Many of these excited people start googling the term ‘IELTS’ and start studying on the first webpage showing up, or they go to the nearest language school, thinking that all teachers and all language schools teach the same thing and in the same way. Only after studying so hard, spending so much money and so much time do they realize that their IELTS score has not improved, even just a little. The worst part is that, after studying for months, many of them feel so confused about how they should prepare for the test.
This confusion is caused by opposing advice internet websites and teachers give. After long hours of studying, some IELTS students are still not sure what the best strategy for answering IELTS reading questions is. They are not sure if they should read all words in the reading passages ,or they should read the first and the last sentence of each paragraph. or even maybe they should stop reading the passage altogether and try to find the answer in the passage just by using keywords.
The confusion is even greater about IELTS writing. Many students end up not being sure how many paragraph long their essay must be, if it is necessary to directly state their own opinion in the essay, and if so, should they write it in the introduction or in the conclusion paragraph of the essay. Is it also possible to use the pronoun ‘I’ in IELTS academic writing? How about giving a personal example of what happened to you or a person you know which is related to the topic of the writing task?
But does it really have to be so difficult? Does it have to be so confusing? And If it is confusing, is there a solution? Well, the answer to the questions are very simple. We have to only see why it became confusing in the first place. It was the bad advice that caused all the problems. In fact, with right advice, genuine progress and a boost in IELTS score is quite achievable. All you need to is to study authentic IELTS material published by Cambridge and a professional who has studied all the Cambridge books who can select and provide you with exactly what you need.