Many test-takers take the IELTS exam twice. This could be due to not getting a band score they are satisfied with the first time or maybe they need a higher score to get accepted to their program.
In this post, I’ll give you three tips that can help you improve your IELTS band score when taking it the second time.
Analyze your First Exam
Learn what sections and test question types you made the most mistakes. After learning what your weaknesses are you can focus on improving them.
Track your practice test scores, especially on those sections you feel like you can do better. This will help you identify the weaknesses you need to address, and the strengths you can continue build on!
Have a Clear Strategy
If your scores are stuck in the same place, there’s a good chance you may need to improve your IELTS test-taking skills before you can see any more improvement to your scores.
A good way to improve your IELTS test-taking skills is to read about different IELTS strategies and apply them to your practice tests.
Having a clear strategy and framework when taking on the IELTS is crucial when trying to improve your score.
If you feel like you have studied a lot but still getting a score your not satisfied with, maybe you should switch up your study routine.
Did you only read IELTS prep books to prepare? Or did you only take practice tests? Try to do both to help maximize your preparation.
Oftentimes, you can also get help and feedback from a friend or relative who is good at English.
These are some of the things you can do to make sure you get a better score when taking the IELTS exam the second time around.