IELTS is a test for people trying to pursue higher education abroad or migrate abroad for work. Its an international standard test for language is mandatory. But it’s hard to prepare for the exams and a lot of candidates make the minor but foolish mistake that they don’t realize. Kunal Bansal in Chandigarh is a renowned name in IELTS coaching and shares the advice for things not to do during an exam.
1.. Never Rush
It’s an important tip a candidate should keep in mind. Never rush to answer a question. Take a couple of seconds to process the question and understand what’s been asked. This will help you organize and create a thoughtful answer. Sometimes, when you answer in a rush, you might speak something irrelevant or unrelated. Similarly, don’t’ take much time, either. If you think you can take the time to prepare the most perfect answer, you’re mistaken.
2.. Never Respond If You Don’t Get It
You don’t always understand everything or some words. If it happens to you during the examination, do not hesitate to ask the supervisor/examiner to ask again. It’s no biggie. However, avoid asking again and again as it marks you’re not prepared for the exam. Once or twice is understandable and the examiner wouldn’t refuse to repeat.
3.. Ready to Address Your Mistake
It is possible if you’re answering a question you might make a mistake. If you think its a horrifying thing, stay calm for there is a way out. If you have made a mistake, try correcting it. It makes an examiner think you know the answer and you know where you’ve made a mistake. Don’t do it too often.
4.. Don’t Be a Parrot
Parroting an answer will be telltale that you have memorized it. Instead, understand the concept, and form it into your own words. It reflects as you know what the question says and you’re able to say it in your own way while making the subject clear.
5.. Always Use Simple Words
Avoid using bigger or complicated words you’re not sure about. Using such words in a sentence that doesn’t make sense is a sign that you’re not sure about the answer. Instead be simple. A lot of examiners highly regard simplicity in the answers.
6.. Avoid Complicated Grammar
The grammar you’re unsure about should be left alone. Using grammar elements in good is important, you can’t make too many grammatical mistakes or else you’ll lose points. Focus more on connectors or as they in IELTS. ‘CC.’ That is ‘Cohesion and Coherence.’ Don’t try to impress your examiner by going deep into grammar.
7.. Always say or write something
During test whether speaking or writing, never be blank. Say or something relevant. Being silent or leaving the answer space blank is never going to help you. What you need to remember is that the examiner is there to evaluate your speaking and writing skills. At least give him an idea of how much you know the language.
8.. Get to the Main Point
When answering a question, don’t beat around the bushes for long. Come to the point. Be precise. Let the examiner know what you’re trying to say in the context of the question. Avoid adding additional details. It’s of no use and it certainly not going to help you either.
Keep important things in mind like never be late for the exam. If possible try to reach before time and mentally prepare yourself for the questions. Keep the preparation tight and be always confident that you’ll tackle no matter what examiner throws at you.