You need not to prepare for IELTS consciously every time. It is not like winning a world war, wherein you need to be attentive 24/7. No. It is a little difficult exam, especially for the non-native speakers, but then all IELTS checks is whether you know English or not.
Does that mean you should relax 15 hours a day and then study four hours a day? It depends on your level of English proficiency. When I say relax, I mean relax effectively.
What do you do when you are tired of studying for IELTS? Take a walk? Or go to you tube and watch some videos. Instead of wasting your time in some videos that have nothing to do with IELTS or calling people whom you talk in your native language. There is a better option to relax.
Listen to English songs. You may say they contain slangs. Yes they do. What then? Listen to old English songs. It could be The Beatles. Learn their lyrics and try to sing them the way you sing your native songs.
This way you may be able to relax while still continuing with your preparation of IELTS.
You need to give it your all, to get something out of it. You actually need to breathe IELTS to get a good score. Remember, more the sweat shed in practice, less is the bloodshed in war.
IELTS has a speaking section. So how do you prepare for this section?While some have the opportunity to go to a coaching center, what about others.I say prepare for speaking without help. While doing this some of you may be lucky to have people who talk in English with you 24/7. There are some who find it difficult to have a partner to talk to. What should you do? You can aim two things with the same stroke.
Download speeches of people who are admired for their speaking skills. Listen to their speeches. But then just don’t listen. Often the transcripts of the speech are available in Internet. Download them as well and try to speak with them. Try to speak like them. Don’t just blindly follow them, but you can surely grasp those essentials of speaking.
Also bear it in mind that the speech that you use, is of a person who is admired for his / her speaking capabilities. It could be Hitler or Obama or Ruth Levine.
This will include lot of pausing and rewinding and forwarding. But in the end you will surely improve your listening as well as speaking skills.
Remember it is not just about cramming the syllabus. You need to prove that you deserve it.
When preparing for IELTS you usually don’t just prepare for it. There are so many of you who have got a job, and then there are some of you who have to do other things as well, may be exercise or go out. There are times when we travel. You cannot always carry a book with you while traveling. It may become gruesome for you. What happens to this time? Wasted? You can always save this time, and even take a break.
“Subscribe to podcast” is all that you need to do. What is a podcast?
A podcast is like your mp3 audio file, that you can listen on any device that has a media player. You can visit the podcast provided by the British council or even by BBC. The advantage of this is that even when you are not literally preparing for IELTS, you actually are. This is like a subconscious attempt. There are podcast available on different areas. Some are on world war others on comedy and many more.
Go on, download podcast, subscribe to them, listen when doing trivial things like travelling or jogging and still prepare for IELTS.
Losing is no option, just fix this in your mind and prepare well.
If you really want to achieve high score in IELTS, hit the nail on the head.
Break a leg-:
Sentence-: As I was going for the interview, my father told me to break a leg.
Meaning-: It is an expression used to wish people good luck
Hit the books-:
Sentence-: I need to hit the book for tomorrow’s test or I may fail.
Meaning-: to study
Let the cat out of the bag-:
Sentence-: I think it is long time now, you need to let the cat out of the bag.
Meaning-: to disclose a secret
Hit the nail on the head
Sentence-: while writing essays you need to hit the nail on the head
Meaning-: do something in the most effective and efficient manner.
When pigs fly
Sentence-: I will accept defeat when the pigs fly.
Meaning-: something that will never happen
Break a leg IELTS taker.
323,GMS Road, Above Axis Bank,
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun
Call Now-: 08439000086, 08439000087