Wednesday, December 25, 2013

IELTS Speaking Band Calculator

If you know that how examiners calculate the IELTS speaking band, you can overcome on many mistakes. In this post I will give you brief information about scoring and band criteria of IELTS Speaking.
There are four important factors that are considered while calculating IELTS Speaking. You should focus on the following factors to get high band in IELTS Speaking.


The examiner will analyze your fluency during speaking. Fluency is basically your ability to speak confidently, undoubtedly and without hesitation. Examiners are concerned to examine whether you have an ability to express your thoughts and ideas about particular topics clearly and coherently. While speaking if you take long pause or pause to many times, this may cause reduction in your score and your band will ultimately reduce.
IELTS Speaking band calculator


The examiner will also check how you pronounce during speaking. The examiner will easily analyze your speech and easily judge your pronunciation. Better pronunciation does not mean that you pronunciation should be like a native English speaker. The key factor is to check your ability to pronounce words correctly. The examiner will also check whether you use correct words during each sentence. Accent is not taken in account while grading your IELTS Speaking band, so don’t think too much about it.


Vocabulary is also very important.  The examiner will analyze that how perfectly you utilize vocabulary during each sentence and also check your accuracy. Repeating same words again and again is not a good sign, showing lack of vocabulary. Use variety of vocabulary words and structures during speaking to demonstrate your vocabulary skills.
 Calculate IELTS Speaking score

Grammatical Skills 

During speaking you should also focus on your grammar. The examiner will examine your grammatical accuracy and skills. So this is also very important factor while examiner going to score speaking answers. During speaking you should use proper English grammar because in proper grammar may cause reduction in speaking score which will ultimately effect your overall IELTS Score.

Last but not the Least

First of all control your nerves. Don’t panic; Speak confidently and naturally as possible. Focus on your Fluency, Pronunciation, Vocabulary and Grammatical accuracy. Keep in mind that in speaking module, there are no correct or wrong answers but silence gives you no marks. Try to speak as much as possible considering all the above mentioned factors. Try to answers all the questions in a Good English that will earn you good marks.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Free IELTS Practice Test

If any one gone to take the IELTS test, they should pratice the exams before the actual IELTS Exam. You can prepare yourself through free IELTS practice tests and learn the types of question and answers and also time yourslef and develop your exam tips and tricks. The pratice test gives you the chance to understand the format of test and learn and experiance the type of task you will need to perform during acutal IELTS Exam. You can analyze your self through these pratice tests under timed conditon. After each pratice test you can review your anwsers and compare with the model anwsers. This will helps you to improve your learning skills.

Keep in your mind that your start with Listening test than reading and after reading test you will take writing test, you will perform all three test without any break in a single day. So pratice for IELTS test in a similar manners for acurate preparation of IELTS. Read the each question carefully and carry out each task in the correct order. The IELTS online pratice test is presented over number of web pages, so read it carefully to answer the question in accurate manner.  If you like to practice offline, you need to download the practice test, blank answer sheets and listening transcripts as well as answers to compare your result from answer sheet.

Free IELTS practice test

Listening Practice Test

You will pefrom your IELTS Listening test in about 30 minutes. You will be given 10 extra minutes to transfer your answers from question paper to answer sheet. Follow the instruction that will given to you during listening section and understand how to answer each different type of questions. For online practice download the listening transcript and blank answer sheet to start your practice. Set your time clock and start test. You have time to read the question on question paper and hear the recording to place your answer in question paper. The listening audio will be played only once. So listen very carefully.Start listening audio and write your answer in question paper and after 30 minutes transfer your answer in your answer sheet within 10 minutes. No marks will be given if you only write your answer in question paper. You can write your answer either in lower or upper case. Online practice test will be available in four different web pages according to each sections.

IELTS Listening Test Blank Answer sheet 

IELTS Listening Practice Questions

IELTS Listening Practice Answer Sheet

IELTS Practice Tests

Reading Practice Test

Online reading test will be avaialble on three different web pages as reading section comprise with three sections. You will allowed to perfrom your IELTS reading test within 1 Hours. So, set your time to complete your practice test in one hour. You will find 40 questions in practice papers.Each question carry only one mark. If you want to practice offline than download the desired (IELTS reading academic or IELTS reading General) test papers and blank answer sheet.  Follow the instruction that will be given to you before IELTS reading exam. Do not open the question paper before you allowed to do so. Write your name and candidate number in the spaces on the top of the page.Read the instrution on each reading section to answer the questions properly. You have to compelete and transfer your answer to the answer sheet within prescribed time limit. Once  you finish the test, you will be asked to hand over the question and answer paper in acutal IELTS Exam. Once  you finished the IELTS reading practice test, download the sample answer to compare and reveiw your result.

IELTS Academic Reading Practice Questions

IELTS Academic Reading Blank Answer Sheet

IELTS Academic Reading Answer Paper

IELTS General Reading Practice Questions

IELTS General Reading Blank Answer sheet

IELTS General Reading Answer Sheet