Prepare For Speaking Without Help

IELTS has a speaking section. So how do you prepare for this section?While some have the opportunity to go to a coaching center, what about others.I say prepare for speaking without help. While doing this some of you may be lucky to have people who talk in English with you 24/7. There are some who find it difficult to have a partner to talk to. What should you do? You can aim two things with the same stroke.

  1. Download speeches of people who are admired for their speaking skills. Listen to their speeches. But then just don’t listen. Often the transcripts of the speech are available in Internet. Download them as well and try to speak with them. Try to speak like them. Don’t just blindly follow them, but you can surely grasp those essentials of speaking.
  2. Also bear it in mind that the speech that you use, is of a person who is admired for his / her speaking capabilities. It could be Hitler or Obama or Ruth Levine.
    This will include lot of pausing and rewinding and forwarding. But in the end you will surely improve your listening as well as speaking skills.

Remember it is not just about cramming the syllabus. You need to prove that you deserve it.

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Prepare For IELTS With Podcast

When preparing for IELTS you usually don’t just prepare for it. There are so many of you who have got a job, and then there are some of you who have to do other things as well, may be exercise or go out. There are times when we travel. You cannot always carry a book with you while traveling. It may become gruesome for you. What happens to this time? Wasted? You can always save this time, and even take a break.

“Subscribe to podcast” is all that you need to do. What is a podcast?
A podcast is like your mp3 audio file, that you can listen on any device that has a media player. You can visit the podcast provided by the British council or even by BBC. The advantage of this is that even when you are not literally preparing for IELTS, you actually are. This is like a subconscious attempt. There are podcast available on different areas. Some are on world war others on comedy and many more.
Go on, download podcast, subscribe to them, listen when doing trivial things like travelling or jogging and still prepare for IELTS.

Losing is no option, just fix this in your mind and prepare well.

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Idioms For May 9 #10

If you really want to achieve high score in IELTS, hit the nail on the head.

Break a leg-:
Sentence-: As I was going for the interview, my father told me to break a leg.
Meaning-: It is an expression used to wish people good luck
Hit the books-:
Sentence-: I need to hit the book for tomorrow’s test or I may fail.
Meaning-: to study
Let the cat out of the bag-:
Sentence-: I think it is long time now, you need to let the cat out of the bag.
Meaning-: to disclose a secret
Hit the nail on the head
Sentence-: while writing essays you need to hit the nail on the head
Meaning-: do something in the most effective and efficient manner.
When pigs fly
Sentence-: I will accept defeat when the pigs fly.
Meaning-: something that will never happen


Break a leg IELTS taker.

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Active Vs Passive

If you are giving academic IELTS, every minute detail becomes important. When you write, your idea, the way you wrote, the words you used all of them matter. Apart from them, it also matters how you phrase your sentence. Do you use active voice or passive? But the dilemma is which one is better?

Active Vs Passive

The answer being both of them have equal importance. If you are writing science, it is preffered to use passive. But if you are into social studies or humanities or arts, better use active voice.

Active Vs Passive

Use Grammar Correctly


Let us take an example-:
Sentence-: Health care reforms were implemented by Narendra Modi.
Problem-: the actor of the statement is” Narendra Modi” and we want to focus more on him. Using a passive voice, takes away the attention from him and makes the sentence weak.
Solution-: Narendra Modi implemented the health care reforms.

Remember, you just don’t need to know the concepts, is equally important to know how to implement them.

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