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MAKE SURE YOUR ANSWERS ARE EASY TO READ



You cannot expect to do well if your answers cannot be read. Candidates may be unaware that their answers cannot be understood by the examiners who mark the tests. Be careful!

Words: If you have trouble with English letters, you could write your Listening and Reading
Test answers in BLOCK LETTERS.

Practice, so your letters look like these:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Or
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Your letters must be distinguishable from each other. Pay particular attention to:
E and F
I, J and L
M, N and W
U and V
I and T
(It is often hard to tell the difference between these letters when candidates write them quickly.)

Numbers: Numbers can be even more difficult to read:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Many candidates do not realize that their numbers cannot be recognized by the examiners. Practice so that your numbers look similar to those shown above.

You can find more practice by joining IELTS Jakarta.
Good Luck :)

References:
101 Helpful hints for IELTS

Onny Anastasia Tampubolon

One Activity to Improve Reading Skill in IELTS


The process of completing Reading in IELTS examination is often considered difficult and tedious and it is profoundly true due to the fact that people are born with different backgrounds and abilities which influence everyone to have various interests and hobbies. Frankly speaking, to have reading as a hobby is actually a major benefit for those who are or will take the IELTS exam because those people are used to reading long sentences with special words at an early age. IELTS reading consists of lots of difficult words with long dreary sentences and style which shares similarities with non-fiction books, novels and newspapers.


I am not here to suggest every applicant to read all those books every day before taking the IELTS, but it is best for everybody to read and finish a book or two once a week. It is often difficult for people in adapting to new changes or picking up new hobbies, it is why allowing ourselves to buy novels or non-fiction books based on the covers which peak our interest, and finish reading them would be one of the easiest methods in improving applicant’s reading skills. Reading those books, understanding the difficult words, comprehending the incredibly hard plots will indirectly force our brain to work and absorb information which would strengthen our grammar and vocabulary abilities. Once people are used to their new hobby of reading, they will genuinely spend more time doing it and in turn, it provides them the atmosphere where they feel comfortable of reading long texts, paragraphs and essay which are generally found in IELTS reading module. IELTS Preparation program in SpecTa Education and www.IELTSJakarta.com are the two sources of excellent information in regards to handling IELTS examination especially in purpose of achieving wonderful score. 

Melvin Kevin
1st March 2017

INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL SPEED


Undoubtedly, in the IELTS test, time is candidate’s enemy. It is common to hear that the candidates having taken the test and not performing as well as they hoped complain for unable to give all the answers in Listening Test since the tape was probably too fast, and running out of time in the Reading Test.
            Firstly, do not worry if you do not finish the tests. The test is designed to measure candidates over a range of scores from 0 to 9 (0 indicates the test was not attempted). Candidates whose English is near perfect can expect to score 9, but even native English-speaking people would be unlikely to complete every Listening Test answer perfectly or finish the Reading Test a long time before the examination ends. Remember, the test is meant to be challenging.
            The IELTS test measures many aspects of your English ability including the speed at which you listen, read, write, speak, and think in English. Your personal speed is not something which changes a great deal from day to day, but does change considerably over a longer period of time, as a direct result of practice in working with the English language. This is why IELTS preparation is important for students who aim to achieve high score in IELTS.
            Your personal speed and ability in the 5 areas previously mentioned is pretty well fixed at any given time. The official IELTS Band Scores you receive are extremely accurate, since each test is trialed extensively to achieve standardised results for candidates at all English levels. Nonetheless, there are certainly many things you can do, before and on the day of the test, to help maximise the use of your time and give yourself the best chance of success.
            The Listening, Reading, and Writing Tests are given in that order, and are usually held on a single morning. The combined length of those three tests is 2 hours and 30 minutes. (The Speaking Test is conducted at an appointed time in the afternoon.) Only one short break is given between the Reading and Writing Tests, so you need to be at your best for a long period of time. Thus, teachers in IELTS Jakarta always suggest you to have good sleep and eat well before the test. Good Luck.

References:
101 Helpful hints for IELTS


Onny Anastasia Tampubolon

Matching-Heading Questions

As there are many different types of questions asked in IELTS Reading Test, students need to get familiar with all of them. In IELTSPreparation Course, students are provided with practices and strategies that will improve their familiarity with those different sets of questions.

Here are some tips for matching headings with their paragraphs/sections compiled by IELTS Jakarta to help you with your IELTS Test:

1. Do heading questions first
Headings summarize the text. By finishing them first, you will have understood the context of each paragraph and are mostly helped to scan the answers to the other questions later.

2. Read the instructions well
Some heading questions allow you to use a heading more than once. Make sure you read the note in the instructions first.
3. Read through the list of headings
Getting familiar with the headings is important as you will be scanning for the target words or just identifying certain keywords as the main idea of the paragraphs in the passage.

4. Look for answer to the shortest paragraph first
Shorter paragraph means shorter amount of time to skim throught it. Fewer headings to choose are then left for the longer paragraphs.

5. Look for the most general heading
For most heading questions, the most general heading may be the answer for the first paragraph or the conclusion paragraph as both provide introduction and summary for the article, respectively.
6. Figure out the difference of similar headings
When you have similar headings that you are unsure about, it might become handy to write them beside the paragraph and try to figure out the difference between them. Pay attention to the keywords and understand how these words modify the meaning of each heading, then pick one that matches the paragraph best.
7. Be aware of similar words/synonyms
Most heading words that match exactly with words in the passage might not be the correct answers! Many correct heading answers are in fact written with synonyms.


Source: Tips are compiled from IELTS Material
Be SpecTacular! ;)
(Fredrik Nael)

How To Tackle the 3 Main Types of IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions


When dealing with IELTS Writing Task 2, it is compulsory that IELTS Test takers write a 250 word essay based on a given topic. Beside the significantly important Grammar point, one other crucially of the same substantiality in the marking criteria – constructing 25% of the total score – is the Task Response.This criterion evaluates that your composition satisfies all parts of the question(s) asked and that your ideas and examples are relevant to the question.

Today we will we will look at the three main types of questions provided on the exam: how to identify and tackle each of them. Being familiar with this obviously helps improve your IELTS Score especially in IELTS Writing band.

Opinion (on a Topic)
This type of task presents an opinion that is mostly related to a problem or issue in society – as social concerns – and requires you to extend your agreement or disagreement.
Typical Instructions to Identify:
§  To what extent do you agree (or disagree)?
§  How far do you agree (or disagree)?
§  What is your opinion?
§  Do you agree that…?
§  Discuss.
How to tackle:
§  Do not write about both sides of the problem, although you can write a concession paragraph.
§  Be careful not to confuse the background information from the opinion.  You must discuss the opinion.  Usually the background information will be in the first sentence and the opinion statement will be the second sentence as explained in class when you join IELTS Jakarta for you IELTS Test preparation.
§  If you are just asked “To what extent do you agree?” It means that you can disagree!
§  Spend plenty of time making sure that you fully understand what you are being asked.
Argument (Opposing Views)
In this question type, you are given a problem or issue and two different solutions or opinions about it. Then, you are asked to discuss and give your opinion.
Typical Instructions to Identify:
§  Discuss both views and give your opinion.
§  Discuss both opinions and include your own.
§  What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
How to tackle:
§  Evaluate both sides of the argument and give your own opinion on the argument.
§  Use markers, especially, of comparison and contrast such as ‘In contrast’, ‘On the one hand’ and ‘On the other hand’, and many others as signpost words.

Problem-solving
Here you are given a statement about a common social issue or problem and are usually asked one or two questions regarding the problem or issue, such as why it occurs or what causes it, and what can be done to solve it.
Typical Instructions to Identify:
§  What are the causes of this?
§  What are the challenges that are associated with the problem?
§  What solutions can you suggest?
§  What measures can be taken to help reduce this issue?
How to Tackle:
§  Confirm that you answer all the questions asked.
§  Outline the reasons or causes or effects or solutions if the question asks for these.
§  Give your personal view. Do not just talk generally about the topic given.

Many other IELTS Writing Task 2 aspects are discussed in our IELTS Preparation course prior to the initiation of and during the classes. We train our prospective IELTS Test takers through writing exercises that are done step by step so they comprehend the tasks completely.