IELTS Results competition winners in June 2018

If you ever experienced winning, you know – it feels AWESOME, and we are about to announce 12 people who get to feel that way today. What’s more, this is the second time they enjoy this wave of happiness – their first was when they got their IELTS certificates, and saw their scores!

So, June was a busy month for many of you, and as a result we have 12 winners with great IELTS results ranging from a humble Band 6.5 to an ambitious Band 8! It is our pleasure to celebrate the successful IELTS test takers:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Baris Arslan from Turkey, Band 7.5
  • Anitha Joseph from India, Band 7.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Anmoldeep Singh from India, Band 7

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Muhammad Sharif from Pakistan, Band 6.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Arpita Brar from India, Band 8
  • Raman Kumar from India, Band 8
  • Maria Thomas from India, Band 8
  • Karan Desai from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Tushar Budhwar from India, Band 7.5
  • Tarun Sharma from India, Band 7.5
  • Trinadh from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Ajith Gamage from Sri Lanka, Band 6.5

Congratulations to the winners! This is a meaningful day for you, and to celebrate it 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!

So, how did the winners study to get a high IELTS score? We’ll have to ask them! All we know so far is that Trinadh used our IELTS practice tests to simulate the test and sharpen his exam-taking skills.

Over the years we saw times and times again, that methods and strategies that worked for the winners can work well for other IELTS test takers. For this reason we always ask the winners to share their best IELTS tips and advice with our readers. 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.

Rojelle got Band 8.5 in IELTS despite short prep time and no books – here’s how

As promised earlier this week, we are sharing the tips from Rojelle, our IELTS Results Competition winner. Rojelle lives in the Philippines and works with nursing students. Her IELTS story is remarkable because she didn’t have much time to prepare and also didn’t have the right books, but looking at her score no one would have guessed that.

Rojelle got the Overall Band Score of 8.5 with straight 9’s in Listening and Reading, a 7.5 in Writing and 8.5 in Speaking. This is what she wrote in her email to us:

Band 8 in IELTS“Thank you for this amazing website! It really helped me a lot for my IELTS preparation. I didn’t have enough time to read books or watch videos because of work schedule, but because I have my phone with me all the time (while in the subway or bus on my way to work, for example), I would always read the tips that are posted on your site! The writing correction service was very helpful too. The overall band score I got was more than what I asked for. Now, I always recommend your site to all my nursing students every time they ask me for tips on how to prepare for their IELTS exam. 🙂

One strategy that really helped me get a 9.0 score on the Listening exam is watching British talent shows like “Britain’s Got Talent” or “X-factor UK”. I know it’s a weird advice, but it really does help! People who join these competitions have different English accents – and I find that the more I watch these shows, the better I become in terms of understanding everything (without even replaying it anymore). And it helps that these shows are entertaining too – so it could be a form recreation plus review! During my IELTS exam, the majority of the people inside the room were mumbling complaints because they couldn’t understand anything that the recording was playing. Plus they get distracted easily. Improve your listening skills. On the day of the exam, just focus – do not pay attention to the other people and listen well to the recording. 🙂

As for the Speaking exam, just be yourself. Be as natural as you can and don’t memorize answers. Don’t be afraid to show a little bit of emotion (it is supposed to be like a “normal conversation” after all). What I mean is, smile when it’s a happy topic, frown when you’re trying to decide about something, etc. Behave as you would when talking to a teacher, or an older person – but not too friendly as you might go off topic.

That’s all for now, because everyone mentioned on this site already all the advice I could think of. Thanks again and more power to the team! :)”



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