Hi guys, this is Purti from Leverageedu and today I'm going to tell you how to prepare for IELTS. And if you're planning to go abroad to study or for work to countries like UK or Australia, Canada us or Germany, then do listen to this audio and I'm going to give you many essential preparation tips because there are a lot of things that you need to know how to on how to prepare for IELTS if you want to get a good score. I have a lot of people listening and I'm going to start in a few seconds. As in when you listen to the audio, you can post your comments and post any questions or queries that you have related to IELTS. And I'm going to answer them. And you can visit the website leverageedu.com I've given the phone number on my profile. You can use that call us up and get more information if you would like. In this audio today. I'm going to tell you essential tips on how to prepare for IELTS. And I'm going to cover points like the format of the test the timings how the scoring is done. And the tips and techniques for each module so that you know how to prepare and in the end. I'm going to give you some overall tips as well for all the four skills. On my tips will include on how to prepare for IELTS. And also how can you do it confidently and then if you have any questions you can post it. gum trying to connect to Sidra Hello. Hello. Yeah. Hi Sidra. Can you hear me? Hello strongly, Co hi Sandra. How are you? I'm good. How are you? Also good. Thank you. Would you like to know about dials tests? Are you planning to stay? Yes. Yes. I'm planning nowadays for Preparation and how can we in Ultra patient? Okay. So do you have a time jot it down. When are you planning to take it? Yes, of course. Sure. Why not? So when is it like this month or next month? I will attend us next year after my LLB degree complete. Oh, well, then my LLB degree will be accomplished. Then I will exams exams for for Australia because I want to go Australia for LM mastering law. So nowadays. I am preparing myself for Isles examinations because I want to get paid when denials exams. That's very nice. You started one year before that's great. I'm sure you'll get this car inshallah. Inshallah. Thank you so much. Anything particular that you want to know about? Yes. Can you tell me how I can prepare myself for all the exams how I can prepare preparation for speaking skills for four modules are reading writing speaking as well as at least really has my listening little bit as well as my editing is also weak. So how I can prepare myself for all the Examination for all four. Fields yeah, that's what I'm going to cover in this entire or do today and but if you want to get a head start, I would say that you can join our live online sessions at leverage I do and we'll give you more detailed information and tips and tricks for every for skill that you require and otherwise if you want to get a general, yeah. Yeah. Okay. This is where you are started is Is session it's going to be online. Okay, so you can stay at home or your workplace. Wherever you want. You can take this class. We usually rise now. We are taking it in the everyday from Monday to Friday 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. That it's going to be a live online class. So all the material all of the skills be this online weed speaking or listening or I think reading Okay, and it's going it's a one-month course that you can take. Okay, how much the best well, it's for 5,000 only. Okay. So in that case it's very cost effective. And also convenient because you can stay at home and take the classes. Yes. Right hand for overall tips. I'm definitely going to give you now in the video, okay? Thank you. Yeah, what did I do? Okay, thank you. Yeah, have you have you have your depth and exams or not? Yes. I've taken the exam how much your bands in our adult? Well, I got in it. Boy, do you have got eight bands in I'll exam. Yeah. And we could help you get the same score because that's your aim, right? Yes. Yes. It's my biggest dream in my life. So that's why I want to get Advanced for permanent resident in Australia because my father said to me that you should must get it banned for per month and residence in Australia. So my future I want to spend my future in Australia country. Did you check the minimum criteria Sidra? Yes, one one Contender guys had me that if you want to apply study Visa, so you should must get seven bands as well as 70 to 80% degree. So that's why I want to get at Aid bands up by. Yes. So that's why I want to get Edmund snow from now. So the minimum is 7 yes. Minimum is 7 but I want to get events. Yeah, that's great. That's great. Because the higher band you have the more chances you have to get there. Yes, so, can you tell me how is my speaking is is it good or not? Dramatically, I would say you're above average and I can hear your words clearly. So pronunciation wise. Yes, it's good. But of course see with Eyal speaking, it's different from the normal speaking that you have. It's very Focus. It's very concentrated because the examiner going to check you on various things, right? They are very particular. So it's fluency. What's your perspective about my speaking skills? The may I get Advanced or not? Well as of now because I'm not had a long talk with you. It's just a general discussion. But yes, I would say you would need some practice. Yeah. Yes. You need some help. Yes, obviously practice men makes perfect. So it's obviously it's just me and you have a lot of time. So that's a good thing that you are aware and you have started a long time back because a lot of people do it in the Just five days or seven days. Not at all. I don't want to just one month just rumors spend for us exam preparation. I want to long I have long time period for example patient even that I have attended as classes two or three months last year when I want to go straight here from country to Country migration, but unfortunately, I don't I don't have get admission in Australia. Yeah, but you know migration so that's why I have cancelled that that time plan my migration, but now I will apply after my law degree. So that's why I want to prepare myself right now. Yeah, because you see the more you practice the more you spend time on it the more you work hard towards it the better your chances are to get a higher score. Okay. Okay. I laugh is to goodbye right again. okay guys, so like I said, I'm going to give you one overall tips and techniques to get a high banks for a Niles and if you have any particular query you can keep on asking me in between And I've said this before but I'm going to say it again. So we are taking live online sessions and you can learn all about it. I've given my website leverage at you.com. There's a number also given on my profile. So if you want more information and more help, you can visit the website or give us a call and now I'm going to start with the overall tips, okay? so the first thing that I'm going to start with it and then I'm going to take the calls in between okay. I let's see. Okay guys, so I'm going to start and then I'm going to take the calls. And otherwise if you want you can type in your query and you can ask the question. Hi, I can see you guys and you can just type in. All right. So I else is the international English language testing system. It basically is there to check your English skills because if you want to go abroad to study or work then you need to be able to survive in an environment where they speak English right? Because that's the primary means of communication. So that is why they need to know that you have a particular. Standard of English and hence dials test and when you take the test, there's no pass or fail in this test you get a score which is called a band score so you can get anything from between 1 to 9 9 means the highest that you're an expert user of English. So, I don't know you can even aim for that. Who knows what you can get. Yet. Are they so the aisles academic is for those people who want to go for higher studies in universities? And the is General training is for those who want to live abroad to work? Okay. So the format is more or less the same for it and the techniques and tips and how to prepare for it is almost similar. There are certain things which are different which I am going to take in as and when we go forward, so the first thing that you need to do is to get complete information on the test and on how to tackle the test. there is a lot to know about the content the format the timing and how it is scored because you need to know that the examiner is looking for specific areas and it's not a it's not a very general English test, you know, you need to be prepared for it in particular areas because that's where the Note is going to check you on and they have these bands code descriptors. So for example, if you want to get a Band-Aid score or you want to get a band 7 score, then you need to know whether or what exactly the examiner is looking for. And what is the difference between the band six and band eight score for example, so when you set out to prepare for the test be clear on what banks course you would like to have and just see what exactly is the criteria for those bands course and that is how you will be able to prepare better and prepare in a very focused manner. And a lot of things to know about the different kinds of questions and their there's no one type of question that will come in your exam The Examiner wants to know your knowledge your expertise in various kinds of questions. So in all in all speaking module or you're listening or you're reading there are different kinds of questions, which will be he asked from you and every kind of question has a different reason behind it and you should know all that and have complete information about it before you actually set out to take the real test. also the timing I would say is very crucial you will not have Long time I would say a liberal time to take the test. There's like for example in Reading you only have 60 Minutes to do it and in listening you have 30 minutes to take the test. So you should be aware of things like that so that you don't miss out on it when you actually take the test. And then there are various topics which are common in miles and there are a lot of words and vocabulary that you can use and a questions which are very recurrent and regular in the aisles exam. So even when we prepared and we practice the different modules, we can practice them based on the common topics as well as other topics as well. So things like your work or your family or the internet or education or the government or Hobbies or areas around you all these things. These are something which are very Common in the aisles exam and a lot of people often get the same questions as well. So we always make sure that we practice around them and we use various sources. So for example, we also get practiced from documentaries or radio programs, and we also look into talk shows and Passages or text from books or magazines so that we have a variety of techniques available to us. And along with this you need to be of course practice you need to practice from the tests, which are available. So that you know how your entire exam is going to look. Because when you go for the real test there shouldn't be any surprises or shocks because you would already be under a lot of pressure. Right? It's very nerve-wracking when you take any kind of exam and I else is one exam where you are particularly nervous because well, it's English and a lot of us fear English, right? We have not had much practice in school or college. In communication or in writing and we lack in those areas. So that is why it's a particularly daunting task to attempt dials test and there's a lot Which is going on and a lot on your shoulders because you know that once you take the test, you need to get a high score and use that score to enroll yourself in a college or in a university or you want to go to some country to work. So that adds to the pressure. So let me start with the first module which is listening. Obviously when you listen to something for the first time and you are asked questions on it, it's very unlikely that you will succeed if you're not prepared enough. So you need to be prepared in order to face that listening audios or sessions. So there are 40 questions that you would have to listen to an answer. And you will have 30 minutes to deal with them. So one there is a time limit which have you have to be careful of. So one thing you can do is to look out for synonyms because when you listen you would not you won't have the same words as that in the recordings. You will always have to listen for paraphrases or synonyms. So for instance in your question, You have the word a week given. So in your recording you would have something like they did this in seven days. So that means you will not have the same words given in your questions and you always have to be careful of synonyms or paraphrases. Okay, guys, I'm sure that you're able to listen to me, but just to be just to get some clarity. I would like to know if you can hear or not just if somebody can join join and type in a yes or something. You can hear me, right? I'd just like to know if you can hear me. Okay, that's great. Okay, let me then take up one call now. Hello. I'm trying to connect. Hello. Hello. Yeah, hi. Are you thank you for your presentation about IELTS exam and I have some question about speaking and you hear ya. Yes. Yes, I can go on. Yes, and if you want to complete your presentation about all parts, I resent you and after your presentation, I will ask my question. Okay, that works and that works fine fine fine. We can collect afterwards. Okay. Yes. Yes after your presentation totally about writing and speaking Yeah, it's all sections reading and speaking. I'll prepare his speaking. I will ask you some questions about writing and speaking. Okay. All right. Sure. Okay, so thank you guys know that I know that you're listening to me I can continue. So one thing is that you need to be aware of the synonyms or paraphrases and the next thing is distractions. So these aisles people they always try to distract you with a lot of extra information and irrelevant information. So when you're listening to the audio as you need to be careful of what you need to hear and want you need to ignore, okay, because the facts almost all the time they change So for instance, there's a question given to you. When when will this girl or this boy reach in the restaurant or something? And so the audio says that I'm going to the person in the audio will say that I'm going to reach by 7:15, but I think I might get late and because there's a lot of traffic so I'd probably reach you by 7:30. So, you know initially you would think that the answer is 715 but when you listen to the Dial sentence you realize that no, it's 7:30. And of course in your options, you are given both 7:30 and 715 as you answer. So be careful of the these distraction then these changing facts because a lot of times they do happen. So you have to be careful of them. Then you need to be sure of what kind of question you have to answer. So you need to read the instructions. Actions carefully I've seen many students miss out on the information or the right or wrong answers because they did not hear the instruction or did not read the instructions carefully. So for every kind of question, there is a different set of instructions given to you. So you need to read them before you actually read your questions and I would always say that you underline the instructions so that it imprints on your mind and you don't forget it. You don't have to go back to the instructions again again and see for example, there is a question which says that you don't have to write more than two words in the answer or two words and one. Going down sir. So just underline it and when you are listening to the audio you need to you should know that whether you have to write two words or you have to write one word, so that that's how you will filter your information, right? You need to know what exactly to here to and how many words exactly to here, too. And one very important or I would say problematic thing here is that there are different kinds of accents. So there's British accent or American or Canadian and often in your exam. You will have different kinds of accents together. So probably in the first section you have a speaker of British accent then in the last one you would have something like a Canadian accent or something. So you need to practice. With all of them. So I would suggest you can listen to various kinds of videos and somebody is not able to hear. Okay, so I would repeat what I said. I was talking about various kinds of actions that you have. In your eyes listening part. So they can be a speaker of British accent or American. So I would suggest that we practice with all different kinds so that we are aware of how people speak Because when you are listening, you're not only listening, there are two things you are doing you are listening and you are answering questions. So you need to be Careful of what you are listening to so that you don't make a mistake in your answer. And another thing is that you can listen to native speakers as well. There are various videos or you can even listen to any random YouTube video. You don't have to conform to just listening to Isles practice videos or something watch movies watch videos on YouTube in different language actions nor languages. Remember, it's only English. So listen to different videos so that you are accustomed to and you are familiar with different kinds of accents. All right. So if you have any question related to speaking and listening you can post them in the comments section. and people who are requesting to join. If you have an overall query then I will talk to you in the end. And if you have any problem related to listing then probably you can tell me and we can connect. Otherwise, I'll move on to the next section. Okay, Akash. I'm trying to connect to you. Yeah, I'll guys I don't think I can connect. Okay, let's move on to the reading. Hello. Yeah, is that Akash? Yeah Mickey if you have a question on reading you can post it. And I'll try to incorporate it in my talk. All right. So the reading one it's different for academic and general module overall. I would say it's almost the same. It's just that the difficulty level changes. So the academic ones are slightly more different and difficult than the general ones. But the time is the same. The number of passages are same so you had 60 Minutes to do. Three passages and now coming to the second. Yeah, so I gotta just covered listening then I'm coming to reading and after that I'll take up speaking and writing and then maybe we can connect and I'll try to answer your query. Okay, so we're just the reading section is very similar to what you people and sure you must have done it in school, which is unseen passages. So there's a paragraph given here in I else is usually longer but based on that paragraph you have to answer some kinds of questions. Okay, it's the same thing with Isles. So the first thing is that you don't have to read the entire passage. Frankly. You don't have time to do that and a lot of students try to read the whole passage because they don't know how to go about it and they end up wasting their time. So I would say just skim through the passage and when you're going through it very quickly underline any names that you get or any dates. Given to you so that they will help you find the answers when you are actually when you go to the questions and look for particular answers. So just skim through the passage and underline or highlight any names that you get and very importantly read the instructions. It seems very obvious but students end up not doing it and they lose marks. and in reading your Mark's depend on the number of answers you get right? So the first thing to do is to read the instructions. And based on those instructions, you will understand what you need to do in your question. Okay, I'm reading the comments. Okay, I'll come to them. See for academic, of course. It's slightly difficult. Like I said because the passenger passages are more Technical and there's more academic language used difficult vocabulary. Also, they are longer and slightly bigger paragraphs in each passage. So you need to practice a lot and like I said don't read the entire Passage. Only read Around the keywords that you find in your questions. That will save a lot of time and another thing is called speed reading just go through the passage quickly run your eyes through it very quickly. if you're trying to understand each and every word then of course that will take up a lot of time which you don't have. So specifically in academic reading passages, I would suggest to you speed reading. And only read sections which are related to your questions. And how you can do that is by highlighting the key words in the questions and then scanning for those keywords in the text. Looking and finding those keywords in the passages and once you find them read one or two sentences around them that should be enough for you to find the answer. Okay, let me take up one. So I am trying to connect to you. What? Hello, so I gotcha. When are you planning to take the idols test? Have you started your preparation? Okay. I haven't started the other two parts writing and speaking. Alright, so I just want some, you know some tricks or something some help from strong suggestions from you. So which module are you taking general or academic Academy? Okay, and do you know about the basic format and structure? Yeah, I'm aware of it. 40 minutes writing task 2 in which we have to collaborate and share your opinion, right? Hello. Yeah, so guys see since you already know about the basic things. So I'm not getting into that for speaking and writing. The best thing you could do is just practice and if you are taking the exam next one, I would say that do every skill or particularly speaking and writing. More than listening and reading this that's a productive skill and a lot of students tend to make mistakes in it. And because you need a lot of confidence, once you face The Examiner the nerves can get the better of you and you would end up not speaking whatever you want to so in order to get over it. The best thing you can do is practice. One more thing I just want to ask you is yeah. So how to improve see what examining just checking in the exam is not whether you have experienced it or whether you have done that task or how good you are at particular skills. What they want to see is how good you are in English Okay. So even if you have not done that thing with what the examiner is asking you you can just make it up make up a story. Or probably something that you've seen in a movie say that you have done it. Okay, that would make your you have more vocabulary and you would know what exactly to say. And if you just rely on facts and the things that you have done then it's very limited. Right? We don't know what the examiner might ask so we can't be prepared for everything. They don't want to check whether you have done that in real life or not. That doesn't matter. So make up a story. There are various common topics that usually come in the exam you could read around them and find out the vocabulary that you want to use just one thing. Is don't memorize the answers because the examiners are trained to know whether you have just crammed it up from hard and you're just pouring it out to them. You can of course, learn the vocabulary around that topic, but try to give you an answer as naturally as you can. And that is why I'm telling you to just practice it with somebody probably your friends or you can join our live sessions and practice with me. Yeah, so that you know, that might practice is the key. I can't really hear you. Can you speak a little louder lie or anything? Can you ride on the writing? Yeah, see. Steve in writing. What is the most important thing is how you present your ideas again there. It doesn't matter what your opinion is. It's how you present it. So for example, if we talk about the second task, which is an essay. So it's a very formal essay. So I would say that you don't use contractions in it or you don't use idioms in it. And one thing you can use is passive voice. And try to use complex sentences. And instead of using likes very simple vocabulary. You don't have to focus too much on, you know have to learn so much of vocabulary for this. It's all these things. We already know. So for example instead of saying I got the admission or I got the certificate you can say, I received the certificate. So these are really small things but they do make your writing more formal and which is what the examiner is looking for. Also before writing you can plan your writing. So take some time to write down the bullet points and see how you have to organize your ideas. That's the main thing in your writing tasks or tasks one in your essay in task 2 is how you are organizing your ideas and whether you're presenting them in a logical manner or not. So that prep time you take five to seven minutes and list down. What a the points you get and see whether you have to use which point as first and which point a second and so on and of although introduction and conclusion are not officially given as criteria, but they do judge you on it. So an intro then your body paragraphs one or two depend two or three depending on the question. And finally your conclusion, which should have your opinion? So you can take any question you would like to answer and make a rough plan and time yourself. So probably take five to seven minutes or even 10 minutes initially and right what were bullet points. You can related to that topic and then start writing the passage after you finish your essay. Just check it from The Examiner point of view whether you're given an introduction whether you have used pass. Voice if you have used idioms or contractions, which you shouldn't and if there are any words that instead of using their simple counterparts you can use synonyms. So see if you can get things like that and that's how you will improve. Okay. So if you want any detailed help we could help you win the sessions and you can keep listening to the rest of the conversation for more points on my profile. I have given a number you can call and get all the details about the sessions. Okay. Well, I'll give you the number you can note it down. It was just double click ok. Yeah. Double it double eight two six two six two double 0 2 W 2 9 3. Yeah. It's like you can call and find out. Okay, okay. It was nice. Same here. All the best. Is this a meeting? Okay, let me quickly come to the next part which is your writing. So there are two tasks that are supposed to be done in 60 minutes. So if you're taking academic writing you need to write a report in Task 1 which is of 150 words, so they'll be a graph given to you a pie chart or something and you have to write a summary taking in the important points. And in general training the first task is a letter. Okay, the letter can be formal informal or semi-formal. And again, the number of words is same. It's 150 and in the second task, it's the same for both kinds of test takers. You have to write a formal essay. So how to go about it is that you first need to be aware of the time and the structure which I've just told you second is to Keep track of time because you only have 60 minutes. So give 20 minutes for Task 1 and 40 minutes for the second Task 1 it is a longer tasks that you need to do and second. It has more weight age. So 2/3 of your marks depend on your essay, then the next thing is to write your answers in paragraphs. You need to show to The Examiner that you can Give your answers very clearly and in a logical Manner and the best way to do it is writing the answers in paragraph. So have an introduction your body paragraphs and a conclusion and your conclusion should always State your opinion along with the summary and paraphrasing of the introduction and everybody paragraph should have one Central Point in each paragraph So supposing you you are asked to talk about the advantages and disadvantages. So in your first paragraph can be of advantages and the second one could be of the disadvantages and in each paragraph only discuss that so if you're discussing advantages give that Advantage explain it and give some examples to support your ideas and that is How you can give a well-rounded answer? And again, there are different kinds of things that you need to be careful of for example, since writing is very formal. You shouldn't use idioms or collocations or contractions in your writing. You can do all of this while speaking and like I said explain before try not to use very simple words try to use their complex or stronger synonyms and use the passive voice is another great way that you can make your essay more formal, but this doesn't mean that you have to write every sentence in passive voice. because you need to show The Examiner that you you can use a variety of sentence structures. So sometimes you can use passive voice and sometimes you can use active. I'm going to have another detailed broadcast on writing. in this coming week, so I'm going to talk in detail about writing and what all you can do and shouldn't do to get a high band score and lastly coming to speaking. It's a face-to-face interaction with the examiner and you only have 11 to 14 minutes for it. And there are three parts in which the interaction takes place. So a lot of students ask me and I'm sure a lot of you also have this question about that, you know the answers and you are able to speak but when it comes to the exam and talking to the examiner you get nervous and You go blank and you don't know what to say. So on Wednesday day after tomorrow at 6 p.m. I'll give you a lot of tips and I'll talk in detail about the speaking section and how you shouldn't be nervous and what all you can and to to prepare yourself more. So I'm going to answer all your questions related to speaking. Day after tomorrow at 6 p.m. If you guys have any other questions related to any other part of tiles exam you can post it in the comments. And if you want to know more about the speaking section and how not to be nervous then you can join me day after tomorrow. Also, I will tell you again to visit the website leverage at you.com and like and follow my page. I've also given a phone number. We are conducting live online sessions. Five days in a week and to know more you can call and find out I'll see you on Wednesday at 6:00.