In the last post of this series we talked about the most common posts that are asked in IELTS writing section. Once you are familiar with them, there is so much more that needs to be done. We have already talked about improving vocabulary based on the topics that have been given. This time we will have a look at the final steps to ensure you get the perfect band!
PRACTICE READING AND LISTENING
Practicing is the key to success in IELTS or for that matter anything in life. So, even if you can practice reading and listening, related to the given topics that we listed go ahead. Practice it all. May be you get ideas for the writing section. Either ways, what is the point of practicing something that is unlikely to come in the test.
When reading newspaper, look for the articles related to the given topics, highlight the good vocabulary that is being used in the article. Keep a note of these words and benefit from it.
If you like listening to radio or podcasts find topics related to the common topics.
STUDY THE COMMON TOPICS
The more in detail view you have of the given topics, easier it will be for you to write in context of the given topics. So, if you are practicing with a friend in skype, then search for these topics and then practice on them. It will allow you to practice both the skills and learn about the crucial topics. This can even be a great help for you in the speaking test.
WHERE TO FOCUS?
Often times we get asked if studying only the given topics will help students get a good band in IELTS. Well, when you study everything there is much more that you can achieve. However, when you study in a more planned manner , you actually study smarter. This way there are more chances of you being successful in the test.
This surely does not mean that you should not read things that you are passionate about. There is no point in doing things only for a particular motive. Go ahead and read, listen and talk about the general topics or the ones that you like. The point is, practice more on the general topics. But, be sure to not leave the things that you love.
With this we have listed the topics that are common in IELTS writing section and what needs to be done to get a band 9 in IELTS. So, go ahead and practice more on these topics while maintaining a love for the things you like to read.