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Palak got Band 7.5 in IELTS, here is how

This post is dedicated to IELTS success of a lovely young lady from India. Palak is a 24 year-old native Hindi speaker, who took her Academic IELTS in November and got an Overall Band 7.5. When she was declared a winner of our monthly IELTS results competition, we asked how she prepared for the exam, and Palak said:

Band 8.5 in IELTS“As an advice for others who are looking forward to attempting IELTS in the near future, the idea is to practice as much as possible. I referred to ‘Target Band 7’ book to achieve the best possible. The book has very good content and definitely helped me a lot.

For speaking and writing the idea is to read through various examples and essays/questions mentioned in the book. The content in the book is more than enough for one to prepare before finally taking IELTS.

For reading, one should read newspapers/novels of their interest. While practicing try and time yourself and complete the questions in time with maximum accuracy.

For listening, I would suggest you to do as many practice tests as possible, because certain tricks of catching the answers will only come with adequate practice.

Apart from this, is the one platform I used to be up to date with the latest questions being asked! Which definitely served me well in preparing for what could be in my kitty too, since certain questions and patterns are bound to repeat.

I would like to thank for helping me achieve a decent score, which will definitely help in my further career growth.”

IELTS test in India – December 2016 (General Training)

When R took the IELTS test in India he was asked the following questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your local council about garbage and other problems on your street. In your letter

– Describe the problem.
– What are the causes of the problem, in your opinion?
– Suggest a solution to this problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that a person’s success depends on his/her upbringing by parents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live now?
– What can you see from the window?
– Why do people like chocolate?
– On what occasions do you give chocolate as a present?
– Did you have a chance to meet any celebrities in public places?
– Would you like to be a celebrity? Why?

Cue Card

Describe your favourite advertisement. Please say

– What is it about?
– Where and when did you see it?
– Why did you like it?


– Did it influence you in some way? How?
– Do you think advertising plays an essential role in our life?
– Why do you think so?



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