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Tips to excel at your English Test for Study Overseas

Posted on October 29, 2018
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The number of Indian students enrolling for a degree overseas is constantly increasing. However, the process of migrating for study overseas is not very straightforward. They have to prepare for English exams and score well to get into the college or course of their choices. Hence, it is crucial for students to plan well and begin with the preparation well in advance.

You must have an understanding of your present English proficiency level. Accordingly, you should work on improving it. The key aspects to be focused on are: speaking, writing, reading, and listening.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

Enhance vocabulary

  • Read Newspapers. Learning new words is the best way to improve your vocabulary
  • Read editorial articles enriched with words. It will enhance your pronunciation skills as well
  • Try to solve a crossword puzzle to up skill vocabulary

Improve listening skills

  • Listen to audio books, podcast, TED talks and news channels
  • Effective listening skills will help enhance verbal communication as well
  • While listening to TED talks, download the available transcripts. Note down the words you don’t know the meaning or pronunciation of

Improve writing skills

  • Practice on brainstorming an idea and presenting it clearly
  • Pick example essays to practice. Before starting, make an outline. Have a clear idea of the purpose
  • Practice to reserve at least 5 minutes for checking spelling and grammatical mistakes

To hone your skills, it is important to choose quality preparation course books and resources, as quoted by Business World. These resources will enable students to gauge their own progress and improve their skills accordingly.

Lastly, be sure to check which tests are accepted by the university you are applying to. Also, have an understanding of how much you need to score to get into that institution.

The tips mentioned above should help you get ready for the exam. Keep practicing as it is the only way to perfection.

Y-Axis offers Counseling services, Classroom and Live Online classes for GRE, GMAT, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL and Spoken English with Extensive Weekday and Weekend Sessions. The modules include IELTS/PTE One to One 45 min and IELTS/PTE One to One 45 min package of 3 to help aspiring overseas students with the language tests.

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