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IELTS suspended. What should I do?

In this post we look at some questions raised by the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on IELTS. Has your IELTS test been suspended? How can you find out? How does this affect your IELTS preparation?

Think positive

We all know the depressing negatives associated with Covid-19 and IELTS, so let’s make an effort to think positive. What this lockdown does mean is that you have more time to prepare for this very important test. And more time to prepare can translate into a better band score — but only if you use that time intelligently.

There is a strong temptation when facing an exam to wait until the last minute before starting your preparation. This is a particularly bad idea with IELTS because the task types in the test are so unusual. You almost certainly won’t have seen question types like Matching heading to paragraphs or Yes / no / not given in your school English exams. You can only perform well on them if you understand them, and have practised them.

Final thought

In order to spend your IELTS preparation most profitably, you need to do an audit of your strong and weak areas of English.

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