IELTS Test Results competition

‘I skyrocketed my score from 6.0 in writing to 7.0 in less than eight weeks’

We at absolutely love celebrating YOUR achievements, and today’s success story belongs to Prabu Sivakumar, a software engineer from India, currently living in Singapore.

Prabu won the 1st place in our IELTS Results competition, scoring IELTS Band 8 in the test, and here is the journey that took him there, in his own words:

Band 8.5 in IELTS“When I decided to submit my application to migrate to Australia, the first thing that came to my mind was scoring IELTS Band seven in every section. Most of my friends could not get through 7.0 in Writing. They were stuck at either 6.0 or 6.5.

As software engineers by profession, we write dozens of emails every week. We presume that we don’t make silly mistakes while writing or speaking in English. Besides, we work in a multi-national company, where we interact with native English speakers every day.

I attempted my first IELTS test in May 2021. I’ve managed to score 7.0 and 7.5 in Reading, Speaking and Listening, however, the writing band score didn’t move beyond 6.0. The exam fee is $365 SGD. I do not want to make another attempt without evaluating myself before the exam.

I made a decision to use the Writing Correction services offered by Interestingly, they provide an Express correction service where you get your feedback instantly. The feedback is shared with you in less than 24 hours. Initially, I scored 6.5 during the evaluation. When I started scoring 7.5 and 8.0 consistently, I decided to book my exam.

While using the Writing Correction service, you are allowed to choose from a range of topics. I decided on the most challenging academic essays instead of picking the easy ones. I simulated the exam-like environment to write the essay in 40 minutes, without referring to the website or using auto-correction tools. I randomly picked the topic within 40 minutes. I generated ideas and penned them down within the same time.

The feedback you receive is quite exhaustive, and corrections are made in the same document with track changes enabled. Some examiners might provide you with their version of essay, if yours doesn’t serve the purpose. You also get an indicative band score that closely resembles your IELTS score.

The feedback helped me to incorporate the changes and minimise the grammatical errors that I was making earlier. It is quite evident from the evaluations that I have made good progress. I scored 7.0, 7.5, 7.5 and 8.0, respectively, in four assessments. Within four reviews, I skyrocketed my score from 6.0 in writing to 7.0 in less than eight weeks.”

Congratulations, Prabu, on this wonderful outcome!

Best IELTS test result August 2021

IELTS Results competition winners in August 2021

For most of the world, 2021 has been a rollercoaster, with countries entering and exiting lockdowns and so many of us feeling unsure of tomorrow. Yet, there are many inspiring stories of people quietly working towards and achieving their target IELTS scores. These stories need to be amplified – and that’s where our monthly IELTS results competition comes in!

Proudly presenting the winners of IELTS results competition in August 2021:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Mihir Bhat from India, Band 8
  • Maria Mosca from Italy, Band 8

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Chiemenam Samuel Anekwe from Nigeria, Band 7.5

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Prabu Varadharajalu Sivakumar from India, Band 8
  • Chiemenam Samuel Anekwe from Nigeria, Band 8

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Sukhmani Basran from India, Band 7.5

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 prepare for IELTS?

Some of the winners relied on our services and materials: Mihir and Prabu used our writing correction service, Maria learnt techniques and strategies from Target Band 7 book, and Samuel used our practice tests.

In addition, Mihir was subscribed to our daily emails with IELTS questions – and it helped! He said,

“All of the questions that were asked to me were exactly same as the ones mailed by you guys earlier. I had practiced all of the questions over the past 2 months and I cannot stress this enough, Thank You for everything! I got a band score 8, all because of you guys!”

Samuel, too, credited our website with helping him get his target scores. He said,

“I just want to thank you guys at for the great work that you do. Your materials and advice was really helpful to me in achieving the scores I needed in both the general and academic modules. You are all wonderful and much appreciated.”

The winners of this competition are fighting the good fight – against inertia, hopelessness and negativity. They found the gift of motivation within themselves and are giving it to us all, at a time when we really need it.

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.