IELTS Exam Preparation: Study Plans for 7 Days, 1 Month, and 3 Months
Are you wondering how to prepare for the IELTS exam in a short period of time? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll discuss study plans for 7 days, 1 month, and 3 months, so you can choose the one that suits your schedule and level best.
7-Day Plan: Emergency Situation
If you have just a few days left before your exam, you’re in an emergency situation. In this case, there’s no time to improve your English skills, and any attempt to do so would be a waste of time. Instead, you should focus on the following:
- Learn about the exam format
- Learn the main strategies that can help you perform better and avoid silly mistakes
- Take a full official practice test
Booking Your Test
Before you start preparing for the exam, you should book your test. Here are a few things to keep in mind when booking your test:
- Check if you’re required to take IELTS Academic or General Training
- Decide which format suits you better: paper-based or computer-based
- Take a practice test on the IDP website to see if the computer-based format suits you
- Check if you need to take the UKVI test (it’s more expensive)
IELTS Listening and Reading Preparation
- Learn about the tests: how many questions you need to answer correctly, how they’re organized, and how much time you’ll get
- Learn some strategies that can help you be more efficient and answer as many questions as you can with your level of English
- Learn how to manage your time: you’ll be short of time in IELTS, so use every minute efficiently
- Take a few official practice tests in timed conditions to learn how quickly you need to go through the questions
IELTS Writing and Speaking Preparation
Most people get their lowest score in IELTS writing, but some don’t spend too much time on it because they don’t like writing essays. However, writing is a crucial part of the IELTS exam, and you should spend most of your time and effort on it. Here’s what you should do:
- Learn about the IELTS writing requirements: they’re very specific, and if you don’t know about them, there’s no chance you’ll hit them by chance
- Study the IELTS band descriptors to understand the requirements
- Take a few official practice tests to learn how to write an essay that meets the requirements
- Learn some strategies that can help you write better and faster
1 Month and 3 Months Plans
If you have more time before your exam, you can follow the 7-day plan and continue with the 1 month and 3 months plans. In these plans, you can focus on improving your English skills, taking more practice tests, and learning more strategies to perform better in the IELTS exam.
Preparing for the IELTS exam can be challenging, especially if you have a short time before the exam.
However, by following our 7-day, 1 month, and 3 months plans, you can make the most of your time and increase your chances of getting a high score. Remember to book your test, learn about the exam format, focus on listening and reading, writing and speaking, and practice as much as possible. Good luck!