Monday, 28 November 2011

About the IELTS examination(1)

This exam is based upon the usual skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. This exam is required for people who are willing to work in Australia, New  Zealand, Canada, for students wanting to apply for a scholarship in an English-speaking country (or they have to attend courses in English in a non-speaking English country) or it can be mandatory for people working in certain companies.
The focus of the article will be on the speaking task. The topics for this task are based upon everyday life situations, but some tasks can be very unbecoming for many students. What I am trying to say is that some of the topics may not be so familiar to all the contestants, mainly because they are not all the time part of their daily routine or environment. For example, it can sometimes be difficult for a business man to develop a subject based upon a cooking routine.
A few tips:
Once you get your subject, try to brainstorm some vocabulary about it then think of some ideas on the topic that you can develop in conversation. Write down a few questions that you can ask your partner of conversation. One final tip: never stop talking, your goal for this task being to show your fluency on any topic. The subjects for the speaking test are developed extensively during the preparation modules.



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