TOP 5 techniques to get rid of the fear in IELTS
English is a taboo for a lot of people in India, especially for students aspiring to go abroad for higher studies. It undermines students’ confidence and stresses them out and in some situations people simply panic and lose the ability to think clearly.
IELTS is no exception and for many people that is a problem. There are many parts of IELTS that are troubling until one knows the ways to tackle them. There is too much information and nothing is aligned. Take the element of surprise and confusion out and tackle the fears.
The following 5 troubleshooting techniques will help you get rid of the fear in IELTS:-
Missed answers in listening?
This happens due to lack of concentration which leads to losing confidence resulting in missing the following answers as well. The only way to resolve this problem is to practice more. Practice reveals your weaknesses and builds your confidence level to help you recover even after you miss an answer.
Unable to complete on time?
Time management is very crucial in IELTS, especially in the Reading and Writing module. This fear of not being able to complete on time results in making more mistakes. Technique to be followed is ‘Divide & Conquer’. Divide your time for each passage/task in Reading and Writing and stick to it till the end even if there are questions left unanswered.
Feeling lost due to lack of ideas?
This usually happens when you get a topic for an essay and have no clue about what to write. The best way to get over it is reading a lot of essays on a variety of topics and absorbing the ideas. The idea generation not only helps in writing but also in speaking.
Going off topic in IELTS speaking?
This is a fear of expressing an inappropriate idea. Do not pause as being off topic does not affect your speaking score. There is no right or wrong answer in speaking as long as the candidate is able to express the thought in a logical way, no incorrect idea would harm the scores.
Unable to get an idea on the spot?
Speaking module makes people feel uncomfortable due to lack of confidence, less time to think and provide prompt answers. The best way to get rid of this fear is practicing with a list of topics. Mirror practice (standing in front of a mirror and speaking) and recording your voice can do wonders.
To conclude, we all have the fear of the unknown and are comfortable with the familiar. Do not let your fears hold you back and stand in the way of your dreams.
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