he International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are some of the most sought after exams by most African students who aim to study in foreign universities that teach in English medium. As most of these universities demand a high score in IELTS, students from developing African countries like Cote d’Ivoire seek help from several IELTS and TOEFL coaching centres to secure the same. For Ivorian students, to be able to achieve a good score in IELTS is both a matter of prestige as well as career.

To know the basics of  IELTS and TOEFL, keep reading.

Introduction to IELTS and TOEFL for Ivorian students

IELTS is accepted in several international universities in more than 140 countries and is based on British English. To have a good score in IELTS, Ivorian students need to excel in English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. IELTS Academic exam is a more appropriate choice for Ivorian students who seek to pursue higher education in countries like India where English medium education is quite prevalent. On the other hand, TOEFL is based on American English and universities from almost 130 countries require it. And, securing a good score in TOEFL means a greater chance of acceptance in American universities.

Read on to find out some of the most well-tested strategies and tips to attain an excellent score in IELTS exams.

Strategies to get a good score in IELTS

  • To garner a high score in IELTS, Ivorian students will need to get a good grip over the basics of English grammar.

  • Ivorian students need to extensively practice the four key skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in British English to be able to score well in IELTS.

  • To do this, students who aspire to study in foreign English speaking countries need to practice their English speaking skills in everyday life to develop a habit of communicating in English.

  • Ivorian students also need to get into the habit of reading academic literature in the fields of management, finance, literature, sciences, and social sciences written in English to assure a good score in IELTS exams.

  • To improve listening skills in English, students need to indulge themselves in educational documentaries in British English, preferably from BBC. This will greatly help them to gain a good score in IELTS listening exam.

The end goal of IELTS/TOEFL

Ivorian students who have a good score in IELTS or TOEFL can easily apply at foreign universities from India like Sharda University. Notably, Sharda University has been famous for enhancing the academic as well as professional careers of several African students by enabling them to be innovative in their streams and take proactive leadership roles in their professional careers. Moreover, the world-class faculty at Sharda University has been known to equip such students with the best knowledge bases to be more competitive in the job markets of their home countries.

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