Fear of exam is a common phenomenon, not just for the school/college students but also test takers of professional exams like CAT, GMAT, and IELTS. Exams, very often, make a student nervous and uncomfortable. They rob students of their confidence leaving them stressed out. In some instances, though rare, people lose their ability to think clearly due to panic. IELTS is not an exception to this. In this blog, we present the best tips on how to overcome IELTS exam fear.
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Following are the common IELTS fears and their solutions.
Fear of missing some point in the Listening module?
This fear arises due to lack of concentration while listening the audio. Some IELTS exam takers while sharing their experience of attempting IELTS exam tell that their biggest fear was whether they would be able to follow the recording in the listening section completely.
‘Practice’ is the only solution to overcome this fear of taking IELTS exam. We make the students practice adequately. The more they practice listening, the more confidence they develop.
With focused practice, the students can identify their strengths and weaknesses. Our faculty members design a suitable study plan, customized for each student. It helps them paying extra attention to those tasks will save precious points and enhance the overall band score.
Fear of not completing on time
One of the most common fears is of not finishing reading and writing section on time. This fear arises due to poor time management skills. Students find any amount of time in the exam hall inadequate. The only feasible solution they have is to master the time management skill for the exam.
Assigning a fixed amount of time to each reading passage and yet reserving 10-12 minutes, tentatively, for any unanswered questions is the best time management strategy. What kills the time is the tendency of students to keep finding answer repeatedly for one particular question and spending more than required time it. This disturbs the time quota for other questions. Using this approach you can ensure that you would attempt most of the questions.
Fear of thoughtlessness
At times, candidates feel that they have become thoughtless. There is a two pronged solution to this fear. First, one needs to read a lot to develop familiarity with a variety of essay topics. Second, one needs to write on a variety of topics preferably assigned by an IELTS expert. One can develop confidence on her/his writing skills by writing and getting feedback.
Fear of speaking the wrong thing
This fear of expressing inappropriate ideas is very common. It can be overcome by learning to present ideas in a logical fashion. One should know that no idea is correct or incorrect. It is the manner of presentation that matters the most. What makes a difference is - whether the speaker was presentable, logical, confident, and convinced about the idea herself/himself.