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IELTS Results competition winners in May 2017

May brought us 11 winners who received great IELTS results ranging from Overall Band 7.5 to an amazing Band 8.5! This is a very diverse group of people – they come from 4 countries and speak 6 different languages: Hindi, Uzbek, Gujarati, Malayalam, Urdu and Arabic. Their achievements prove beyond any doubt that no matter where you come from, no matter what language you speak, you CAN get a great score in IELTS, if you work hard for it!

With great pleasure and pride we present the successful test takers:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Roshith Chandran from India, Band 8.5
  • Sahar Zaima from Egypt, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Abror Khaytbaev from Uzbekistan, Band 7.5
  • Rahul Rajeev Bhavan from India, Band 7.5
  • Azizbek Muminov from Uzbekistan, Band 7.5
  • Prayaga Ammini from India, Band 7.5
  • Mokshda Singh from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Roshni Haye from Pakistan, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Sarth Dakshesh Parikh from India, Band 8
  • Malik Swati from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Ruju Garg from India, Band 7.5

Congratulations to the winners! A day like this should be remembered – and so we are sending your certificates of achievement to your emails. Your IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – please feel free to show off to your friends!

The big question on everyone’s mind now is “How did they do it?”, but only our winners can answer it. We could learn so much more from their actual advice, things they learned while preparing for their exams can be very useful! So we look forward to hearing the stories of how they studied, and what techniques helped them achieve success in IELTS. Anything they wish to share will be posted on IELTS-Blog without delay, 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 Iran – June 2017

An IELTS test taker from Iran (thanks, F!) remembered the following Speaking questions after a recent exam:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Describe the place you live in now.
– Are there good amenities in the area?
– What are they?
– Do you watch TV?
– What type of TV programs do you like?
– How much time do you usually spend watching TV?
– What items do you take with you when leaving the house?
– Why is that?
– How do you make sure that nothing is forgotten?
– Do you have different items with you in the morning and evening?
– Why is it so?

Cue Card

Describe a book that you read and decided to read it again. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where did you read it?
– Why would you like to read this book again?


– What type of books children in your country like to read?
– What is the influence of books on society?
– Do you think reading habits people have today are different compared to the past?
– Why do you think it is so?
– What is the main difference between a book and a movie?
– What do you prefer, to read the book or watch the movie?



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