British Council IELTS
British Council IELTS

So, you only have 4 weeks to prepare for the British Council IELTS? Don’t panic! With our detailed preparation tips, acing your IELTS will be a breeze!

Of course, there is more than one way to study for the British Council IELTS.

If you are a face-to-face learner and studying at home is not your thing, please visit us at Chhundu Training Institute (CTI) in Thimphu. Our experts can make you exam-ready in 20 to 30 days!  

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This blog includes:

  • Tips To Prepare For the British Council IELTS.
  • Curated 4-Week Study Plan for the British Council IELTS.
  • Weekly Study schedule: Week 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Final Thoughts

Tips To Prepare For The British Council IELTS

IELTS exam tips
IELTS exam tips

Key points to keep in mind while preparing for the IELTS exam

  • Study for 4 hours a day, with one hour allotted to each section of the British Council IELTS.
  • Assess your English proficiency, with an emphasis on weaker areas.
  • The best tip, though, is to learn from your mistakes.

Curated 4-Week Study Plan for the British Council IELTS

study schedule for the British Council IELTS
Study schedule for the British Council IELTS

Let’s look at the IELTS 4-week study guide. You can use this detailed schedule to prepare for the Academic and General IELTS exams. 

Since CTI is a well-equipped institute, we are confident that you can easily get a high IELTS score in 4 weeks with our IELTS classes!

However, you can customize this study schedule according to your strengths and weaknesses. 

Week 1


Week 1

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening



Day 1
Read articles, news, or books for an hour.Understand the writing format (tasks 1 & 2).Speak for about 2 minutes on a certain topic. Practice speaking on various topics.Listen to Monologues, Conversations, or audiobooks.



Day 2
Read for about 20 minutes and identify keywords from the text.  Practice data description essays from past British Council IELTS questions.Speak, record, and evaluate yourself to improve your weak spots.Listen to a recording and try to grab the important details.



Day 3
Practice skimming and scanning.Practice process description essays from British Council IELTS’ previous papers.Speak in front of a mirror and work on physical presentation. Solve one audio script paper from British Council IELTS’ previous test. 



Day 4
Read past questions from the British Council IELTS and understand the pattern. Work on map description essays.Speak on any topic, record, listen and identify your weaknesses.Listen to news and informative channels and take a practice test.



Day 5
Practice past questions from British Council IELTS.Use past IELTS  papers to practice writing.Work on your confidence and fluency while speaking.Listen to English documentaries and grab the details. 



Day 6
Work on your reading speed and practice. more past papers.Try to complete task 1 in 20 minutes and evaluate your answers. Speak in front of your friends, family, or colleagues and ask for feedback.Listen to monologues or conversations and identify synonyms and idiomatic phrases. 


Day 7
Review all the aspects of British Council IELTS Reading.Review all types of essays and practice writing.Pick 4 interesting topics and practice speaking about each topic for 5 minutes. Take a British Council IELTS listening practice.

Week 2

Week 2ReadingWritingListeningSpeaking


Day 1
Examine previous British Council IELTS papers.Understand the format and rules for Writing Task 2.Practice speaking: Discuss each topic for at least two minutes.Listen to English documentaries, news, and monologues for 1 hour. 



Day 2
Read English articles, periodicals, books, and other publications.Find about the Opinion essay (agree/disagree). Answer at least 10 questions.Discuss interesting themes and request comments from others.Solve one audio script paper from a past British Council IELTS test. Evaluate your answers.



Day 3
Practice skimming and scanning. Practice problem–solution essays. Answer at least 10 questions.Work on your English pronunciation, fluency, and grammatical accuracy.Take a practice test and listen to English news to improve your listening skills.




Day 4
Work on improving your reading speed.Understand the Advantage/disadvantage essay. 
Write answers to at least 10 questions. 
Improve your vocabulary by speaking for 30 minutes.Take an audio recording from British Council IELTS and concentrate on details to improve your listening ability.


Day 5
Take a practice test from British Council IELTS’ Reading section. Complete it in 60 minutes. Learn about double-question essays and practice 10 sample questions.Speak on your favorite topics and solicit opinions from others.Listen to the previous British Council IELTS test audio scripts and solve the questions.



Day 6
Read articles, newspapers, or magazines to improve your reading ability.Use old papers to practice writing an essay in Task 2.Speak for at least 2 minutes on any subject.Take a practice exam. Also, listen to English audio scripts. 





Day 7
Read newspapers to improve your reading skills.Practice Task 2 and try to complete it in 40 minutes. Examine sample responses to find errors.Take a practice test and solicit comments from friends, family, or colleagues.Take a practice test and mark yourself. 

Week 3


Week 3

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking



Day 1
Read articles or newspapers for 20 minutes and answer the past questions.Practice writing essays on your weak essay types.Speak, record, listen, evaluate yourself, and work on your weak points.Solve one audio script from a previous test. Examine the answers and mark yourself.






Day 2
Take a practice test to improve your English reading skills.Answer at least ten questions about data description essays. Check your answers for errors.Speak on certain topics, evaluate yourself, and work on your weak points.


Listen to and solve one audio script paper from a previous test. Evaluate your answers.


Day 3
Try a past paper and see if you can finish it in 60 minutes.Write an essay about process description and read it to find mistakes.Discuss trending themes and request comments from others.Listen to monologues or conversations and pay attention to details.



Day 4
Practice skimming and scanning.Practice map descriptions by answering at least 5 questions. Evaluate your answers.Practice speaking with fluency and coherence. Practice sample questions from the British Council IELTS.



Day 5
Read some intriguing articles or books in English.Write an essay on each type of question from previous papers.Work on grammatical accuracy and sentence structuring.Listen to English audiobooks and practice answering questions.



Day 6
Read previous test papers to enhance your reading speed.Try completing task 1 in 20 minutes. Evaluate your answers to see where you need improvement.Take a practice test and ask for feedback from others.Pay attention to monologues and conversations between two or more people.




Day 7
Read several articles in newspapers, magazines, or novels.Understand all types of essays and improve your writing.Practice speaking about your favorite topics in front of the mirror.Listen to the news and practice previous papers.

Week 4

Week 4ReadingWritingListeningSpeaking


Day 1
Read previous IELTS papers to improve your reading and answering abilities.Take an opinion essay test (agree/disagree) and evaluate yourself.Practice speaking on certain themes for at least 2 minutes.Listen to recordings and try to understand the main concept. 


Day 2
Read English periodicals and novels.Take a discussion essay practice test and check your answers.Discuss various topics in English and request comments from others.Listen to an audio script from a previous British Council IELTS test and solve the questions. 


Day 3
Practice skimming and scanning.Practice Map Description essays for one hour.Practice speaking on your chosen topics clearly and confidently.Take practice and try to complete it within the given time.


Day 4
Read some English articles.Write an advantage/disadvantage essay for practice.Practice speaking focusing on improving your vocabulary.Listen to English audio scripts.


Day 5
Practice past papers to improve.Practice double-direct essay questions.Speak about exciting topics.Solve audio scripts from past papers.



Day 6
Read articles in English periodicals, books, or any other source.Write an essay on each type of question from previous papers.Practice speaking for at least 2 minutes on any subject. Do more topics. Take a practice exam and listen to the news or other forms of entertainment.



Day 7
Take the British Council IELTS Reading Section final practice test.Take a final IELTS Writing practice test (complete in 60 minutes).Take a final IELTS Speaking practice test.Take a final IELTS Listening practice test.

We are confident that by following the above study schedule to prepare for the British Council IELTS test, you can ace your IELTS exam in 4 weeks! 

Preparing alone is not enough to score high on the British Council IELTS test when your future depends on it! 

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