In the first instance, when we think of writing IELTS, a candidate starts thinking about where to study. It often turns out to be a difficult choice for us. We are likely to be misled by the enticing advertisements and false reputations of many institutions. Many of us even fail to distinguish between sponsored and genuine generic promotions. So here are some ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of choosing a reliable institute to study for these language examinations.
Choose Institutions Using Official Practice materials.
It is better not to choose a coaching center that provides you with study materials published by any independent publisher. Do not use unofficial materials for practice. The designers of these language examinations have published and are publishing enough practice material for these exams. They are written in the same way as in a real test. Choose an institution that provides you with those official materials. That is where you need to study for your IELTS.
You Get Feedback from Reliable Tutors
Make sure that the institute has tutors who are qualified in English as well as specialized in IELTS training. The IELTS trainers’ trainer program gives them enough knowledge about the writing and speaking criteria. A candidate who has barely managed to pass the exam may not be able to guide you through. But many of the institutions employ such trainers. But these trained professionals must be able to walk you through. They will be able to give you the right and reliable feedback. So you realize your own level of English, where you stand, and where you need to improve.
There are some fundamentals you need to know about these language exams. The first thing to always remember is that the earlier you start, the better your scores will be. You need to START YOUR PREPARATION as EARLY as possible. It helps you get familiar with the test. Similarly, it enables you to aquire the desired improvement in the language, if needed. If anyone promises you the shortest course duration for you to achieve the optimum score, believe me, they are eyeing your money. Enroll yourself in a course with a longer duration. Once the course commences, you will come to know about the test-taking skills, and if you are urgently in need of writing the exam sooner, make sure you achieve the required language proficiency for all modules (sub-tests).
Use English as Much as Possible
It would always be better to be in an institution where you will have a chance to USE ENGLISH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Remember the fact that one can never improve in a language through the medium of another language. One would never improve in English through the medium of another language. In a place where you can always speak and listen to English, you would increase your chances of winning many folds. It maximizes your chances of optimizing your score. A place of English should be the place where you chose to study IELTS.