IELTS Results competition winners in September 2018

September has given us the pleasure to announce 4 test takers who won in the IELTS Results Competition. These lovely people will always remember September 2018 as the month they finally conquered IELTS. It’s unusual for us to only receive Academic IELTS entries to the competition – for some reason no General Training candidates participated in September, but we do hope to get more participants in October! Remember – this competition is open for everyone, and any IELTS score, however big or small, has a chance to win.

Let’s give our September winners a round of applause:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 9 in IELTS

  • Manpreet Kaur from India, Band 7.5
  • Shahin Sultana Eity from Bangladesh, Band 7.5

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Sahil Bhatti from India, Band 6.5
  • Simran Chawla from India, Band 6.5

Congratulations to the winners! Your success is a direct consequence of your determination, dedication and hard work. As a token of our appreciation we are sending your certificates of achievement 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!

Well, what does it take to get a high score in IELTS? How do you make it happen? If anyone can answer these questions, our winners can!

So, we hope to hear from the winners the stories of how they prepared and studied, and what helped them achieve success in IELTS. Anything they wish to share will be posted on IELTS-Blog without delay, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

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

Kirill’s Band 8 in IELTS exceeded his own expectations – here is how he did it

You may remember Kirill as a winner of 1st place in our August IELTS results competition. He got an Overall Band Score of 8.0, with a straight 9 in Reading, and it was more than he expected! When we approached Kirill for his tips to other test takers and insights into his preparation, here is what he said:

“I used various techniques which I have found online.

First of all, I was writing essays and letters as often as I could. 1-2 pieces of writing daily is perfect. I have used 16 writing corrections from IELTS-blog.com to make sure I was good. I was getting 6.5 usually, but I have managed to get 7 in the exam.

Also, I was listening to podcasts every day for 1 hour while commuting to the office. I have not trained speaking at all, because I use English almost everyday at work.

As for reading I also read some books, but what I think is a great strategy is listening to an audio book while reading the same book. This practice will not only load information to the brain fast, but also will help you improve vocabulary along with pronunciation.

I have finished a monthly course of IELTS preparation also, it was 1.5 hour twice a week. Overall, I spent roughly 1-1.5 months to prepare. Also, my attitude for the exam was relaxed and I did not care about the result, I was perceiving it to be a test shot. I was not confident about my writing, but all my friends told me that I will handle it and I did, to my own big surprise!”

Best IELTS test result August 2018

 

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