IELTS and TOEFL Guide for Abroad Education
Are you preparing for TOEFL and IELTS examinations? Well, it must be lengthy and complicated. The pressure starts to build up slowly as you approach the final exam day. But it would help if you make a list of what to prepare and how to achieve it.
The following part shall offer stepwise guidance for effective study routine and cover-up IELTS – 4 Sections: reading, speaking, listening and writing that are vital for the exam. Look for the practical study plans as suggested by awardees and top rankers in this exam.
How to prepare for IELTS & TOEFL exams?
When attempting to get admission in a foreign university, it requires one to have proficiency in English. So, to have English proficiency certificates, it is better to opt for the above-said entrance exams. The proficiency certificate will suffice for both visa and University exams.
As per IELTS – University requirement more than 6.5 scores will qualify students in top European universities in this entrance under the British Council, other factors are also involved in getting admission for this degree program.
Below are some essential steps for better IELTS & TOEFL guidance:
Set your Goal
These exams test your ability to perceive and interpret language when you are reading or listening. Set your goal initially and try to find out the score that each university asks for. Depending on this, you can understand how much to cover up to attain success.
Usually, overseas education consultancies suggest studying in Germany for Indian students as the country has 90% of tuition-free Universities. If you target the minimum IELTS and TOEFL score for Master’s in Germany, you can find many other countries’ options. You need to have a minimum of 6.5 IELTS score and 90 iBT (Internet-based test) TOEFL score if you plan to study MS in Germany.
6.5 is the decent enough score required to study Master’s overseas in European countries and any other non-EU destinations such as the UK and Australia. For Canada, IELTS score required is 7 for better college options.
Have Essential Study Materials
Make sure to have required study materials that guide for satisfactory preparation. It should boost your confidence as you practice more video tests. The practice would help you identify weaknesses and strengths better, helping you work on them.
Stick to Study Plan
Having an organized schedule requires a suitable study plan that involves follow-up to work on your weaknesses. To appear for the above two exams, studying each subject and analyzing your preparation have positive impacts.
Know the Test Format
To pass the exams in the first go, it is better to get accustomed to its format correctly. With the idea of the content, question type and rules will help to attempt confidence and make more attempts.
How do IELTS band scores work?
In the IELTS exam, the score is given out of 40, and it is converted to IELTS – overall nine band score. Students may score both in half and whole bands. To achieve nine points or close enough marks, students should cover up the four sections mentioned above. Listening practice, developing writing habits, reading and speaking habits together would help one succeed. It requires a general interest in learning the English Language that would help to score better.
How to master language skills?
Try to read as many English written materials as possible in different narratives with varying levels of difficulty and various subjects. The habit of diverse reading helps to grasp better insight into grammatical and sentence structure.
Listen to conversation in English, trying to comprehend them correctly. TOEFL – recommended to have 108 & above for University Admission, students need to be well prepared to overcome the challenges, includes growing an excellent ability to speak and write in English. One should maintain spontaneity in writing and develop the ability to express personal emotions uniquely.
The section-wise guidance for IELTS and TOEFL – 4 Sections: reading, speaking, listening and writing requires a candidate to be focused and know their strengths and weaknesses.
To achieve the goal, it requires persistency and effective planning for practice. This way, the student can learn from their mistakes and prepare thoroughly to get through TOEFL and IELTS in the first go.
Debendra Jena, a B.Tech Graduate with specialization in Education Counselling for Abroad Destination.