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IELTS Results competition winners in January 2016

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They say “In every end there is also a beginning”, and these words carry deep meaning. A good IELTS score means the end of preparation and uncertainty, and the beginning of a new, better life. Today we would like to congratulate 16 IELTS test takers who had a very good beginning to 2016. Their year started with IELTS Band 7, 7.5, 8 or 8.5 which made them the envy of their friends, and the pride of their families.

Let’s put our hands together for the highest IELTS scorers of January 2016:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8.5 in IELTS

  • Vidya Venkataram from India, Band 8.5
  • Ruchir Vasaiwalla from Australia, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Adil Nijat from Pakistan, Band 8
  • Vasav Hemantkumar Vakilna from India, Band 8
  • Rinchen Lama from Nepal, Band 8
  • Shahbaz Ahmad from Pakistan, Band 8
  • Abdulhafiz Onimisi Usman from Nigeria, Band 8

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Rajinder Kaur from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Mozhdeh Jafaridoulabi from Iran, Band 8.5
  • Rahul Khare from India, Band 8.5
  • Mairyn Alejandra Valdes Bueno from Venezuela, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Anil Kumar Suman from India, Band 7.5
  • Robson De Souza Lima from Brazil, Band 7.5
  • Akash Kumar Agrawal from India, Band 7.5
  • Raphel Rupesh Jassani from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Tony El Chaer Jreige from Venezuela, Band 7

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!

If you are wondering how these people were able to achieve such wonderful results, you’re not alone – many of our readers email us and ask this question. This is why we always contact the winners and ask for their tips and advice for other test takers. Anything they share we post on IELTS-Blog.com, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

I’m pleased to tell you that some of the winners used our IELTS materials and services to prepare for the exam: Tony El Chaer used IELTS Success Formula book, Raphel Jassani used our practice tests, Ruchir Vasaiwalla and Anil Suman used “Target Band 7″ e-book, and Robson Lima used our Writing Correction service.

Meanwhile, we hope to hear from the other winners the stories of how they prepared and studied, and what helped them achieve success in IELTS.

P.S. IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.

Romit’s 4 secrets to IELTS Band 8.5

Band 8 in IELTSRomit is a 34 year-old Indian IELTS candidate, whose first language is Bengali. His remarkable IELTS score (Overall Band 8.5 with a perfect 9 in Reading) was the reason we ‘met’ – he sent his IELTS results to participate in our monthly competition, and won. When we asked Romit to share his secret to success, it turned out there was more than just one – “Start early, be determined, know yourself and have confidence” are the rules that should guide you in your IELTS preparation, he said.

Here is what Romit suggested in his winner’s interview:

“First of all, I think it is very important to start preparing early for IELTS. I used to practice for a minimum of 1 hour every day for 3 months. There are numerous online materials for IELTS preparation available and test seekers should look to exploit them, especially for Reading and Listening modules.

Secondly, I feel that focus is very important. One should have fire in their bellies and an urge to perform well. Dedication, determination and discipline are extremely important. Otherwise you cannot separate yourself from the crowd.

Thirdly, it is also important to understand one’s strengths and weaknesses for each module. For example, I felt I needed more practice and tips for the Writing tasks and so put more time and effort towards it. I referred to many materials online to understand the requirements of a good score in the Writing module and tried to write accordingly in the test.

Fourthly, for the Speaking test, it is not only your speaking skills that are evaluated by the examiner, but also your body language, facial expressions and attitude. So I took extra care to get these aspects right. One has to look confident and positive during the Speaking test. It is good to listen to a lot of videos available online, listen to people who speak well, focus on grammar and pronunciation and converse as much as possible in English to iron out any issues that might be there.

Lastly, for the Listening and Reading modules, there are certain techniques that are employed for every section and which are very well explained and captured in the British Council training materials. One should go through them, understand the intricacies and implement them in the exams.”

 

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