How to exactly do this is what our IELTS Preparation course offers. In this post, I will attempt to define ‘preparedness’ as far as our IELTS Writing and IELTS Speaking coaching is concerned.
When do you think you are prepared to take the test?
Is there anything else to remember after preparation?
How long should good IELTS preparation be?
A three month period is what we advise for an intensive training that includes practice tests and coaching sessions with an expert. This is the time to study the entire test format and master the essential skills. Essays should be assessed repeatedly alongside speaking practices. In short, IELTS preparation is only about preparing technically to exploit the test structure and strategies.
Exam technique, if you prefer.
Prepare for IELTS but don’t forget to learn English
In other words, developing your English skills should be separate from test preparation. Students should plan to have enough English learning experience before enrolling in an IELTS course, let alone for doing the actual test. People requiring high IELTS band scores are not likely to develop the required standard of English in 3 months!
IELTS Preparation vs. Actual Exam: be an active learner and always ask, ‘Why am I doing this?’
It is also helpful to understand what goes on during the preparation period. For instance, in Writing, you submit essays to us for assessment and coaching feedback.
Remember that writing essays at this time is different compared to writing the IELTS tasks 1 and 2 in the actual IELTS exam, where you are required to write your answers by hand.
IELTS Writing Preparation: take your time but never forget the time limit
At the preparation stage, you may take as much time as you need in order to come up with a very good essay. You may even edit, revise, and rewrite every essay to make sure our advice and feedback are both taken into account. This process is iterated until a considerable amount of improvement is noticed by us. Hence, a week before the test, we will ask you to write essays under a time limit. You also need to consider each task as if it were as important as the actual test given by either British Council or IDP Australia. You may need to pressurise yourself and be as focussed as much as possible in order to give the best output.
IELTS Speaking Preparation: trust your coach
The Speaking sessions are a different case. Your coach will help you decide on which study style or approach to use. This is not pre-determined; your Speaking abilities will only gradually emerge for assessment by the coach you will practise with.
It is advantageous to you when your coach is flexible in terms of meeting your learning styles.
Embrace pressure and excel!
To sum up, it is helpful to note that the final exam day could be nerve-racking or traumatic to some. You just need to bear in mind that it is actually good to be nervous (positive stress) and less assuming on the final day. You need to do your best and give justice to your time, effort and perseverance with us.
Our goal is to help you achieve what you really deserve.
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