Many candidates find IELTS to be challenging. If you prepare well, you can do well. Here are some tips:
- Practice your paraphrasing skills. This will especially help you in the writing section.
- Use simple language. You do not have to use fancy words to do well. If you do use advanced vocabulary, make sure that you know what it means.
- Read the question! Many times, candidates start answering the question they are expecting, and not the question that has been asked. When you do this, you go completely off topic.
Here are some websites which can help you:
IELTS Tips from British Council