Post Your IELTS Test Results

After your test, share your IELTS results. It would also help other students if you could share your tips and experiences of the test as well.

Post your IELTS test results in the comments box below.Β 

Unfortunately, not all results can be displayed due to the high number of posts.

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Tops Scores: If you scored band score 8.5 or 9 overall, email me a copy of your certificate and I will post it on this site for other students to see: ieltsliz789@gmail.com

I hope you did well. Liz

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  1. Manju S says:

    Hi Liz,

    I would like to thank you for all your efforts in providing free IELTS training material. I got overall score of 7.5:
    R: 8
    W:7
    S:7.5
    L:7.5

    I purely followed your lessons and studied for 3 weeks.

    I am mentioning writing questions below for candidates to study based on whatever I remember.

    Letter: You have changed your accommodation. Invite your friend to see your new place.

    Essay: Some believe daily homeworks for school students are not required and some believe that it is needed for excelling in career. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Thank you again.

  2. Hi Liz

    I did all your practice lessons in Reading and Listening and I got 9 for both.
    I had 8 for speaking and 7.5 for writing.
    I did the writing review just a few days before the exam and it was late for me to take your advanced writing lessons. I know I could have done better in writing if I had.

    But no complains, I did not expect these scores in my first take. I am very blessed to find your site. Yours is the best among all I’ve seen. I just love how you make the lessons very easy to follow and you know exactly what we need!

    All the best to you

    • You definitely can’t complain πŸ™‚ Great results!! Band 9 in reading and listening is excellent. And even 7.5 in writing very strong indeed – hitting over 7 in writing is a worthy achievement πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind comments on my lessons – I’m so pleased they were useful πŸ™‚

  3. Shilpa singh says:

    Hi Liz,
    I’m from India and just now i got my result…
    Listening 7.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.0
    Overall score 7.5
    I’m really thankful to u…u r an amazing teacher. Ur lessons were really helpful. I’ve recommended ur website to my friends also. U really helped me in achieving my dream band score. Thanks a lot..

  4. Asad Haroon says:

    Who so ever is reading this; this is for you.

    If you want to score a better band in writing, this blog is best for you.

    I got my test as follows:

    Listening: 8
    Writing: 7.5
    Reading: 7
    Writing: 7.5

    Thank you so much Liz!

    Asad

    • Well done with your results!! Getting 7.5 in writing isn’t easy!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind comment and for recommending my site πŸ™‚

  5. M. Hussain Khan says:

    Hi Liz, I took help from your YouTube channel for my test preparation, just 2 weeks before the test. Anyways, I got my result just now and I scored an overall score of 7.5, which is above my desired score. Your tips are very efficient and smart, I will recommend your channel to all my friends who need to prepare for ielts.
    Thank you for the great work that you’re doing for us, keep up the good work and may God bless you!
    Regards.

    • I’m so pleased for you. Band 7.5 isn’t easy to get !! Well done to you πŸ™‚ Thanks for recommending my site to your friends – it’s great to know my website is useful πŸ™‚

  6. AuΕ‘rinΔ— says:

    Hello! So I received my results and I couldn’t be happier!
    Listening – 8,5
    Reading – 8,5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7
    Overall: 8 !!!

    I was terrified after the speaking part since it didn’t go as well as I expected: I was asked to talk about my favourite type of weather (part two), I ran out of ideas quickly and I was not able to plan my time efficiently since I could not see the time tracker. There was a period of silence. Yep. But I think what saved me was that I did not panic and just did my best during part 3. I was also being frequently interrupted. But I suppose it needs to be done in order to cover all of the questions.

    Just don’t let yourself get too anxious and terrified, one mistake does not necessarily have to cause a chain reaction!

    And thank you, Liz. Your videos are not only educational but quite interesting and calming to watch – which was an amazing discovery for scattered person like me!

    • Excellent !! I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. Don’t lose your nerve during the speaking test. If part 2 doesn’t go well, just focus on part 3. Your test is marked over the whole performance – you are not given a score for each part. So, just keep going and be confident. I’m so glad my videos helped you – I wanted students to feel confident and calm after watching them πŸ™‚ I hoped that students could feel a positive experience whilst preparing for their IELTS test. Well done to you and thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  7. Yonathan Mathias Parlindungan says:

    I know you only show posts from 7 above, nevertheless I feel like I need to thank you for everything you’ve done on your website. I come from a country whose first language is not English and decided to study master in billingual German (C1/C2) and English (B2) in Germany. I have started to learn German for about 8 months and been loosing my English ability. The universities only accept IELTS with at least 5. I was so scared that I wouldn’t even make it. So I decided to start learning for IELTS at the same time when I was on C1 German level. During the speaking test the examiner was extremely friendly and cool so I talked to him like I talked to my friends which was horrible. I used so many slangs til I realised I was actually in IELTS and suddenly corrected myself.
    Thanks to every writing sample and connectors you give on your website I got R 8/L 6/ W 6.5/ S 6. I know I could have done better since I usually got 7-8 during listening practice but I think it’s more than enough for me to apply for master. Once again, thank you so much Liz you’ve been very helpful. God bless you!

    • I’m really pleased to read your story. It’s not easy tackling two languages at the same time. I know when I do that I get really mixed up. Talking to the examiner as a friend is exactly the right thing to do in IELTS speaking – be informal, be chatty and use informal language. I think you’ve done great πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

  8. Usman Khalil says:

    Hey Guys. I have scored 7 in ielts with four days preparation. Only 6.5 in Writing, 7 in Listning, Reading and Speaking..
    Writing need practice.
    Overall it was very helpful with ieltzliz in such a short time.

  9. Don’t think I could have managed without you Liz! I felt like it had gone terrible after speaking and writing, and that I would get around 5 or something lower. Got so nervous during speaking and was a bit short on time during writing. Also I didn’t start study for the IELTS until two weeks before the test. But here’s what I got!

    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.5
    Overall: 8.0 and I needed at least 6.0!

    You’ve been a great help and I’m so thankful!

  10. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for creating this platform for everyone.
    I found it extremely useful.
    So here are my results:
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 8

    Overall 8

    Thanks once again πŸ™‚

  11. Simran Sidhu says:

    Hi Liz,

    I got my IELTS result today ,
    L – 8.0, R – 8.5,W – 7.5,S – 7.0 and overall band :8
    Test module : academic, Test date : 6 may 2017.
    I am glad I found your​ website. Your tips for answering the exam, specially for writing module helped a lot. Thank you so much! Must say your website is one of best source available online for IELTS. Once again , thank you Liz. πŸ™‚

    • Well done to you! You’ve got a great score! It isn’t easy to get 7.5 in writing πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Liz, here are my results:

    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7

    Overall: 8.0

    Thank you so much for you wonderful blog. I probably wont get these scores without your help. I got the band score I needed for my job application. I wish all the test takers good luck!

    • You’ve done very well πŸ™‚ Band score 8 overall is great!! And well done getting 9 in listening πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Liz,
    Thanks so much for all your suggestions, videos and tips. I had my ielts test in London on April 29th,and using mainly your video and another site I got the scores below:

    Speaking 8
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9
    Writing 9
    Overall 8.5

    I want to encourage everyone to practice the Cambridge tests, as about 7 questions from the listening tests were lifted verbatim from it. Also don’t get discouraged when writing, I really felt I was writing off-point during my test but got a 9!
    Thank God and Liz too for my exam success. Good luck to all in the coming tests.

  14. Good day Liz, Thank you so much for your dedication to people succeeding . I took the IELTS test on 29th April with about 2 weeks of practice with materials from your website and my Score just came back .

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.0
    Writing: 8.0
    Speaking: 6.5
    Overall: 8.0

    The score seems okay , but i’m not really happy with my Speaking as I got a 6.5. My Application requires that i get 7.0 atleast . I think this happened because of my Speech Defect(stuttering issue) . As at my time of registration, I wasn’t aware that it is possible to inform them of my stuttering , but i called the center and tried informing them . I was told that the Speaking examiner would be told . But on getting there and informing the examiner he seemed as if he didn’t get the information(and this was after the speaking test).
    Bottomline Liz, I want to know if i stand any chance if i ask for remarking (For speaking to be raised by 0.5 to 7.0). Because as you can see other modules , i did fairly well so i don’t think i would have don that poorly in the speaking . Please I really hope to hear back from you .

    Thank you Liz for all you have done for us

    • Firstly, let me say – Well done πŸ™‚ Your score is great!! πŸ™‚ I’m not sure what advice to give you in this situation. Usually, just telling the test center is not enough. You need to submit a doctor’s certificate which explains your speak impediment. One option you could consider is getting the medical certificate and asking if you can submit it for the remark. If your local test center doesn’t help, try IELTS Official directly and see what they say. It isn’t a situation I’ve come across before – if there are any students out there who have been through this, please add your comments. Please share with us what happens and how things go for you. Good luck πŸ™‚

  15. Khushbu says:

    I gave IELTS General Test in Mumbai on 29th April. It was my second attempt. My result is as under:

    L: 9
    R: 9
    S: 7
    W: 6.5
    Overall Band Score: 8
    1st attempt I scored, L: 8, R: 8.5, S: 7.5, W: 6.5, Overall Band Score: 7.

    Even though my overall band score imroved by 0.5, I have same CEFR Level i.e. C1. I am giving the General test for Canada Immigration. So unless I score more 0.5 in writing, it doesn’t help me πŸ™

    Giving the IELTS again on 25th May. I have the following points:

    1. In my second attempt, by watching your videos I became aware of the structure.
    2. However, the topic of the essay is so general, it’s really hard to come up with 250 words.
    3. I was about to conculde th essay in the test, when I realised I am short of words. I added another body paragraph. But, not sure if I still make it to 250 words.

    So, I know where I go wrong. I want to practice on writing answersheet sample now. So vaguely I have the idea how 250 words look like. But, I am not getting to it.

  16. Dr Himanshu Parekh says:

    Hello Liz ,

    I am one out of millions “IELTS Liz” aficionado, so to speak :). I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to you for being a Ray of Hope in the lives of all students and aspirants who strive to achieve their goals , but are directionless in the midst of range of IELTS preparation materials. Some websites are luring candidates under False pretence that they can achieve the desired bands , had they to purchase the study materials provided by them. I’d like to be an eye opener TO ALL who follow this website , that MEANDRE NO MORE ! πŸ™‚ the link to the study materials given by Liz Mam and her videos are sufficient for those aiming to improvise. Personally, I always made sure to go through your model essays and Speaking tips before my exams, as they were always handy πŸ™‚ .
    Your True/ False/NG lessons were truly an eye opener. Yes, I have personally been through tough times and almost thought of giving up on attempting IELTS. But as they say “try and try till you succeed”, and not blindly but with practice πŸ™‚ as it does make man perfect! I’d always recommend this website to my peers and there are many people who in this country religiously follow you. But Liz Mam, I you simply are the best.
    My General Training Scores for 29th April 2017 were
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8
    Writing -7.5
    Speaking – 7.5
    Overall – 8

    Thank you so much Liz
    Regards
    Dr Himanshu (BDS)

    • You’ve done very well indeed in your test. Great results !! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your thoughtful, kind comments. It’s my pleasure to know that my website, videos and practice lessons are helping students get to grips with IELTS. Thank you for your support. Well done to you πŸ™‚

  17. Dear Liz,

    I cannot express my gratitude in words. Thanks to your videos and paid writing sessions… I scored 8.5 overall band

    I appeared for the test in Hyderabad, India.

    Here are the scores:
    Listening: 8.5 (all your video techniques helped a lot)

    Reading: 9.0 (all your tips esp. on true and false really pushed my band score to the maximum and your last assignment on Monarch Butterflies was really what pushed me to read the questions a second time)

    Speaking: 9.0 (so many tips from your video. I cannot thank you enough. My toughest test – yet thanks to you I scored the maximum)

    Writing: 7.5 (I unfortunately panicked in this section and made a lot of silly mistakes. Still, I guess your videos, including the paid sessions, were so good that I still scrambled to get a 7.5. I know 2 examiners would have checked it after I scored high in other sections, but I knew they wouldn’t pardon so many silly mistakes)

    Overall: 8.5

    Warm Regards,
    Sak

  18. Harish Kumar says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks a lot for helping lot of people with all the necessary information regarding IELTS exam. I didnt really got much time to prepare for my General training exam and have gone through the information in your site for 3-4 days and it helped me to gain confidence.

    I took the exam on 29th April in UK West London and below are my scores:
    Listening – 7
    Reading – 7.5
    Writing -7
    Speaking -8
    Overall – 7.5

    Though I was bit disappointed with my score in Listening , no complaints regarding the overall score and I’m happy with the results. Thanks again Liz and wish you good luck to reach greater heights soon.

    Thanks,
    Harish

  19. Ramanjeet says:

    Hi Liz,

    My earlier comment was deleted. Don’t know why. So, posting again.

    I just want to thank you for all the help. I have been following your website and videos for last 2 months and hust because of that I could score well. Though I needed CLB 9 which I missed by just 0.5 band in writing. Below are my scores for GT held on 29th April 2017 at New Delhi
    W-6.5
    S-7.0
    R-8.5
    L-8.5
    Overall 7.5

    You are doing a great job in helping all aspirants. God bless you.

    • Well done!! Sorry your previous comment got deleted – I’ve been clearing a backlog of messages and must have hit yours by mistake. Very well done getting 8.5 in listening and reading – excellent !!! πŸ™‚

  20. Ushang Sheth says:

    Hi Liz, I have managed to just go through as much as i could for IELTS on your website and have scored the following:
    7.5 in listening
    7 in reading
    8 in speaking
    7.5 in writing
    Making my overall score at 7.5 and CLB 8.
    How good is this in your view for canada??

  21. hi Liz,

    i just want to say a Big Thanks to you as i have finally passed my ielts.
    All your tips are so valuable and helped me out getting
    L :8
    R:7
    W:8
    S:8

    I cant thank you enough as this Ielts is very important for me to migrate to the down under. Hugs from singapore and may god bless you!

    • Yay!! That’s really good to hear! An overall band 8 is excellent. I’m sure you’ll love life in Australia. It’s a country I have always wanted to visit. Have a great time there and good luck πŸ™‚

  22. Hi,

    Results out today:

    L – 7.5
    R – 8
    W – 7
    S – 6.5

    Thank you Liz for your precious advice and for sharing freely with us your knowledge.

    God bless you always.

    Nath

    • Well done, Nath πŸ™‚

      • Hi Liz,

        It seems that I have to take the test again because I need a minimum of 7 in each module πŸ™

        I forgot to say that in my first attempt, I got 6.5 in Writing and 7 in Speaking. This time the scores have reversed πŸ™

        Anyway, thank you again for your tips and advices.

        Nath

        • You are obviously close to getting band 7 in both speaking and writing. Review your techniques carefully – good luck!

  23. Dear Liz,

    thank you so much for the tips and especially the model answers for the writing tasks 1 and 2 on your website!
    I would hug you if I could πŸ™‚
    I needed the IELTS for my master’s degree application and I achieved 7,5. 7 was requiered as the minimum.
    W- 7,0
    L- 8,5
    R- 7,5
    S – 7,5

    Thank you so much! You helped me a lot in getting closer to my dreams πŸ™‚ Take care,
    Karla

    • Well done to you !! It’s great to see you got overall band 7.5. And well done getting 8.5 in listening !! I hope you reach all your goals in life πŸ™‚ Thanks for the hug πŸ™‚

      • Biborno Projapoti says:

        IELTS Academic
        Date: 29 April, 2017.
        Plade: Sylhet, Bangladesh

        Results: L: 7.5, R,W & S: 7.

        • Biborno Projapoti says:

          Listening:
          Section 1: A woman wants to move from one part of Australia to another & so she was talking to an accommodation officer.
          Section 2: Perhaps something about comics.
          11-14: Fill-in the blanks.
          15-16: Info matching. ( From box)
          17-20: Map of exhibition room
          Section 3: Two students talking about study.
          21-26: MCQ
          27-30: Info matching.
          Section 4: I don’t remember exactly. Perhaps about something ancient. Some answers were glass, soft, caves, blankets etc.
          Reading:
          Passage 1: About whale oil & a person called Jedd who opposed to the idea of imposing charges on it.
          About 7/8 T/F/NG and 5/6 Fill in the blanks.
          Passage 2: About climate change & its affect on agriculture.
          List of headings & Fill in the blanks summary without
          clue.
          Passage 3 : Post war activities in UK.
          MCQ, T/F/NG & fill in the blanks.

          Writing Task 1: Two line graphs. First one showing changes in number of polices in two cities A & B from 2005 to 2015 ( perhaps) with projections for 2020. The second graph exhibited changes in the number of criminals ( In millions) in these 2 cities during the time period with projections.
          Task 2: Some people believe that since computers now can translate all the languages accurately and quickly, learning foreign languages is no longer necessary.
          To what extent do u agree or disagree?

          Speaking:
          Part 1:
          Q. Which part of your country do U live in?
          Q. Why is your hometown a better place to live in?
          Q. How often you can remember your dreams?
          Q. Do you believe that dreams have special meaning?
          Q. Do you like to talk to your friends about their dreams?

          Part 2: Talk about an interesting speech that you listened to recently.
          Follow-up question: Do you like to listen to speeches often?

          Part 3:
          Q. Why do u think people fear to speak in public?
          Q. Do you think it is helpful to use visual-aids in discussions?
          Q. Why do u think people nowadays organize conferences frequently?
          Q. What do you think , people can learn more from listening to speeches or from engaging in discussions?

          • Biborno Projapoti says:

            First of all, I am grateful to Almighty ALLAH for giving me strength & confidence. I really appreciate your effort in providing constant & invaluable support to IELTS seekers. Your lessons helped me a lot. Particularly in speaking & writing . I was looking forward to overall band 7. But unexpectedly I manged to achieve minimum 7 in all modules though reading was my biggest weakness. I have been following your website for quite sometimes. Thanks for your amazing contribution.

            • It’s a great achievement to hit band 7 – not easy to do! I’m so pleased my website was helpful πŸ™‚

          • thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

        • Well done πŸ™‚

  24. Hamza Rehman says:

    Hi Liz,
    I have been a regular visitor of your resourceful website for the past 2 months. Tho, I prepared for my IELTS Academic test in a last week or so especially the day before the test (which btw isn’t an ideal way to do so). I found your website perfect from each and every angle. There are a lot of resources and practice exercises for each and every module. My test was on 29th April, 2017 (Pakistan) and my result which was out today (the time when I was writing this comment hardly 5 minutes had passed as I so excited to inform and thank my teacher “Liz” whi helped through the course of time) is as under:

    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 6.5

    Overall: 7.0
    Thank you Liz very much for such a great website. May you be the beacon of light to all the students who are out there.

    • I’m really pleased for you. It’s a really good score πŸ™‚ Well done getting band 7 in writing – not easy!! I hope you are proud of your results πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you found my website and could benefit from it πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚

  25. Hi Liz,

    I am very happy with my results. My requirements
    was less but i scored more than my expectation . I cleared in first attempt.
    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    You are simply a great teacher. I followed your tips videos and practice a lot. I wish I could meet you. Thank you so much for everything.
    Lots of love.
    Sabita

    • I’m pleased to hear you got more than you needed πŸ™‚ I’m glad my lessons helped you πŸ™‚

  26. Hi Liz,

    My scores
    L 8.5 R 9 W 7.5 S 7.5
    I followed tips and examples from your website. I would recommend anyone reading this post to study from this website. This strategy helped me achieve desired score in first attempt.
    I really appreciate your efforts Liz. ALL the best.

    Chetan

  27. rajagcha says:

    Hi,

    First of all thanks for all videos and content. Only website used by me to practice for IELTS. Your resources and tips are more than enough. Expected more in reading but I am sure some of the trick questions you mentioned got me πŸ™‚
    Overall 8.5
    L 8.5
    R 8.0
    W 7.5
    S 8.5

    Thanks again.

  28. Dear Liz,

    I’d like to share my IELTS General result from April 29th

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9
    Writing 8
    Speaking 8

    Overall 8.5

    No words can’t describe my feelings now. I wish I could give you the biggest hug for helping me achieve my goal!!! I’d like to say “Thank you” like billion times now because without your website I’d still be another struggling girl fighting for her dream score!!! THANK YOU for helping me and other people! You are a truly amazing teacher! I wish you and your family all the best, tons of happiness and endless reasons to smile every day!!!

    • Your results are amazing!! πŸ™‚ It’s rare to get 8.5 overall ! Thank you for my hug πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased you could benefit from my lessons πŸ™‚

  29. Hi Liz,

    I needed to get an IELTS evaluation urgently. So I registered and completed by test in a week’s time. Your videos were extremely helpful. Many thanks!

    My scores are:

    L – 9.0
    R – 9.0
    W – 7.5
    S – 7.5
    Overall – 8.5

    However, for my requirement, I need a minimum of 8.0 in each section. Though I feel I have done well in writing and speaking, I am disappointed that I missed my target. Would you recommend a re-evaluation or is it better to take a new test? Please advise.

    • The first thing I need to say is well done indeed!!! A great score in just one week of preparation. Getting remark is an option, although it is rare that the score will go up in both speaking and writing from remarking (not impossible, just unlikely). Getting band 8 for speaking and writing is about having more flexibility with English and also greater precision – less mistakes. Review your techniques for each part of the speaking and writing test if you take the test again.

  30. Hi Liz,
    I got band score 7.5 in AC
    L 8
    R 7
    W 7
    S 7
    Thank you so much Liz I used your writing techniques and bought your essays too.
    Laxmi

    • It’s great you’ve hit the band 7 and even for 8 in listening πŸ™‚ I’m glad my advanced writing lessons helped πŸ™‚

  31. Michael Samir says:

    Dear Liz,
    I really want to thank you for your efforts to deliver the way the IELTS technique works which were clearly shown in either your videos or the website material.

    You were of a great help to me to target and reach my score which is :

    Listening = 8
    Reading = 9
    Writing = 7
    Speaking = 8

    Overall score = 8

    Once more thank you and I hope you all the best.

  32. Hi Liz,

    Your website is amazing and helped me a lot to succeed in Ielts. I attempted it on 29 Apr London.
    L – 7.5
    R – 7.5
    W -7
    S- 7
    You have provided amazing content to secure well in all sections. I am really thankful to you.

  33. Hi Liz,
    Myself and my wife attempted ielts 2 weeks ago. We didn’t have time to prepare at length. I was preparing for couple of weeks and my wife only for couple of days. But we ran into your website only on the day before the exam. But few videos on writing and tips on all the sections helped a lot. I owe my score to your tips. Thank you so much.I loved your way of explaining things. I wish I had more teachers like you. My English teacher in school was pretty good though😊 Thanks to you once again. Here are the scores.
    Myself
    Overall 8
    Listening 8
    Reading 9
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7.5
    Her’s
    Overall 7
    Listening 6
    Reading 7
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 8

    • Very well done to you and your wife! You’ve both done well πŸ™‚ I think your English teacher was definitely good if you got those scores πŸ™‚

  34. Hello liz

    I am extremely disappointed with my result
    GT 29th April
    L-7
    R-7
    W-6.5
    S-7.5
    Overall -7
    I’ve spent 30mins on task 1
    I rushed through task 2

    I’m writing academic tomorrow, planning on attempting Task 2 first and then move to task 1 this time.

    I would also take GT later in the month of July . Wish me luck.

    As I always say, you are the best teacher and thank your for the tutorials.
    God bless😊

    • You’ve done really well and you know your problems in writing. Writing a conclusion in task 2 and an overview in task 1 is essential. Also writing over the word count is vital. Always control your time in both reading and writing. Use your time for planning and then writing. Good luck!

  35. Thanks Liz for all of your helpful study materials. Just got my result L: 8.5, R: 8, W: 7, S: 7 and that will serve my purpose. I will always be grateful for your support.

  36. Hi Liz,
    I really appreciate your lessons because they have greatly improved my capabilities. I took the IELTS GT about 3weeks ago and below was my score:
    Reading : 8.5
    Speaking: 8
    Listening: 6.5 (I lost track of the audio tho)
    Writing: 6.5 (I didn’t finish the letter

    Although my target score is 8 but this result shows I have really improved.

    Thank you so much!

    • Your score shows you’ve got potential and that is the most important thing. You are also aware of what went wrong. You’ve done really well ! Well done πŸ™‚

  37. Amarnath says:

    Hi Liz,
    I am from India. I didn’t score good enough to share you as of now but my wife got L- 8 R-8 W-6 S7 because of your kind support,
    I am going to reappear in few days, I hope will get this time

    thanks a lot, Liz

  38. Saravanan Royan says:

    Hi Liz

    Here are my results:

    Reading 9.0
    Listening 9.0
    Speaking 9.0
    Writing 7.5
    Overall 8.5

    My main worry was for the writing and I practised using all the tips and lessons from your website and have done well. Thank you so much.

    Best wishes
    Saravanan from U.K.

    • Band 8.5 overall – Fantastic!! I’m so pleased for you. It’s a great score and you should feel very proud of this achievement πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  39. Hi Liz.

    I’m from Uzbekistan. Tashkent. Results from 22 april.

    Listening: 7.0
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 5.5
    Speaking: 6.0
    Overall: 7.0

    Thanks a lot. Your short passages helped me to understand how the statements are really work, so I got 9.0 in Reading.
    I’ve been preparing for a month, I improved almost each skills through your suggestions. (L: 6.5; R: 6.0; W: 4.5; S: 6.0; OA: 6.0)

    • Very well done getting band 9 in reading. I’m really pleased to know my reading exercises helped. Your scores are definitely going up. To go from band 6 to band 9 in reading is amazing!!! The key to writing is to understand that you must follow instructions precisely and organise ideas logically. Also avoid errors. It’s so important. Many students to to write their essay in an unnatural style. Just aim to make your ideas understood and forget trying to impress the examiner. Being clear is much more important. Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

      • I know why I got 5.5. I wrote in task 2 approximately 180-190 words. However I’m sure that in task 1 about 160 words(Time spent was 22 minutes). After representing two sides I had no ideas what to write, at that time I had 2 minutes to write a conclusion (do Advantages oughwigh disad topic abt econimic improvement)

        • Writing under the word count is a serious problem and will lower your score for task 2. As task 2 is worth twice the value of task 1, this is even more serious. Anyway, now you know the problem and can do better next time.

  40. SHARIFUL says:

    I got 7.5 in ielts
    L-9
    R-7
    W-7
    S-7
    Thank u for your awesome advices..

  41. Thanks a lot Liz for all the videos,blogs and suggestions.I was able to get a decent score in Ielts because of you.
    My scores-
    Listening-8.5
    Reading-8.0
    Writing-6.5
    Speaking-6.5
    Overall score-7.5

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.You really help a lot of students 😊

  42. Dark Bishop says:

    Thanks for all the online resources Liz… You’re awesome. I scored band 8.5 overall; listening 9.0, reading 8.5, writing 7.5, speaking 8.0. I really appreciate your efforts

    • Brilliant !! You should be very proud of those results !! Band 9 in listening – excellent. Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my website was helpful πŸ™‚

  43. Mohammed says:

    Hi Liz,

    Special thanks to you for the valuable tips to succeed in IELTS. Your lessons are very specific and helpful, they highlight exactly what the examiner is looking for.

    I had just a week’s time to prepare and it was tough to remove time out from my working schedule. Your videos have helped me get more than my expected score.

    Sharing my results,

    Listening: 6.5
    Reading: 6.5
    Speaking: 8
    Writing: 7
    Overall: 7

    Thanks once again πŸ™‚

  44. Dear Liz,

    I’d like to thank you for your amazing website and interesting videos and tips.
    I’m a nurse and I want to work in the UK, so I had to achieve at least 7 in each section. This can be quite challenging, especially in writing section.
    On my 2nd attempt I manage to achieve these results, which are great:

    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.0
    Overall: 7.5

    Thank you for your dedication and hard work on this website, please continue your great job.
    I would definitely recommend your website.

    Kind Regards,

    Sofia

    • Well done with your results!! You’ve done really well hitting band 7, 7.5 and even 8 πŸ˜‰

  45. I am so grateful Liz for your website, It helped me a great deal and I am happy with my result. Please keep up the good work.
    IELTS academy.
    Listening 7.0
    Reading 8.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 8.0
    Over all 7.5

  46. giuliac says:

    Dear Liz,
    Thank you so much for your blog and videos, they really helped me a lot. I got my ielts (academic) result today:
    Listening 8.0
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 7.5

    I’m really happy with my results mostly because I prepared the exam while working 5/7 from 9am to 5 pm. Again, thank you so much for all your tips especially the ones regarding the writing part.

    • You’ve done really well considering you are working full time. Getting band 8.5 in reading isn’t easy at all – very well done πŸ™‚

    • Hi Giuliac
      Can you share secrets of finding answers quickly and correctly on reading? Reading is my weak side. My score was 6 on last exam. I need useful skills to make my score higher.
      Thanks in advance!

      • giuliac says:

        Hi Farruh,
        my method is really simple and it really helped me save some time. Firstly I read carefully all the questions and after knowing what to look for, I read the texts searching for my answers. I know a lot of people prefer to skim read but that technique didn’t work for me; I think it’s something really personal.

  47. ANDRADE JUNIOR says:

    Hello Liz
    Congratulations for your site that is wonderful.
    I discovered it just 2 weeks before my Academic Ielts Test 2 months ago and I didnt have enough time to see all the lessons.
    I got S 7 R 7 W 6.5 L 6.5 but I need individual scores 7 .
    How can you help me, please
    Thanks
    Andrade

    • Usually when a student gets scores between 6.5 and 7, there are two reasons. Firstly, because they still haven’t quite developed the right techniques and need to review their understanding of the test. The other reason is their level of English. If your level of English isn’t quite band 7, then hitting that score isn’t certain. So, my advice to you is to check your techniques and understanding of IELTS and also aim for accuracy in your writing. Too many students are trying to impress the examiner and use an unnatural style in their essay. Just write clearly and present ideas logically. Make the meaning your priority. If you want advanced writing task 2 lessons, see my online store: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore. Even one lesson will show you if you are using the right techniques. Good luck!

  48. Shilpa Sengar says:

    Dear Liz,
    Your blog is a great help. I did not take any coaching or bought any book, in fact, I relied majorly on your videos and samples. I also referred to some other sites, just to check consistency of information. And I say with utmost certainty that your site is the best of all. The accuracy of information and simple teaching methodology, fine tips, details, remains unmatched.
    I want to highlight that I did not give much time for preparation due to my work schedule but I had downloaded your videos and listened to them whenever I found time.
    I did not practice speaking and Writing Task 2 at all. But did go through the topics and gathered thoughts on it in my mind and held conversations. I did practice Writing 1 on few topics. I also want to share the two mistakes I made in the paper.
    1. Listening – I wrote .80 when the audio said .8
    2. Writing 1- I used a word that changed the meaning of the table. I used the word enrolled wherein the table showed data of graduate students.
    My Scores for IELTS Academic are as below-
    Writing & Reading- 7
    Listening- 7.5
    Speaking – 8.5
    I will be taking IELTS again as I need an 8 in Listening & speaking.
    I am sharing your site with many of my students and colleagues. πŸ™‚
    Please see if you can have Full practice audios for Listening section as well.

    Thank You,
    Shilpa Sengar
    NEW DELHI

    • Very well done! Considering what little prep you did, you should be very happy with your score πŸ™‚ The key will now be identifying your areas of weakness and working on them. See my page of useful links for IELTS because it contains a link to an authentic free IELTS test for reading and listening: http://ieltsliz.com/useful-websites-and-resources-for-ielts/. You should also get the IELTS Cambridge books from 1 to 11 (book 11 is the most recent) as they are tests which IELTS have published, you can see them described on this page: http://ieltsliz.com/recommended-books-for-ielts/. I’m glad you are cross checking information and tips. Although I try my best to put up-to-date information about IELTS, students should always visit the official websites. Anyway, I’m so pleased my website was useful to you and thanks for recommending it. Good luck in your next test πŸ™‚

      • Mohamad kher says:

        Hello plz help me i took the ielts manytimes the same band score 5 i need 7 and above i havent enough time to study cause of me work

        • Usually the reason students get the same score again and again is because it is their level of English. If your level of English is band score 5, then you will get band score 5. The best way to increase your score is to continue studying English. My website is for IELTS skills, I think you need extra English lessons first and foremost.

  49. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for such a great website-excellent videos and wealth of prep material for IELTS. It was very useful to say the least.
    My Scores are:
    Listening-8.5,
    Reading-8.5
    Writing-8.0
    Speaking-8.0
    Overall-8.5
    Once again thank you very much.
    Regards
    Ram

    • Well done, Ram!! Such a great score!! It is not common at all to get over band 8 in IELTS. You should feel really happy with your results πŸ™‚ I’m so glad to hear that my website and videos were useful to you. Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  50. Pervez Sajjad says:

    Hi Liz,

    I took the test in Kuwait on 8th April. My test results were announced yesterday & My results is

    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 7.0
    Overall: 8.0

    Thank you very much for your useful tips and advise on this blog. All the tips were really very helpful for me in scoring good score in a short time of 3 weeks.

  51. Hello Liz, i would like to thank you for your amazing tips and tricks to ace the IELTS exam.They were of significant importance, especially the writing techniques. looking forward to my next exam.
    L:9
    R: 7
    W: 7
    S: 7.5

  52. Hello Liz. Thanks so much for the materials and lessons you made available on your blog.
    I wrote my IELTS once and got this results
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.0
    Overall band 8.0.

  53. Dear Liz,

    Got my IELTS General result on 21st April. Got overall Band 7.5
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 7.0
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 7.0

    I hardly studied for IELTS. May be a week or so. Considering that, it is not bad result i guess but I could have done better to score min 8 in all. Never mind, I required min 7 bands in each and got that. Your videos and tips were really helpful and I appreciate the efforts you are putting in maintaining this site and helping other.

    Regards,
    Akash

    • I think it’s a great result in just over a week. Well done! You’ve got the score you need and that’s all that counts πŸ™‚ I’m glad my site was useful πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Liz. One thing I probably be looking to improve is my Accent. I want some influence of British Accent on my speaking. I must admit that I have not done much efforts towards that now. Is there any way or site which can help me improving and getting some British Accent in speaking? Please suggest.

        • Don’t worry too much about accent. You can have an accent and still get band 9. The question is: does your accent make your words and language a bit unclear? You can have any type of accent in IELTS. It’s an international language test so don’t aim to use an accent that isn’t natural to yourself. Just make sure you are speaking clearly so the examiner can understand. I personally am English but I’ve lived abroad for so long that my accent is a little bit mixed – this is normal in today’s world and it’s fine for IELTS πŸ™‚

          • Got it. I understand. I should work more on clarity of the speaking. However, I have always been fascinated with British Accent that’s why I wanted to learn little of that. πŸ™‚

            • I like the British accent too πŸ™‚ But pronunciation is only 25% of your marks. Look at learning ways to expand your answer, adding a range of grammar tenses and using vocabulary naturally.

  54. Hi Liz,

    I have done the test several times in order to get a band 7 in writing, and what I’ve got last time 8.4.2017 were

    Writing 6.5 Reading 7.5 Listening 8 Speaking 8,

    I’m going to attend the test on 29.4. Before that, I have prepared my writing, especially task 1, with your materials, hopefully I can get an ideal score:)

    I’ll be back once I get the result!

    • Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Writing is not an easy part of the test to get a good score. It requires a combination of accurate English with a good range of language as well as the right techniques – both are necessary. Although techniques will help, it is your level of English which is a strong determining factoring in your band score. good luck!!!!

  55. Hi Liz! I’m here to show my gratitude for your time and dedication towards your students! I just couldn’t have made it without you!
    Overall: 8
    Listening: 8
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 8
    Speaking: 7.5

    • Well done, Alice!! You’ve done so well πŸ™‚ I’m impressed with your writing score πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results and supporting my work πŸ™‚

    • How did you get an * in writing. Please share your tips

  56. Hi Liz

    Thanks so much for your lessons. I saw your videos on writing and speaking tips a week before my exam. The lesson on paraphrasing and essay structure helped me a lot!! Thanks much. My scores are Overall – 8 , L- 8.5, R- 7.5, S-8, W-7..

    • You should be happy to get your scores πŸ™‚ Overall band 8 is great! Well done! I’m really pleased my lessons were helpful πŸ™‚

  57. I’m Tolu from Nigeria.
    Thanks Liz for this great website.
    My scores are:
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading- 8.0
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 7.0
    Band score of 8.0

    Thanks again.

  58. Hi Liz,

    I am from Pakistan and my result is:
    Overall: 8
    Writing: 6.5
    Reading:7.5
    Listening: 9
    Speaking: 8

    I have managed to improve my listening and speaking bands, but I am stuck at 6.5 in writing. πŸ™
    I followed your writing videos and advanced writing videos and practiced a lot. Can you suggest something?

    • Also, I am thankful to you. Your blog is amazing and I am sure that 1 band jump in the speaking section, previously it was 7, is definitely because of your guidance.

  59. Test date. 8_4-2017
    General training
    L= 8
    R= 7.5
    S= 7
    W= 6.5

    Dear Liz,
    Both me n my husband took the ielts test n v prepared only by consulting your notes and strategies…U r wonderful…M pleased with my results ,but I was hoping 7 in writing,don’t know what went wrong..But love u seriously

    • I think your results are great πŸ™‚ Sure it’s nice to hit band 7 in writing but if you don’t need it, don’t worry. You’ve got great scores in listening, reading and speaking. Well done πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for letting me know how useful my website is. It helps me to keep positive and encourages me to continue πŸ™‚

  60. Abhijith says:

    Hi Liz

    I had appeared for IELTS tests on 08/04/2017 in India.

    Thanks a lot for various helpful resources that you have provided on your website which has helped me to get a decent score.

    Overall : 7.5
    Listening : 8.5
    Reading :8.5
    Speaking:6.5
    Writing: 6.5

    Thank you once again!

  61. Agnes. C says:

    Dear Liz, I purchased all of your writing classes few months ago. With the help from my tutor and those classes, I managed to get the best result.

    GT 25/03 R:9, L: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 6.5, Overall: 8
    GT 08/04 R:9, L: 8.5, W: 7, S: 8, Overall: 8

    Your website is very helpful. Thank you Liz!

    • That’s great! Well done! You’ve done so well getting your speaking score up πŸ™‚

      • Hello Liz,

        I am done with my IELTS speaking Test Liz…. With all your videos and guidance I could finish it well with confidence.. Looking forward for the next exams.. any advice??

        • Good to hear you felt confident. Now it’s time to turn your focus to LR & W. Take the time to review techniques. Good luck !! πŸ™‚

  62. Hi LIZ,
    My score
    L-7.5
    R-7.5
    W-7.5
    S-7.0
    Am happy with the score, your guidance helped a lot. But I want to retake because, I need atleast 8.0 in Listening. Could you kindly advice me on the listening part.

    Thanks,
    Suresh

    • You are close to getting band 8 in listening so keep positive. One of the main keys to listening is to follow the order of information given in the recording by following key words in the questions. The questions are designed to help guide you through the listening test in order. So, pay attention to key words. Also when you practise at home, start making lists of paraphrases so that you become more in-tuned with them.

  63. Ceara Kryzel says:

    Dear Liz,

    Thank you for keeping your website and for your outstanding efforts in helping each one of us in attaining the IELTS band scores we require. Listed below are the scores I got after taking the IELTS UKVI in Dubai last April 8,2017.
    L-8.5
    R-7.5
    W-7.0
    S-7.5
    Your the best teacher ever! God bless!

    • I’m really pleased to see your scores! Well done to you! I hope you are really pleased with them πŸ™‚

  64. Barbara MadarΓ‘sz Dr. says:

    Dear Liz,
    I got my results two days ago. ( L:7, R:7, W:6.5, S:6.5, Overall:7) I would like to thank you for this website, useful videos and explanations. I wanted to work in UK as a dentist, and I needed exactly band 7 for this. It very glad, and proud of myself, because it was a very hard work. Your videos and my teacher helped me a lot!

    Thanks,
    Barbi

    • Barbara MadarΓ‘sz Dr. says:

      Dear Liz,
      I got my results two days ago. ( L:7, R:7, W:6.5, S:6.5, Overall:7) I would like to thank you for this website, useful videos and explanations. I wanted to work in UK as a dentist, and I needed exactly band 7 for this. I’m very glad, and proud of myself, because it was a very hard work. Your videos and my teacher helped me a lot!

      Thanks,
      Barbi

    • Well done, Barbi. I’m glad you’ve got the scores you needed to work as a dentist here in the UK πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

  65. Hey Liz,

    Thanks! For all the efforts that you are making in guiding and training people for IELTS exam.

    I am pleased to tell you that I have recently able to achieve the score: L 8.5, R: 8.0, S: 7.5 and W: 7 with the overall score of 8.0 in IELTS general training exam.

    I had been struggling to score above 7 in writing but then I followed your blog and purchased few the advance writing lessons that have helped me achieve the desired score.

    Thank you very much. All your help is highly appreciated.

  66. Hi Liz,
    Here are my results:
    Speaking: 7.5
    Listening: 7.0
    Writing: 6.5
    Reading: 5.5
    I did the exam three times, and I’m still getting 5.5 on the Reading section. I’m visiting your site in hopes to improve my scores, not only the reading section.
    Cheers,

  67. With the help of IELTS LIZ and all her students’ feedback re recent questions, and lots of practice using Liz’s advanced lessons and I followed her last minute tips to the letter. – I achieved the score I desperately needed to qualify for a scholarship as well as entry into an early childhood degree, as it was conditional on achieving a bandscore of 7 in all 4 sections on my first attempt. Thankfully I managed to exceed that with an overall of 8. I cannot tell you how stoked I am!
    S – 9 (and I hit a blank re my favorite song, so I improvised big time)
    L – 8.5
    R – 7
    W – 7 (this area was my weakest, but the advanced lesson videos were of immense value….worth every penny!)

    • Great news!! You bet you are celebrating! Very done with both your results and getting the scholarship you needed πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my work was helpful πŸ™‚

  68. Dr Kenneth Joel says:

    I am here to express my gratitude to you liz.
    I was struggling with reading and writing but your videos on these topics saved my days.im really happy and aso recomanded my friends to get guidance from your site. This
    Was my 4th attempt with following grades
    L 8.5 R 8.0 S7 W7.
    Thanks once again.

    • I’m pleased to hear your results! Well done ! Thanks for letting me and recommending my site to your friends πŸ™‚

  69. Karni Singh says:

    Hi Liz. I am pleased to share my IELTS (academic) results with you. Though it was in the month of February but I thought it would not be fair if I dont say thanks to you and so, after a period of two months I am here to write my comment.
    My score- L-8.5, R-8.5, S-8, W-7, O-8.

    It was really hard to get more than 7 in all the module. Earlier I never had 7 in writing but this time I not only have 7 in writing but 8 and more in other modules too.
    Thanks again. Your website is one of the reason I would be able to work and live in the UK. πŸ™‚

  70. Hi Liz,
    I want to thank you for your useful lessons. You’re one of the best at this job. Here is my score:
    L: 8.5
    R: 8
    W: 6.5
    S: 8
    Overall: 8

    Thank You very much.

  71. Hi Liz

    Thank you for your all suggestions. My result was published yesterday. My overall score is 7.

    Reading-6.5
    Writing-6.5
    Listening-6.5
    Speaking-7

    Thanks a lot Liz!

    Marjan

  72. Jincy Abraham says:

    Hi Liz

    I wrote IELTS on 8th April and am so happy to inform about my results which was declared yesterday. .
    L=7.5
    R=7.5
    W=7
    S=7
    I am so thankful to you for your wonderful tips and videos .I highly recommend all the test takers to follow your website to achieve great score..you are the best online ielts tutor. ..thanks a loootttt..

    Jincy

    • Well done, Jincy! You’ve got a really strong score πŸ™‚ I’m glad my website was useful for you πŸ™‚

  73. Dear Liz,

    I really have no words to explain how thankful I am to you for your incredible website which is helping loads of people including me who are struggling with ielts. Thank you so much for providing free lessons to understand what ielts is and what it expects us to do because without knowing what they want it’s impossible to be successful. I always read your posts throughly and practice as much as I can.

    In my recent test in Sydney, I got
    L 8, R 7, W 5.5 and S 8.5.
    I have never got 5.5 in writing. In my previous attempts I have got 7.5 as well but never less then 6.5. A mistake I did was when I used another sheet for writing task two, by mistake I wrote on the back page not on the front side. As I was running out of time and because of the time pressure it happened and I realised too late. Does this can be the factor for such a low score? Should I put it to revaluation? Sometimes I feel like it happens intentionally because there is always one module in which they don’t give me my required bands and I have to keep trying again and again. It’s really depressing.

    • Your score is great but such a shame about your writing. Because your writing is 5.5 and your speaking is 8.5, your writing will already have been double checked by two examiners. This means that two examiners agree with the score 5.5. It certainly could be a problem if you wrote on the back side of an extra sheet. Possibly they didn’t see the back side and presumed it was just blank. Always put a note on the paper, such as “Please turn over” – then the examiner knows there is something more coming. It’s such a shame, as I said. Will you take the test again?

  74. I sat for test on 8/04/17
    R=7.0
    W=7.0
    S=6.5
    L=8.0
    Thank you much for your website. It has been great support.

  75. Kristel Mae Nograles says:

    Hi Liz,

    It was my first time taking the expensive exam, so it was definitely a huge risk, otherwise, I might not be able to pursue my goal to study abroad. I definitely internalized everything you posted here and on youtube. Thank you so much Liz, your lessons were a great part in my IELTS studies.

    I took the exam last April 8, 2017, academic IELTS.
    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 9.0
    Overall: 8.0

    • Well done! Yes, it is easy to see from your results that you definitely applied the right techniques to IELTS. Good job πŸ™‚

  76. Chicky Mendoza says:

    With barely two weeks to review and study for my ielts, I searched for the best internet resource I can find. Yours was the best madam. Through your concise explanation, I was able to follow a logical sequence of how to tackle the exam. I am highly recommending this site to my friends (As IELTS is popular in Philippines). Thank you so muchβ€” really from the bottin of my heart.
    Band of 8 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    • A great score!! Band 8 ! Well done πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased you found my website and made good use of it πŸ™‚

  77. OLAYEMISI says:

    THANKS SO MUCH LIZ. I FOLLOWED ALL YOUR TIPS AND WAS SHOCKED AT MY RESULT. I AM STILL IN SHOCK AT MY PERFECT SCORES. I WATCHED ALL YOUR VIDEOS AND LEARNT ALL TIPS ESPECIALLY FOR LISTENING- THE SKILL OF IDENTIFYING THE KEY WORDS IN THE QUESTIONS TO KNOW WHAT TO LISTEN FOR WAS SO HELPFUL- MY HIGH SCORE SAID IT ALL. THE ONLY QUESTION I FAILED IN LISTENING WAS IN THE 4TH SECTION AND I KNOW IT COS I DRIFTED BUT QUICKLY FOCUSED AGAIN. THE TIPS ON TRUE/FALSE/NOT GIVEN WERE EXCELLENT FOR READING. LIZ WRITING AND SPEAKING TIPS ARE THE BEST.

    SEE MY RESULTS FROM LAGOS-NIGERIA( TEST DATE WAS 8TH APRIL 2017)
    L-9 ( AM IN SHOCK AT THIS SCORE)
    R- 8.5
    W-7.5
    S-7.5

    PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SHOULD USE LIZ TIPS, ITS THE BEST WAY TO PASS

    AM SUPER EXCITED . THANK YOU LIZ.

    • Excellent score!! Band 9 in listening – I hope you celebrated !! πŸ™‚ This score clearly reflects your level of English πŸ™‚

  78. Thank you for the advice from your website, it was very useful. I got my ielts general scores yesterday (8/4/17) which were:

    W:8
    R:9
    L:9
    S:9

    Overall:9 πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

    Using these for immigration to Australia.

    Thanks again

    • Band Score 9 overall !!! Emily, very well done to you!! There are no words to say how impressed I am πŸ™‚ I hope you’ve got a big celebration planned πŸ™‚ If you would like to share your tips with other students, please email me: ieltsliz789@gmail.com – they always feel so encouraged to hear from someone who did so well. Good luck in Australia !! πŸ™‚

    • Congrats Emily. I have got overall score 7.5 in my previous exam. But got 6.5 in writing. So I am appearing for IELTS again on coming 13th. Can you please share some tips.
      Thanks in advance and good luck for your future endeavour.
      Sumit Kaur
      sumitkaur31@gmail.com

  79. Hi Liz,
    I got my scores today.
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 8.0
    Speaking: 8.5
    Overall: 8.0

    Your site was a major reference for my preparations, especially for the writing tips I do not remember having referred to any other websites or practice materials. Kudos to you for hosting this website and being a wonderful teacher! πŸ™‚

    • Well done getting overall band 8 !! Great job πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased you used my writing tips – IELTS is quite logical when you know how πŸ™‚

  80. I got my academic result today. L9. R9. W7. S7.5. I was really concerned about my writing because I made errors in my task 1 overview and body paragraphs. On realizing it was almost too late and this affected my task 2.
    My advice is use the last week to of exam preparations to go through Liz’ comments as she helps clarify many doubts students may have. You’re doing a great job Liz. Don’t relent!

    • Well done with your results! πŸ™‚ Even though you may have made a mistake with task 1, getting band 7 in writing is a great achievement. Thanks for encouraging me to continue my website – when I see your results, it certainly pushes me to carry on πŸ™‚

  81. Dear Liz,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful tips you gave in your blog and the videos which really helped me in achieving the score I needed. In fact your site is the primary teaching material that I used when preparing for the IELTS test. I highly recommend your site and your lessons to every IELTS aspirant. I think you are the best IELTS teacher in the internet! Thank you very much again !!

    I sat for the test on 8th April and my results are as follows,
    R: 8.0
    L: 8.5
    S: 8.5
    W: 7.5

  82. Dear Liz,

    GT
    Location: Rome
    Date: 08/04/2017

    These are my results:
    Overall:8, L:8.5, R:8.5, W:7.5, S:7.5

    I’m a full time professional and a father of two, so it wasn’t easy to find the time to study. However, with the appropriate resources (this site) and a lot of dedication goals can be achieved.

    Thank you Liz.

    • Well done! IELTS can be tough, especially when you have other commitments. Hats off to you for grasping the main concepts and getting such a great score πŸ™‚

  83. I got my results today and I am vey happy as I got more than enough for my University πŸ™‚ My score: L8, R7, S7, W6.5. Overall band 7.
    Thank you Liz with your work you help me a lot in my preparation.
    All the best πŸ™‚

  84. I just got my results for my exam which held on 8/04/2017 in the U.K. It came online today 21/04/2017 by 12pm. My results are below:
    Listening: 8.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Speaking: 8.0
    Overall score: 8.0
    I am so glad and I owe all thanks to God for making this possible. Thank you Liz for your website. I have written IELTS before in 2015 in Nigeria. I didn’t use your website then. My results were:
    L 8.5, R 8.5, W 7, S 6.5
    The results were suitable for my masters application then but now i need it for registration as a medic and I need 7 in each band so I had to retake the exam. I am so happy with my results. I studied your speaking classes diligently and studied all the writing models you have and you can see how much improvement I had on speaking and writing which were my lowest the first time. Liz, thank you so so so much. Keep this site going. Its helping people all over the world. Thanks again Liz!

    • I’m really pleased to see how you have increased your score!! Well done! πŸ™‚ It does show that techniques and understanding the test requirements are vitally important. I wish you all the best with your future plans πŸ™‚

  85. gurpertap singh says:

    Hi liz mam.
    i got results today in general training
    L 8
    R 6.5
    W 7
    S 7.5
    OVERALL 7.5
    Thanxx for your assistance .You are really godsent to me.
    My requirement is 7 in each module and everytime i got 7 in reading but unfortunately this time 6.5 ..Hope for thr best next time…

  86. Nilakshi says:

    Dear liz,

    Can you please advice about remarking the writing test, i need 7 but i got 6.5 and others are 7,7,7.5. I took academic test.

    Thank you

    • If you wrote over the word count in both tasks and you wrote an overview for task 1 as well as a conclusion for task 2, then it might be worth considering a remark.

  87. Here are my results :
    L – 7.5
    R – 9
    W – 7.5
    S – 7
    Overall – 8

    Thank you SO MUCH Liz for all your useful informations. I hardly believe I got these band scores, but I credit you for my understanding of the IELTS test’s requirements which, in my opinion, plays an important role into the mark.

    I highly recommend to every IELST taker to work with your website and your Youtube videos. This is an invaluable source of informations.

    My husband also prepared the test with your free materials and got good results as well. We can now confidently apply to immigrate to Canada !

    • Such good news!! I’m so pleased for you and your husband. Well done πŸ™‚ Good luck in Canada πŸ™‚

  88. Hello Liz,

    I am happy to inform you that I scored 8.5, 8, 7 & 8.5 in the LRWS tests (overall 8.0) that I appeared for 2 week ago.

    My previous score (from Jan tests) was 8.5, 9, 6.5 & 8.5 (overall 8.0) in LRWS, respectively. Revaluation for the writing result didn’t help to gain 0.5 to reach 7 (minimal requirement for Canadian PR requirement). The cost of this 0.5 band was very high in terms of time, energy and money.

    Subscribing to your advanced IELTS writing videos certainly helped this time and I am sure I would’ve scored much better in writing with more practice. I highly recommend the fellow students to subscribe to your advanced IELTS writing videos as writing has most trickiest assessment.

    Thank you very much.

    • Really great to see you’ve increased your writing score! Well done! It’s such a struggle sometimes to hit that elusive band 7 in writing. I’m so pleased you found my advanced writing task 2 lessons useful πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  89. thanks Liz ,
    Your lessons were really valuable , My april 8 GT IELTS results are
    listening 8.5
    reading 8.5
    writing 7.0
    speaking 7.5

  90. Liesbeth De Pauw says:

    Hi Liz!

    I got my result today and I am SURE I got a 7 in writing because of you and your online lesson videos.

    Speaking: 8.5
    Listening: 8.5
    Writing: 7
    Reading: 7

    Thanks a lot Liz!!!

  91. Tolu Olaifa says:

    Thanks a lot Liz.The following are my results-Listening-8.5,reading-7,writing-7,speaking-7.5.I owe my success in my exams to your website. Thank you.

  92. Hi Liz

    Your website and the respective tips helped me a lot in scoring a decent band – i got an overall 8 (L-8, R-8, W-7.5 & S-8) that too with just 2-3 days of study, barely for 1-2 hours daily, only through your website.

    You are doing a fab job and I will continue to recommend more and more people to your site for guidance. Thanks a ton once again. Keep rocking like this!

    Thanks
    TJ

  93. Dear Liz,

    Thank you so much for your help. Your videos and your blog have helped me to achieve what I needed for my post graduate university studies. You are great and explain everything that is needed clearly. πŸ™‚

    After a period of anxiety and nervousness, I got my results today.

    I scored:

    Listening: 7.0
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.0

    Overall score: 7.5

    You are the best!
    Thank you once again!! πŸ™‚

    /From Sweden πŸ™‚

    • JΓ€tte bra (as they say in Sverige)!!! I’m really pleased that you’ve got the score you needed. You should be proud of your results !! πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

  94. Hi liz,
    First of all, thanks much for your amazing tips and lessons and it really helped to achieve a good score in IELTS. It was my second attempt and I got an average score of 7.5. I need 7 in each section for my visa processing and I was lucky this time.
    Listening: 7.5
    Reading: 7
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8

    • I’m really pleased for you πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

      • Ammilina says:

        Hi Liz,

        I have a concern. I received sms for the result of my exam but it seems a bit off. Firstly, the candidate number is wrong (I’m candidate number 4 but it shows 413). Next, the collection center is far from where I live (It says I should collect it in Fujairah but I live in Dubai), third, all my results are band score 5! I’m pretty sure I did better than 5. I did a Computer-Based ielts, do you think this is an error? It’s holiday here in Dubai for 3 days and I can’t contact them for confirmation. My result is not even appearing online.

        What can you say?

        Thank you very much.

        • You need to contact your test center directly about this. It might be an error – check with them. Even if you need to wait a few days – just contact them when they are open again. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  95. Thank you, Liz, for your wonderful site.
    Last week I received my results(5th attempt) and got the results as follows
    L-8.5,R-6.5,W-7.5,S-7.5=Overall-7.5.
    However, I need 7 in all the parts for my visa. Unfortunately, I got 6.5 in my reading but in last to the last attempt, my reading score was 8.5.
    Really getting frustrated and thinking of remarking but many people say its waste of time/money, especially for reading and listening.

    Appreciate if could suggest on this.

    • I’ve never heard of listening or reading scores changing through remarking. Of course, mistakes can happen but so rarely. Answers are marked either right or wrong, there is no room for interpretation – the score is the score. You are obviously very close to getting the score you need.

  96. Knighted Lad says:

    Thanks so much Liz… Your website was really resourceful. I wrote the ielts academic ukvi two weeks ago. Just got my result. Overall band score 8.5… Listening 9.0, reading 8.5, writing 7.5, speaking 8.0…. Thanks again, I truly appreciate it Liz.

  97. Poornima says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for your free tutorials. They are helping us a lot in practicing for IELTS.

    I had appeared for IELTS GT Module on 25th Mar, and here is my result.

    L- 8, R-8, S-7 and W-6.5 .

    I just needed a 7 in writing too πŸ™ Becuase of this 0.5 loss, I will have to reappear for the exam. I am not sure why I scored so less in writing. One reason that I can think of is, I scratched lot of words and rewrote them. Since I wrote it with a pen, I could not erase them. Do you think this could possibly a reason to reduce marks ?

    Thank you!

    • Deleting errors with a pen will not lower your marks. As long as the examiner can easily read your writing and see which words are correct and which have been deleted, you are fine. You should review your techniques for both task 1 and task 2 before your next test. Never book another test until you know your weakness. Good luck!

      • Poornima says:

        Thank you, Liz, for the suggestion. I am trying to analyze my writing skills for the mistakes by practicing essays. I hope that will make me a better writer.

      • Poornima says:

        Hi Liz,

        I had taken the exam again on 29th Apr and got my results.

        L – 8.5, R – 9, W – 7 and S – 7. Overall – 8. This score is good enough for me to proceed further. Thanks a ton for all your videos and suggestions. They were of great help to achieve this sore.

        Thank you,
        Poornima

  98. Hi Liz,
    I got my results for the exam which I appeared on 25th March at Bangalore in GT.
    L:8.5
    R:7
    W:7
    S:7
    Overall: 7.5.
    My sincere thanks to you for all your guidance and help on the website. It was very useful and effective. Thanks again
    Shashi

    • You should be very pleased with your score πŸ™‚ I’m so glad to hear my website was useful. Thanks also for sharing your topics in the Recent Questions page.

  99. Sneha M. says:

    Hi Liz,

    Received my IELTS Academic results yesterday. I scored an overall 8 on my test, with individual scores as follows:
    L- 9
    R- 8
    W- 7
    S- 8

    Much thanks to you and your website for helping me prepare for the test and for also providing brilliant tips on how to enhance my score especially in the writing and speaking sections of the test.

    Also, your advice on the types of questions that appear in the Reading section helped me understand what to expect when different questions are asked and how to answer them.

    Frankly, I found your website to be more helpful than various books published to aid in the preparation of IELTS.

    Many thanks to you once again Liz!

  100. Hi ma’am, my score is L-7, R-5.5, W-6.5, S-6.5 overall-6.5 I cordially thank you, because your lessons helped me to secure this score which I need
    Thank You…..

  101. Stanislaus Sobers. M says:

    Hello Liz, I wanted to thank you for your lessons and tips on IELTS General for all modules. I attempted the exam for the first time on March 25th with a one month’s preparation and got an overall band score of 8. Listening – 8, Reading – 9, Writing – 7.5 and Speaking – 7. Thanks again for all the support.
    Best – Sobers

  102. I would like to thank you LIZ.Your posts and videos were very helpful for the preparation of IELTS. I got my results today which was withheld for around a month.My overall score is 7.5.
    R-8
    L-8
    S-6.5
    W-6.5
    I am very thankful to you.

  103. Hi Liz
    I received my results today and i am on cloud nine 😊 . I followed all of your tips and i only prepared for 3 weeks with material only from your website. You are an amazing teacher! Keep up the great job! You help people from all over the world! I am from Greece and i took the test on 30th of March.
    Results on Academic Test:
    L:8,5 R8 W:7 S:7 Overall:7,5
    I wanted at least a 7 at each to be able to register as a pharmacist in U.K. And i got it , thanks to you! πŸ™πŸ»

    Best regards
    Katie

    • I’m really pleased to hear your news! Great results!! Well done πŸ™‚ I’m glad you found my website useful πŸ™‚ Nice to meet someone from such a beautiful country πŸ™‚

  104. Rohineesh says:

    Hello Liz,

    I just got my result for the 30th March IELTS academic test and my scores are as follows:

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7
    Overall: 8

    Getting an overall band score of 8 is a dream come true. Your video lessons and tips helped me a lot as it was my first attempt. Keep up the good work.

    Regards,
    Rohineesh

    • Overall band 8 !!! Well done to you! I bet you are celebrating πŸ™‚ You should be proud of this score πŸ™‚

  105. Ezgi cakmak says:

    Hi Liz,
    I only watched your videos and read your blog, I think it saved my life here😊 Because I didn’t have much time to study! I took IELTS Academic on the 25th of March in Charlottetown,P.E.I Canada
    R:8.5
    L:8.5
    S:8.5
    W:6.5

  106. Hi liz
    Thanks again for the help your website and youtube videos provided
    Wrote to u some weeks ago to update the speaking questions
    Got desired results this 7th
    S 7.5
    W7.5
    L8
    R8.5

    Just wanted to say that I couldnt find much advice on letter writing here…..may be u can devote a video or a blog about that too
    Thanks again Liz
    U r doing a fabulous job

  107. Hello Liz,

    I scored the following in my 25th March test

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 6.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.0

    Is there any chance I can get an increased score if I request for a review / remark for the Reading part? Are there any stories or experiences on this?

    • I’ve never heard of a reading score being changed. This is because the scores are based on right or wrong answers, not on examiner interpretation.

  108. Elizabeth David says:

    Hello Liz!
    I got my ielts (academic) results today and thanks be to God,I passed! Your materials online were very helpful to me and I want to thank you so much. I tried to follow most of your tips and advise from other candidates who scored high bandscores.
    I got 7.5 for listening, 8.5 for reading, 7.0 for writing and 8.0 for speaking. Overall bandscore of 8.0.
    Thanks so much once again!

  109. Took the exam in Philadelphia on March 25th. My wife and I looked at your website for tips and did well. I got an overall score of 8.5, with 8 in W, 8.5 in L and 9s in S and R. My wife got an overall of 8 wiith in W, 7.5 in S, 8 in L and 9 in R. Thanks a lot for your help through this page.

  110. Hi Liz.

    Thank you so much for all the content on your site.
    I wrote IELTS at first in Dec 2016 and had S 8, L 8, W 7.5, R 6.5 with very minimal preparation. The result seem okay but I wanted to do better with a minimum of 7 on all modules to aid my overall scores for my intended application. I came across your site and I can testify to how useful the resources have been for me. Prepared constantly for 2 weeks using your content only for my second attempt on March 25 in Nigeria (General Training Module)
    Speaking- 8
    Listening- 8
    Writing- 7.0
    Reading- 7.5
    Overall band score of 7.5 which gave me additional 42 scores for my application.

    I achieved my aim this time(especially the Reading module) and am so glad I came across your website.
    Thank you once again Liz.
    Cheers.

  111. Dear Liz, thank you very much for your blog. I got last week overall 7.5 for my IELTS exam. I can say that information provided on your web site was very helpful, especially Writing part. Good luck to everybody!

  112. Sabrina says:

    Hi Liz,

    I’m from Hong Kong and my IELTS result is:
    Overall 8.0
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.5

    Thank you so much for the resources you posted here especially the great list of essay topics and questions, they RELLY helped me familiarise myself with the exam tips and skills within a very short time (two weeks)!

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