Tips for acing your TOEFL and IELTS score

November 10 2021  ·  4 min read

Everybody who desires of getting accepted to a foreign university must score better on TOEFL or  IELTS which are ratified across 150 countries of the world including the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and Canada.TOEFL or IELTS is not crucial for student visas but it is a requirement in your university admission process.TOEFL is an acronym of test English as a foreign language and IELTS stands for international English language testing system. typically all those individuals who want to get admission to a foreign university, Graduate School, or global migration take IELTS or TOEFL to substantiate their English language requirements which access your proficiency to both speak and understand English by analyzing your English ability to speak, read, write, and listen. Every year around 3 million people take the TOEFL test and more than 5 million people go for the IELTS test to ensure their English ability is adequate. As an admission requirement, you may learn that some universities require high IELTS and  TOEFL scores and some universities offer admission on average scores, even there are some of the universities which don’t require the test scores, and you get approved through a holistic review of your personal statement and co-curricular activities. The least score for TOEFL ranges from 61-100 which is only valid for two years. Both tests contain four parts which include reading, writing, listening, and speaking sections.

TOEFL exam format

 The reading section of TOEFL is between 60-100 minutes which comprises three to five reading passages containing 12 to 14 questions in each.

There is a 60 to 90 minutes Listening section that involves 6 to 9 passages containing five to six questions each. The speaking section lasts for 20 minutes and it involves six spoken tasks which are relatively complicated for non-native speakers Final part of the exam concludes with a writing section that lasts for 50 minutes and involves two tasks that need to be attained in the given time.

IELTS exam format

 IELTS applies to everybody who is 16 years or older regardless of country, nationality, or educational background. A count of seven on IELTS can positively boost your chances of admission to a foreign university. It includes a listing section of 30 minutes where the individual has to listen to four recordings and has to answer the questions asked. The reading section of 60 minutes requires you to answer 40 questions and is designed to test your critical reading skills. In addition to this, the student has to finish off two writing tasks in 60 minutes and a speaking test of 11 to 14 minutes. The test is taped and conducted in three parts that access your spoken English skills and with an impressive score on every section, you will be more likely to succeed in getting nominated for your chosen course and desire university.

How to score better on TOEFL and  IELTS?

There are some common yet helpful tips everybody must learn to score the best on the test. Find time to practice using past test papers that can be easily found online and before taking an English language proficiency exam, be sure to check which tests are accepted by the institution you are applying to. The more you read the better results it would produce for you. Learn academic English from articles, journals, encyclopedias, and textbooks and practice more and more through the IELTS and TOEFL sample textbooks. Before registering yourself for the test Set aside ample time to prepare for the exam and sharpen your skills. Three to six months of study time is generally sufficient to score higher on the test. However, exact time frames will vary depending on your grip on the English language. To do well on both tests you need to have a good grasp of high-level academic vocabulary so for that purpose try to ensure that you learn and memorize vocabulary every day. Study the format of the test in detail which will automatically help you to alleviate stress on the exam day. Research the minimum test scores which are required for admission to your desired university. Aim to be at the test Centre before 30 minutes, remain calm and feel confident, and don’t feel nervous because too much hesitation badly affects your brain’s capability of memorizing things. Some extent of stress is better because it can assist you to concentrate on your goals and motivates you but if you worry too much you will not be able to prove your  English skill level in the exam. Trust yourself, gather enough courage to believe that you can succeed, and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.

Salma naz

Salma naz

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