CORONA is hitting hard.
As you probably know, tests are being cancelled, countries are in lockdown, and most of us are at home adjusting to these strange times.
To help you get through this we are offering the following coupons on our online courses:
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If you buy now, your course access is extended until December 1st 2020!
More information in this video:
This podcast is all about the actions you can take, while at home to improve your IELTS scores. There are 19 practical action steps you can add to your study schedule.
Each action step is straightforward, and most of them you can do by yourself.
Also in the recording I talk about what IELTS IDP is doing to solve the problem now, and what they will do in the future when normality returns (extra tests available, bigger test centres etc).
You can get the full official updates here. https://www.ielts.org/news/2020/covid19-information-for-our-global-test-taker-community
And what are IELTSPodcast doing?
- All current students get their course usage extended until December 1st 2020.
- Launching a forum for IELTS Students – where they can ask questions to our team of IELTS professionals
- Coupons available for new students stuck at home
You can download or listen to the audio version here:
19 Steps for IELTS home study during lockdown
- Translations from English into your own language. Back and forth, choose academic text. Translate your own vocabulary bank.
- Get feedback, improve faster, find your errors and work on them by getting your essay corrected.
- After identifying your errors in spelling or grammar, research the grammar rule then practice the rule using online grammar quizzes.
- Make a calendar to organise your study schedule. Assign tasks for each day, or assign weeks to each IELTS section. Week 1 = Reading, Week 2 = Speaking.
- Record answers to these recent speaking questions seen by other students in the exam. Tip: Add 2 second pauses to improve listener comprehension, and sound more sophisticated.
- Do an IELTS reading or listening practice test, identify where in the test you lose points and work on that area.
- Join forum.ieltspodcast.com here you can ask questions, a teacher will answer.
- Research ideas and answers for IELTS Writing Task 2 questions. Get educated about IELTS topics. More about vocabulary acquisition here.
- Set a goal of learning 10 new vocabulary terms for each IELTS topic, 10 for education, 10 for crime, 10 for society etc etc.
- Translate these useful essay phrases into your own language, then try and use them in your next essay.
- Flashcards – make your flashcards with Quizlet.com and your vocabulary bank, translate into your own language, review or test every morning.
- Look – cover – write. Find some authentic IELTS essays written by native speakers and copy them out. Pen and paper. Look at a sentence / paragraph, cover it up, write it out from memory.
- MOOCS – Learn a new skill in English. EdX Coursera etc….
- Summarise a Youtube video or TedTalk related to an IELTS topic you struggle with.
- Book a study session on Focusmate.com or use timer-tab.com, and complete one of the activities listed above.
- Watch a film and extract 19 phrases you could use in your IELTS Speaking exam.
- Read 19 passages a day from a book, tip: go for a book that gets you hooked! Harry Potter etc.
- Start THINKING in ENGLISH, change the voice in your head to English.
- Write an essay about every single topic! These recent essay questions will help you get started.