IELTS Sample Exam Tip
When you have to answer multiple choice questions, remember that the information might be expressed in different ways in the recording. Listen for ideas, not particular words and phrases.
Remember that skimming and scanning are important exam skills. Skimming is the quickest way of finding out what a text, or part of a text is about, and once you know the general subject, it's easier to read for detail. Scanning is the most efficient way of locating the information you need to answer exam questions.
It's important to underline or highlight key words or phrases in the questions. This helps you to focus on the Information you need to find in the text.
In the IELTS Speaking exam you will be judged on your use of vocabulary. Having a good vocabulary is not just about knowing lots of words and phrases. You have to know how to use them. If you use slang in the exam, it might sound inappropriate.
Equally, some words that are extremely formal or old-fashioned are not often used in speaking, and might also sound inappropriate.
Make sure you complete your essay by writing a conclusion, even if this consists of only one sentence.
If you are running short of time, it is better to shorten or omit one of your body paragraphs than to fail to complete the task.