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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
First step to get 9!
For some of my friends who wanna study for IELTS (@meu @mohsen), I found GRE vocabularies really useful. I will share my daily vocabularies with you. We can study them together :) let's share :D
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  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    First step to bit the IELTS :D We can get our required band score, even higher :)
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @hasty thanks for inviting me for the feast ;)
    yes I do think that we are able to get better socres
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @MOHSEN You are welcome. Definitely we can get...it is not a big deal!
    I will share some good vocab today, so be in touch. Also if you have any friends who wanna study for IELTS tag them here :)
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @Hasti thank you ,I appreciate it
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Hasti I don't want to study for IELTS though, still it's a good idea !!
    ;)
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Practice and Practice!
    Especially writing and speaking.
    I had sample papers of past few years and I practiced them all.
    Start speaking English with everyone at your home or infront of mirror.
    Try speaking and writing on different topics.
    For the first part of writing, remember few jargons for describing graphs and figures.
    For listening, try examples and practice a lot.
    Moreover, in reading you must learn managing time, taking notes and answering questions accurately.
    These are few-meu tips for IELTS.
    I practiced for 15-20 days only and got 7.5
    You must start atleast 30-45 days before and you will rock it!
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @meu Thanks for your comments and mue-tips. I should add that you made a brilliant job! 15 days and 7.5 bands! It largely depends on your general English. I am sure your English was good before and you just enhanced your IELTS skills! Well done
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you Hasti!
    My English isn't that good, it actually needs a lot of improvements.
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @meu yours is awesome. I am now writing daily vocab in my page. will mention you there
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok done!
    I will be waiting
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @meu and @Hasti you are right about practicing and getting good result at final but I agree with hasti that meu your general english was definitely good before the preparation..I had prepared for the ielts for 5 months without any teacher, but my English level was equal to nothing at first
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @Hasti wont you share some vocabularies ?
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @MOHSEN
    now we have page to practice vocab.I have messaged it
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @Hasti I have seen it :0
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @mohsen That's ok :) Join us there.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,124 mod
    @meu is 100% right in the advice (and well done! ) The IELTS isn't just testing your knowledge of grammar, but it's looking for understanding and fluency. In your speaking and writing, the examiner is looking for your use of good vocabulary, detail and following up points you make with examples. The academic writing in particular wants you to show you can interpret and describe data, but using a wide range of vocabulary.

    One of the best ways to improve vocabulary is by reading. But you need to use the new vocab a few times so it sticks in your memory. I'm a great believer in old fashioned paper dictionaries too, as the act of searching for a word helps and can be better than just tapping it into a dictionary app on your mobile phone.
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @hasti I will
  • TinkaTinka Posts: 775 ✭✭✭
    @hasti and @mohsen, you can also write phrases, which you wanted to memorize, convert them into mp3 and then listen...

    Here is a free online converter from text to speech:
    www.fromtexttospeech.com/
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    @Tinka it's just wonderful,thank you so much
    I had needed to something like that ,really thank you
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2015
    Is there any way to skip IELTS and go abroad for higher studies? :)
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭✭
    Yes @bubbli there one way, you can study in other languages like Chinese. No need for IELTS. But it will take at least two year for learning that language.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @ManLearner personal experience speaks louder than simple observation. :p
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭✭
    But @bubbli i don't have any personal experience. Its just my thinking.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @ManLearner Just kidding:)
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @bubbli You can easily achieve high band score in IELTS!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Hasti Really? :)
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @bubbli Honestly your general English is so good! I am sure you can easily orientate to the IELTS skills
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Hasti Are you sure? :)
  • HastiHasti Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    @bubbli :D as an English teacher I am sure. I my self gonna take part in IELTS exam on the late December 2015. We can study together :-)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Hasti I am finding some options to exempt IETS. :P
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