I had to write something about this to drift my mind away from the lapses that I had during the IELTS exam, in other words, “to move on”. The test consists of four modules: reading ,writing, speaking, and listening. After answering a few sample exams, I knew that reading and listening are not going to be a problem. In these two modules, all I had to sharpen was my concentration skill. As long as your mind is not floating in another dimension, you’ll do well in these parts. I thought the writing exam was not going to be difficult. Since I’m a blogger, I expected it to be a breeze, unfortunately it wasn’t the case. When there’s an element of time constraint and the inconvenience of using pen and paper, writing becomes a tough act for me. There was no backspace to quickly erase a sentence nor were there keys to write the letters legibly. Speaking was the least part I’m excited of. My fear of public speaking always clouds my thoughts. My nerves get into me and more often than not, the sentences that I speak are far less polished than if I were to write them. I really have to meet and converse more with fluent English speakers.
I made the right decision not to schedule the speaking test on the same day as the writing, listening and reading. The writing exam was energy-draining so following it with a speaking test is going to be a disaster–I’m speaking for myself.
I have already completed the entire test. I thought I can start moving on, but the anxiety of knowing whether I got a good grade is haunting me. I just need a 7. Oh well, time to plan for my birthday solo-bration. I need a beer tonight.