6 test takers reveal how they got IELTS scores ranging from 7.5 to 8.5

Success and generosity go hand in hand, and the winners of our IELTS results competition have proved it yet again! Within less than 24 hours they contributed these powerful tips that you can use to start increasing your score right away. Here is what they said:

Karen from Singapore, Band 8.5Band 8.5 in IELTS

“Regarding tips and strategies, I’d say go through the IELTS Success Formula book. Flag out pages that are useful and go through them again the night before. Work on your weaknesses (for me it was reading and writing), so I did a lot of practice tests. Remember the writing style and format for letter writing and essay, and try to use some words and phrases which demonstrate a higher level of English ability to get a better score.”

Behtash from Iran, IELTS Band 8

“To be brief, I would advise everyone to improve their language proficiency enough before they start preparing for IELTS. Also, the materials found in IELTS-blog.com, especially the sample questions and answers, are extremely beneficial. Additionally, to really increase the Speaking Module score, one needs to have a minimum of 2 hours a day speaking practice on daily routine topics during the 6 months leading to the test.”

Esther from India, IELTS Band 8

“I’m glad to hear that I have won the competition, thank you. My advice to those taking the IELTS is to practice each and every module. The more practice tests we do at home, the easier it becomes when we take the test.”

Jasur from Uzbekistan, Band 8

“My best advice would be for listening (as I got 9 in the Listening section) to listen to more British songs by Ed Sheeran and James Arthur. What is more, TED radio podcasts are very useful too. For my speaking, I was just speaking out loud to myself and recording that to the voice recorder. Later I was listening to my speaking and spotting my mistakes.”

Benjemen from India, Band 7.5

“For the third time, I took my IELTS General Training exam last week and I successfully secured 7.5 in Writing. I have been attempting to score at least 7 in Writing which will significantly boost my score for Canadian immigration.

I would like to thank you for assessing and evaluating my essay through the writing correction service. Your correction services has enabled me to identify my weaknesses and work on them.”

Prince from India, Band 7.5

“It feels really good to be the winner. I am really grateful for the people behind this. The study material, as well as the tips and suggestions that were given was very much useful to me to get this score. Practice makes things perfect and IELTS-blog.com is one such aid to excel at this exam.”

16 Best IELTS Results in September 2019

Steve Jobs once said, “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time”. Years passed since, but the saying remains true, and we are just to introduce to you 16 people whose experience proves this yet again. They spent quite a long time preparing for their overnight IELTS success – but it’s the result that matters!

Let’s put our hands together for the winners of September 2019:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8.5 in IELTS

  • Tania Sandhu from India, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Jasur Asliev from Uzbekistan, Band 8
  • Esther Peter from India, Band 8

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Catherine James from India, Band 7.5
  • Jocelyn Maquinto from Philippines, Band 7.5
  • Behtash Javidsharifi from Iran, Band 7.5
  • Areshdeep from India, Band 7.5
  • Prince Binu Joseph from India, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Karen Chow from Singapore, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Soroush Karimi Abar from Iran, Band 8
  • Behtash Javidsharifi from Iran, Band 8
  • Obinna Obika from Nigeria, Band 8
  • Sangeeta Variyani from India, Band 8

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Pooja Bajaj from India, Band 7.5
  • Lata Asrani from India, Band 7.5
  • Nitika Bhatia from India, Band 7.5
  • Benjemen Elengovan from India, Band 7.5

Congratulations to the winners! To celebrate these wonderful achievements we are sending some special certificates to our winners’ emails. The winning IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – if you won, please feel free to show off to your family and friends!

How did they score so well?

We are expecting responses from our winners and as soon as we get their tips, we will post them on IELTS-Blog.com. In the meanwhile, we are delighted to share that Karen (Overall Band 8.5) studied with our book ‘IELTS Success Formula‘, and that Pooja and Benjemen (both received Band 7.5) used our writing correction service in their exam preparation.

When we held the very first IELTS results competition 11 (!) years ago, we did that with a goal to connect successful test takers with everyone else preparing for IELTS. 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. IELTS-Blog.com 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!

Learn how to enroll here.



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