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Can you get IELTS Band 7.5 after only 10 days of study?

It’s no secret that these days everyone is leading a very busy life, which affects the amount of time we can dedicate to our goals. Even to very important goals, such as passing the IELTS exam with a high score. This is why many people end up with just 10 days left for IELTS preparation. Only 10 days … can it possibly be enough?

Some time ago we published a case study about a Malaysian student who managed to prepare in 10 days and get Band 7.5. Since history tends to repeat itself, today you will learn about another student, and how he managed to get ready in just 10 days and achieve Band 7.5 in IELTS.

Band 7.5 in IELTSMeet Ram Kumar – a 20-something young man from India, who speaks Telugu. Here is what he wrote about his IELTS experience:

“I am very happy to let you know that I have secured a band score of 7.5 in IELTS. This is my FIRST attempt and I had only 10 days to prepare and the credit really goes to …
Target Band 7. The book is really superb. I would suggest it to everyone.”

When Ram Kumar won our monthly results competition, and we asked him to share his best tips for success with other test takers, here’s what he said:

“I am very much grateful to the team of IELTS-Blog for their constant input and updates. Finally, I am extremely grateful to Simone for introducing me to one of the finest books, “Target Band 7”. Frankly speaking, I had 10 days to prepare for the exam and I just went through the book and grasped those strategies.

I come from a university where the medium of instruction and communication is strictly English. This has helped the cause very much. But when it comes to an exam things are quite difficult. There are a few things I would like to suggest the freshers who are taking IELTS exam:

1. Familiarize yourself with the pattern of the exam. It is the most important thing I have done.

2. When you are practicing, take it section by section. Have practice tests and have as many as possible so by the end of those sessions you should see improvement.

3. For the speaking part, while you are practicing, I think its better to have an mp3 player, for recording your voice. That gives a clear picture of where you stand. You can improve the modulations and pronunciation.

4. For the Writing part – I think it will be very good to familiarize yourself with the style and pattern of writing. It would be nice to have at least 2 practice tests.

5. Finally, it doesn’t matter how many days you have on hand, it’s only a matter of your commitment. So I think 10 days is a good deal of time. If I can do it, anyone can pull it off.

ALL THE BEST GUYS 🙂 “

IELTS Speaking test in Pakistan – December 2012

This update was shared by A who took the IELTS test in Pakistan.

Speaking testIELTS test in Pakistan

Interview

– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– When did you become a student?
– What facilities do students particularly get?
– When was the last time you took photographs?
– Is there any family photo that you like in particular?
– Do you enjoy taking photographs?
– Do you think nowadays people take more photographs than before? Why?
– When do people dance in your culture?
– What kind of dances most people like to see? Why?
– Is there any change in the popularity of traditional dances in your culture?

Cue Card

Talk about a gift that you gave to someone recently. Please say

– What was the gift?
– Whom did you give it to?
– How did you feel about it? Why?
– Why did you choose this gift?

Discussion

– Is there any particular event or time of the year that involves gifts exchange from commercial point of view?
– Did the tradition of exchanging gifts change lately?
– Is the feeling of giving and receiving gift equal?
– On what occasions do people in your culture exchange gifts?

 

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