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IELTS Practice Tests Plus - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Tên: IELTS Practic Tests Plus. ➤ Tác giả: Vanessa Jakeman, Clare McDowell. ➤ Tình trạng: Full pdf + audio. ➤ Nội dung: Cung cấp các bài test. We can help you gain registered ielts certificate with score band and above in all modules without you writing the exams. Contact for more details Whatsapp.

We'll go over what each section includes and where you can find additional resources. Section 1 — a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context. For example, you might hear a conversation about confirming details for a reservation, or placing an order over the phone. Section 2 - a monologue set in an everyday social context. For example, you might hear a speech about local facilities, or someone providing directions, or presenting basic information about an event. Section 3 — a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context. For example, you might hear a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment, or a couple of students discussing something from class.

By going into IELTS unprepared, you're more likely to get stressed from small mistakes that test takers with more experience learned to ignore. That's just one example, but many others exist, so you want to improve your odds by practicing as much as you can.

Think of it like preparing for a marathon. You cannot show up and run 10 miles unprepared; it takes consistency and dedication to train your body and mind to run the whole marathon.

Of course, it's not exactly like a marathon, but you get the idea. By about the 3 hour mark, if you are not utilizing our tips and strategies from how to score high in IELTS , you may run out of energy. Our IELTS lessons will help teach you when and where you should focus your energy, so you are not wasting it on things that don't matter.

The quality of questions you practice matters, and it matters a lot. If you practice easy questions, you're going to do poorly, especially, on the reading and writing section. Now, If you're interested, you might be able to find good reading passages from national geographic, academic essays from certain school websites, and good speeches from TED videos, but none of them come close, in terms of length and format, compared to what you'll experience from the official IELTS test.

As we've mentioned, there are four sections: listening, reading, writing, and speaking and even though your reading scores might be excellent, you could struggle with the speaking section.

In this case, the speaking section would be considered your weakness and could be the reason you fail to achieve your target IELTS band score. A great practice test should meet the following requirements: Questions including passages and audio lectures are close to the official IELTS in terms of difficulty, length, and style.

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Sample answers including sample speaking and writing responses are included Band score is provided Tips and answer explanations are included Vocabulary teaching is included In summary, a good IELTS practice test can give you the most authentic test experience possible and offer you add-on tips, teaching, and answers to help you improve and learn better. The simple answer is as many as you can. However, maybe you don't need to take that many.

It really depends on your progress. You should utilize the practice tests diagnostic reports to determine where you currently stand. This free resource is a great place to start to become familiar with question types and difficulty and the test format. However, there are two critical factors you should be aware of. The listening and reading section just gives you links to download and print the answer and question sheets.

There is no timer, as well, so you'll need to time yourself. Overall, it's not designed to be user friendly. Unfortunately, the speaking section is even worse. All you get are the question texts on screen. This is not like the official speaking test at all; the examiner asks you the questions, the questions are not shown as text What's special about these two books is that they provide sample speaking and writing responses along with examiner comments, allowing you to learn how to give a high-scoring speaking or writing response from an IELTS examiner's point of view.

Both of them also come with a DVD comprising audio files for the Listening test and film footage of three students taking the Speaking test. The course includes numerous interactive activities, videos tutorials, and 9 full IELTS practice tests. However, the biggest downside is that its speaking tests don't actually simulate the real experience of an official IELTS test having an examiner asking you questions face-to-face. Reading and listening questions are organized by question types, so you won't be able to experience taking a full reading or listening section.

However, you'll have to register on the website in order to access them. The Cambridge Guide is an official guide made from the actual test writers. This means that the sample tests and questions are very similar to what you will see on the actual test. This book is also a very good guide to learn what to expect on the exam.

It thoroughly goes through each section of the test so that you are not surprised on your exam day. The only downside of this books is it does not have enough concept review on the topics compared to other prep books.

If you are looking for in-depth concept overview, you may need to download a supplemental review book. Overall, this book can serve as a boon to the students who are preparing for the IELTS exam and can be considered to be a must-have for those who wish to achieve success.

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Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Ielts practice test plus 1. Remember, however, that the examination is pitched at intermediate level and above. However, you are not permitted to re-sit the IELTS test within three months at the centre where you last took it, or at any other centre in the world. Most test centres offer the test at least once a month and busy centres may conduct more sessions at peak times of the year.

You will receive a Test Report Form TRF from the centre where you sat the test showing your band score in each part of the test. To be valid after two years, an IELTS TRF should be accompanied by evidence that you have maintained your level of English through study or effective use of the language.

While some will accept you at Band 5, most universities require a minimum score of 6. Some courses with a heavy emphasis on language may ask for a higher score. You should seek advice from the Faculty or University to which you are applying. You will receive a TRF which shows your performance on the 9 band scale in each of the four modules.

These four scores are then combined to produce your overall band score. The result will come from the centre where you sat the test. X This depends on your personal circumstances - your motivation to learn, your exposure to English and the amount of time you spend studying. However, it is important to be familiar with the types of questions you will meet in the test. The Speaking test is usually on this day but may be held up to two days later - at the discretion of the centre.

You can choose whether to take the Writing test on screen or on paper. However, you will always be able to take the pen and paper version of the test at all centres. The Academic module is designed to assess whether you are ready to study in an English language medium at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

A General Training score cannot be used for entry to a university as the emphasis of GT is on basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. The results are not interchangeable. A score of 5. Both British and American spelling is accepted, however. There will be one Task 1 question and one Task 2 question.

You must answer both questions in the time allowed. There are two versions of the test: Students wishing to study at postgraduate or undergraduate level should take the Academic Module. The General Training Module is designed for those candidates who plan to undertake training or secondary school education. The General Training Module is also used in Australia and New Zealand to assess the language skills of incoming migrants.

Candidates must decide in advance which of the two modules they wish to sit as the results are not interchangeable. Students sit the Listening, Reading and Writing papers in that order on one day.

The Speaking Test may be held up to two days later, though normally it is taken on the same day, after the Writing Test. Overview of the test The test is in four parts reflecting the four basic language skills: Candidates receive a Test Report Form which shows their overall performance reported as a single band score as well as the individual scores they received for each part of the test.

A talk or short speech - topic of general interest. A lecture - academic style. General interest rather than discipline specific. Graded in difficulty. Candidates are presented with a given point of view or problem on which to base their writing.

Up to 3 texts are possible. Course related texts drawn from an educational or training context but focusing on survival needs of students. Descriptive or narrative text of extended prose on a topic of general interest. Writing types A short letter - informal or semi formal style. Discursive essay. Task types Task poses a problem or outlines a situation which requires a written response in letter format.

An extended piece of writing based on a number of points raised in the question. Speaking No. Examiner interviews candidate asking questions based on familiar topics, using a set framework.

Part 2 mins Individual long turn.

Candidate is required to speak for minutes on a topic presented in the form of both a written and verbal instruction, Candidate is given 1 minute to prepare. Part 3 mins Discussion.

Examiner introduces a discussion thematically linked to the Part 2 topic and encourages the candidate to develop language of a more abstract and academic nature. The Speaking test format in brief Part 1 - you will be asked some questions based on everyday topics and your personal experiences. You should answer these as fully as possible without straying from the topic. Part 2 - you will have to speak for between one and two minutes on a topic nominated by the examiner. You will have a minute to prepare but then you must speak without stopping.

Part 3 - you will be asked to speak on issues broadly related to the Part 2 topic. The examiner will lead the discussion but you are expected to interact fully and offer a broad range of language appropriate to the subject and situation. The test consists of four graded recorded sections each with 10 questions and it takes about 30 minutes to complete. As you hear the recording once only, success will depend on knowing what information to listen for.

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 1.pdf

You are not expected to have any specialist knowledge but you should be able to deal with a range of topics and a number of different voices. The test measures how well you can manage the following skills: Listening for specific information What does 'listening for specific information' mean?

When you listen for specific information, you are listening for key details; for example, to help you make a decision or complete a task.

Imagine you are listening to the following. What kind of information might you want to listen for in each case? In the exam, you may need to show your understanding of specific information by: Will you need to write something or choose an answer? Now listen to Extracts 1 and 2 and answer Questions 1, 2 and 3. Concert details Full price tickets: Student price: Remember, you cannot use more than three words in a short answer question.

Underline the key words in each question, that is, the words which tell you what information to listen out for. For example, the key word in Question 4 is 'work', so you need to listen for what job the man does.

Now listen to Extract 3 and answer questions Exercise 3 0 a Look at the statements and possible answers below. Turn them into questions by changing the stem. The first one is done for you. What time does the library open? B motor bike. C helicopter. B main reason for people going to prison. C number of prisons in Australia. B C Now listen to Extract 3 again and answer Questions 7 and 8. Exam Tip You are not always listening for the words used in the question.

IELTS tests your ability to make sense of what you hear - not just to listen for key words. Sometimes one of the speakers will ask the question for you in a slightly different form so listen out for this. Developing listening skills 2 7 The woman washes her hair A once a week. B twice a week. C more than twice a week. B design.

C advertising. How was the answer expressed on the recording? Were the same words used as in the question? Listening for main ideas and supporting information What does 'listening for main ideas' mean? Imagine you are at a party. You join a group of people who are already talking to each other.

The first thing you do is try to work out what they are talking about. What is the topic? And then, what is the main idea? You can get an idea of the topic from the vocabulary they are using. The main idea is the main point or message. You will hear four different mini-talks; in each case identify the main idea and complete the table below. Sometimes the main idea will be explicitly stated, sometimes it will be in the overall message.

Listen to Extract 4 again and pause the recording after each speaker. Make notes of some of the supporting information. Look at the example for the first mini-talk below. In the exam, you may need to show your understanding of main ideas and supporting information by: Is this question testing main ideas or supporting information?

Now listen to Extract 5 and answer the question.

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2 by Morgan Terry

How often did the speaker repeat the main idea? For example, in Question 10 below, you must decide which of the 3 options best sums up what the man says.

Listen to Extract 6 and answer the question. Circle the appropriate letter A-C 10 The shoes were designed to A reduce the pain of marathon running. B increase the athletes' speed. C help old people walk more easily. The words in the summary will give a brief version of what you hear. Read the summary below. What is the main idea? Underline the words that tell you. What details do you need? Now listen to Extract 7 and answer Questions The ship then lay on the sea bed for 12 years. In she was 13 and brought back to dry land.

By analysing the 14 of the ship, scientists believe they are closer to learning why she sank. Now go to Test 3, Questions , and try a summary completion task. Exam Tip You have to get both answers correct to get your mark. Listen to Extract 8 and answer Question 15 below. A hiking boots E gloves B pair of shorts F tent C woollen jumper G flashlight D inflatable mattress Developing listening skills 3 Exercise 7 Exercise 8 Understanding the speaker's opinion How can you tell opinions from facts?

An opinion is a point of view; it differs from a fact in that it cannot be proved true. Which of the following are opinions? Which are facts?

How do you know? Here's a leaflet with the information you require. Opinion is usually only tested in Sections 3 and 4 of the listening test. The most common method is through multiple-choice questions as these can provide you with a choice of opinions from which to select the correct answer.

OD Look at Questions below. Are you listening for an opinion or a fact? Which words tell you? Listen to Extracts and answer the questions. B is adequate for its purpose. C has a number of design faults. A They will not change much in the future. B They should be designed to be more practical. C They can cover greater distances than in the past. Now go to Test 1, Quetsions , and try a selecting task. You have one hour to answer questions on three reading passages, so it is important to identify which skills are being tested in each question and to apply them appropriately.

Skimming means reading very quickly. It involves selective reading of the most important parts of the text in order to: The way in which a text is organised gives us a clue as to what is the most important part to read. Tick what you should read to get a quick overview of a text.

When you scan a text, you move your eyes over it very quickly in order to find something specific and easily recognisable. When scanning you are looking for particular information e.

Which of these types of text would you scan? Which would you skim? Tick the appropriate box: This means that they help you tackle most questions in the exam more effectively, including for example: Read through it quickly and answer the following multiple-choice questions. Goodness,gracious,great of fire In the first ofa new series, Alan Watts tackles the science ofthunder and lightning A Despite our modern sophistication and advanced warning systems, the thunderstorm still provokes a primitive dread in most people.

It is not only our helplessness in the face of nature's wrath that produces fear, but also the eerie listlessness that settles over animals, birds and people in the build-up to a storm. Yet the kind of storm with a sultry calm before its arrival isjust one of many kinds of thunderstorm associated with a particular kind of weather. B The kinds of intense storms that develop on hot sultry days are a mass of individual storm cells.

Spanish plume storms sierras of Spain 'sheet-lightning' E Whatever the cause of a storm, there has to be lightning pressure waves electric charge raindrops positively charged. It is estimated that there are some 1, storms going on at any one time somewhere in the world—-mainly in the tropics—and that the electric current induced by the lightning from these compensates for the more-or-less continuous drift of positive ions from the ionosphere to the earth, so balancing the atmosphere's electric current.

A fire B weather C science 2 Which of the following areas do you think the writer will discuss? A animals and their environment B modern danger warnings C types of storm D what to do in bad weather b Selective reading will also help you to orient yourself within a text. Look at the text on page Which paragraphs will you need to read more carefully if you need to find out more about: Exercise 4 Exam Tip Before you begin any set of questions always check to see whether you can use your skimming or scanning skills to help you locate the answer.

Often you need to use both. The task is matching descriptions. For matching questions, the first step is to read the list of options and to locate the part of the text with the answer. In order to do this effectively, skimming and scanning are vital.

Read the task and underline the words which you could scan the text for. Look at the descriptions oj thunderstorms below. Which type ofstorm A-C does each feature refer to? Now go to Test 1, Questions , on page 39 and try a matching task.

Developing reading skills 2 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Main ideas and details How are texts organised? Texts are divided into paragraphs to make them easier to read. Usually a text is organised in the following way: Introduction para 1: Paragraph 3: In the introduction the writer will outline what he or she will write about and the main issues he or she intends to raise.

Each paragraph goes on to deal with one key issue. The writer may state the issue in a topic sentence or sentences and may summarise it in the last sentence.

The writer will use supporting details to explain and develop the point the paragraph is making. Sometimes the point has to be inferred from the details.

Read the following paragraph. Choose the main idea A, B or C. If there is a topic sentence, underline it. When philosophers debate what it is that makes humans unique among animals, they often point to language. Other animals can communicate, of course. But despite the best efforts of biologists working with beasts as diverse as chimpanzees, dolphins and parrots, no other species has yet shown the subtleties of syntax that give human languages their power.

There is, however, another sonic medium that might be thought uniguely human and that is music. Other species can sing indeed, many birds do so better than a lot of people but birdsong and the song of animals such as whales, has a limited repertoire - and no other animal is known to have developed a musical instrument.

A the differences between animals and humans B the characteristics of language and music C the importance of language to humans How is your understanding of main ideas tested in IELTS? In the IELTS exam you will need to show your understanding of main ideas by matching headings to paragraphs in a text. Read the following instructions for a paragraph heading task.

Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs A-G. From the list of headings below choose the most suitable heading for each paragraph. Write the appropriate numbers i-x in boxes on your answer sheet. In which order will you follow these steps so that you can match the correct 'heading to each paragraph? What are details? A detail is an 'important' or 'specific' piece of information that can be found in a text.

Details are often facts and in academic texts these are used to support main arguments. Exercise 7 Read the following sentences. Which one is the main idea? Which ones are details that support the main idea? Exam Tip Some questions may test a mixture of skills. For example, a multiple choice task may test your understanding of main ideas and details.

A number of different types of questions may test how well you can locate and understand detailed information.

For example: The following instructions come before a summary completion task. And during all this, you can of course also look at the wall clock.

During your practice tests, keep a clock in plain view. Use that clock with an timer app such as Google Timer. For your virtual timer, set 30 minutes for Listening, 10 minutes for transferring Listening answers to the answer sheet, 60 minutes for your IELTS mock test Reading section, and so on.

Learn to monitor your own time, without glancing at the clock too frequently. It also means learning how to work quickly enough to finish all the questions on time, without rushing and making mistakes. Accuracy and pacing are two separate skills. Of these two skills, accuracy is the most important. You can give your answers as quickly as you want. Instead, take as long as you need. You should even take time to go back and double check your Reading answers if you need to. The same is true of your endurance skills—that is, your ability to work on the IELTS without getting tired and needing breaks.

When you first start doing practice tests, stop and rest if you absolutely have to. Make note of how much that slows you down. Then learn to take slower breaks as you get more comfortable. By test day, be ready to do the first three sections without breaks. Read on! After checking your answers, refer to the score chart and scoring video , which will help you find your raw score. The raw score is the number of questions you got right.

The chart only covers some of the bands, without showing raw score conversions for the highest and lowest IELTS bands. You can enter your raw scores into that website. The Writing test comes with high-scoring sample essays.