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Young man from Nigeria got Band 8 in Academic IELTS – here is how

When we asked Oladeji Bamisile, a young man from Nigeria, how he managed to achieve Band 8 in his Academic IELTS exam, the answer was quite simple – lots of practice, early arrival, some warm up before Speaking and a prayer!

We felt his perspective was important to share with you, because quite a few of our students said they feel that Band 8 is nearly impossible to get. Oladeji’s experience proves the opposite – that with the right preparation and dedicated work, it is possible, doable, achievable and manageable!

Here is what he said about preparing for IELTS:

Band 9 in IELTS“Firstly, I practiced and read thoroughly the road to IELTS application materials, I took several tests there.

Secondly, I also practiced the test on the IELTS CD given alongside the material I received from the test centre, it was helpful.

Thirdly, I bought some materials online. These materials accounted to about 70% of my success, it included reading materials and also lots of tests and answers, listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Fourthly, I arrived at the exam venue hours earlier, so as to be in a calm mood and serene state of mind, free from pressure. On the day of my speaking test I made sure I raised a topic for discussion among the students sitting the test, and it was a good confidence booster, as it put me in the mood to talk. When I now got to the examiner I was calm and relaxed.

Lastly, I prayed to God to help me pass with excellence and he did!

The fact remains when practicing, time yourself and follow the timing keenly, I used 1 hour timing in Reading / Writing and it helped me finish most of my questions before the time was up.

Thanks so much, I hope my technique will work for someone else”.

IELTS Results competition winners in June 2017

We are just about to present the 11 top scorers who won in our IELTS Results competition in June. All of them obviously managed to do a very good job of preparing for their exams. June’s winners come from many different countries – Egypt, India, Jordan, Nigeria, Spain and Uzbekistan – and seeing such great IELTS results being achieved all over the world is very encouraging.

Here are the proud owners of the best IELTS results in June:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Nihal Zubair from India, Band 8
  • Mohammed Qaim Rizvi from India, Band 8
  • Mus’ab Eldali from Jordan, Band 8
  • Ashish Mishra from India, Band 8
  • Oladeji Bamisile from Nigeria, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Karn Murti from India, Band 7.5
  • Kanwarjit Arora from India, Band 7.5

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Pedro Elizalde from Spain, Band 7

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Andrew Mikhael from Egypt, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Aiswarya Kannan from India, Band 8
  • Sarvinoz Hamzaeva from Uzbekistan, Band 8

Dear winners, we’re applauding your efforts and sending your special certificates of achievement to your email addresses. Your IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – please feel free to show off to your family and friends!

And now it remains to find out how these lucky people were able to score so well – we want the details! This is why we’re asking all the winners to share their stories of how they prepared and studied, and what 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.

 

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