Success Factors for Ielts Essay

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ETop 10 Factors for IELTS Success A guide to preparing more effectively for the IELTS exam By Michael Wattie To improve your score in the IELTS exams, you should focus on the following areas: 1. Improve your overall English ability The IELTS exam has been designed to test your ability to communicate in English, so ultimately you cannot score well without a high level of English. Learning any language is a slow process that requires hard work and perseverance. The best way to improve your English is to immerse yourself in English…..take every opportunity you can to read, write, speak, and listen to English. You can use some of the links and resources on my page at In addition, try to develop regular habits for doing things in English, such as, reading the daily news in English or starting a blog in English. Research shows that it is important to interact in English frequently as opposed to big chunks of infrequent study. You can improve your listening skills by listening to the BBC news or watching movies. In doing so, try to understand as much as you can about what the speaker is saying, and do NOT rely on subtitles – they only improve your reading! Reading can be improved by regularly reading English newspapers and novels. Try to guess the meaning of words you don’t know and only use a dictionary to check your guesses or for words you can’t guess the meaning. Writing can be improved by writing more often.........but to really make improvements you need to have someone to correct it. I provide a correction service for a modest fee. If you are interested in finding out about that you can see my website at: Speaking can be a tricky one if you are in a non-English speaking country. One thing you can do is to

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