Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll get actionable goals for every IELTS skill in

This is a magical
time of year!

Time to organize
your time for the new year
, and choose your goals.

Below, you’ll find activities
to add
to your study plan this year
to get ready for your IELTS Exam.


Get into the habit of having
English on
, even in the background.

We’ve talked before about listening to more podcasts
made for native speakers

Try this activity as

Put on a TED Talk,
but only listen to it, and don’t watch
the video.

Then, listen again
and watch the video, and you’ll
understand even more.

Listening to things more than once increases your
! It’s important to practice


Even if you think you
do not enjoy reading
, reading for pleasure is vital, perhaps necessary,
to improving all of your IELTS scores.

This is how you improve not only reading comprehension, but vocabulary,
grammar and ideas.

Think of what genre
of movies or TV series you enjoy
, and then find a book or collection of short stories in that same genre.

Go to this website,

Click on ‘Browse’,
then ‘Choose your favorite genre.’

Explore, and find
your way into the love of reading
. It will last you the rest of your life!


You must speak out loud
every day for 10-20 minutes

But, what do you talk about?

Try thinking of a person you want to talk to. It could be
someone you admire, like an athlete or famous

Pretend to talk to
this person
. Tell them about yourself, and why you admire them.

Or, try to remember
stories from your childhood
and teenage

Talk out loud and tell
the stories
, with as much detail
as you can remember.


On that same theme, start a memoir!

Year by year, brainstorm
and memories
from growing up

Three days a week,
sit down for 30 minutes to one hour,
and write your life story!

Finally, realize the importance of investing in your IELTS score, and choose an online course that guarantees your score increase, like 3 Keys IELTS!

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