You have a great advantage with this exam in that you love studying and practicing English. I tell my students the key to success on the IELTS exam is to practice. The most productive practice is to find tasks similar to those that you will see on the exam. Then you should actually do the writing as if you were taking the exam.
I am working on a set of tips for IELTS Test Preparation
. In the tips I recommend that the ESL student set a goal to read English newspapers or online articles every day. This will help you with your vocabulary and grammar as well as keep you informed on current day topics. Take a look at my tips if you have time and let me know what you think!
Sometimes it is worthwhile to invest in lessons. Online tutoring is a convenient and affordable way to get some private instructions and can jump-start your IELTS test preparation.