Learn how to ex­cel in IELTS ex­am­i­na­tion at com­ing BPIEF

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Jude Toyat re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

In truth, how­ever, Malaysia is one of the top scor­ers of the IELTS exam with an av­er­age of 6.8, match­ing both Aus­tralia and Canada’s av­er­age re­sults. This may be a rather con­fus­ing fact, as I am sure many of us have heard sto­ries about a friend or fam­ily mem­ber not be­ing able to achieve a pass­ing grade for their IELTS exam.

KUCHING: Stu­dents wish­ing to gain an in­sight into how to ex­cel in the In­ter­na­tional English Lan­guage Test­ing Sys­tem ( IELTS) exam can at­tend The Bor­neo Post In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Fair (BPIEF).

An IELTS score of 6.0 to 7.0 is gen­er­ally an en­try re­quire­ment for many ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions and pro­grammes.

The Bor­neo Post busi­ness desk writer Rachel Lau said many stu­dents have felt this is a rather dif­fi­cult hur­dle to over­come as they doubt their own English lan­guage skills.

“In truth, how­ever, Malaysia is one of the top scor­ers of the IELTS exam with an av­er­age of 6.8, match­ing both Aus­tralia and Canada’s av­er­age re­sults. This may be a rather con­fus­ing fact, as I am sure many of us have heard sto­ries about a friend or fam­ily mem­ber not be­ing able to achieve a pass­ing grade for their IELTS exam.

“A grade just shy of pass­ing how­ever is not nec­es­sar­ily a re­flec­tion of in­ad­e­quate English lan­guage skills but rather a lack of proper prepa­ra­tion for the ac­tual IELTS exam struc­ture,” said Lau, who will share tips on tak­ing the exam dur­ing BPIEF.

Lau said the

Rachel Lau, The Bor­neo Post busi­ness desk writer

speak­ing com­po­nent could throw many off as they go in un­pre­pared and ner­vous, lead­ing them to stam­mer rather than speak flu­ently as they would nor­mally.

“I truly be­lieve this to be the truth as I have had the plea­sure of un­der­tak­ing the IELTS ex­am­i­na­tion for aca­demic pur­poses on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions. For both oc­ca­sions, I have man­aged to score a band av­er­age of 8.0 with only self­prepa­ra­tion from the ma­te­ri­als pro­vided on the of­fi­cial IELTS web­site.

“In ad­di­tion to this, I have also helped nu­mer­ous course-mates and class­mates pre­pare for their IELTS ex­am­i­na­tion for both aca­demic and gen­eral train­ing pur­poses. I have been rather suc­cess­ful in this en­deav­our and I hope to share some of my tips in ac­ing this lan­guage exam at The Bor­neo Post In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Fair,” she added.

Rachel Lau

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