Are ten days enough to prepare for IELTS? The answer is, Yes! However, to begin with, it is essential to note that your proficiency in English level must be intermediate or above. In this article, let us discuss how to brush up your English language skills in ten days before you appear for IELTS test.
- Get familiarize with the IELTS test pattern
The faster you familiarize with the IELTS test pattern, the quicker you can move to the next stage of brushing up your skills. To do so, you may need to look at the materials published by Cambridge University Press, as they are one of the IELTS administrators; and the practice questions that are available in these series of books are authentic.
A quick note – IELTS has four parts
- Utilize online resources
If you do not want to spend money on buying IELTS preparation books, another way to practice IELTS is from online materials which are available for free. Ample of resources are available on YouTube that can help you. Also, you may want to read the IELTS related blogs for tips and techniques for each section of all parts of the IELTS. Also, you can find several mock tests online for free of cost, which helps you to understand where you stand.
- Engage yourself in continuous reading
Read the news every day with a detailed eye focusing on the style of writing and the various sentence formation. Likewise, read articles and blogs related to academics as this will help you how to grasp the facts and concepts from those readings and organize your ideas. Exercising this daily will help you familiarize with reading and writing sections in the IELTS test.
- Develop your vocabulary
There are several websites and applications online where you can expand your vocabulary skills. Collins dictionary is one of the suggestable dictionaries as it has definitions instead of just meaning. It helps you to understand the contextual meaning of a word. Try to make a list of words while reading that you are not familiar with and look for its definition to understand the context of those words as well as synonyms of those words. Indeed, you should use these new words in practice to improve your vocabulary.
- Have a friend to practice
This 10-day period is crucial for you, the more you practice, the better you can excel. Try to speak only in English with your friend on various topics daily. This will help you to remove your fear of public speaking; also, you can perform well in the speaking part of the IELTS test.
- Have a 10-day timetable
Planning your schedule is another important thing as you may need to spend some extra hours than usual in a day for practicing IELTS; organize your day accordingly. You need to make sure that you cover practicing all four parts each day of your 10-day period timetable.