5 Dicas para passar no exame IELTS

1- Look up practise. Reflect.
Some candidates think that the more practice papers they do, the more they’ll keep improving their IELTS score.
Practice is indeed important but practice without reflecting can mean you repeat the same mistakes. Stop to review your answers and look at where you were right and where you were wrong.
If it’s a reading or listening paper, look at the answers and try to find them in the text. Ask yourself, ‘What did I miss the first time? How can I do this differently next time?’.
For the speaking part, record yourself and listen to the recording. Ask yourself, ’Did I answer the question? Can I correct my mistakes? How can I do it better?’.
For the writing part, look at model answers but don’t memorize them. Look at why they are good answers and compare them to your own answers. How can you improve your answer? Did you answer the question? Can you organize your points in a clearer way?
2. Learn chunks of language – useful phrases that you can use.
Contrastive phrases, such as, ’On one hand / on the other’; ‘the benefits outweigh the disadvantages (or the other way around)’; ‘it is also possible to say that…’.
A good place to find more of these is in the sample essays. Note down and learn phrases like these so that you can use them flexibly. This will support your writing and speaking and help you link your thoughts. When you have more chunks of language available you can focus more on the content of what you want to say, and worry less about the vocabulary holding it together.
3. Expand on what you write or say.
Don’t just give a statement, fact, or opinion. Say why. Give further details to support what you are saying by giving reasons, examples and scenarios.
4. Don’t worry about understanding everything when reading or listening.
Some students get so worried when they hear/see one word or one sentence, that they stop listening or reading and focus on trying to understand that one word. This can mean that they end up missing ten sentences instead of one. If you miss something, don’t keep thinking about it. Move on.
5 Read the questions beforehand whenever possible.
When listening or reading, knowing the questions helps you to know what is expected of you. Listen to/Read the questions and don’t just jump in with an answer before you’ve fully thought about and understood the question.
Focus on these 5 simple tips and you will instantly increase your chances of improving your IELTS score. Then you can focus on improving your English to get your result even higher.

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