The first step – define your level and record your results while you prepare for it. It’s always a good idea to see visible progress and understand your weaknesses.d then you just have to come, focus – and achieve
Make a plan! One day focus on all the sections, some day only on Speaking or Listening. Depending on your results, and progress. (#1!)
Include constant English language on your background at any time of the day or night (yes, even if you sleep, the brain learns some of the information ). The BBC Podcasts, the HSE podcasts, podcasts IELTS, anything, as long as you are nor overwhelmed. In addition, repeat after listening. This can be very useful in the exam! After all, if the repeat skill becomes a habit, the listening becomes merely an exercise in vocabulary: even if you did not catch the answer at first, then certainly when your mouth silently repeats it for you, you just need to carefully write it in the note-book.
Reading – it’s pure logic plus some British formalism. The main advice: Do not read the text! Read the first question and immediately look for the answer to it. Then the second question. And so on. The practice is so simple that you can handle for half an hour. Check everything.
Speaking – it’s about how to make an impression. Do not learn the answers. Just speak as fluently as possible for at least for an hour every day. Pinpoint two minutes, choose a theme and forth. Talk to the mirror. Talk to the camera. Meet up with friends in pairs and threes, talking turns on various topics, throw around ideas and vocabulary. Experiment with a mirror, a video camera and the human beings.Practice makes perfect. Exercise, download manuals, go through special apps and online exams. As a student, the world is your information oyster! And, generally, if you attend IELTS classes your teacher will guide you in a way that will force you to create and learn. The best teachers inspire progress and fun from their students!
Make yourself a picture of successful results and visualize it. Yes, in the best tradition of the movie “The Secret”. As corny as it sounds, our body, mind, psyche adapt to the images of the desired result. If you see yourself in the exam (or even from the eyes of the examiner), you can see your confidence pose, relaxed and calm voice – your neurons are gradually aligned to the desired number. And then you just have to come, focus – and achieve
Listening Make sure you practice listening as much as you can! You can practice with sample IELTS listening tests but you should also expose yourself to as much English as you can. Find resources on the internet that suit your level and gradually increase difficulty. And don’t worry if they are not exams or specifically for IELTS, any kind of listening helps. Try to make listening fun and listen to things you like.
Writing – it’s the same logic, plus a bit of vocabulary. Read reference essays, discharge design, compose sentences. Get flashcards or conventional paper for the repetition of terms and phrases.
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