IELTS test in Brazil – July 2017 (General Training)

Our kind friend E took the IELTS test in Brazil and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Brazil

Section 1. Information about a new job vacancy at a company.

Section 2. Students talked about different universities.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About certain caves and animals that live there.

Reading test

Passage 1. About maple syrup farms.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About a railway station and its history.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a formal letter to the manager of a construction company. They are building a house near your apartment and you want to complain about the noise and inconvenience in the area.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that money is more important than free time for a good quality of life. Others say the opposite is true. Discuss both views. What is more important in your opinion? Give relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?

Cue Card

Talk about two people from the same family. Please say

– who they are
– how you know them
– what their similarities and differences are
– and explain how you feel about them


Don’t remember.

IELTS Results competition winners in July 2017

Today is the day every participant in our monthly IELTS results competition has been waiting for! We’re happy to report that, although many of you were enjoying your IELTS-free summer, we are about to present 11 bright people with a very good reason to celebrate!

Have you ever had doubts about passing IELTS with the score you need? The good news is – it’s not out of reach, it’s definitely possible. Look at these test takers, they made it, and so will you!

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8 in IELTS

  • Akshi Shah from India, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Lahari Umesh from India, Band 8
  • Elizabeth Cherian from India, Band 8
  • Farrukh Shermatov from Uzbekistan, Band 8
  • Nihal Zubair from India, Band 8
  • Karen Eden from Canada, Band 8

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Kay Yi Chook from Malaysia, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Harsimran Anand from India, Band 8
  • Nain Pancholi from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Viswa Demado from Malaysia, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Rajeev Shah from India, Band 7

Congratulations to the winners! A day like this shouldn’t go unnoticed – and so 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 family and friends!

I’m sure everyone is wondering how these lovely people were able to score so well. At the moment we only know that Karen Eden (Band 8) prepared using our book ‘Target Band 7’ and Viswa Demado (Band 7.5) was using ‘Ace the IELTS’.

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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