an entrance to the prestigious colleges across the world. IELTS is organized at more than 800 locations in over 130 countries. Test writers from different English-speaking countries plan the contents of the test.

Before the preparation for the test starts, you must know about the test sections that constitute the test. They are the Reading section, Listening section, Speaking section and the Writing section. The Reading section is of 60 minutes duration, the Listening and Writing sections are of 30 minutes and 60 minutes durations respectively. Besides, the Speaking test section is planned to be administered on the same day or within seven days before the other tests begin or after the other tests end.





How should you prepare for IELTS?

You may get access to several media both online and offline for test preparation. However, now-a-days online preparation for the test is preferred to offline preparation that involves joining a coaching center, attending classes at specific times, going to a far place to get access to coaching classes etc. The reasons behind the preference for online preparation are as follows:

  • You may get a variety of study materials from various authentic links.
  • You have flexibility of choosing times that you can devote for attending classes.
  • You may get access to classes from any place that suits you best.
  • You will get access to free practice tests by signing up with the British Council, one of the partners among the administrators of the test. To get detailed information, you may open the link http://www.britishcouncil-ieltsforusa.com/v1/in-en/sign-up.html.

You will get proper guidance for preparation from its official website ielts.org. You may get access to the sample practice tests online in two categories. They are the Academic and General Training practice tests on the Reading and Writing test sections. In addition, there are sample materials on the Speaking and Listening test sections.

The Academic Reading practice samples consist of the following types of questions:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Identifying information
  • Diagram label completion
  • Matching headings
  • Identifying writers views
  • Identifying information
  • Table completion

The General Training practice samples on the Reading section comprise:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Flow chart completion questions
  • Sentence completion
  • Matching headings
  • Matching information
  • Matching features
  • Identifying information

You can get further details by logging on to the webpage http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/test_sample.aspx?utm_source=HomePage&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=HomePage.

You can also get privilege for ordering the Official IELTS Practice Materials with DVD. The administrators of the test approve these study materials. They are the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge ESOL. The study materials contain sample practice tests on all the four test sections. To get details, visit the link http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/test_sample.aspx?utm_source=HomePage&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=HomePage and click on the icon 'IELTS Practice Materials'.

Kaplan provides you with the premier quality of guidelines on preparation. It offers various online test prep options such as:

Online English classroom courses: You can interact with experts and peers through online chats. In addition, the online classroom courses provide you feedback on your performance that helps in improving your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Private English lessons: You will get personal attention of experts. This will help you in improving your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Online passport course: It helps you in attending live Kaplan classes successfully by taking a four-month online class prior to joining a live class.

To get detailed information about the online courses run by Kaplan, you may visit the link http://www.kaplaninternational.com/courses/online/online-english-courses.aspx#exam.

The above details provide you enough information that would help you in getting an idea of the organizations that provide online test preparation options. Along with joining one of the best organizations for preparing for the test, you also need to strengthen your vocabulary. Alongside, you can choose to join the social networking websites such as Google+, Facebook, and Twitter etc to form a study group and may clear your doubts by discussing with the best experts across the world.




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