Practice English Tests
The UK Government provides an opportunity to students of all nationalities to study in but you’ll have to obtain a student visa first. For this, a student has to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This is a prerequisite because in all the UK universities, the medium of teaching is English. Therefore, if you are not from an English-speaking country then you would have to prove your communication and correspondence skills.
Some of the accepted language tests are:
UK institutions are open to accepting all the above-mentioned tests, however, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most preferred English language proficiency test. IELTS is accepted by almost all institutions in the UK and is also advised as per the UK visa rules. Don’t forget to check the official website of your preferred institution to know more on this.
There is a wide range of free IELTS preparation material and tools available on the internet.
Practice goes a long way in scoring well in English language proficiency tests. These free practice tests will give you an idea of the test format and questioning pattern. We would suggest you try solving these tests under timed conditions and see how you score, then ask your mentors for feedback and improve upon areas where there is scope for improvement. You can also assess your progress by comparing your responses with the model answers.
Handy tips to prepare for your IELTS/TOEFL test
Be it any language, improving on it takes time and efforts. It is important that you start working on your communication skills well in advance.
Make use of these quick tips on how you can prepare:
1.Make English part of your daily life. Try as much as possible to read, write and speak in English.
2.Watch English movies (with subtitles too)
3.Read English newspapers and try to understand usage of different words and their meaning.
4.Reading books helps a lot in improving your vocabulary. This will also make you develop your reading speed.
5. Try understanding different English accents such as British, Australian, American, British, New Zealand and Canadian.
6. Practice speaking in English with your friends and family.
7. Start paying more attention to your grammar, spellings and vocabulary. You can take the help of a dictionary for this.
8. Listen to English news channels or radio.
9. Be precise and to-the point in your written answers.
10. Practice English tests online and try to answer the questions within the word limit.
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Cambridge IELTS preparation material
At the time of registration, Cambridge gives a complimentary preparation book which provides a detailed insight into test format, common errors and how you can fix them. This booklet gives a board outline of the test structure and is a handy guide for students.
IELTS support tools
IELTS also gives a whole range of free preparation material which can also be downloaded and is known as the IELTS essentials pack. In the essentials pack, you can find the following: