How to prepare IELTS during Coronavirus/ Covid-19 outbreak

The entire world is suffering from Coronavirus also known as the Covid-19 pandemic. The chaos can be seen and the world is put on the lockdown. During this time, people can work on their skills, especially IELTS students. They can work on IELTS during coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak. Voxcel is also honoring the lockdown for the safety of the people and put IELTS classes in Ludhiana on hold.

“Success comes to those who will and dare”

IELTS aspirants can use the time to prepare for IELTS and when the situation will be controlled and the IELTS exams will be conducted again, they can be fully prepared by then.

Let’s see how they can do it.

Since almost all IELTS students have a smartphone with active 4G internet, they can use the internet data smartly to prepare for a good IELTS band score.

Enroll for our online IELTS classes if you need a teacher.


It’s an easy module. Most academic IELTS students need 6.5 overall to secure their Study Visa of Canada or their dream country for higher education.

They can prepare it by following the listening channel of YouTube. Although the difficulty level can differ according to the real IELTS test, still a lot of IELTS test takers core on an average 8 band in the Listening module, when they prepare from the given Youtube channel.

Even loads of students of Voxcel academy scored 9 band by repeatedly doing practice from the channel.

If you have Cambridge IELTS books (all 14 volumes), do them, too. They will give you the real-time experience of the IELTS listening test.

However, a lot of students need more listening test practices, so please Click Here to access a great Listening module channel.

How to Improve the IELTS Listening Score?

Assess your mistakes. Listen to the audio again after writing the right answers that were wrong. Now JUST LISTEN. Your ears will get training to become familiar with the accent. It helps…miles.


Most students keep doing the IELTS reading module and still find it very hard to improve. During the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 lockdown, you can invest your time in reading books (novels, magazines, IELTS writing samples answers). Whatever you read, do it actively. Most students do the passive reading. It only harms their overall preparation.

“Kill the two birds with one arrow”

Students who read actively, they not only develop their vocabulary (lexical resource) but, also, without them knowing, they improve their writing skills and some students even develop their speaking.


Or simply, read band 9 samples essays, graphs, or letters {in case you are attempting IELTS GT (General Training)}. Read them and look for the grammar being used. Connect the dots.

Google IELTS reading modules and you will find plenty, to begin with. Again, if you have Cambridge IELTS books (all 14 volumes), it’s the best thing, as those can train you better in preparing for the test. But if you are unable to find them on Google and amid Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, you can’t step outside of your home due to lockdown or curfew (or martial law); you need to use what’s available with you.


This is the toughest part for most students and the average IELTS writing band score is 5.5 for the entire world. It means most of the IELTS students struggle in the writing module. We often counsel many students who come for the best IELTS classes in Ludhiana to get help in their IELTS writing section.

Some struggle with Task – 1, while some struggle with Task – 2. Most fail in writing because they don’t have a good command of English grammar. Many usually struggle with Simple Present (Indefinite) Tense and Simple Past (Indefinite) tense.

Two Tenses 'Simple Present' and 'Simple Past' are important for IELTS preparation.

Work on these two tenses. It doesn’t mean all other tenses are not important. However, work on these two more than enough and in IELTS preparation, never is enough.

No! No. Read on. One more grammar rule is needed to score band 6, especially if you are an IELTS academic student.

Passive Voice.

Learn the rules of passive voice for both Simple Present (Indefinite) Tense and Simple Past (Indefinite) tense.


Work on all 4 IELTS Marking Parameters for both the tasks. They will help you to understand to prepare the mindset for the right kind of writing IELTS wants.


The second easiest part, but many students have glossophobia and they struggle with good band score in IELTS speaking. Again, most students consider that mere speaking during the exam is enough. NO!!!! They couldn’t be more wrong.

Apart from grammar, Pronunciation is a very crucial factor that many students ignore. Many IELTS classes in Ludhiana don’t focus on pronunciation and intonation. Many students mispronounce past verbs and they sound like using present verbs. This decides many band score in their overall speaking test.

Focus on speaking. There’s no rush during the exam. Examiner is a certified trainer by the University of Cambridge and he/she understands the limitation of human fluency. Don’t sound like a robot and be natural. Some are naturally fast speakers and some are slow, yet they both can score 9 band in IELTS speaking if they are fulfilling all the four parameters of IELTS.  

Again work on Simple Present (Indefinite) Tense and Simple Past (Indefinite) tense and their passive Voice. Most Cue-cards (section -2) are in the past tense; hence, be well prepared with the three basic forms of verbs, so you can use them correctly during the IELT speaking interview.

Take maximum benefits of Coronavirus/Covid-19 lockdown and don’t waste the time by watching useless stuff or by doing nothing the entire. If you are reading this, it means you have an internet connection. And, in the last, students who doubt they cannot do it without their classes. Here are 2 cents for them

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” Henry Ford

Stay Safe! Stay Indoors. Break the Chain and let the world be free of Coronavirus/Covid-19.

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