How To Prepare For IELTS In One Month
Have you booked the slot for IELTS exam? Are you now worried about how to go about preparing for the test as you do not have enough time? For all those who are looking forward to getting prepared for IELTS in one month, following information can be helpful.
If you have one month or less than one month for the IELTS test, you will have to move in a more organized manner. You will have to pay more attention to what is important and then proceed with the same.
Writing Skills v/s Reading Skills
Do not focus more on reading if you are just capable enough to read and comprehend well. Perhaps, you’re lacking in writing skills. Perhaps, you are not good at presenting your thoughts in written English. If it is really so then it is the time that you should focus on improving the writing skills. Just write down your thoughts on a couple of selected topics which are much more related to IELTS reading and writing. You can search online to get acquainted with the types of topics you may get in the test. For both versions of the test, tasks would be a difference so it would be important to focus more on topics that are relevant to the version you are taking.
But, it doesn’t mean that you will not have to pay more attention to reading skills. No, it is not like that. If you are competent enough to read and comprehend or understand the meaning of what you have read then it is just enough. This will work for you in your exam because the task would just be the same. You will read and comprehend well to answer the given questions.
It would be good to focus on learning grammar but at the same time, you should not spend more of your time on complex structures. Buying loads of grammar books and trying to improve the language on one’s own would be bad. On the contrary, learners can steer their attention to some practical ways of learning and improve their language.
Improving Listening and Speaking Skills
Watch out some English videos in order to improve your listening and speaking skills. English movies will help you get more acquainted with different styles of speaking or accents too. You can listen carefully and at the same time focus more on making use of similar kind of language as needed. But, here, remember, mimicking is not a good thing.
Practicing Online / Enrolling in Training Online
Well, in order to be more acquainted with the IELTS, you will have to focus on taking IELTS training online. Yes, this is going to help you with anything. You can take the practice tests in all four modules such as writing, speaking, listening and reading. Each and every test you take (reading and listening tests) will be assessed and scored. You can expect to get the band score right after completing the test online. This will help you understand how hard you will have to try in order to get required score. Moreover, for writing tests, you will take the test online. You will take the test as per your general or academic module. And you will submit the answers. Trainers will assess your answer and will provide you the feedback you would need in order improve your written skills. Similarly, for the purpose of speaking test, your tutor online will arrange speaking session for you during which you will be interviewed by one of the trained IELTS experts who will question you as per the IELTS speaking test format and you are required to answer. The test will be assessed based on the set parameters. The score will be provided as required.