Okay. So this is still body.
During the test, when you have a few extra seconds, maybe between sections, between questions in the listening section, etcetera, close your eyes, breathe, just calm yourself down, relax.
Remember, at the end of the day, if you didn't do well on the test today, you take it again next week or the week after that, you can do it again. Relax.
Close your eyes, if they're burning, close them, relax, get a little bit of energy back, move on.
Same idea, if you have a chance, stretch.
Don't be afraid to waste-if you want to call it that-take a minute of your time to stretch.
Arms up, do whatever you have to do, don't get up and walk around, I don't think they'll be very happy about that, but as much as you can, stretch.
Legs, arms, neck, whatever you need to do.
A strong, healthy body helps you do better on a test, it actually helps you save time, believe it or not. Okay, this is one thing.
Most importantly, your mind.
We need to train your mind, it's not all about English. Okay?
The IELTS test, the TOEFL test, etcetera, these are called standardized tests, it means they're always going to be the same structure.
They're always going to be about the same time, the same set up, the same types of questions. Okay? Know them.
So, how we... do we train your body? Practice. I cannot stress this enough, practice, practice, practice every single day.
What do you practice? Excuse me. Practice your listening and speaking as much as you can.
The easiest thing to practice is your listening. Okay?
TV, music videos, YouTube, internet, like, English is everywhere, very, very easy to practice your listening. Okay?
Practice your vocabulary. Learn vocabulary. Learn vocabulary. Learn vocabulary. You need a lot of words for this test.
Practice your skills, note taking skills, paraphrasing skills, just writing skills.
Notice I wrote this here, "write legibly".