Hi. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today, I have a bit of a special lesson for you. We're going to look at the IELTS test.
Now, before I begin, I have to tell you that I will be speaking a little bit faster than usual because this is for IELTS test-takers.
You need to get used to faster speed English, more natural speed English.
But for everybody else, keep watching. It's still a good practice, still lots of vocabulary to learn, lots of things to learn.
So, more specifically, we're going to be looking at IELTS time management.
Now, many people tell me... I've had many students come and tell me the biggest problem they had taking the IELTS test was that they ran out of time.
They didn't know how to manage their time, and that's why they lost a lot of points. Okay?
So, today, I'm going to help you fix that a little bit. There's lots to talk about. Let's get started.
Two things we have to worry about: mind and body. Okay?
First, let's talk about the body.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they go to take the test on test day is they're exhausted.
They're just not mentally ready to take the test.
It's a long test, it's a difficult test, and it's a test in English; not your native tongue. Obviously, right?
So, what do you do? Very, very important. The night before... The night before the test, don't study.
If you don't know it then, you won't know it the next day.
So, the night before the test, go to sleep early, get a full eight hours of solid sleep, wake up early, do whatever you need to do in the morning, go to the test center relaxed. Okay?
Very, very important. You need as much brain power as you can get on test day.
Speaking of waking up in the morning on test day, make sure that you eat properly. Don't go to the test hungry.
Your stomach does a lot of your thinking for you when you're not prepared.
If you're hungry, you're thinking about your stomach; not about the English. Okay?
Eat. Eat properly, carbohydrates, proteins, avoid coffee and sugar, but if you have to have a coffee in the morning to wake up, like I do, have it at least an hour, an hour and a half, two hours before the test.
Don't go into the test room with a cup of a coffee in your hand, well, you can't anyway, but don't go into the test center with a cup of coffee in your hand. Get it all out of the way early.