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Are you afraid of IELTS

The common things about IELTS that people are most afraid of- and how to overcome them

In the preparation phase, students often face some or the other difficulty across these modules. While some face issues with speed, others cite problems related to content writing. Over a period of time, students, trainers and those who are continuously involved in the evolution of IELTS concepts have discussed basic concerns and corresponding solutions.

Some of the common topics in question are detailed below-

Listening many studentshave fear of losing concentration and they tend to miss the answers due to inability of following the listening audio properly.Practice can improve concentration and build necessary focus. Practicing different types of listening audios builds up confidence and teaches us how to recover even if one missed a question. Most of the students start screening through the answer choices in the short intervals given before every question set. It is recommended that one should try to read through all questions and not skip directly to the answers. Another solution is to recognizewhat is being asked in the question frame. This would help usgo in line with the recording. As an alternative, students can also pen down few words while listening to the audio conversation; in case one miss an answer to any question, it could be judged by relating the conversation to the roughly recorded words.

Writing the problems that students face in this module is of not getting sufficient time to put across their thoughts. The best way to cope up is to practice time management techniques. In the writing module, it is necessary to plan our writing task well in advance and make a list of points to be included in the main answer. This will help candidates stick to the word limit and abide by what is asked. Learning to paraphrase the question, citing appropriate examples, maintaining a flow across the matter presented, is a must to score well.

Reading In the reading section, the most common problem among the students is to not to finish on time. The best way to deal with this problem is to use one of the time management techniques by dividing the time according to the passages in the very beginning of the test. Even if you have questions unanswered, move to the next passage instead wasting your time on the same. It will definitely make you sure that if some of the questions were missed, most of your questions will be answered.

Speaking Students usually face the fear or are hesitant to interact with the examiner. Generally, speaking session makes test takers uncomfortable because one getslittle or no time to think. To overcome this, one should practice speaking at home with the use of a recorder or phoneor by speak by looking into themirror, as this will help us improve expressions and add style. Don’t memorize answers in the speaking test because examiners can often spot prepared answers and it may cause us to lose points. Worse still, the examiner may ask us even more difficult questions in response that one may not be prepared for. So, do not be afraid to make mistakes. Resurrecting the spoken answer will lead us to lose points. Even if one does not know the answer; one can reason it out by explaining why he/she doesn’t know the answer. Many of the students are afraid of the speaking test being recorded, they must know that it is not to evaluate the examinee but the examiner because when many of the students are unsatisfied with their score and demand re-assessment, which can be done only if the speaking is recorded.

At the last, we all are nervous with the things that we do for the first time,