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Helen Li



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: How to prepare English exams? Reply with quote

Everybody kowns how to prepare English exams ? Because I want to test ,I hope that it can aid me in the future. I can appreciate you very much . Wink
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nostril5



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: How to prepare for English Exams Reply with quote

If you are preparing for TOEIC, just do practice tests.

However, for TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or LCCI, you do need to do this:
1. Read for 1 hour every day. Do not use a dictionary and read different kinds of texts each day.
2. Write for 30 minutes every day. Get a teacher to check your writing in your English class or online.
3. Listen to the news in English every day. When you are listening write down: when, where, who and what.
4. Speak English with a friend for 30 minutes every day. Don't use your language in that time. Even if you make mistakes, you will force yourself to think about how to use English.
5. Do some practice of the test once a week.
This will improve your score in a test if you do it EVERY DAY!
Good luck!
Mike
http://www.ielts2u.bravehost.com
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IELTS-blog



Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: How to prepare Reply with quote

Speaking
Just wanted to add that it helps to practice in speaking on different topics.
Choose different topic every day - this way you improve your vocabulary.

Listening
I have a some great links to sites where you can listen to English - they are in this article here http://www.ielts-blog.com/index.php/category/ielts-preparation-tips/listening-tips/page/2/

Good luck!
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seiko0617



Joined: 24 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is difficult for me to answer this question...
Cos I wanna know how to improve my English skills/
But just one thing I could say is,
"It's on your effort no matter how you want to be a good English speaker!!"
Famous proverb says,
"Rome was not built in a day"
Remember these words and always keep it in your mind.
I'm gonna study English hard,too!!

How do you study English every day?? Please tell me your own way!!
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sauveur



Joined: 27 Jun 2006
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Location: china(now in singapore)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:51 am    Post subject: simple answer Reply with quote

listen,speak,think,write,remember everyday
HEHE!
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fceblog



Joined: 13 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: How to prepare English exams? Reply with quote

Helen Li wrote:
Everybody kowns how to prepare English exams ? Because I want to test ,I hope that it can aid me in the future. I can appreciate you very much . :wink:


If you would like to have a try at a Cambridge exam, here is my blog with lots of tips and online resources for preparing FCE on your own:

The FCE Blog
http://fceblog.blogspot.com

Wishing you all best in your studies,

Claudia
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molely



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:12 pm    Post subject: my opinion 49316010 Reply with quote

I think you have a big heart ,more patience, a plan. You can use a lot of people`s opinion. It can help you a lot.
I hope you can get great grade. Laughing
Question I want ask nostril5.
Why don`t use dictionary and read different kinds of texts each day.
why can`t do this? Use dictionary can know more words or phrases.
it`s not useful?! why? can any body tell me. Confused
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ken.1775



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:22 pm    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

It is difficult for me to answer this question... because my english is not very well but i can give you some suggest

Read english every day.
asking teacher for help .
Listen English every day and you can write what you listen.

l hope that can help you
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cmyaseen



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

u can also get the preparation material for TOEFL, IELTS and other english exams for free from the site :

http://www.4englishexams.com

thanks
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Claudia Kim



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Best way to study for English exams Reply with quote

Based on my personal experience,
getting a proper book that has sample TOEIC or TOEFL problems
is the first thing you should do.
In this process, you should know in what parts you are weak in,
and look for books that include the parts (for example, part 5 in TOEIC)
you are weak in.

Next, you should solve the problems as you would on an actual
TOEIC or TOEFL exam, and you should stick to the limited time.
Also, you should correct your answers and take notes on the problems
you missed, writing down the solution part that is included in the
book.

The most important of all is repetition. Rather than having many
different books to read and solve, having one book and reading
repetitively is the most efficient. This way, you will be able to
distinguish the patterns that appear on the test.

Hope this was helpful.
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jennybedwell



Joined: 18 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:07 pm    Post subject: IELTS preparation Reply with quote

If you are thinking of taking an Ielts exam, now or in the future, and you need help to improve your writing skills, try this new site.

www.successatielts.com

It has lots of exam questions, practice exercises and model answers. There is one free module for you to try but after that you have to pay $3.

Take a look and see for yourself.

Jennifer
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