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IELTS Results competition winners in December 2017

Starting a new life in 2018 was probably a New Year’s Resolution many of us made – but here are 5 people who certainly managed to achieve it!

Let’s give a round of applause to the wonderful winners of IELTS Results Competition in December 2017:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Sulaiman Khan from the USA, Band 8
  • Zainab Khan from the USA, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Jossan Singh from India, Band 7

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Rohan Sharma from India, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Royal Gasimov from Azerbajan, 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!

We were delighted to hear that one of the winners – Jossan from India – gives our book “Target Band 7” the credit for changing his life. We’d love to find out what other winners did to score this high!

So, if you won in this competition, please write and tell us what IELTS books you used, how you prepared and studied, and what helped you achieve success in IELTS. Anything the winners 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.

3 IELTS high scorers share their best exam tips

The best part about holding an IELTS results competition is… meeting the winners! As you know, we have a tradition that goes back more than a decade – we ask the winners these questions: “What in your opinion is important in IELTS preparation? What is a good way to study for the exam?”

Here is what 3 latest winners told us. But before we get to it, one important request – don’t just read this post. Think how YOU can follow the same steps in your IELTS preparation. Make a to-do list, and look at it every time before you study, to remind yourself what you need to cover in this session. And when this works for you, write back and tell us, so we can be very, very happy for you!

Band 9 in IELTSOur first winner is Rajatha from India (first language – KANNADA), who got Overall IELTS Band 8.5. She said:

“I am flattered to be chosen as the winner of the IELTS results competition. I would like to share some tips that would help the IELTS aspirants secure a good score if incorporated into their study plan:

1. Make reading a habit. Learn to be a voracious reader. Read blogs, magazines, and the newspaper and try to think of ways in which you can present the given information differently.

2. Look around you in order to identify issues of common interest, and try to speak/write about them. This helps to bolster your confidence.

3. Practice paying attention during the listening module as this section, if paid undivided attention to, will help you secure a good band score.”

Our second winner is Tina, also from India, who got Overall IELTS Band 7.5. She said:

“My best advice for all the IELTS candidates would be that they all should practise sample papers. Read, listen and write more in English, which will help them enhance their vocabulary.”

Our third winner is Zubaid (native Urdu speaker from India), who got Overall IELTS Band 7. He said:

“Listening – I used to practice very hard listening modules on YouTube and watching English movies without subtitle will definitely help.

Reading – The more you practice Reading the better Band you get, and don’t forget to time yourself. Just read the question and look for the answer, don’t waste your precious time on reading everything.

Writing – Here Vocabulary is very important and paragraphs should be linked to each other. Read multitude of sample essays/letters/reports so you will have a better idea and then practice.

Speaking – Be confident, speak clearly (don’t speak too fast). Structure your speech so that it has an intro, body and conclusion in Section 2 of the speaking test (Cue card). This can increase your score and certainly using rich vocabulary will be the icing on the cake.”



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