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Dengan Bahasa Inggris Dasar NOL = 1 bulan bisa menulis esai IELTS

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IELTS itu tidak gampang. Tapi jika punya niat untuk mempelajarinya, maka pasti selalu aja ada jalan. Selama 1 bulan terakhir ini di bulan Mei, tepatnya di periode IELTS ENGLISH RAMADAN 2019, saya mengampuh kelas IELTS Pemula (paling dasar), yang kemampuan bahasa Inggris peserta yang ikut di kelas ini sangat terbatas. Mereka belum mampu memproduksi kalimat-kalimat yang panjang dan komplek. 

Seperti yang saya bilang di atas, asal ada kemauan, pasti ada jalan. 4 peserta kelas IELTS dasar ini memiliki tekad yang kuat untuk mempelajari IELTS. Ini yang membuat saya semangat untuk mengajar mereka.

Yang namanya pembelajar pemula, saya perlu mengenalkan IELTS itu apa saja. Skill apa yang dibutuhkan untuk ditingkatkan agar mampu menjawab soal-soal IELTS, sehingga mereka mampu menggapai skor 5.0 dalam waktu 1 bulan ini. Pencapaian skor 5.0 bagi peserta yang memiliki kemampuan bahasa Inggris dasar merupakan mencapaian yang sangat luar biasa. 

Singkat cerita, saya men-drilling mereka tiap hari dengan kalimat-kalimat yang sudah saya siapkan. Perlu diingat, peserta BASIC sangat tidak dianjurkan mempelajari grammar yang terlalu detail. Cukup memperkenalkan KALIMAT dan FRASE. Ini membantu mereka disaat mereka melakukan drilling. 

Selanjutnya saya meminta mereka menghapal KALIMAT dan FRASE berdasarkan topik-topik ringan yang sering muncul di pertanyaan speaking dan writing IELTS. 

Menghapal bagi sebagian orang sulit, begitupun yang dialami oleh 4 orang peserta BASIC IELTS ini. Tapi dengan semangat yang ber-api-api, mereka mampu sedikit demi sedikit menghapal KALIMAT-KALIMAT yang baru dan aneh menurut mereka. 

Setelah mereka menghapal kalimat-kalimat yang sudah saya siapkan, kemudian saya mengajarkan mereka menyusun kalimat -kalimat itu menjadi sebuah paragraf, tentu saja dengan lebih dulu mengenalkan KATA SAMBUNG (linking words) dan mempelajari fungsinya dalam kalimat.

Cara belajar ini kami lakukan 9 jam sehari selama 20 hari. Apakah ada rasa BOSAN di sana? Ya betul, tapi kami selalu percaya, rasa BOSAN ini hanya sementara saja, toh akan hilang jika kita tetap terus melakukan aktivitas belajar. 

Di hari ke-19, sehari sebelum melakukan FINAL TEST, saya pun memberikan MINI-EXAM ke mereka untuk mengukur kemampuan mereka dalam menulis esai. 

Dan apa yang terjadi? Mereka mampu membuat 1 full essay dengan waktu 1 jam. Dan pencapain ini sangat luar biasa bagi peserta yang memiliki kemampuan bahasa Inggris dasar, hampir NOL, yang mempunyai tekad besar untuk mempelajari IELTS.

Kamu ingin juga seperti mereka? 


















Jika ingin belajar IELTS dengan saya di English Studio Kampung Inggris Pare atau di tempat kamu, silahkan DM saya di Instagram: @eddysuaib / INSTAGRAM ENGLISH STUDIO: @englishstudio

Dan jika kamu tertarik mengikuti kelas IELTS ONLINE via Whatsapp saya, silahkan kontak ke 0813.1818.6060 atau kunjungi website  ENGLISH STUDIO INDONESIA


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IELTS Task 1 Bar Graph: Global Sales of the Top Five Mobile Phone

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Kemarin saya sudah membagikan contoh paragraf yang menggunakan komparasi YEARS dan GAPS.

Sharing kali, saya menunjukkan bagaimana Language of Change dan Language of Comparison digunakan bersama dalam paragraf. Perhatikan contoh berikut: 






In 2009, Nokia sold close to 450 million mobile phone, which was almost double the number of handsets sold by the second most successful manufacturer, Samsung. Over the following four years, however, Nokia’s sales figures fell by approximately 200 million units, whereas Samsung saw sales rise by a similar amount. By 2013, Samsung had become the market leader with sales reaching 450 million units.
The other three top selling mobile phone brands between 2009 and 2013 were LG, ZTE, and Apple. In 2009, these companies sold around 125 million, 50 million and 25 million mobile handsets respectively, but Apple overtook the other two vendors in 2011. In 2013, purchases of Apple handsets reached 150 million units, while LG saw declining sales and the figures for ZTE rose only slightly


Beberapa vocabulary Band 7:
- Sold Worldwide
- Sales figures, purchases
- Most popular, best selling brand, top selling
- Second most successful manutafcturer
- Market leader
- Mobiles phones, handsets, units
- Brands, manufactures, companies, vendors
- Saw the biggest rises, saw declining sales
- Close to, almost, approximately, around
- Double the number
- Rise by a similar amount
- Respectively


Note:
MERAH menggunakan Language of Comparison

BIRU menggunakan Language of Changes

PENTING: Jika kamu ingin mendapatkan skor 7+, selalu menggunkan Language of Comparison and Changes.



Silahkan dibaca baik-baik contoh di atas, jika ada ditanyakan, silahkan DM saya di Instagram: @eddysuaib / INSTAGRAM ENGLISH STUDIO: @englishstudio

Dan jika kamu tertarik mengikuti kelas IELTS ONLINE via Whatsapp saya, silahkan kontak ke 0813.1818.6060 atau kunjungi website  ENGLISH STUDIO INDONESIA

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Contoh paragraf komparasi GAPS and YEARS di LINE GRAPH

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Sharing kali ini tentang contoh paragraph yang menggunakan teknik komparasi YEARS dan GAPS yang sering ditemukan di LINE GRAPH. Berikut Line Graph yang akan dibuatkan paragrafnya

The Graph below shows the number of university graduates in Canada from 1992 to 2007. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. 








Graduate numbers rose during the 15 years and reached their highest levels in 2007, but there were always more females than male graduates. In 1992, the difference was less marked, with just over 70,000 males and about 100,000 females. However, by 2007 there had been more significant growth on female numbers. That year, they rose to 147,000, compared to just 95,000 males. Thus the gap between the number of male and female graduates had widened. 

A more detailed look at the graph reveals that the overall growth in numbers was not always steady. Between 1992 and 1995, there was a slight increase. That was followed by a period of about five years, when numbers fell, then flattened out at just over 70,000 for men and 100,000 for women. After 2000, however, graduate numbers saw their strongest growth rate, and this was well above the increases that had been seen in the early 1990s. 



Note: 
Paragraf 1 tentang GAPS, menggunakan Language of Comparison
Paragraf 2 tentang YEARS, menggunakan Language of Changes

PENTING: Jika kamu ingin mendapatkan skor 7+, susun paragraf komparasi berdasarakan GAPS and YEARS 




Silahkan dibaca baik-baik contoh di atas, jika ada ditanyakan, silahkan DM saya di Instagram: @eddysuaib / INSTAGRAM ENGLISH STUDIO: @englishstudio

Dan jika kamu tertarik mengikuti kelas IELTS ONLINE via Whatsapp saya, silahkan kontak ke 0813.1818.6060 atau kunjungi website  ENGLISH STUDIO INDONESIA

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#englishstudiopare 
#ieltspare 
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IELTS Ideas: Money | Follow-up

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Alhamdulillah, akhirnya bisa juga membagi materi IELTS speaking ini via blog IELTS Kampung Inggris Pare.

Materi ini diajarkan di program Masterclass C2 Band 7+ English Studio Kampung Inggris Pare. Tepatnya pada kelas IELTS Speaking Feedback.

Money
1/ What can parents do to teach children save money?
- tell children what if they really want something they should wait and save to buy it
- introduce children to saving by showing its advantages
- tell children that it’s important to plan purchases before going shopping
- give children some money and let them choose what to spend it on
- explain that money doesn’t grow on trees and parents have to work to earn it.
- teach children to keep track of their money putting down their expenses in a notebook.

2/ Why do young people tend to waste money?
- young people tend to keep up with the fashion trend in order to attract attention, and name brands are very expensive
- there is always competition among young people and they are to waste to be better than others.
- to reflect their personality and express their individuality.
- young people tend to spend money out of an emotional reason

3/ Do schools in your country teach anything about finances?
YES:
- the ins and out finances
- money management skills
- how to make decisions about financial products and services
- how investments can benefit from compounded growth
- how to avoid debt
NO:
- school teachers might not have the skillset to teach finance
- there are not enough teachers who have the expertise to teach finance
- school think that financial knowledge isn’t useful until students are ready to use it
- School think that there are more important subjects than financial literacy.

4/ What kind of things do people like to buy in our country?
- product that makes or saves money such as energy saving power strips, energy saving socket power timers, water filter systems portable space heaters, LED bulbs, water saving toilet valves, rain barrels, solar powered devices.
- Products that make life healthy and comfortable such as vitamins and supplements, personal care products (cosmetics, shampoo, hair conditioners, shower gels, body moisturizers, hand washes), candles, drapery, lighting , photo frames, bed wedges, bean bad chairs, kitchen equipment (microwave ovens, dishwashers), furniture, cars.
- Products that save time and effort such as kitchen stuff, (blenders, grinders, food choppers, cheese slicers, juicers), gadgets (smartphone, GPS unit, Personal Digital Assistants, electronic calculators, portable scanners)
- Products that improve knowledge and develop life skills, such as books, attending seminars, coaching, IELTS online couses.




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IELTS Ideas: New things | Follow-up

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Hari ketiga mengajar di Program IELTS Masterclass C2 Band 7+ English Studio Kampung Inggris Pare untuk periode 25 Juli - 10 Agustus 2018. 

Awalnya saya tidak kepikiran untuk memposting hasil pencarian ide untuk IELTS speaking feedback di English Studio ini. Ingin berbagi adalah alasan utama saya kenapa akhirtnya saya pun memposting ini. Alasan kedua adalah supaya saya punya arsip materi. Hitung-hitung kalau besok dibutuhkan, tinggal ambil aja di blog ini, tanpa perlu bongkar-bongkar ini laptop :D




New things

Is it good for people to try new things?
Trying new things is good for people because it:
-       allows people to expand their minds and learn
-       helps people vanquish their fears
-       helps people retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones
-       makes people feel like they are high in the sky
-       has  a positive impact on people’s personal growth and health
-       keeps people inspired and motivated
-       gives people a fresh perspective and gets them excited
-       gives people’s soul a boost
-       broadens people’s horizons
-       feeds people’s creativity
-       boosts people’s creativity
-       increases people’s confidence
-       helps people break out of a rut
-       helps people see value around them
-       lets people gain knowledge
-       might people discover unknown talents
-       lets people learn more about themselves


Why are some people afraid of trying new things?
-       are afraid to be outside their comfort zone
-       are afraid to fail
-       worry that the action will result in immediate pain or discomfort
-       are worried that the action will produce an intolerable immediate outcome
-       are afraid of physical or material harm
-       are afraid of changes
-       have an instinctive fear of the unknown
-       feel insecure in the face of the unknown
-       are afraid to lose something they already have
-       don’t know what it’s like
-       any changes cause stress

What help do people need when they are trying to new things?
They need
-       trust in their ability to pull through
-       simple tips and techniques to effectively manage change-related stress
-       expert guidance
-       psychological support
-       praise even for little accomplishments

What for
-       to help them see gains from trying something new
-       to help them feel safe and secure
-       to help them deal with various feelings like threat anxiety, relief
-       to help them to overcome their fears

What are some of the difficulties a person might have when they try something new?
When trying something new a person might:
-       become bored
-       make mistakes
-       fail to do it
-       harm themselves in some way
-       get hurt
-       lose their confidence because it was not as good as they thought it would be

Do you think it’s better to have new experiences when you are young or when you are older?
It’s better to have new experiences when you are young because older people:
-       often make the conscious decision to stop learning even though they may not realize it
-       have come to believe that they are too old to learn something new
-       no longer need to master new skills to survive
-       get tired of learning
-       feel they have already had all experiences they need
-       have physical changes such as reduced visions and hearing ability which in turn have an effect on their ability to learn and master new skills.
-       Need more time to learn new things


- Eddy Suaib, Pengajar IELTS English Studio Kampung Inggris Pare, Kediri, Indonesia






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Introduction to Reading IELTS

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In reading IELTS, you have to deal with three reading passages with some questions as a companion. These reading passages are given based on its level of difficulty. These passages show increasing difficulty.

For each reading passage, there will be about 500-900 words existed. You have total 60 minutes to answer all questions about those three passages. The passages might involve information in form of tables, diagrams, charts, etc. Therefore, you need to have enough practice to understand on how to read those forms. Don’t be afraid of a topic that is unfamiliar for you. You will not be accessed about the knowledge of any particular subjects. You will be access merely on your skill to answer questions which are based on the reading passages. You may give marks on the question paper, but you should write down the answers directly to the answer sheet. Different from listening section, this section does not give you extra time for copying your answers to the answer sheet.

In reading sections, you could find several types of questions as follows.
  • Short answer
  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Classification
  • Completing sentences
  • Completing notes
  • Completing a summary
  • Completing a table
  • Completing a form
  • Completing a flow chart or diagram
  • Selecting headings for paragraphs and sections
  • Recognizing a writer’s views or claims
The same as listening section, you cannot predict which type of question you will have to answer. Reading IELTS might give you some combination of the listed types of questions to answer.

In this section your skills in the following aspects will be tested.
  • Identifying the gist of a passage
  • Finding detailed factual information in a passage
  • Identifying relationships between ideas or information items such as cause and effects, order of events, and comparison
  • Making inferences
  • Distinguishing between fact, assumption, or opinion
  • Understanding text organization
  • Summarizing information
Source: IELTS to Success Preparation Tips and Practice Test by Eric van Bemmel and Janina Tucker (Melbourne: 1997)

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Sharpen your skills on IELTS listening test | Part 2

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This article is part of the “Sharpen your skills on IELTS listening test” series. In the previous series we have talked about teach yourself the words, instruction, and divide and concur. In this series we will talk about distraction, listen for specific, answer as you listen, and keep moving forward.

4.     Distractions. Some points you need to know is that: 
The audio selection uses several different voices and accents. 

The background noise also varies, start from airport, cafĂ© shop, street, university, lecture hall.. you name it.   
Don't get confused by all the different voices you are going to hear. Ignore the noises and listen for the answers.

5.     Listen for specific things. The specific things we mean here are descriptions and details (dates, places, phone numbers, opening hours, years, transportation). When you are listening, look for them. If you hear them, but do not know where to place them yet – write them on anywhere on your paper. Later you will have some time to check your answers. Going over the questions that you could not answer during the Listening passage, you might see that what you have written about details and descriptions fits to be the answer.

6.     Answer as you listen ! Why? People tend to immediately forget the sentences after they have heard them due to constant flow of information. The best option is to answer as you listen. After hearing the last sentence, you will not have a chance to hear the first question. It means that when any part of Listening is over – you won‘t be able to remember any of the answers. So write them as you hear them, leave nothing for later.

7.     Keep moving forward ! If you miss one answer, you tend to miss the other answer as the audio listening is still playing. This “losing the sequence of answers” scenario can happen if you could not control your focus during listening test due to nervousness, stress, and other problems. Here are some tips to prevent it to happen:  

Always look one or two questions ahead. It may be hard, but with regular practice, it will be natural for you and can help a lot.  
If you miss one answer, admit it and keep moving forward.

Reference: Ace the IELTS (Simon Braverman)


- Read Sharpen your skills on IELTS listening test | Part 1 Here

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IELTS Reading: Improving Reading Score | Part 3

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What are other things that we can do to improve your reading score? One stimulant that you think about is soldier’s activity. When a soldier is going to be involved in a war, he or she will learn on the battle itself, including the place, the time, and the enemy. The same thing happened in IELTS. You have to learn on the types of questions that you deal with in this reading section. You need to do many exercises on these different types of questions as each type of questions need different treatment.
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Being Smart and Tricky in Writing IELTS Battle

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Why does the test taker need to be tricky as well in facing a battle in this section? Yes, smart is not enough in achieving a high score in this section. That is why being tricky comes up as the best solution for getting the expected score.
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IELTS Reading: Improving Reading Score | Part 2

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In this article, we are going to discuss more on how to improve reading score in IELTS. Besides applying skimming and scanning as the strategies, you can do some actions such as:
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IELTS Speaking Test - Introduction (part 1 and part 2)

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There are 3 parts in speaking test, each part has some characteristic questions. The examiner (interviewer) will record the interview and score you based on what have you answered. This time we will explain you about part one and part two in the speaking test.
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More about Timing Strategy in IELTS

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Simple but important thing to do during IELTS test is wearing a watch. Yes, by wearing a watch, you can check the time regularly. This checking is important to make sure that you are “on schedule”. You can try to check the time after completing each passage.
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Having a Smarter Practice of IELTS

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Being closer to the test day, you might feel more worried on your test. Some of you might also take the chance to postpone the test itself. Well, IELTS does not only test on your academic skills in English but also your mentality towards the test. You might feel some series of fears starting from fear of the questions, the time, and also the strategy. This test stresses on test taker’s ability to cope these fears. A successful test taker will be able to manage his or her mentality in order to perform his or her best on the day of the test.
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Important Things in Listening IELTS Part 1

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In listening section, you will face 40 questions which are divided into four sections. The first and second section is about social needs. In the first section, you will listen to conversation between two speakers while in the second section you will hear speech by a speaker. The next two sessions will be about educational or training. It covers conversation between up to four speakers and speech by a speaker.
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Easy to Apply Strategies for Getting Higher Writing Score in IELTS!

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The key point of getting high score in writing IELTS is having more practices. Test taker may not forget to use time limitation for creating a test-like situation. It is okay if test taker gives more practices on one of the tasks which is more difficult for the test taker. However, it is important for the test taker to have both kinds of writing before taking the real test. Remember that practice makes perfect!
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What We Should Know about Reading IELTS

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Reading is the second skill tested in IELTS series of test. After finishing listening section, test taker gets 60 minutes to finish three sections in reading IELTS with 13 until 14 questions for each section. A total question in this section is 40. The detail time arrangement for reading IELTS is:

  • 17 minutes on section
  • 20 minutes on section 
  • 23 minutes in section 

In IELTS, test taker has to realize that he or she is going to deal with a three long passages. The passages are taken from academic sources. These passages can be categorized as an advanced text.  These three passages will be given started from the easiest until the most difficult one.

Passages in IELTS reading section are followed by some different kinds of question. There are 11 types of question that test taker meets in completing this section. The lists are:

  1. Multiple choice
  2. Multiple matching
  3. Short-answer
  4. Sentence completion
  5. Tables, diagrams, flow charts
  6. Summary completion
  7. Paragraph headings
  8. Locating information
  9. Identifying writer’s views or claims
  10. Classification
  11. Matching

As test taker can see, there are many kinds of questions that test taker should deal with. Therefore, test taker needs to try each type of question to find out the most difficult type for him or her. Focus exercise on the most difficult type of question will contribute a lot in improving reading IELTS score.

Test taker can also apply another strategy in finishing this section by giving mark on the difficult question, moving from that question then coming back later when he or she has completed all questions. Test taker also needs to prepare some time for correcting his or her works.

In saving more time in doing this section, test taker should do three reading techniques, which should be matched with kind of question test taker are dealing with. The techniques are:

  • Skimming
  • Scanning
  • Reading for detail

Besides applying the techniques above, test taker could also do some other efforts such as adding his or her bank of vocabulary by reading newspaper, books, and magazines. Test taker could improve his or her skill and speed in reading as well by taking more reading resources, especially from authentic materials.

Ref. http://www.aippg.com/ielts/reading-tips-ielts.html, http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/cbIELTS_reading.htm, http://www.goodluckielts.com/2-1-1-IELTS_reading_overview.html
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Pita Skor IELTS

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Tidak ada kata tidak lulus atau gugur dalam IELTS. Setiap kandidat diurutkan berdasarkan penampilan mereka dalam tes, menggunakan skor mulai dari 1 hingga 9 untuk setiap bagian tes. Listening, Reading, Writing dan Speaking. Hasil dari keempat bagian tersebut kemudian menghasilkan Pita Skor Keseluruhan (Overall Band Score).
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Unfamiliar Vocabulary in Reading IELTS

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It is more than likely for you to deal with some unfamiliar vocabularies. Being panic for sure is not the best solution to have. Instead, you can practice on the following strategies to solve your vocabulary problem.

Check the content
You should check at the surrounding words of the difficult vocabulary. You can have a look at the words just before and after the unfamiliar vocabulary. Those words will help you to guess the meaning correctly, based on the context.

Look for a definition
For some cases, the writer realizes that the word that he or she uses might be very uncommon. Therefore, they usually simply translate the meaning of that word by using easier to understand unfamiliar vocabulary.

Identify the word’s place and purpose
Understanding whether a word is a noun, adjective, a verb or an adverb in a sentence is very essential skill to own. It will also help in understanding the meaning of the word.

Look for connective words
Connective words usually located near the unfamiliar vocabulary. That is why it can be used to help in identifying the general direction of the argument. There are four kinds of common connective words, including addition, sequence in order, consequence, and contrast/ comparison.

Break the word down into syllable
You can also get help to identify the meaning of the word by knowing pretty well on the common roots, affixes and possible similarity in your own language.

Treat the unknown word as an algebraic entity ‘X’
You can make use the relationship among the unfamiliar vocabulary, ‘X’, and the concept that you are familiar with.  You can use this way to help you answering questions that are related to ‘X’

Source: IELTS to Success Preparation Tips and Practice Test by Eric van Bemmel and Janina Tucker (Melbourne: 1997)


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Differentiating T/F/NG in Reading IELTS

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Always remember that in T/F/NG section, test taker’s ability to find particular information from the reading passage will be assessed. It does not mean that as a test taker, you have to memorize the passage in detail to discern whether the answer is T (True), F (False), or NG (Not Given).

You can use the following guideline to help you determine the correct answer. Read carefully to find the differences.

  1. You should pick ‘false’ as the answer when the question states an information or statement that is on the contrary to what is mentioned in the passage. You need to make sure that the argument is in contrast. You can simply draw a line on the sentence in the passage to make sure that you don’t miss any important point.
  2. You need to answer ‘not given’ when you cannot find the information or statement mentioned in the passage. In this context, you cannot say it is true and false. It is just a condition where you cannot find any supporting argument to support ‘true’ or ‘false’ as the answer.
  3. You can choose ‘true’ as your answer when you find that the information or statement is explicitly mentioned in the passage. You need to be aware because sometimes, the words are not exactly the same but they are same in meaning.

It should be highlighted as well that you should understand that you should not use your prior knowledge to help you answering questions in this section. Every answer that you have should be referred to the passage.

One of the ways to referred back the statement to the reading passage is by scanning and marking. Scanning is important to do remembering that you will get only a short time to read the passage. Marking should not be forgotten as it can give some easiness, especially in verifying our answers.

Source: http://tips-4-ielts.blogspot.com/2011/04/identifying-information-ielts-reading.html


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IELTS Reading (Serie 2)

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Talking about understanding instruction in IELTS reading section, you need to recognize some important things in this section. Those important things cover the following items.
  • What type of question you have to answer (gap-filling, multiple choice, matching information, etc)
  • Whether or not the question requires a specific or general answer.
  • What form the answer should take (is it in form of number, date, etc)

Besides, you need to master well on how to scan the text for specific answer. The important point from scanning application is the use of time efficiently. You should not spend more than one minute to find each answer. You need to look in the given passage, table, diagram or graph for the answer required. Then, locate keywords in the question and find them. Sometimes, you need to look for its synonym in the text. The sentences around these words are most likely to contain the answer that you need.

If you have some unsure answers, make sure that you give mark on it so that you could go back to those questions later after finishing all questions in that section.

Next skill to master is checking your answers. You should make sure that you leave no blank answer as you will not lose any mark even if you make some incorrect answers. Instead, you could go back to the questions that you consider as difficult ones. In checking the answers, you must keep holding on the instruction given. You should be careful to avoid a simple mistake in answering the questions. In order to help you get the ability to complete this skill, you should also know how to work out with unfamiliar vocabulary and master some common connective words. If you know well about connective words, you will get a big help to understand the general meaning of the text.

Source: IELTS to Success Preparation Tips and Practice Test by Eric van Bemmel and Janina Tucker (Melbourne: 1997)
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