IELTS Test Results competition

IELTS Results competition winners in November 2022

Can you believe it’s December already? The New Year is less than a month away, and right now, we are creating the future. The things we’re doing now are shaping up our 2023. Guess who’s already written a big chapter of their life next year? Six determined people that worked really hard to get the IELTS scores they need for 2023. Congratulations to…

IELTS results competition winners of November 2022

Academic Module

  • 1st place – Seleena Jacob from India, Band 7.5
  • 2nd place – Dhruvilkumar Ashokbhai from India, Band 7

General Training Module

  • 1st place – Ahmed Khaled Elhodaiby from Egypt, Band 8
  • 1st place – Kimberly Lu Lim from the Philippines, Band 8
  • 2nd place – Noha Hassan Elsayed Atia from UAE, Band 7.5
  • 3rd place – Ashkan Rajabi Seif Abad from Iran, Band 7

These are some impressive scores! To mark this happy day we are sending our winners their certificates of achievement via email. We are also adding the winning IELTS results to the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – so please feel free to show them off to your friends!

How did they score so well?

It feels amazing to see our student take the first place!

Ahmed used the book Ace the IELTS and our practice tests in his exam preparation. After receiving his IELTS score, was really happy – this email says it all:

“Hi Simone, I hope you had a great day.
I just got my results and I wanted to share the good news with you, I got band 8 overall (Listening 8.5, Reading 9.0, Writing 7.0, Speaking 7.5). I really can’t express how grateful I am for your support and help, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Hopefully, I can meet you one day and thank you in person.”

Ahmed gives ‘Ace the IELTS’ and practice tests a very warm recommendation:

Band 8 in IELTS

As for the other winners – we would love to hear from you, because when you share your stories and tell us how you studied, you are helping thousands of test takers, preparing for their exams right now. Any useful tips will be posted on, so that everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

Did you know? IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.

The lessons Saroj learnt on his IELTS journey to Band 7.5

You may remember Saroj as one of our IELTS Results competition winners, whose success we celebrated earlier this month. Saroj is a young man from Nepal who recently took an Academic IELTS test and got Band 7.5.

According to our tradition, Saroj was invited to share his experience preparing for the test, and you will find that the lessons he learnt in his preparation for IELTS can be useful to anyone studying for the test. Bonus tip: take note of the things he skipped but wished he had done, because YOU still have time to include them in your preparation sessions!

“I am writing to thank you for this website which has helped me immensely in my preparation for IELTS academic test which I have just completed and haven gotten back the results. Honestly, I used free resources from your website and others, and am genuinely in disbelief still that I did well.

Basically, the way I prepared was to practice the materials available on the website as much as possible. For writing, I would try to actually write an essay before reading the sample answer for that essay question or at least to have brainstormed ideas prior.

For reading, I would read through the questions first before actually reading the passages, in anticipation of the possible matching of the themes of the passage to a question.

I honestly feel I was inadequately prepared for the speaking section as I did not prepare for it much, but speaking out loud my answers prior to looking at the answers would be helpful.

The same strategy for the writing task 1 so generally, practising and testing ourselves prior to looking at the answers as compared to simply looking at the model answers would definitely make a difference. I suppose practising under time constraints would have helped me further in my preparation.”

Thank you very much, Saroj, for sharing your advice, and we wish you only the very best!

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