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IELTS Results competition winners in January 2017

They say “In every end there is also a beginning”, and these words carry deep meaning. A good IELTS score means the end of preparation and uncertainty, and the beginning of a new, better life. Today we would like to congratulate 9 IELTS test takers who had a very good beginning to 2017. Their year started with IELTS Band 7, 7.5, 8 or 8.5 which made them the envy of their friends, and the pride of their families.

Let’s put our hands together for the highest IELTS scorers of January 2017:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8.5 in IELTS

  • Vasileios Vlachakis from Greece, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Anurag Bhattacharjee from India, Band 8
  • Nadezda Borisova from Russia, Band 8

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Ajay Kumar Jha from India, Band 7.5
  • Jeena Rajan from India, Band 7.5
  • Kristine Mccaslin from the Philippines, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Moses Olumide Ogunsola from Nigeria, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Hikkaduwa De Silva from Sri Lanka, Band 7.5
  • Kalpesh Kumar Chheladiya from India, Band 7.5

Congratulations to the winners! As a token of our appreciation we are sending your certificates of achievement to your emails. Winning IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – so if you won, please feel free to show them off to your friends!

If you are wondering how these people were able to achieve such wonderful results, you’re not alone – many of our readers email us and ask this question. This is why we always contact the winners and ask for their tips and advice for other test takers. Anything they share we post on, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

P.S. IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.

IELTS Speaking test in Bangladesh – January 2016

When S took her IELTS Speaking test in Bangladesh, she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Bangladesh


– What is your name?
– Tell me about your home country.
– Which part of your country do you like the most? Why?
– Do you like gossiping? Why?
– Lets talk about animals.
– Do you have pets?
– How do you take care of them?
– Do you love them? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a moment when you had to make a decision to go against your manager at work. Please say

– what your decision was about
– why you had to make the decision
– how you felt after that


– Do you think our politicians should be more careful when they make decisions?
– How do their decisions affect people in general?
– Do you think about the consequences when you make decisions?



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