Do you ride the jeepney when you travel to and from your school, workplace, or IELTS training center? Do you often get stuck in traffic? Want to use that time for your IELTS preparations? This article can help you out! Read on to find out how you can use your time in transit for IELTS review!
Before boarding the jeepney:
· Prepare the exact amount of jeepney fare.
Giving large bills to the driver can give you problems that can keep you from focusing on your IELTS review.
Here’s the most common one: the driver doesn’t have enough coins or bills to give you your change immediately. So, every time the driver passes a change, you have to pay attention in case it’s yours. Or, you’ll end up reminding the driver every few minutes or so about your change. Save yourself from this predicament. Always keep the exact amount handy.
· Keep handy versions of your IELTS training materials.
Space is extremely limited when you ride a jeepney. The barker—the man or woman who calls out for passengers and where the jeepney is heading—is dedicated to packing jeepneys full of passengers. Chances are, once the jeepney gets going, you’ll barely have any room to move and access your things due to the tight squeeze.
So, keep handy versions of your IELTS review materials. Rewrite your notes on a small notebook. Or, go digital and save the EBook versions of your training modules on your phone. Record yourself reading your materials or take pictures of your lecture notes.
While riding the jeepney:
· Sit on a spot where you know you won’t be expected to pass changes throughout the trip.
If you ride the jeepney often, you know that the people sitting in the middle and near the driver are ones most likely to become the “fare-passers” of the trip. Avoid these spots when you commute to and fro your IELTS center. You won’t be able to concentrate on your review if you have to pass fare throughout the trip.
· Pay as soon as you can.
This way, you can start your study efforts as possible.
· Plug in your earphones if it’s too noisy to study.
Take note: only if it’s too noisy to study. Using earphones—to either cancel out noise or listen to music—while commuting makes you a target to snatchers and other sketchy individuals. It also increases the chances of you missing your stop. Use it only when the noise is unbearable.
· Pay attention to your surroundings.
Don’t ignore your surrounding while you’re reviewing. Keep your mobile device and belongings close. Keep an eye on your seatmates. Observe everyone who boards and alights the jeepney. Trust your instincts. Keep your phone if you think something seems off with any of your co-passengers. Remember, it’s better to setback your review a few minutes than lose any of your belongings.
Make every second of your IELTS preparations count. Use the tips above to make your jeepney commutes to and fro your IELTS center more productive!
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