IELTS Preparation


#104

It all depends on test center. In my case in SF, Speaking happened on the same day after listening, reading and writing. They emailed about it a week in advance.


#105

Location? Generally the speaking test will be on the same day (after L,R,W) , If there is any change you will be notified.


#106

My test location in pune,India.


#107

Okay, So please check you email there they will mention about the speaking date and time as well.


#108

I got the email. ielts on 1dec and speaking on 4 dec.

Any good tips for writing. I am finding it hard on elaborating the points.
My essay is short of the 250 word mark


#109

Firstly u should spend 5 mins planning on your points and this is a must, or else u will get diverted in the middle and end up writing something else finally.

U will need minimum 4 paragraphs (first and last will be introduction and conclusion respectively and the middle 2 should be ‘for’ and ‘against’ each wrt the topic or whichever order u r comfortable).

In the introduction u should just paraphrase the question and give your perspective.

The middle 2 should be the subject paragraphs and just take 2 or 3 aspects of the subject in question and elaborate. Each paragraph can have 5 or 6 points (topic sentence, support/explain, example, alternative, solution, result). Once u write the advantages in the second, automatically u will be able to write their respective disadvantages in the third.

If possible and if time permits, try to explain a real time example or create one. No one will check it’s validity. U can even fake it and probably here u can get more words. But be careful with ur time management.

Finally the conclusion… Make it a single sentence or two based on ur paragraphs.

Try to finish off the writing at least 5 mins before so that u will have time for recheck and corrections. Also make sure that all ur paragraphs and statements are aligned logically.


#110

@canadadreams , thank you so much for the answer. I guess giving a situation related to the point will help me in elaborating more on the topic.