Five Factors for Success

9 Apr 2020
Five Factors for Success

Being successful in life is different for everyone. To be successful in anything you do, you need to follow some key strategies. Taking the IELTS test is no different. Here are five factors to think about when trying to become successful, especially on the IELTS test. 

1. Self-Assessment

First, before starting the journey of preparing for the IELTS test, you need to assess your abilities. You need to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to listening, reading, writing, and speaking in English. You can assess these skills by taking an IELTS practice test, either online or using an IELTS preparation textbook. By doing this, it allows you to see where you are now compared to the band score you need to have. It also allows you to focus on improving your weaknesses and polishing up your strengths. 

You also need to assess your learning style. This is important as it will help you learn faster. You need to discover whether you learn better through theory or practice. When it comes to IELTS, you also need to see if you learn English better in a relaxed atmosphere or something more structured, like IELTS practice tests. 

2. Confidence Boost

To be successful when taking the IELTS test, you have to be confident in your abilities. Although learning another language as well as preparing for the IELTS test can be daunting, you need to be positive once you have made some progress. This may be something as small as learning a new word or as big as finishing both writing tasks within the 60 minutes. Both of these achievements need to be celebrated, and you have to make yourself feel good with whatever progress you are making. Also, trust yourself once you have achieved something and use that skill in the real world. Confidence is a great way to boost your score on the test. 

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3. Moving Forward

Always move forward! The IELTS test, as well as learning English, can be difficult for some people. There are many reasons people get frustrated and give up on studying for the test. You need to keep studying, learning, and having a positive attitude to be successful on the IELTS test. Many people feel like they hit a wall when learning English. Here, you need to look at your learning style and possibly adapt it to your current situation. Even if you have to step back from studying, learning one new word a day is still moving forward. 

4. Lessons About Life

Once you have learned something, you must apply it to the real world. If you discover a new word or grammar point, try using it when speaking to someone. This will allow you to see if you understand the concept. This also allows you to see what works in real-life situations and what doesn’t. Also, apply this to your writing. Something you learned, in theory, might not work in every scenario for the writing tasks on the IELTS test. 

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5. Community

You need to find a community of learners who are trying to accomplish the same goal. It would be best to find a community who is preparing for the IELTS test as well as a group of people who are learning English. You can find different groups of people in different places. For example, there are Facebook groups dedicated to studying and preparing for the IELTS test. Many people share articles about strategies on test-taking, things to avoid on the test, and relaxation techniques for the day of the test. There are also library groups that practice speaking English about everyday topics. These most often don’t involve the IELTS test, but they are helpful in learning everyday language. 

Being successful means something different to everyone. Although the goal may be different, you can still apply these rules to become successful. When taking the IELTS test, know yourself, build your confidence, push through the difficulties, use your knowledge, and surround yourself with similar people. This will help you become successful in life and in achieving your desired band score on the IELTS test. 


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