Your Key to IELTS Success
From the desk of Tom Paulson, Director of Test-Taking Strategy at IELTS Secrets, May 5, 2002Dear future IELTS Success Story: Congratulations on your purchase of the most advanced test-taking manual for the IELTS. Notice I did not say study guide- there are plenty of decent study guides on the market, but that was not our objective in writing this manual. Our goal is to seek and exploit specific weaknesses in the IELTS assessment, and then share those secrets with our customers. Let’s be perfectly honest here- you’ve worked hard enough in the past, and if you want to spend hours in a study guide to boost your score, that’s a great thing to do. In fact, we recommend at least a brief review of some of the better study guides on the market. But that’s simply not enough to do well in the high-pressure high-stakes environment of the test day. How well you do on this test will have a significant impact on your future- and we have the research and practical advice to help you execute on test day. The product you’re reading now is much more than a study guide- it is a tactical weapon designed to exploit weaknesses in the test itself, and help you avoid the most common errors students make when taking the IELTS.
How to use this manual
We don’t want to waste your time. This manual is fast-paced and fluff-free. We suggest going through it a number of times, trying out its methods on a number of official practice tests. First, read through the manual completely to get a feel for the content and organization. Read the general success strategies first, and then proceed to
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the individual test sections. Each tip has been carefully selected for its effectiveness. Second, read through the manual again, and take notes in...