People often argue that "there's no best method" with regard to learning a language, or perhaps with regard to IELTS preparation.
While I agree with the "no best method" idea to a large extent, I believe that we should add to this statement:
"There's no best method, but you still need to choose a method."
And perhaps we could add a bit more:
- Don't keep changing methods. Find one that works and stick to it.
- Trust the method of an 'expert' e.g. your teacher or someone who has already been successful.
- There may be several good methods, but bad methods also exist. Choose a good method and avoid the bad ones!