IELTS Preparation Tips
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IELTS Preparation Tips

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnJul 12, 2020

IELTS 2020 Preparation Tips

IELTS is one of the toughest English Proficiency exams which needs to be given by students who apply for abroad institutes. Each institute has its own IELTS score set up and given admissions to students accordingly. IELTS is not an easy exam and neither is it cheap. The examination fees are very expensive, therefore students study hard to clear the exam in the very first attempt. There are many tuition centres, books, online videos available online where mentors give tips to the students on how to clear the examination and how to attend the questions and solve queries regarding the exams. 

IELTS Preparation Tips

IELTS preparation tips include all the tips which are needed for the student to follow in the examination to score qualifying marks. Students need to follow all the tips right from reading to listening to the format of the exam for better results. Thus, students need to prepare with small measures for better marks. Some of the basic tips can include: Study English books as much possible for better vocabulary, Students should write and practice as much they can for better writing skills, students should practice and exercise their vocabulary and pronouncing skills and should avoid spelling mistakes, students also should listen carefully to each word again and again and should thus practice their listening skills as well.

Listening Tips

In the Listening band, students must remain very attentive. Students should have their attention towards the voice of the speaker and should write down the necessary words and give meaningful and correct answers. Students thus should practice at home. As the recording is always played once, students need to pay attention to every specific word said by the speaker. Students also need to multitask as they need to pay attention to the voice of the speaker and at the same time should write down the answers with the matching questions. The key tip for listening to a band is to pay high attention to the speaker’s voice.

Reading Tips

Reading is one of the most important sections of the IELTS exam as it contains high weight of scores. One should score very good marks in this section as it can change the whole scores in the end and is considered one of the easiest sections as well. Students in this section should read every sentence carefully with every word. Many of the words used in the paragraph are difficult therefore, one should not panic and should not expect to understand each word. Students need to read and write a lot in this section and should keep up with the time limit and should practice fast and slow writing. 

Writing Tips

In the writing section, students must show their creativity and should not make any grammatical errors. Students at least need to write about 3 to 5 paragraphs about the various topics given in the exam and should also maintain the time period. One must practice the time sessions and should complete the section within 45 to 50 minutes at the most. Students should start with the introduction about the topic given, write about the main topic, add a few examples if necessary and should conclude in the end. The format and the writing style of the student matters a lot and one should maintain both.

Speaking Tips

Students must practice their speaking skills, as most of the students lose their scores in their section. Students must practice their speaking skills at home, and should not panic. Most of the students panic and are not able to give or speak the correct answers. Students are given a situation and are asked to take the solution out of the situation and also are needed to explain the reason behind the answer. Thus, in this process one should maintain their body posture, their English Proficiency, their confidence, should not panic and should maintain a positive environment.


Q1. How can I prepare for IELTS at home?

A1. Most of the students prepare for their IELTS at home with the help of online videos available on and with the help of IELTS books and sample papers for practice. In the online videos, the mentors give tips to the students and also help to solve the doubts and queries in the interactive sessions which are also available online.  

Q2. How much preparation is required for IELTS?

A2. An exact number or figure can’t be given for preparation as it depends on the student, their ability and capacity to score well. As much practice and effort one can give will decide their scores. But, students usually should start practicing for 1 to 2 years for best results.

Q3. Is IELTS difficult to pass?

A3. Yes, IELTS is believed difficult as it decides the faith of one to get enrolled in an institute, therefore it is believed that IELTS is very difficult to pass and one should study and practice accordingly.

Q4. Which IELTS for Canada PR?

A4. IRCC English Proficiency is best for Canada PR, and one should score 6.5 or at least 6.

Q5. Which book is best for IELTS preparation?

A5. There are many books which are considered best options for IELTS preparation, some of them are as follows: The Official Cambridge Guide, Barron’s IELTS Super pack, British Council IELTS etc. 

Krish PatelHello Sir, I was score 50.43% in 12th exam but I was score 69 marks in english language. So, my 12th board result was iffected in ielts bands or not?
JOHNIelts is fun
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Piyush Bhartiya
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.