Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your IELTS preparation? Not sure how you can fit it all in if you have a family, a full-time job, and other obligations?

It can be a huge challenge to prepare for the IELTS if you are already have a busy life.

Today we’ll show you how to make it all work to get that 7 that you need.

Here are some key tips on how to prepare for IELTS:

  • Figure out your priorities: If you only have two months, are you willing to sacrifice an hour of sleep to get up a few hours early? Are you willing to give up your TV programs to spend that time studying? Focus on the “why.” Why are you taking the IELTS? What do you want to do when you get your target score? Thinking about your “why” and your bigger vision will get you out of bed early in the morning.
  • Seat deadlines and mini deadlines: You need to register for your exam before you start studying. Also, sit down and look at how many days you have to prepare. Break down the whole test and set deadlines for specific parts of the test. What will you be able to do and by when? For example, by March 15th I will be able to complete all Writing tasks within the allotted time.
  • Don’t waste your time doing the wrong things: You must work with an IELTS course or an IELTS professional who can tell you exactly what to do with the small amount of time that you have. Make the right choice when it comes to choosing who to work with. If you choose to work with an individual IELTS tutor then ask them about the scores of their previous students.
  • Don’t be too tough on yourself: It’s ok if you have a bad day. You can take a day off. But don’t take more than a few days off. Get back to it quickly.
  • Don’t spend too much time thinking about how stressed you are: This is a waste of time. Structure your schedule and get a study plan. Use that time to get to work. Be in control of your time. Be positive.

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