Use Study Resources for Different Things
It's so easy to become bored when you're studying especially when you've been using the same study materials for a while. A great way to keep motivated is to use study resources for different things.
This is something I love recommending because there are hundreds of different things you can do.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Turn speaking task 1 questions into independent essay questions.
- Practice pronouncing difficult academic vocabulary by reading lecture transcripts out loud.
- Use reading passages for a vocabulary hunting session.
- Focus on a particular topic or just note any vocabulary that’s new and interesting.
- Use listening passages for delivery shadowing.
- Listen to a sentence or two, then repeat them in exactly the same way as the speaker.
- Turn integrated essay lectures into T4 speaking practice.
- Listen to T2 conversations to practice listening for intonation and word stress.
- Practice for speaking task 1 using independent essay prompts.
- Search for complex grammar structures in reading passages.
- Identify them and explain them.
- Learn to paraphrase using T3 reading texts.
- Answer each T1 question in different ways.
- Agree then disagree.
- Choose one preference, then choose another.
- Listen to lectures then explain what you've understood in your own words.
- Gather different ways of giving your opinion by listening to conversations.
There really are hundreds of different ways you can use study materials. Be creative, investigate the language and you won't get bored.