Some expression of me and sleepy eyes as I only sleep 5 hours because of IELTS exam preparation. I usually wake up at 2:00 to study IELTS in an hour and sleep again at 04:00 and wake up again at 05:30 and go to
office at 06:30. I finish work at 03:30 and arrive at home at
04:30. At home, some activities I do are housing stuffs, cleaning stuff such
as, wiping, ironing, washing my clothes, eat, and take a bath. If I have extra time and mood, I spend my
pleasure time to relax, watching movie, reading, yoga, until 07:30. Finally
from 07:30 pm or 08:30 I study IELTS at least 1,5-3 hours its depends on time
that I did before in the morning.
Overall I spend at least 3 hours to learn IELTS.
Honestly, it was so tiring to learn IELTS, I
felt nervous if I have to learn, especially
in reading, writing, and whole session of IELTS test in the weekend and sometimes I meet boredom in study IELTS.
However, I begin to enjoy it as I find some useful tips which easy to apply and
make it fun and easer to study it both from book and internet. I’m so happy to
live in this modern era which we can get many learning resources from the
internet. Things that we must have is just strong desire!
Firstly, I found difficulties in reading, I used to extremely worry in every time I saw reading text, we need a lot of practices and tricks especially in
time which the most stressful one because of time pressure. But, after I discover some IELTS reading tips
from e-book, websites, and you tube, I begin to love reading section since we
will gain a lot useful information which really good to improve our knowledge. I
also love reading section because we don’t need to read and understand all the
text, just scans the main idea, finds some key words in the question and text,
such as, place, time, name of people, and vocabulary. It is easier to do that,
Secondly, in listening, some activities that I’ve done to improve my Listening skill are watching movie, video on
You Tube and BBC, listen carefully of the native teachers and students
at school. The most useful website that I like to improve is EXAMLAB by
Randall. It is good website which designed to improve English skill in general.
For listening, this website provide both audio and video which we can use for
practice. In addition, the level of audio are vary from easy to difficult one.
Honestly, I still listen to the easy level, however since I learn from that as
it affect my Listening IELTS section. I feel so happy and confident about it.
Thirdly, for speaking, I still need more exercise since tend to nervous and it affect to my ability in answering question, especially in answer my quest
good structure. Moreover, I usually to repeat same statement all over and over
again, my pronunciation still far from native speaker, still Indonesian accent
especially when I said sometime, or words which begin from S and F letters. I
also need to apply time pressure in every practice time, tends to be short minded, can’t find another
alternative answer, such as; try to
think spontaneously, and creatively, often stop for a while to think, tends to
not finish my sentence in explaining something and the last mistake is always think in
general doesn’t give some detail information of my statement.
So I need to practice and practice more, practice by myself and practice with
all people at school. I love practice speaking since we don’t need a book, just
need to record my voice, and it just fun. It just getting better every day.
Lastly, writing, is one of skill that I need to struggle for, it is still difficult for
me especially my writing section 1 to explain the graph,
charts ,table, bla bla bla and the last is section 2. I just need to organize my
outline and make good high quality sentences which need to learn more and more
vocabularies to achieve it. Some activities that I’ve to Improve it are reading book,
writing blog, and memorize new words from my pocket dictionaries.
Okay Emiria. Good Luck for IELTS