Hello readers, we meet again!!!
In my last article on IELTS, I have tried to explain a little bit about the criteria of preparation for the full-time/part-time service holder candidates. I am kind of amazed by the reactions of some people, since they were served really well by my article, I guess. I have been responded with great comments for that article. A writer is considered successful when his article serves towards the efficacy of the mass people. When a writer comes to learn that his article is being useful and getting appreciated by the people the way he hoped, it simply increases his spirits of writing and thus better writing gets created. Moreover my writing is for everyone, from armature to expert. Each of my articles is nothing but a open session for discussion. Because I only write on the basis of my knowledge and experiences that I gathered so far. Many people may have different levels and kinds of knowledge as well as more experiences than that of what I have, nevertheless, they are also very much welcome to join this session of open discussion where they are able to provide their valuable inputs. Learning is infinite and we learn new things every moment of everyday. Therefore, if I can learn from those who are more experienced and knowledgeable than me, I will be honored and privileged.
Today I am going to discuss about a very interesting topic, which happens to be the answer of one of many questions that I face on a regular basis. The question being, “how exactly a candidate will achieve a better band-score in IELTS from a third-world country like our’s (Bangladesh)”. This question is actually very much common back in Bangladesh and open to many interpretations. Because preparation of IELTS back in my country (Bangladesh) happens to be a very much common phenomenon. Anyone with a slight intention of learning English language admits in a coaching center to learn about IELTS. This way, IELTS happens to be a very much popular source of business back in Bangladesh.
There are a lot of places now, only in Dhaka, where IELTS is taught. Many of them are also with great quality and very much up to the mark. One of these places happens to be “Mentors”– a very renowned coaching center where a lot of expert instructors teach IELTS in a class-room environment. Let me mention some others as well where IELTS teaching quality is somehow better:
- Pi- International
- Wings Center
- Dhaka Tutor
- St. John Tutorial
- SALT Lab
—not to mention British Council and IDP Dhaka, where you have to be self-taught in IELTS. However, if someone wants to have personalized coaching or any kind of help, then please contact me via the following email ID (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Now, let us talk about skill development. As a Bangladeshi myself, I found it kind of difficult to develop my language skills as we are living in a third-world country and getting a spoken and listening partner or source is rare to find. That is the only problem to begin with. Most of us who sit for IELTS treats this test like a college exam where there will be a syllabus and a candidate has to complete that syllabus in order to pass the test; the real scenario is far from that. In reality, if some of us do not develop the language skill, the score will automatically deplete and the candidate will have nothing to do about it. Here are some tips fpr my fellow Bangladeshi brothers and sisters on how to develop their skills:
- READING SKILL – To develop reading skill, one must make an effort to read more and more. Reading newspaper articles, specially the Opinion and Editorial section will help a lot. Because those are written by the scholars of this country who has al ot to offer not only in case of subjective knowledge but also regarding reading skill development. There are a lot of English Newspapers; among them, The Daily Star, Financial Express and The New Age – can be considered as a standard source of reading materials; not to mention many other online resources at our disposal.
- WRITING SKILL – To develop writing skill, one may also adopt the materials and resources I have just mentioned regarding the reading skill development. It is obvious that if I develop my reading skill, I will also be able to follow the writing pattern that the writers of those scholar articles used, and that way my writing will also develop at a tremendous way.
- SPEAKING SKILL – Now that is a very tricky part. Because to develop speaking skill, we will have to practice speaking with someone. And it is difficult to find a spoken partner back in Dhaka or anywhere in Bangladesh. Sometimes we get spoken partner, but after listening the English that our partner speaks, we tend to forget what we learned about English language. Nevertheless, arranging a partner has no exception what-so-ever. Therefore one must arrange it no matter what the cost may be.
- LISTENING SKILL – This is very much easy, listen to BBC and all other English news channels, keep a pen and a piece of paper while listening to it and keep notes about all the important information bits; try to extract as much information as possible. That way, your listening will be up-to-the-mark and voila!!!
That’s it for today. In my next article, I will dive into content analysis and solve questions. Till then, happy reading!!!