IELTS Results competition winners in July 2021

Who would have thought that in 2021 we’d still have outbreaks of COVID-19 and lockdowns! Yet here we are, living the uncertainty of pandemic – but the spirit of resilience that many IELTS test takers share just won’t be defeated. It is truly amazing to see people emerge from isolation, with their IELTS skills as sharp as ever!

So today, with great pleasure we present the winners of IELTS results competition in July 2021:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Morita Tarverdian from Iran, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Ambali Oluwaseun from Nigeria, Band 7.5

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Farnoosh Behravan from Iran, Band 7

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Anish Chacko from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Anshika Chawla from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Kang Kaur from India, Band 7
  • Asad Salim from Pakistan, Band 7

Congratulations on your success! To celebrate your achievements we are sending your special certificates 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!

How did they score so well?

It is nice to see some of our students among the winners. Anshika Chawla (Band 7.5) used our book ‘Ace the IELTS’ to raise her writing score from Band 6 to 7. She said,

“I wanted to inform you that I have received my IELTS score (Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, Speaking 7.5). I was particularly nervous about writing, so it was the best 7 of my life! Thank you so much for your guidance and books. Essay correction service and sample essays helped me to achieve my desired score.”

Another success story is that of Ambali Oluwaseun – he, too, used our writing correction service and achieved Band 7 in Writing.

The winners of this competition have achieved more than just a good score in IELTS. They became our role models of positive thinking, of maintaining hope and persevering when things weren’t looking great. They remained persistent and strong, and we can all learn that from them.

We would love to hear from our winners, because anything that helped them achieve success in IELTS, can help YOU, too! Their advice, as soon as we get it, will be posted on IELTS-Blog without delay, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam.

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

Olga reprogrammed her brain to get Band 8 in IELTS – here is how

Today’s post is about Olga and her success in IELTS, but it’s also about you – because Olga is sharing her exam tips for you to apply them!

Olga is a lovely young woman from Russia who speaks Russian as her first language, and English as her second. We met when Olga enrolled in our writing correction service as part of her IELTS preparation. Olga got Band 8 in IELTS, with a straight 9 in Listening. She took part in our IELTS results competition last month and won the first place under General Training category. In her winner’s interview Olga shared some very useful advice – and encouragement – that will help you increase your own score in the test:

“From my perspective, the best advice is to give examiners EXACTLY what they want to see. Creativity is a rewarding thing, but isn’t meant for the IELTS test 🙂 It took me about a year to reprogram my brain and acquire and implement a new vision for the test based solely on the band descriptors.

Overall, IELTS should become a part of your everyday life while you are preparing for it.

Reading

Practice, practice, practice. At least 20 minutes a day.

Listening

Practice, practice, practice. I had BBC 6-minute English for breakfast every day and then took an IELTS listening test 4-5 times a week. If I was too tired to sit a test I watched BBC news or a movie in English. Don’t practice listening in the headphones, do your best to imitate a test atmosphere with the worst scenario when the sound is hardly heard.

Speaking

I know that talking to yourself is a bit weird but it helps to pass the test 🙂 Discuss everything that you see with yourself, it’s always pleasant to talk to a good person! 😉 And do not give short answers, your opinion is important – express it!

Writing

Yes, it can be a disaster. Check the band descriptors for your desired score and act accordingly. Enrich your vocabulary with the topic-related units, practice the grammar structures which are required for the score you need, and put aside creativity. Remember, examiners are not searching for extraordinary ideas, they look for a writing task which is performed according to the scheme.

Never give up! It may sound like a common thing, but do not let laziness, confusion or apathy stop you. Instead give yourself a break after a failure, stand up again and do it!!! Like the Terminator, you know! Twice, three times, four times – as many times as needed. You can do it!”

Thank you so much Olga for sharing your tips, and we wish you all the very best!

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