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How to Prepare for IELTS in One Month

How to Prepare for IELTS in one month

Are you worried about how to prepare for IELTS in one month? You have no other option than moving into an organized study plan and paying more attention to the plan and proceeding with the same.

If you are planning to take IELTS (International English Language Testing System), start here! Remember that your score and success in the IELTS are based on more than just practicing. 

Before proceeding with the one month IELTS study plan, let’s have a look at the key aspects of the IELTS examination.

  • Understand the Format of the IELTS test: The first thing to consider before commencing for the IELTS is to have a clear understanding of the IELTS test format.
  • Content of the test: Have a clear understanding of the IELTS modules and the aspects in each module.
  • Timing of the test: Get to know about the length of each section
    • Reading- 60 minutes
    • Writing-60 minutes
    • Speaking-11-14 minutes
    • Listening- 30 minutes
  • Scoring: Generally all IELTS scores are calculated between 0-9 bands.

How to prepare for IELTS test?

Most students feel stressed during IELTS preparation. Moreover, studying each day with a realistic schedule helps you get out of this.

Besides a realistic study plan, most important thing is referring to the IELTS official website or a reliable source like thescorebooster.com to understand the IELTS test format.

Consequently, use reliable course materials to study (there are several sources providing information regarding the test but not all are worth). 

So, why need a study plan for IELTS?

A realistic IELTS study plan is one which helps you achieve your targeted score if determined properly.

There is no one specific plan to study for IELTS. However, based on your time and convenience, the plan can be customized.

If you have no enough time to prepare for IELTS and have only 30-days to study? Don’t worry, with a proper plan you can achieve your dream score in this short period.

How to study for IELTS in 30 days?

As we discussed earlier, you can prepare for IELTS in 30 days. However, let’s have a look at the one month study guide for IELTS.

Moreover, this plan can be used as a one month study plan for IELTS academic as well as IELTS general one month study plan.

Follow the below guidelines to achieve your dream score along with a realistic one-month study plan for IELTS.

  • Study for at least 4 hours a day and one hour for each task
  • Test your English proficiency with more focus on weaker areas 
  • However, the best tip is learning from your mistakes

IELTS One Month Study Plan

Here is the one month study plan for IELTS. However, it can be customized based on your English proficiency considering your strong and weak areas.

Furthermore, this one month IELTS study plan is divided into four weeks. Let’s look at each week in detail.

How to Study for IELTS: Week 1

Week 1ReadingWritingSpeakingListening
MondayRead some interesting articles, news, or magazines for one hour.Understand the formats of Writing tasks 1 and 2 and get to know about their guidelines.Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answer and mark yourself.
TuesdayTake a practice test and assess yourself.Practice Data description essays and answer at least 10 questions. Verify your answers for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.
WednesdayTake a practice test and try to complete it in 60 minutes.Practice Process description essays and answer at least 10 questions. Verify your answers for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics and ask others to give feedback.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answer and mark yourself.
ThursdayPractice skim and scan reading.Practice Map description essays and answer at least 5 maps. Verify your answers for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
FridayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others.Practice writing an essay on each type in task1 from past papers.Practice speaking on your interesting topics fluently and confidently.Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to more interesting things.
SaturdayRead past test papers and practise more to improve your reading speed.Write task1 in 20 minutes. Read sample answers for improvement.Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) for feedback.Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.
SundayReview all the aspects of IELTS Reading.Review all the essays and try to improve your writing.Talk for 30 minutes:
2 minutes on each topic. Practice improving your vocabulary.
Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
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Day 1: 

  • Read some interesting articles, news, or magazines for one hour.
  • Understand the formats of writing tasks 1 and 2 and look after the past papers for one hour.
  • Speak on your interesting topics and record them. Assess yourself listening ability and try to improve.
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Check the answer and mark yourself.
Day 2:
  • Take a practice reading test and assess yourself after completing.
  • Practice essays on Data description. Answer at least 10 questions and verify your answers for any mistakes.
  • Speak on your interesting topics and record them. Assess yourself by listening to the recordings and try to improve your weaker areas.
  • Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.
Day 3:
  • Take a practice reading test and try to complete it in 60 minutes (Strictly)
  • Practice writing essays on Process description and answer at least 10 questions. Verify your answers for any mistakes.
  • Practice speaking on your interesting topics and ask listeners to give feedback.
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Check the answer and mark yourself.
Day 4:
  • Practice skim and scan reading to improve your reading abilities.
  • Practice essays on Map description and answer at least 5 maps. Verify your answers for any mistakes.
  • Speak on your interesting topics and record. Listen to them and assess yourself( this time concentrate more on your vocabulary and pronunciation)
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels in English.
Day 5:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others
  • Practice writing an essay on each of the two tasks from past papers
  • Practice speaking on your interesting topics fluently and confidently 
  • Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to your interesting topics
Day 6:
  • Read past test papers and try to improve your reading speed
  • Write task1 in 20 minutes. Read sample answers for improvement
  • Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) for feedback
  • Listen to monologues and conversations between 2 or more persons.
Day 7:
  • Review all the aspects of IELTS Reading.
  • Review all the essays in task 1 and try to improve your writing. 
  • Talk for 30 minutes- 2 minutes on each topic. Practice improving your vocabulary
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.

Therefore, after first week, you can cover all the major aspects of speaking and listening sections.

How to Prepare for IELTS: Week 2

Week 2ReadingWritingSpeakingListening
MondayRead past IELTS papers and try to improve your reading speed.Understand the format of Writing Task 2 and its guidelines.Practice speaking on your interesting topics. Speak at least 2 minutes on each topic.Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to your more interesting things.
TuesdayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or others.Learn about Opinion essay (agree/disagree) Discussion essay.Speak on your interesting topics. Ask others to provide feedback.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answers and provide a rank for yourselves.
WednesdayPractice skim and scan reading.Learn about Problem/solution essay and practice the same.Practice speaking fluently and confidently on your interesting subjects.Take a practice test and listen to the English news or any other entertainment stuff that helps you improve your listening.
ThursdayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others.Learn about Advantage/disadvantage essay. And write a sample test.Talk for 30 minutes- 2 minutes on each topic. Practice improving your vocabulary.Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening accurately.
FridayTake a practice test to assess yourself.Learn about double/direct questions and write an essay on it.Speak on your favourite topics and ask others to provide feedback.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests.
SaturdayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others.Practice writing an essay on each type in task 2 from past papers.Practice speaking on your interesting topics. Speak at least 2 minutes on any topic.Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment stuff.
SundayTry to improve your reading skills through reading news on your favourite topics.Write task 2 in 40 minutes. Read sample answers for improvement.Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) for feedback.Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) for feedback.
Day 8:
  • Read past IELTS papers and try to improve your reading speed
  • Understand the format of Writing Task 2, types, and guidelines.
  • Practice speaking on your favourite topics.  Speak at least 2 minutes on any topic.
  • Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to your favourite things.
Day 9:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books or others.
  • Learn about Opinion essay (agree/disagree) and Discussion essay.
  • Speak on your interesting topics and request the listeners to provide you with feedback
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Assess and rank yourselves accordingly.
Day 10:
  • Practice skim and scan reading 
  • Learn about Problem/solution essay. Assess yourself.
  • Practice speaking fluently and confidently on some of your interesting subjects. 
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
Day 11:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others
  • Learn about Advantage/disadvantage essay. Write a sample test.
  • Talk for 30 minutes- 2 minutes on each topic. Practice improving your vocabulary
  • Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening  to more interesting things
Day 12:
  • Take a practice test and assess yourself
  • Learn about Double/direct questions. Write an essay on it.
  • Speak on your interesting topics. Ask others to give feedback
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Subsequently, check the answer and mark yourself.
Day 13:
  • Read some English books or novels
  • Practice writing essays on each type in task 2 from past papers
  • Practice speaking- speak at least 2 minutes on any topic in front of the mirror.
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
Day 14:
  • Try to improve your reading skills through a reading newspaper or any book/magazine.
  •  Write task 2 in 40 minutes. Read sample answers for improvement.
  • Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) to provide feedback
  • Review all the aspects in the IELTS Listening section

Therefore, by the end of the second week, you can cover all the aspects of task 2 of writing.

[ Also Read: Top 10 IELTS Writing Tips ]

How to Prepare for IELTS: Week 3

Week 3ReadingWritingSpeakingListening
MondayRead some interesting articles for 20 minutes and answer the questions.Practice writing essay on your weak essay types and assess yourself.Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answer and mark yourself.
TuesdayTake a practice test and assess yourself.Practice Data description and answer at least 10 questions. Verify your answers for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answers and mark yourself.
WednesdayTake a practice test and try to complete it in 60 minutes.Practice writing an essay on Process description and verify your answers for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics. Ask others to give feedback.Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.
ThursdayPractice skim and scan reading.Practice Map description and answer at least 5 maps. Verify your answers for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment stuff.
FridayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books.
Practice writing an essay on each type from past papers.
Practice speaking fluently and confidently on any topic.Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice more if there exist any mistakes.
SaturdayRead past test papers and try to improve your reading speed.Write task1 in 20 minutes. Read sample answers for improvement.Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) for feedback.Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.
SundayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others.Review all the essays and try to improve your writing.Practice speaking on your favourite topics with your family, friends or before the mirror.Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment stuff.
Day 15
  • Read some interesting articles for 20 minutes and answer the questions
  • Understand the formats of writing tasks 1 and 2. Read the guidelines to follow
  • Speak on your interesting topics, record them and listen. Assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Check the answer and mark yourself
Day 16:
  • Take a practice test and assess yourself
  • Practice writing essays on Data description and answer at least 10 questions.
  • Speak on some English topics and record them. Assess yourself by listening to them.
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Additionally, check the answers and give a rank for yourself
Day 17:
  • Take a practice test and try to complete it in 60 minutes
  • Practice writing essays on Process description and answer at least 10 questions.
  • Practice speaking on any topics in English. 
  • Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.
Day 18:
  • Practice skim and scan reading. 
  • Practice writing essays on  Map description and answer at least 5 maps.
  • Speak on your favourite topics and record them. Listen to them and assess yourself and try to improve your weaker areas.
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
Day 19:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books.
  • Practice writing an essay on each type from past papers.
  • Practice speaking fluently and confidently on your interesting subjects. 
  • Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to new topics.
Day 20:
  • Read past test papers and try to improve your reading speed
  • Write task1 in 20 minutes. Read sample answers for improvement
  • Take a practice test and ask others (friends/family or colleagues) for their feedback
  • Listen to monologues and conversation between 2 or more persons.

Day 21:

  • Read your favourite English magazines or books or any others.
  • Review all the essays and try to improve your writing. Review all the aspects of IELTS Writing.
  • Practice speaking on your favourite topics with your family, friends or before the mirror.
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment stuff.

Therefore, by the end of the third week, you will master in all aspects in the reading module.

[ Also Read: IELTS Academic Writing Tips and Tricks ]

How to Study for IELTS: Week 4

Week 4ReadingWritingSpeakingListening
MondayRead past IELTS papers and try to improve your reading speedTake a test on Opinion essay (agree/disagree). Assess yourself.Practice speaking on your interesting topics. Speak at least 2 minutes on any topics.
Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to more interesting things.
TuesdayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others.Take a practice test on Discussion essay. Verify yourself for any mistakes.Speak on your interesting topics. Ask others to give feedback.Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answers.
WednesdayPractice skim and scan reading.Practice skim and scan reading.Practice speaking fluently and confidently on your favourite subjects.Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
ThursdayRead some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others.Practice writing an advantage/disadvantage essay. Take a sample test.Talk for 30 minutes: 2 minutes on each topic. Practice improving your vocabulary.Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening.
FridayTake a practice test to assess yourself.Learn about Double/direct questions. Write an essay on it.
Speak on your interesting topics. Ask others to give feedback.
Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answer and mark yourself.
SaturdayPractice reading articles in English magazines or books or any others.Practice writing an essay on each type from past papers.Practice speaking on your interesting topics. Speak at least 2 minutes on any topic.Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment channels.
SundayTake a final practice test on IELTS Reading Section.Take a final practice test on IELTS Writing (complete in 60 minutes).Take a final practice test on IELTS Speaking.Take a final practice test on IELTS Listening.
Day 22: 
  • Read past IELTS papers and try to improve your reading speed
  • Take a test on Opinion essay (agree/disagree). Assess yourself.
  • Practice speaking any topic in English.  Speak at least 2 minutes on any topic.
  • Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening.
Day 23:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books or any others
  • Take a practice test on Discussion essay. Check yourself for any mistakes.
  • Speak on any topic and ask others to give you feedback
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. check the answer and mark yourself
Day 24:
  • Practice skim and scan reading 
  • Practice Problem/solution essay. Assess yourself.
  • Practice speaking fluently and confidently on your interesting subjects. 
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or a lecture.
Day 25:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books.
  • Practice Advantage/disadvantage essay and take a sample test.
  • Talk for 30 minutes- 2 minutes on each topic. Practice more to improve your vocabulary
  • Listen to English documentary for 30 minutes and practice listening to more interesting things

[ Also Read: How to Improve Listening Score ]

Day 26:
  • Take a reading practice test and assess yourself
  • Learn about Double/direct questions. Write an essay on it.
  • Speak on your interesting topics. Ask others to give feedback
  • Listen and solve one audio script paper from past tests. Check the answer and mark yourself.
Day 27:
  • Read some interesting articles in English magazines or books.
  • Practice writing an essay on each type from past papers.
  • Practice speaking on your interesting topics.  Speak at least 2 minutes on each topic.
  • Take a practice test and listen to the news or any other entertainment stuff.
Day 28:
  • Take a final practice test on IELTS Reading Section and try to complete in 60 minutes.
  • Likewise, take a final practice test on IELTS Writing and try to complete in 60 minutes.
  • Similarly, take a final practice test on IELTS Speaking and try to complete in 11-14 minutes.
  • Also, take a final practice test on IELTS Listening and try to complete in 30 minutes.

Thus, by the end of the fourth week, you will be done with final practice tests in all IELTS modules.

Day 29:
  • Plan on how to reach the test centre and how much time does it take to reach the test centre.
  • If possible, go and visit the test centre to calculate the time taken to reach the test centre and other transportation modes.
  • Collect your Candidate identity and other things that you need to the test.
  • Still, have time, review all the IELTS modules and make sure that you did not miss any aspect.
Day 30:
  • This is probably the day before the big IELTS test day.
  • Get relaxed and have a balanced meal.
  • Visualize a positive outcome and have a good sleep.
  • Don’t forget to set an alarm.

Hence, your one month IELTS preparation will come to an end.

Hope this one month study schedule for IELTS will help you achieve your targeted score and fulfill your dream of studying/working in an English speaking nation.

Furthermore, you can customize this study plan based on your strengths and weak points. For instance, let’s say you are good at English speaking and weak at writing. Indeed allot more hours for writing and reduce the practice hours for speaking.

[ Also Read: IELTS Self Study Schedule ]

Likewise, the plan can be customized according to the specific student’s English proficiency levels.

Hence, we conclude that with proper IELTS study schedule and determination, achieving a good IELTS band 8+ is not an impossible task.

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