IELTS Results competition winners in December 2020

Jim Rohn once said, “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change”, and today we would like to introduce 8 people who live by Jim’s words. They prepared and took the IELTS test, and the remarkable scores they got will help them change their life for the better in 2021!

Let’s give a round of applause to the owners of best IELTS Results in December 2020:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Noyonika Datta Banik from India, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Richmond Osei-Bonsu from Ghana, Band 8
  • Harun Arrashid Ibrahim from Nigeria, Band 8

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Jaspreet Singh from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Indrani Ghosh from India, Band 9

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Adejumoke Bolanle Akinnuwesi from Nigeria, Band 7.5
  • Tushar Bhatia from India, Band 7.5
  • Jaspreet Kaur from India, Band 7.5

Congratulations! Head over to our Instagram where we celebrate 8 success stories, and join the fun! Winners will also receive their special certificates via email, and 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!

How did they score so well?

We are proud to say that Adejumoke used our practice tests to prepare for IELTS, and Noyonika had her writing tasks checked by our writing correction service before her exam. Hopefully they will be able to share their tips with everyone. Learning from other students’ experience is a great shortcut, and when our winners share their IELTS preparation tips, you will be able to get the benefit of that.

We are expecting responses from our winners and as soon as we get their tips, we will post them on The first IELTS results competition we held 12 (!) years ago was our very first step towards connecting successful test takers with everyone else. Winners have obviously done a lot of things right, and by sharing their tips, ‘secrets’ and advice they are helping thousands of others achieve great results in IELTS. is proud to be the channel for the experience and wisdom of high scorers to reach every IELTS test taker in the world!

So if YOU got a high score in IELTS, no matter when – this month, last month, a few months ago – we want to hear from you! We would like to extend our warm invitation to everyone who is happy with their IELTS score. Take part in our IELTS results competition today, and share your IELTS tips when you win!

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Anne and Prashika explain how they got Band 8 in IELTS

IELTS Band 8 isn’t an easy goal, but it is not impossible – and when you see people who did it and hear their stories, it helps to make that Band 8 real and achievable.

So, what can YOU do to get a Band 8 in IELTS?

Two of our recent IELTS results competition winners, Anne Padmarani and Prashika Pettagam, got Band 8 in their IELTS exams and are sharing their best advice to help others achieve the same level of success.

Prashika Pettagam from Sri Lanka said:

“My best advice to other IELTS candidates is to identify and review their own mistakes. I have done several practice tests and when I checked the answers I always used to find out the reason for incorrect answers. It works well for listening and reading tests and I improved a lot especially in True/False/Not Given questions. Once you check the correct answer and compare with your own, ultimately you will be able to logically find the correct answer very easily.”

Anne Padmarani from India said:

Band 8 in IELTS“Read a lot of books in English, watch Hollywood movies and listen to Western music. This will help you improve your overall performance. Practise makes perfect. I wrote 12 tests in total. I set a timer to time my answers. This gave me an idea of what to expect on the day of the test.

I used two books to prepare for the test: The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book with Answers (Cambridge English) & IELTS 5 Practice Tests, Academic Set 6: Tests No. 26-30 (High Scorer’s Choice).

I also used the website IELTSLiz to get tips for the speaking test.

I asked my husband to score my essays and speaking test (he was my questioner) and worked on the feedback that he gave me. Choose someone who is fluent in the English language to help you with the tests.

Get in touch with the test center well in advance, if you have any special requests. I asked for extra time because I am disabled.

Be calm and relaxed on the day of the test. Sleep well the night before. If you miss out on an answer during the listening test, don’t panic, just concentrate on the rest of the conversation.

Have fun talking to the examiner on the day of the test. My speaking test was easy because I felt pretty confident on the test day.”



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