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Taking the IELTS This Week? Read This First.

Taking the IELTS this week? Feeling stressed all the time? If you don’t know how to plan your final week before taking the test, read today’s blog!  Let’s take a look at several last minute resources, the final week study schedule (you can also try our one-week study schedule), tips for keeping calm, and what test day looks like!

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Final Week Study Schedule

Here is a recommended daily schedule for the last week!

9:00 am- 11:45 amDo a full length practice test except the speaking test.
11:45 am-1:30 pmTake a break.
1:30 pm-2:00 pmCheck answers and find out how to get right answers.
2:00 pm-3:00 pm Practice speaking.
3:00 pm-3:30 pmTake a break.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmRevise and improve your writings.
4:30 pm-5:30 pm Do some exercise.
5:30 pm-7:00 pmTake a break.
7:00 pm-8:30 pmRead English articles.
Listen to English podcasts or radios.
8:30 pm-10:30 pmWatch an English movie or TV program.
10:30 pmRelax and sleep early.

Note: You should personalize your own schedule based on your level and time. For example, if you are not good at writing, you should leave more time to practice writing.


#1 IELTS Full Length Practice Tests

Practicing with full-length practice tests in the last week helps you to get familiar with the real test, find out problems and build your confidence!

#2 IELTS Speaking

The key to succeeding in the speaking test is practicing. IELTS Speaking App simulates the full IELTS speaking test and offers various topics that may occur in the real test.

#3 Past IELTS Questions

If you need more practice on the writing or speaking section, check out our post on Past IELTS Writing Questions and Past Speaking Questions!

#4 Movies and TV Programs

Check out our post on Practice the IELTS with movies and TV programs!

Tips for Keeping Calm

#1 Leave Time for Break and Exercise

Although study is important in the last week, you should leave some time to relax. You can listen to music, walk around, take a nap, or do some exercise such as yoga and jogging. They help you keep calm and work efficiently.

#2 Eat and Sleep Well

Your brain need enough energy to work. If you study all the time without eating and sleeping properly, you will be even more stressed.  Therefore, do not skip any meal and do not study all night.

#3 Follow Your Schedule

If you want to keep calm, you need to follow your schedule to monitor your study and other activities. It is useful to get familiar with the whole test and focus on your weak parts in the final week before your test. Do not think of unrelated issues. Do not worry about the score. Just do what you have planned in the schedule.

Test Day Outline

Here is a normal test day schedule.

7:45 am-8:45 amCandidates check identity and take photos.
9:00 amTest begins.
9:00 am-9:40 amListening test
9:40 am-10:45 amReading test
10:50 am-11:50 am Writing test
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch break
1:30 pm-6:00 pm Speaking test

Check out our post on IELTS test day to learn more details on the test day!

You will get good scores if you keep practicing, find a good balance, and get enough energy!


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