IELTS Vocabulary Preparation - Important Synonyms and Antonyms for IELTS

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03 November 2022

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Overview

Every study abroad aspirant must score well on the IELTS exam. Top universities in almost every country have requirements that applicants need to fulfil. Amongst them is the IELTS exam. Every university has different IELTS exam score requirements. You can quickly check these requirements on the university’s official website. It would be best to keep many things in mind while preparing for your IELTS exam to score well. In this blog, let’s explore IELTS and things to keep in mind while preparing for it.

What is IELTS Exam?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the world’s most popular tests conducted to check the English language proficiency of students who wish to move to foreign countries for educational purposes. The applicant must clear the IELTS exam to get admission to the top foreign universities and study abroad. It also helps in providing various job opportunities related to the English language. It is valid in countries like Canada, the UK, the US, Italy, Poland, etc. The students can prepare for the IELTS exam easily in a few months.  There is no age limitation for appearing for the IELTS exam. Any person from any country can give the exam. Though, the applicant should be of 16 years of age to appear in the exam.

The IELTS exam consists of two types:

  • IELTS Academic: this test is recommendable for those students who wish to pursue their education (undergraduate or postgraduate) in foreign universities.

  • IELTS General Training: this test is recommendable for those who wish to migrate to foreign countries like Canada, the UK, the US, etc., for the professional seeking work.

How to Prepare for IELTS?

Increasing your IELTS vocabulary is a great way to raise your test score. Utilising synonyms for frequent terms is among the simplest methods to accomplish this. Synonyms are similar-sounding terms you can use in place of one word for another in sentences. Along with expanding one's general vocabulary, synonyms help raise one's IELTS score.

Points to Keep in Mind While Preparing for IELTS Exam

IELTS can be challenging for many people, but you can easily score an excellent overall band if you practice enough. You can keep a few things in mind as you prepare for the IELTS exam.

  • Practice writing letters, essays, and reports

  • Start speaking in English with your friends and family

  • Solve the online available mock tests

  • Note down what you did wrong and try not to repeat it

  • Do not hesitate while speaking

  • Listen to podcasts and English news channels

  • Read English newspaper

  • Read books. Reading improves your vocabulary and helps you understand quality sentence framing.

  • Study from the IELTS preparation textbook and analyse how people attempted different sections.

  • Watch English shows and movies.

Important Synonyms to Score Better in IELTS

IELTS score highly depends upon the kind of vocabulary you use. Using simple words might reduce your band scores, so using proper synonyms to score better in the IELTS exam is advised.

Below is a list of essential synonyms you can use in your IELTS exam 2023.

Important Synonyms for IELTS

Word

Synonyms for IELTS

Amazing

Incredible, Fantastic, Fabulous

Awful

Terrible, Abominable, Dreadful

Begin

Initiate, Commence, Inaugurate

Big

Humongous, Substantial, Mammoth

Break

Rupture, Shatter

Calm

Serene, Tranquil

Dangerous

Risky, Precarious

Delicious

Savoury, Titbit, Delectable

Dull

Monotonous, Humdrum, Dreary

Explain

Interpret, Elaborate

Fall

Descend, Topple

Fat

Stout, Corpulent

Get

Secure, Procure, Gather

Hate

Loathe, Abhor, Abominate

Hide

Cover, Mask, Veil

Idea

Concept, Notion

Interesting

Gripping, Enthralling, Captivating

Little

Exiguous, Dinky, Cramped

Move

Plod, Crawl, Toddle, shuffle, Trot, Lumber, Meander

New

Current, Recent

Tell

Narrate, Inform, Divulge

Important Antonyms to Score Better in IELTS

Below is a list of essential antonyms you can use in your IELTS exam 2023.

Important Antonyms for IELTS

Word

Antonyms for IELTS

Flippant

Sombre

Gaiety

Misery

Import

Export

Mend

Break

Nasty

Nice

Happy

Wistful

Plentiful

Scarce

Zenith

Nadir

Sad

Dejected

Ally

Enemy

Blunt

Sharp

Dainty

Clumsy

Feeble

Sturdy

Hasten

Dawdle

IELTS Exam Date 2023

The IELTS examinations can be taken in one of two ways: electronically or on paper. The paper-based test is only offered up to four times a month, but computer-delivered exams are offered three times daily, seven days a week. Depending on the exam type (Academic or General Training), the paper-based IELTS test dates will change. IELTS exams are often given on either Fridays and Sundays or Thursdays and Saturdays. The Speaking test usually occurs seven days before or after the Reading, Writing, and Listening assessments, which take place on the test day. The IELTS exam date 2023 will begin on 7th January and will last till 16th December 2023. The exact date slots will be available on IDP India’s official website to book the test.

How to Prepare for IELTS at Home?

Joining classes to prepare for IELTS is not mandatory, and you can easily prepare for the exam from home. Various channels offer lectures to prepare for different sections of the IELTS exam. You can also attempt mock tests, which will help you clearly understand which areas you need to focus more on.

FAQs

  1. How many times can I appear for the IELTS exam?
    There are no limits to appearing for the exam. You can write the test as many times as you want. However, you must note that you’ll have to pay a fee for each attempt.

  2. What if I have a medical emergency on the day of the IELTS exam?
    If you cannot attend the IELTS exam due to a medical emergency, you must provide a medical certificate 5 days before your test date to receive a refund.

Moreover, students who wish to know more about the IELTS exam can contact our expert educational counsellors at any branch of Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC). Our expert counsellors will provide you with the best guidance and support you need. They will also help you with the visa process. Moreover, the students can also take free online counselling through our website. For more information or any queries, you can mail us at application02@meridean.org or call us at 1800-1230-00011.

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