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IELTS Results competition winners in November 2016

November was a very good month for many test takers, and in particular for 9 high scorers who won in our IELTS results competition. They received band scores ranging from 7.5 to 8.5 – a real reason for celebration!

Congratulations to:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8.5 in IELTS

  • Ogechukwu Nwigbo from Nigeria, Band 8
  • Rohin Yeluripati from India, Band 8
  • Syed Zaidi from Pakistan, Band 8
  • Subhiksha Khatiwaca from Nepal, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Palak Narula from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Rakesh Rawat from India, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Samuel Jacob A. from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Tarun Sharma from India, Band 7.5
  • Ritesh Tandon from India, Band 7.5

Now your lives are not on pause any more, and you are one step closer to your dreams. These great IELTS scores mean you are free to study or work in a country you have chosen, and give yourselves and your families a better future. To mark this happy occasion we are sending your certificates of achievement to your email addresses. 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’re always trying to find out from the winners how they did it. I’d like to ask the winners – please be kind to the other test takers who are still preparing for their IELTS exams. Do share your stories and tell us how you studied, and what helped you achieve success in IELTS. Any useful tips will be shared on, 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.

Ronik’s tips on improving your English and scoring higher in IELTS (he got Band 8!)

Today we are delighted to introduce to you Ronik – a winner of our monthly IELTS results competition, a successful Canada visa applicant and the vice President of “The Wishing Factory” (a non-profit for kids with Thalassemia). When we asked Ronik what his advice would be to test takers aiming for a high IELTS score, he said:

Band 8 in IELTS“The most fascinating thing about a language is that it makes its own way. The need is to accept it with courage and trust. Majority of the people I have known are facing difficulties expressing themselves in English are people who never try to do so in their routine life, fearing they will end up being a joke in front of others. But, the bottom line remains, you never make it until you start.

To improve the score in Reading, I would suggest everyone to start reading books of their interest or at least the daily newspaper so that they can understand what the clear meaning of a text is. Many people lose their marks when it comes to question type ‘Yes/No/Na’ or ‘True/False/Not Given’. For them, it is very important to understand whether or not the meaning of the statement asked is clearly mentioned or implied in the text. Also, daily reading helps even to grasp the underlying meaning faster than others. For a person with a habit of daily reading, time never bothers and they never ends up hastening themselves to finish up the task.

When it comes to Listening, watching English movies and/or series helps a lot. But do watch them with subtitles. This helps to improve the ability to grasp the accent even without actually trying. This is an example how you can learn and be entertained at the same time. Another thing a person needs to be confident about is their spelling, to avoid losing marks because of spelling errors (I remember how confused I was about the spelling of a simple routine word such as ‘mirror’).

In case of Writing, one can start by expressing himself through writing a dairy or reviews related to objects of their field of interest. Let us just say, I like tennis a lot and so, I started writing about famous tennis players and how they inspire me through their life stories. In a way, a person begins to think about something, thus helping to brainstorm their idea more effectively and in a timely manner. This practice, even if done every other day, helps a lot! One can then gradually increase the number of words they use in a piece of daily writing.

Speaking is an art to begin with. One must not worry about how their language might be received by the audience. The factors that give you extra points here are your confidence while conveying your thoughts and your facial expressions / body language (because they show whether a person can to relate to what they are saying). “



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