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.

If your results have been delayed, follow this link to learn why your results are withheld.

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I hope you did well. Liz

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  1. Heather Mary Herbert says:

    Hi Liz,

    I got the results for my IELTS General Training exam and I can’t help but feel disappointed. Although it seems like a pretty good score, I desperately needed a band score of 7 in writing. I have booked another attempt of the exam, but I’m still confused whether a remarking of the writing section would probably help.

    Here are my scores:

    Listening : 9
    Reading : 9
    Writing : 6.5
    Speaking : 8.5

    Overall : 8.5

    Please let me know what you think. :'(

    • Firstly, let me say well done!! You’ve got great score. About remarking, on the whole, if your scores between writing and speaking show a difference of 2 band scores, it usually means that your paper has already been marked twice. However, I have known students who still got an increase even with this difference – although I’m sure that’s not common. I have just emailed you with an offer of help. Please check your email.

  2. Jagseer nirmaan says:

    speaking 7.5
    writing 7.5
    listening 8.0
    reading 8.0

    thanks alot

  3. My ielts result 3rd aug 2017 general

    L 8.5
    R 9
    W 7
    S 7.5
    Overall 8
    Thanks a lot mam…i prepare writing format from your site only….its easy to understand and best..

  4. Hello Liz
    So i had barely two weeks to prepare, a full time job and a baby baking in my tummy . Your tips, practice questions were my life lines. I took the test on the 3rd of August and below is my result
    Listening 9.0
    Reading. 9.0
    Writing. 7.5
    Speaking 8.5

    With my writing, i started with task 2 and spent too much time on it. I spent about 10 minutes on task 1 so i sort of understand the reduced mark. My advice to those about to write is to pay attention to both sections and don’t joke with Liz’s writing tips. I am so grateful to God.

    Dear Liz, keep up the amazing work

    • You’ve got a great score !! Well done πŸ™‚ Time management is crucial for writing. But you still did very well with your writing score πŸ™‚

  5. Hello! Below is my score for ielts general taken on 3.08.2017 in Mauritius:
    Listening: 7.5
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 8
    Speaking: 8.5
    Overall: 8.5
    Thanks a lot for the tips Liz. Very useful indeed!!!! you are doing a great job!
    Kind regards,

  6. Chaitanya says:

    Today I got my IELTS results today I checked them online, my exam was on 3rd august India. My scores are
    Listening : 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 7.0
    Overall: 8.0

    Thanks for all the tips you have given, it really helped me a lot:)

  7. Today I received my results, Listening:8, Reading:7.5, Speaking:7.5, Writing:7

  8. Pascal Chinedu says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am a Nigerian and I benefitted from the expert-level guidance on IELTS that you offer to candidates all over the world. I say a very big thank you. I engaged in a one-month marathon studies and practices leveraging myriads of materials you made available here.And I am delighted to share my result with you as well as with other intending IELTS candidates so as to encourage them. I got Listening – 7.5 Reading – 7.5 writing – 7.0 speaking – 7.0 and overall -7.5. The result meets my requirement.

    Thank you, Liz, and thank you ones again for everything. πŸ™‚

  9. HAI LIZ MAM..

  10. Hello Liz,

    I got my results for 3rd Aug general training –
    Overall – 8
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading -9

    I’m really happy with the results, as last time I missed listening by 0.5 margin. Although, I had 8 in speaking last time, I think I am marked a bit low than expectation in speaking but it’s fine.

    Thank you for your guidance and invaluable study material.


    • An over all band score 8 is great !! Well done πŸ™‚ Speaking scores can easily vary from one test to another depending on how well you preformed on the day. You still did very well πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Liz,

    I sat for the IELTS Academic exam on 3rd August. As for the provisional results I have obtained the following bands;
    Listening – 9
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 8.5
    Speaking – 8.5
    Overall Band – 9

    I want to thank you for your regular and detail updates on this site. The content helped me during the preparation period, especially in Speaking. I just went through the exam updates by other people on this site to get an idea of the topics that may come. It was easier for me to answer articulately and with little fumble as I was anticipating most of the topics . Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

  12. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for putting a lot of free material online so that I could greatly benefit from it. Seriously without your help and video, I could have had a half grade down in my IELTS result. My scores are as below:

    Overall 8
    Reading 9
    Listening 8
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 7

    For the Reading, one tricky question had particularly come to my attention. It was a classic question of which students are asked to match the content sentences with the paragraphs A to G. The number of sentences was the same with the paragraph’s. I spent quite a lot of time there as one of the paragraph contained two content sentences while one paragraph had none. I think it was quite struggling as people normally consider one answer for one paragraph. My advice would be if you have ever encountered this type of question, stay calm and make sure you read all the content sentence before moving on, rather than to match all sentences and paragraphs you understood and allocate the remaining answers blindly.

    • Very well done indeed!!! You’ve got a great score πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you wrote about the matching paragraph information questions. Many students confuse matching headings with matching paragraph information question. For matching headings, each paragraph will only be able to have one heading. That means each paragraph will have only one possible answer. But with matching paragraph information, the information can be found in any paragraph. For example, paragraph B might contain two or even three pieces of information required, while paragraph D contains none. This is usually shown in the instructions: “each letter may be used more than once”. Always read the instructions carefully and underline them to make sure you notice them.

  13. Faisal Mohammad Khan says:

    Dear Liz,
    I got my Speaking band Increased from 6.5 to 7 in IDP remark.
    Now my final scores are
    L- 8.5
    R- 7.5
    W- 7
    S- 7 ** (BEFORE REMARK IT WAS 6.5)
    Thanks to you too for online lessons. It was a great help to me

  14. Prasanna rao says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you for this highly resourceful IELTS blog/site. Below are the results of my GT IELTS of 29th July ,Melbourne Australia.


    I am looking for a band 8 in each ,I had purchased the video lessons for writing task 2 and your lessons gave me clarity of thought for answering the different essay types. However , i don’t understand why i would get 7 in writing as i thought i did manage to meet of the 4 criteria . Please advice on my approach to the question –

    Some people think that giving expensive gifts to children is bad. What is your opinion?

    (no agree/disagree ) . In my intro i clearly stated my opinion , para 1 why i don’t think giving expensive gifts is bad , parar 2 why i think it is bad and that this is my opinion too. conclusion- stated my opinion again.

    thanks once again,

    • In your writing task 2, you had one body paragraph which showed you didn’t think gifts were bad. Then you had another paragraph which showed you though it was bad. So, what was your opinion? You’ve got two body paragraphs which contradict each other. Can you explain?

      • Prasanna rao says:

        Thanks for the reply. I stated in the intro itself that i am of opinionthat expensive gifts are bad idea . i restated this in the second para where i supported the statement.

  15. Hi Liz,

    Am from Melbourne. Thank you so much for your guidance. I had only 2 weeks to prepare for my IELTS exam when I stumbled upon your YouTube Channel. I sat my exam on 29th July and I got my results yesterday. My results are;
    Overall- 8.0
    L- 8.0
    R- 7.5
    S- 8.5

    Even though I did not have much time to prepare, your tips helped me so much and all credit goes to you. Thank you once again.
    To anyone preparing for the IELTS exam, keep practising and bear in mind all those tips Liz is sharing. All the best πŸ™‚

  16. Hi Liz,

    I would just like to say my enormous thank you! I finally got through the academic exam with a good scores that I require to start my registration as a nurse here in the UK. I certainly would have not made it without following your blogs and subsribing your lessons. You are my saviour! Ff is my result for the academic test taken in 29th July 2017;

    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 7.0
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 8.0
    OBS: 7.5

    Forever grateful,

    • I’m so pleased for you πŸ™‚ Well done!! Getting 7.5 in writing is great πŸ™‚

      • I gave my exam yesterday. Trying to share it with other people but couldnt post my questions.

        • You need to post your questions on the Recent Question Page. But not all questions will be posted. Always check that you are not repeating previously mentioned topics.

  17. Swapna Anilkumar says:

    General Training module exam dated july 29 .

    Happy to share my results with You.Your site was very helpful in my preparation.
    My scores as follows.

    Listening 8
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 7
    Reading 7
    Overall 7.5

    This was my 2nd attempt.My ist attempt was in april 2017 and scores was Listening 7
    Reading 7
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 6


    Swapna Anilkumar

  18. Thank You Liz for your valuable advise time to time.May God Bless you for this efforts.
    Today, I got My IDP IELTS GT Result :Saudi Arabia
    R -9
    L -8

    Thanks Again.

    • Very well done!! You’ve got a really good score. Getting band 9 in reading is certainly a great achievement!! πŸ™‚

  19. Jainth Chaudhary says:

    Hello Liz,
    I want to ask several questions about writing task 2.I face a lot of problem to start an essay with general statement.And can I use, “To encapsulate,it can be deduce that” in starting the conclusion instead of “In conclusion” or “To conclusion”.

    • Don’t learn phrases to use. Linking words are fine to learn and use but not phrases such as that above. This is not a creative essay, it is a informal essay and the linking words “In conclusion” are the best to indicate a conclusion. Be logical at all times.

  20. Hello LIz! hope you are doing well!
    my results are as under
    L 7
    W 5.5
    R 8
    S 7
    I needed 7 in each. i dont know what happened with my writting results. this has made me depressed and this was my 2nd try . tomorrow is my 3rd time. i dont know what to do and what not to do with my writing.

  21. Sameer Kamath says:

    Hello Liz,
    I just got my IELTS result.
    I want to thank you for all the guidance and support i got from your videos and blog write-ups, especially for the writing section. I never expected i’d get that much:). I took the test on 20th July which the task 2 topic was money wasted on space research. Your tips and advice really helped. Keep up the good work. Should i be mailing you my scores? I have’nt received my score via courier yet. Just there online. Please tell me what to do regarding sending you the scores. Thanks again.


    • Brilliant !! Very well done to you πŸ™‚ You must be so proud to hit such high scores πŸ™‚ If you wish to communicate further with me, just email me:

    • Congratulations Sameer.
      Can you please share how and what you did that you got beautiful scores. I’m looking for someone who can guide thru my husband in writing as that’s the only task where he couldn’t score above 6 band and get stuck. He will be appearing for IELTS GT on coming Saturday (19th August 2017).πŸ˜“πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

  22. I got 7.5 overall.
    Thanks Liz.
    And keep up the good work

  23. Saqib Farabi says:

    Hi Liz!
    I received my results last month. I watched your videos and printed the writing samples which helped me a lot. I have recommended your website to my friends. Make more valuable videos and inspire all of us through your beautiful way of teaching. Thank you.
    My results
    Overall: 8
    Reading: 8.5
    Listening: 8.5
    Speaking: 7
    Writing: 7

    • You’ve done really well πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my website helped you and thanks for sharing it with your friends πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

  24. Liz i need your help:( i forgot my candidate number and i want to know my score asap for the university what should i do??? i also do not have it in my email because they did not send it back in time

  25. I got my result yesterday and honestly I lost the hope to continue with the program I applied for as my University gave me the deadline to submit my ILETS result.
    Honestly, I prepared only through your website and videos and youtube.
    I have met my University requirements and the credit goes to you.
    I got 7.5 in lisetening, 5.5 in reading, 7 in writing (I followed your instructions on graphs strictly) and 7 in speaking. Overall band 7 I got. I could have done better if I had more time to prepare. I’m from Pakistan and I encourage everyone to prepare through your material only.
    Thank you so much!! You are my savior!

    • You’ve done really well to hit band score 7 overall. Sure, your reading score is a lower than the other parts, but it doesn’t matter. You’ve got a great score to be proud of πŸ™‚ I’m glad my site was useful for you πŸ™‚

  26. Shadab Ahamed says:

    My scores are as follows:
    L 8.5
    R 6.5
    W 7
    S 7.5
    Overall 7.5
    Everything is good except reading, I felt I did pretty good to score 8 but I have got 6.5. should I go for reevaluation or reappear for the test?
    Thanks in anticipation.

    • You’ve done really well. But it’s unlikely your score will change from remarking for either listening or reading. The listening and reading scores are based on right or wrong answers – there’s no examiner interpretation involved. This means mistakes rarely happen and scores rarely change.

  27. Hi Liz,

    I am from Pakistan and my Ielts result is :
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 8
    Overall: 8

    I really want to thank you. I didn’t have much time to prepare and I watched your videos for a week only. They were very helpful. Thank you so much I got more than my required bands because of your help. Keep up the good work. You are a blessing

  28. I’m posting my experience hoping that someone will benefit.
    I’ve been fairly good at English throughout school and got As in both english language and english literature during my GCSEs. So the first time I sat IELTS, I was a little overconfident and was also misguided by some people who told me it would be a piece of cake.
    Well, I felt truly disappointed when i got my result , as I didn’t achieve the scores I needed(I got a 6.5 in writing and needed a 7 – the rest of my scorse were within the range I needed )
    So, I had to appear again. This time I got the IELTS cambridge books and studied them. I did as many exercises as I could. I also joined the Academic IELTS course on Ed X (its free) and found that pretty useful. I also watched some of your videos Liz and they were great too!
    I had messed up my writing earlier so I tried to do as many essays as I could. I used to discuss essay topics with family to get more ideas about topics I wasn’t familiar with. I practiced various speaking tasks at home with my family.
    Anyway, hard work pays off and I’m ecstatic to see my scores! God is Great!
    Listening- 9 (previous was 7.5)
    Reading- 8 (7.5)
    Speaking- 8 (7)
    Writing – 7.5 (6.5)
    Overall band 8

    • Such a great improvement!! Pushing your writing from 6.5 to 7.5 is excellent. Well done and thanks for letting us all know πŸ™‚

    • Gurpreet says:

      Dear Liz,
      Could you guide me in my writing as only two days are left in my test and my mentor is telling me different things. There is always a different mistake whenever I penned down every other essay. Please help me earlier I got 6.5 and now I am unable to hope for the same even.

  29. Lokesh Gupta says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am from India. My Ielts score is as below:
    Listening : 8.0
    Reading: 8.0
    Speaking : 7.0
    Overall 7.5

    thanks Liz for this website. It is amazing. Simply love it.

  30. Just wanted to thank you. Your website was super helpful.
    You are doing us all an amazing service.

    All thanks to Almighty God, got my required results in first attempt.
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.0
    Writing 7.5
    speaking 9.0
    Overall 8.5

    Thanks again!

  31. Dear Liz,

    I just received my IELTS exam results. They are as follows:

    Listening: 8,5
    Reading: 8,0
    Writing: 8,5
    Speaking: 8,5

    Overall: 8,5

    I have been speaking and practising english for quite some time and i already held the FCE, CAE and CPE certificates for both Cambridge and Michigan. But those were more than 15 years ago and english is not my mother tongue. I was quite worried about how i would do in the test especially in the writing section since i hadn’t written an essay in years (except maybe for some REALLY long e-mails).
    I started doing some research online about the IELTS exam and your youtube videos and website popped up. I have to say, in all honesty, the material and lessons that you offer is exceptional. I followed your tips on every single section and every time i was about to panic, i would just think about your advice and, thankfully, all went well.
    So i guess a BIG THANK YOU is due! And for every person reading this, i know you can’t trust strangers on the internet but every single advice Liz gives is spot on and will help you A LOT. Thank you again Liz!


    • P.S. i was taking the Academic Module

    • You’ve done exceptionally well – good for you πŸ™‚ It sounds like you took on board all my tips and understood the techniques for tackling this test. You should be really proud of that score πŸ™‚

    • hi nick! Congratulations! Impressed with your writing scores. May I know how did you do your preparations?

  32. I got band 8:
    Listening: 9;
    Reading: 8;
    Speaking: 8;
    Writing: 7;

  33. Dear Liz

    Thank you for your amazing tips and instructions, I have followed them and my recent score is :

    L 9
    R 9
    W 7
    S 7
    Overall 8

    Although I did get 7.5 for W and S in my previous exams, this is precisely my desired score so I would like to express my gratitude to you for creating this incredible blog

  34. Ankit Sharma says:

    Dear Liz,

    My GT IELTS result (Exam Date – 24th June’17) is as under: –

    Listening 7.5
    Reading 8.0
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 7.5
    Overall 7.5

    Had I answered “Rainfall” instead of “Rainfalls” in listening module, I would have sealed my dream destination. Nevertheless, I just can’t thank you enough for being such an amazing mentor.

    Your you-tube videos alongside sample letters/essays have been a source of stupendous benchmark to prepare students for the exam with all the more sincerity.

    Thank you yet again for your invaluable support. Keep mesmerizing your supporters. Stay Blessed πŸ™‚

    Kudos !!

  35. harman dhillon says:

    hi liz

    After referring your website i found the GT IELTS easy and my score is :
    L- 8.5
    Writing- 7
    Speaking- 8
    Overall- 8
    thank you for all the possible help

  36. Hey Liz,

    1st and 2nd attempt, academic (BEFORE and AFTER Liz):
    R – 8.5 –> 9
    L – 8.0 –> 9
    S – 9 –> 7.5! (I have no idea what happened. I felt like it went extremely well and we even chatted in the end, after the exam was done. Speaking was always my strength.)
    W – 6.5!!!!!! (I needed 7.5 in each part) –> 7.5!!!
    OVERALL: 8 –> 8.5

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your website was a HUGE help. I struggled with the writing part for weeks and I was super nervous about it. Your videos, tips and model answers helped me tremendously!


    • Well done, Ana !! πŸ™‚ Don’t think about your speaking – sometimes things just don’t work out as you want. But you did amazingly well getting your writing score up to 7.5 !! Good for you πŸ™‚

      • AMIT GUPTA says:

        Hi Liz,

        My friend refer your site for IELTS exam. I am browsing your site and each page have lot of several links which confusing me a lot. Can you do me a favor:
        I am planning to give IELTS General exam. Can you please share single link of General Reading practice papers along with answers.
        I can see that I am opening hundreds of link to get sample papers.

        Also I am in London. Can you please share link related to IELTS booking center.

  37. Finally got my result today. Took ielts academic ukvi.
    L:8.5/ R:8.5/ W:7.5/ S:7.5/ overall: 8
    Thank you Liz for your page. It was quite helpful. God bless you.

  38. After a long wait of about 02 months, I finally received my TRF for 13th May Exam yesterday.
    This is my score;

    My previous score was;

    Liz a bundle of thanks to you for all supportive and informative data that you put on your website, It really helped me a lot especially in writing. I was completely unaware of Ielts essay format in my previous attempts. But this time after consulting your website , I followed correct essay format and I would say that following correct essay format in Ielts writing is everything to achieve 7 band.

    • I take my hat off to you !!! Improving your writing from 6 to 7 is great but going from 6.5 to 9 in reading is amazing !! Very well done to you indeed !! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my lessons were helpful πŸ™‚

    • Javed,

      Congratulations. How did you manage to Score 9 on Reading. Can you share any tips which you have followed especially for Listening and Reading?

  39. Hi Liz,

    I took IELTS general test on 24th-June. My scores are as follows:
    Overall: 7.5.

    I only followed your blog from day 1 of my exam preparation and i got the required result. Thank you very much for the much needed tips and advanced writing lessons which really helped me to get through the test. Keep up the good work.

  40. Hey Liz,

    I gave my General Training exam on June 24th the second time and your website helped me immensely in scoring the marks i needed. I had needed a 7+ in each module and this is how i fared:
    (L, R, W, S) – 8, 9, 7, 7.5
    Overall Band – 8
    I was able to improve my listening and reading scores by solving all your exercises and also by solving Cambridge General training 11 and the official Cambridge Guide. Also worked on exercises from site.
    Improved my score from the first attempt which was
    (L, R, W, S) – 7.5, 6, 7, 8
    Overall Band – 7
    Please continue to do what you are doing! You’re simply amazing at what you do and this has helped a lot of people like me.


    • That’s a great improvement in your score!! You’ve done really well to push your score up so much. Well done πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my website helped you πŸ™‚

  41. Samantha says:

    I gave my IELTS General Module exam in July. Results are as follows:
    Reading – 8.5
    Listening 8.0
    Writing – 6.5
    Speaking – 7.5

    Overall – 7.5

    Unfortunately , I needed a 7 or higher in writing. I have booked another test in August. Going through your blog and YouTube videos for guidance to crack the exam this time πŸ™‚ Your blog is a great help! will share new results in August!

  42. Harsimran says:

    Hey Liz,

    My earlier score for 24 th May exam..

    Overall 8 from B C..Best part was the speaking..I was happy as I had an examiner who was very happy while taking my speaking exam…as a result got 8.5 in speaking. Despite the hardwork..could not get the much needed 7.0 in writing.

    Reappeared for 24 june exam via Idp..

    Overall 8.0 In my opinion I can deduce that IDP examiner for speaking looked more serious making a candidate nervous…hence my speaking score down to an 8.0. However I can ignore looking at my Writing score of 7.5 not a celebrating score but meets my requirement.. All thanks to you Liz…

  43. Hi liz
    I received my results in June
    Listening : 8.0
    speaking :8.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Reading: 6.5
    Overall score 7.5

    This is my 3rd attempt and I took a course. Should i go for a recheck in for reading? I need a 7.0 in reading. And in all 3 exams the reading has always been 6.5 it never raised everything else did though. Took the exam in Amsterdam and asked if i should do a recheck and they said its useless. I’d like your opinion please.

    • Well done with your score πŸ™‚ IELTS reading and listening scores are based on right or wrong answers – they are not based on examiner interpretation. This means it is very rare that mistakes are made.

  44. Karan Sharma says:

    Hello liz.
    I got my test results of 24th june in Ambala, India.
    L- 8.5
    R- 8.5
    W- 7.5
    S- 7.5
    Overall – 8
    This was my first attempt and your expert tips did help me a lot!! Although, I hoped for a perfect 9 in Listening and Reading, yet i am satisfied. For the speaking part, i was not at all satisfied as i thought i didn’t speak much and did not use much vocabulory. But, whatever I spoke, i did so fluently and used a couple of idioms as well and maybe 4 or 5 different synonyms. Also, i started speaking on the cue card topic using “I’d like to” and not I would like to. I remembered it as i saw it in your video.
    I didn’t expect 7.5 to say the least. I am over the moon right now.

  45. Hi Liz,

    I had my IELTS Academic test on the 24th of June 2017 in Mauritius. It was my 3rd attempt.

    R – 8.5
    L – 8
    W – 7
    S – 7

    I thank you Liz for your precious advices. I believe there is everything needed on your blog to succeed. God bless you always.

    Good luck to everyone


  46. Hey I’m Kasia
    I took my IELTS exam on June 24th in Lviv, Ukraine, as my second attempt and my results are following:
    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 8.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall : 7.5
    My previous results: L: 6.5 R: 6.0 W:6.5 S: 7.5 (Overall: 6.5)
    Thanks to my hard work and your dedication as being a wonderful teacher creating this website and sharing tons of useful materials I can finally apply to get my license to practice medicine in the UK. I am very grateful to have been given lots of tips and advice that helped me to achieve my goal. This was so much easier to prepare for the exam using this brilliant website as a source of practice materials as well as for ideas to write an essay.

    Many, many thanks!!! You are doing great job here and my results prove it!

    • Well done, Kasia!! I’m really pleased to hear your news and see the great improvement in your score. Sometimes band 7 seems so hard to get but with, as you say, dedication and the right training – it is all possible. Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  47. Dear Liz

    Thanks for your instructions in this blog, I did use some tips and guidance from this website and managed to get my result as below :

    Listening 9
    Reading 9
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7

    Overall 8, it is a great achievement and it is also my best IELTS score till now

    • Well done with an overall band 8!! And very well done getting band 9 in reading – not easy !! πŸ™‚

  48. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello Liz,

    Thank you for your videos. It was helpful. Results are out and I am happy and sad at the same time.

    Reading: 9

    Writing: 8.5

    Speaking: 7.5

    Listening: 6.5

    Overall: 8

    I really dont know what went wrong with listening. It was the most I was confident in. Also, the centre doesnt provide headphones. They had Speakers which wasnt what I’m used to.

    I may have to retake the test all because of the listening. With the readint section, I was all over the place and I still got a 9. Im so sad

    • Firstly, very well done!!!! You’ve got great scored. It’s a shame about your listening test. If you can find a test center with headphones, it might be worth considering going to them. Concentration is essential in listening. Good luck with your next test πŸ™‚

  49. Hey Liz,
    Thanks a lot for your wonderful teaching…
    I scored l:8
    Overall 7.5
    I must say relying on your notes for writing is the best i did… N one tip for everyone.. Before speaking exams u should have quick session of question answers with any friend… I did the same before a day… I used to get blank in speaking.. But this time made it.
    Thanks a lot Liz all your tips are worth

    • You’ve got really good results πŸ™‚ I completely agree with your tip about speaking. Getting immersed in the language before the test is very useful. Well done to you πŸ™‚

  50. Hi ,

    I sat for IELTS academic on the 25 june 2017 in Australia.Got my provisional results online today

    Overall 8.0
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writting 7.0
    Speaking 7.5

    Your website helped me a lot,especially the esaay topics questions which you posted.I wrote about 10 essays from each each topic before the test.This results is a great improvement from the first attempt

    I took ielts test for the first time on the 25 March 2017 .My score was

    Listening 7.5
    Reading 7.00
    Writting 5.50
    Speaking 7.50
    Overall 7.0


    Keep up the good work

    • Such a great improvement !!! Very well done indeed πŸ™‚ You are an inspiration to all IELTS students πŸ™‚

  51. hi liz,
    i just wanted to ask, if we do recheck will the score band 6.5 increase to 7 in writing? is there any possibility?

    • There is no guarantee of an increase in score. You only get an increase if the senior examiner feels that you paper deserves a higher score.

  52. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for your amazing website and videos! I got my online results today. S:8.5 R:8.5 and L:6.5 W:6.5 I do not why but I feel like this results are not mine! I did a good Speaking but never a 8.5 and I am completely sure about my Listening, so at least I expected a 7. However, it is Writing what has devastated me. I did it really well and I was sure about an 8. Liz, should I ask a re-mark? I really appreciate your advice, many thanks!

    • I hope this is your correct email address. I’ve emailed you a full response so please check your email πŸ™‚

  53. Exam date – July 3rd
    Prep Time- two weeks
    Results :
    Reading- 8.5
    Writing- 7.5
    Speaking- 8.0
    Overall – 8.0

    My prep time was spent in writing online practice tests and reviewing material from IELTS LIZ. It is crucial that everyone spends significant amount of time in practice tests as you can analyze the mistakes you make and try to rectify them. The exam goes exactly how its described by liz but the listening part was one section that made me surprised. The pace of the speaker in the exam was high compared to the pace of the speaker in the practice tests I wrote. The key is to practice as much as you can.

    Ielts liz has all the information you need to attend the exam. As there is so much information here one advise that I would like to give is to write all the important points u see here in a notebook and read those important points before attending the exam. It really helps.

    Liz – Thank you so much for taking the effort to create this page. If not for this website, it would have been difficult for me to get the score I received.

    • I’m really pleased to see your score. Well done πŸ™‚ You’ve got great results πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased that my website was useful to you πŸ™‚

  54. Ignacia says:

    Thank you very much for your blog. I had to take a test with only 5 days to study, and with your videos, examples and tips I was able to get a good score. I highly recommend this website.
    Overall: 8.0
    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.0

    Thank you very much!!!

  55. My overall ielts score is 8
    Thank you Liz mam
    Your website is awesome & very informative
    I can say the same about your explanatory videos as well
    Your helping millions across the globe learn the English language

  56. Shi Pei says:

    Hi Liz, I just got my results for the Academic ILETS and here are my scores
    Listening : 8.5
    Reading : 9.0
    Writing :7.5
    Speaking : 9.0
    Overall : 8.5
    I took my exam on the 17th of June in Malaysia and no words can express how grateful I am for all the advice and tips on your website. They really helped, especially for the writing and speaking parts. It is very kind of you to dedicate so much time and effort into helping those taking IELTS.

  57. Rida Ashfaq says:

    Hey Liz,
    Hope you’re doing well. I just wanted to tell you that I got 7.5 band score overall. I just watched all your videos in 15 days only and did a few practice tests. Thank you so much. You were a GREAT help. I got 8 in listening and reading whereas 7 in writing and speaking. And that’s just because of you. Thank you so much ❀️

  58. Hello Liz,

    Test: Academic
    Location: Perth, Australia

    My results are as follows (this is my 2nd attempt):
    Overall: 8
    L: 8.5

    R: 7 (Passage 3 was tough: about how literary work is affected by sociological factors of its writer (I think!). I struggled through it even though I had at least 30min to plough through it), changed my mind a million times over the matching section of names/groups of people and their ideas/opinions. It was madness!

    W: 8 (I still can’t believe it!!! I thought my task 1 report was quite rubbish; I abandoned it after 25 min and went on to Task 2, which I made sure I had all the different parts – intro/3 body paragraphs/conclusion- covered. Did I showcase my repertoire of vocabulary? I honestly don’t know. I couldn’t stop writing to review my sentences. I was frantically trying to finish my essay on space tourism (not an easy topic for me… ugh!). But I must say that I bought your video lesson for the opinion essay and my writing score jumped from 6.5 to 8! Thank YOU!!!

    S: 7.5 (Sooooo frustrating to have missed by half a band, as I need an 8, do you think I should consider a reevaluation? Is the 0.5 difference a lot in terms of what is expected from the candidate? I rather not take the test yet again.

    Really grateful for your invaluable tips/lessons/advice.

    • Brilliant !!! That’s amazing your writing score went up to band 8!!! Very well done! I’m so glad my advanced writing lessons helped πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚ It is certainly possible to consider a remark in speaking. Don’t forget that your speaking mark is based only on the English language you produced – not on your ideas. If you feel you offered a range of grammar and vocabulary which were both flexible and accurate – go for the remark. And also if you feel you expanded each answer as well as possible.

  59. Hi Liz,
    Got my results today! Took the IELTS (Academic) test on 17th June. It was my first attempt.
    I had only 3 days to prepare for the exam and I only went through the content on your website. Didn’t have time to do any practice tests.
    Here’s my score:
    Listening : 8.5
    Reading : 8.5
    Speaking 7.5 (I was really nervous in the beginning but it went well after that)
    Writing : 6 (Really upset about this. I know why I got only six. I was under the word count in task 2. I didn’t time myself properly. Luckily I followed you tip when I was running out of time and was left with just two mins, I managed to write a conclusion! Would’ve got an even lower score if I had skipped the conclusion I guess).
    OVERALL: 7.5
    Your website has been very helpful, Liz. Thank you!

    • An overall 7.5 is great. It’s a shame about your writing but you know the reason why. Well done getting your conclusion written – without it, it would have been lower. I still think you should be very proud of these scores πŸ™‚

  60. Karshigul says:

    Hi, dear Liz
    My test was on 17th of July and the results are followings:

    I can’t say how much you helped me!!! Especially writing task 1 and 2. When I was doing the writing during the exam I always remembered your tips, techniques, essay structures and followed them.
    It was my first time and I reached my goal finally after 3 month preparation on your website.
    Thank you so much!!!😊😊😊
    God bless you all time!😊😊😊

  61. Hey Liz,
    I got my IELTS result today (of 17th June 2017):
    L: 8.5
    R: 6.5
    W: 7.5
    S: 7
    O: 7.5
    Kudos to your blog. It’s awesome πŸ˜€

    • You’ve done well. It’s a strong score πŸ™‚

      • Anu Anooj says:

        Hi Liz
        Before I share my results, let me tell you thank you so much for your wonderful website. It’s helped me a lot, especially in writing task 2. I have also purchased your all three advanced lessons (really worth it).
        It was my 15th sit for the ielts exam, I wanted to get individual band 7 in order for my nursing registration in the Uk, and at last I got it.
        Results of June 17 ( Brighton, UK)
        L 8.5
        R 7.0
        S 7.5
        Overall 7.5
        I can’t thank you enough for your great support
        May god bless you, stay blessed.
        I recommend your site to my friends and relatives
        Thanks again

        • What a relief to finally get the scores you want !!! Well done πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my advanced writing task 2 lessons helped πŸ™‚ Thanks for recommending my site πŸ™‚

  62. Hi Liz,
    I just saw my results for 17 June exam (Academic)

    Listening : 8
    Reading : 7.5
    Writing : 6.5 ( I expected less since I spent most of my time on the second task)
    Speaking : 8.5

    Thank you Liz for your videos and tips!! Really helped me a lot

    • Well done πŸ™‚ I’m really glad my tips helped πŸ™‚ Time management is not easy in writing. You always need to check the clock πŸ™‚

  63. Thank you so much!
    Thanks to your site, I got great results on my IELTS the first time I took them.

    Listening: 8,5
    Reading: 8,0
    Writing: 7,5
    Speaking: 8
    Overall: 8

    • Great score πŸ™‚ It’s nice to see you got band 8 in speaking and 7.5 in writing – well done πŸ™‚

  64. Hi Liz!

    Your lessons and samples really helped me a lot for tpmy Ielts UKVI.
    My results are as followS:

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

    Overall : 8

    Thank you very much for your very helpful resources. I thought I would not get a 7 for I had doubts on my lexical resource. But as you said in your videos, it’s how you form your structures and link them to form strong clauses. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  65. Priscilla says:

    Hi Liz. I Wrote my IELTS April 20 and got the following:
    Listening – 8.0
    Reading – 7.5
    Writing – 6.5
    speaking – 7.0
    Overall 7.5
    Although I couldn’t use it for the main thing I intended to use it for (because of the writing score, i needed a 7 at least) I was able to enrol to a my school.

    Iam rewriting in August. I hope to do mlcery much better this time.

    Thank you Liz, you are wonderful.

    • Good luck!! If you need training for writing task 2, see my advanced lessons: They will help you with the right techniques.

      • Hanan Gamal says:

        Hi Liz,
        Do the three videos cover all kinds of questions for writing task two?
        Is there any book that analyze all kinds of questions for task two with samples?
        I prefer to study from a book rather than online.

        • Each of my lessons covers one type of essay. It takes one hour to learn the techniques in depth – I have never seen a book with such great detail and explanation.

        • Hi Hanan, I think it is better to watch Liz’s video lesson. It’s rather similar to having a teacher. Even though it is one-way, Liz is very clear and on point. I must say I benefited from her instructions/tips.

  66. Hi liz, i got 7.5 .
    Listening =9
    Writing =6.5[ unexpected]
    I screwed up my writing exam. but that does not matte much as i got way above score required for joining canadian university . I am 17 ,and i am a recent high school graduate

  67. hi liz,
    Got my results a while ago…
    listening – 8.0
    reading- 7.5
    writing – 7.0
    speaking – 8.0
    overall – 7.5

    This was my first attempt and i had about a week to practice. Thank you so much, your videos were really helpful. Actually your website was the only help i had. I went through your practice tests did one Cambridge book and that was it.
    Followed all your tips, specially in writing about paraphrasing and paragraphing.
    Thank you again, this wouldn’t have been possible without your blog.

  68. Hi Liz,

    Thanks a lot for all the free preparation material. It worked like a charm for me, having just 2 weeks to prepare for the exam. I ended up getting an overall band score of 8 (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7, S: 7.5).


    • Band 8 is a great score – well done πŸ™‚

    • Hi Liz,
      I’m Sylvia from Nigeria,. I wrote IELTS GT under British council Port Harcourt Nigeria on the 3rd of June 2017 an it was my 1st attempt.
      I got L=8
      W=8 overall band score of 7.5.
      Truth is that I didn’t expect to get an 8 in the writing. Thank you for putting up free resources on your website most especially the YouTube video on paraphrasing. I really do appreciate it

  69. Hello liz,
    I am from Lahore Pakistan and i thank you for your amazing website. I gave my exam on the 8th june and got my results today, and thankfully they are what i wanted.
    L: 8
    Overall : 8
    Overall i found the exam quite difficult , maybe cuz i was not mentally energized due to lack of sleep. I missed out some important listening infrmation, also reading passage 3 i was running out of time and could not figure the headings of the passages. I did panic but eventually was able to go through it. Writing was okayish, and very similar to some of the topics here. Speaking was great as you can see from my band. I just kept on speaking about some incredible dreamy stuff. πŸ™‚

    • Band 9 in speaking is fantastic!! Well done with your results!! πŸ™‚ Being chatty and open in the speaking test is the key πŸ™‚

  70. Alex Oommen says:

    Hi Liz

    This is Alex from Mumbai, India
    I gave my IELTS on April 29,2017

    My result is as given below

    L- 8.5
    Overall band 8

    Your videos were the only material I followed . After practicing the tests were the other items that I did religiously. Practiced tests from Cambridge books 9&10

    I didn’t have much idea about the exam and it’s marking criteria. Your blog consists of every detail a candidate should have.

    Thanks a lot

  71. Kayceeken says:

    May 25th 2017,
    Overall :7.0
    I seriously think my speaking result is below my performance, but it doesn’t matter.

    Thank you Liz
    Thank you Liz

  72. Thank you Liz for sharing all relevant content for IELTS exam. I have cleared the exam.

    Overall: 8
    Listening :8.5
    Reading : 9
    Speaking: 7.5
    Writing: 7

  73. jasvir singh sidhu says:

    June 17, Academic Speaking Questions:
    – Describe Home Town
    -how Do u celebrate Birthday?
    Which birthday has more significance?
    Cue card:
    Describe a person:
    How does he help u?
    when and where did u meet?
    Describe your home?
    which type of house would you like to have I future?
    how is the sunshine important? do you like it?
    how can we protect us from sunburn?
    how can we use solar energy?
    how can we help other people?
    how can we teach our children to help other people?
    Should paramedical staff pay more?
    1-2 more questions, I forgot. But I couldn’t understand why examiner asked me so many questions or Is it Normal?

    Please Leave your Comments.

    • Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Examiners decide for themselves the number of questions to ask. It does not reflect your score.

  74. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for this website. Its really helpful specially when you don’t have time to prepare for the exam. Me and my husband got 7.5 bands in IELTS. Your tips and material were a great help..

  75. Hello Liz !!

    My boyfriend and I just got our IELTS test results and we wanted to share :
    mine : Listening 9, Reading 9, Writing 8, Speaking 8.5. O : 8.5
    my boyfriend’s : Listening 8.5 Reading 9, Writing 7.5, Speaking 8, O: 8

    Thank you very much for your comprehensive videos and great material on IELTS. We couldn’t have gotten these results without your help.

    • Brilliant !! Well done to both of you and thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

    • Ioana, you both have scored excellent. Could you please share some of the strategies you’ve used for your exam preparation? I’ve been practicing from Cambridge Materials and scoring consistently 8-8.5 in Reading Listening. Thanks in advance.

  76. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for your tips especially on writing. Paraphrasing, gerund, passive and connecting words

    Below is my result
    Listening 9
    Reading 9
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7.5

    All the questions from speaking were from recent list of questions. i.e shoes, watches and neighbours. πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much once again Liz

  77. Anshika says:

    Hi Liz
    Ielts gt 3 -06-207

    Thanks Liz , this website is really helpful and is well directed for all.

    I will be giving ielts academic shortly and will need further guidance.


  78. Stephanie says:

    Dear Ms Liz,

    I took my reading/listening/writing exam on 3rd of June, and speaking on 2nd of June
    I was panicking the week prior as I needed help with the speaking and writing sections (task 1)
    I stumbled upon your website, and studied everything regarding task one, as well as took your advice and prepared extra topics that usually come in the speaking exam.
    I want to say that I cannot be more grateful, as your advice saved me, seriously!
    I was really worried because I panicked when the reading section started, and couldn’t think clearly, and thought I really messed it up. However, I was able to get all the scores that I needed.
    My overall score is: 8
    Reading: 7
    Listening: 9
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8

    Thank you so much for having this material available online. You’re helping people everywhere, and anytime of the day. I cannot thank you enough!!!

    • Thank you for sharing your results. You’ve done really well πŸ™‚ And thanks for letting me know how useful my website is – it gives me motivation to continue πŸ™‚

  79. Hi Liz

    I just received my results today and i want to thank you immensely for your help.
    W: 8

    Keep doing the great work Liz

  80. I’d like to say a very big thank you, Liz. Had two months to prepare in between my everyday gruelling job. Stopped reading the materials i got from a friend and tuned in to your lovely videos in here and youtube.Thanks for the lessons. God bless you for us. First strike success.

    GT, Lagos Nigeria June 3rd.
    Listening 9.0
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.0
    Overall 8.0

    Thank you!!

  81. Dear Liz

    My IELTS results are:

    Overall: 8.0

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7.5

    I would say thanks for you blog and helpful hints. I had less than 1 week to prepare for exam. To some extent writing was my nightmare. Your tips and suggestions were great help especially in this short time span. I have my desired band.

  82. Hi Liz,

    results were released in Uzbekistan, GT on 3rd June

    L/R/W/S- 8.5/9/7/7

    thanks so much for your help on this website


  83. Nanditha says:

    Hi Liz,

    First of all thanks a lot for your tips which helped me a lot in IELTS examination

    I wrote IELTS General on May 13,2017 in India and below are my scores,

    Reading – 8
    Writing -7
    Listening -6

    I need individual band 7 even though I have overall 7. So taking another attempt on July 2017. Could you please let me know how can I improve listening score. I had practiced more than 10 listening tests before my attempt and listening scores were pretty good. But unfortunately could not make it in real day.

    • The key to listening is spotting keywords. you need to identify key words in the questions and then spot them in the listening recording. Understanding paraphrasing is also important. After you do a practice listening, you should go through each question and review it with the transcript to see exactly how you went wrong and what you need to pay attention to. Some people say practice and more practice is important – but they forget to tell you to analyse your mistakes and make lists of paraphrases after each practice.

  84. Hello Liz ma’am,

    I appeared for the IELTS exam on 13th May and below are my test scores.

    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7.5

    The material posted on this website helped me a lot. I also made use of the Cambridge university IELTS book 9 as suggested by you for Practice.

    I have a question, when and how will I get my scorecard?

    My result was withheld for 13 days stating they are rechecking the result. Can you pl comment what could be the actual reason for the delay?

    • Well done with your results. You should contact your test center directly about getting your result certificate.

    • Pia Carmela says:

      Hi Liz,

      I just want to say how grateful I am for all your efforts in your blog. I failed IELTS three times, but just last April 8, 2017, I got my desired band score to be able to land a job offer in the United Kingdom. Yes, the exam itself was difficult and I admit I even lost my confidence most especially in Writing after my three failed attempts, with 6.5 in the said subtest — I was really frustrated! Throughout my review days, your website was my companion, as I find it truly helpful, most especially in Writing and your ‘Recent IELTS Questions’ page.

      Location: Philippines
      Site: IDP
      Date: April 8, 2017

      Listening – 7.5
      Reading – 7.5
      Writing – 7.0
      Speaking – 7.0

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Liz.
      God bless you always.

      Pia Carmela

  85. I got my results of 13th May and these are my scores:
    L 8.5
    R 9
    W 7.5
    S 7.5

    Liz, am extremely thankful to you for your videos. I have gone through all the essays and various tips that you have provided and really consider them valuable.Especially the videos for reading strategies were very helpful.
    This was my 3rd attempt and by god’s grace I was successful.
    Thank you Liz for the good spirits you have delivered and keep up the good work.

    • Brilliant! I love it when a student finally hits their desired goal. Well done to you πŸ™‚ I’m glad my lessons helped πŸ™‚

  86. Hi Liz,

    Good day to you!

    Thank you for very very much for this wonderful website and especially for the advanced writing task 2 lessons, your TEEL strategy for body paragraphs is just amazing and easy to grasp.

    I took IELTS on 25 May 2017 and today I received my result which is as follows:


    I don’t actually remember what I got in Listening and Reading modules but I remember about Speaking and Writing modules.


    Part -1: About me
    Part -2: A time when I couldn’t use my phone
    Part -3: Follow up questions on Part – 2


    Task 1: Complain letter to restaurant for high volume of music
    Task 2: Young people are becoming leaders these days. Is this is a positive or negative development? (I see this as a negative development)

    I really appreciate your efforts and to all examinees, I highly recommend to go for Lizs’ Advanced lessons for writing task 2.

    Thank you once again and may God bless you!

  87. Oladapo says:

    Hi Liz,

    I wrote my IELTS test on the 13th of May, however my result was withheld for investigation and has just been released.

    Overall 8.5
    Listening 8.0
    Reading 8.0
    Writing 8.0
    Speaking 9.0

    I studied only your resources- both on Youtube and on the website for about two weeks and apparently were more than enough to get great scores. I have recommended you to friends and family looking to take the test in coming weeks.

    Many thanks again.

    • 8.5 Overall !! Brilliant! That’s a great score and I really hope you celebrated your results πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting us all know πŸ™‚

  88. Hi Liz,
    I took IELTS on 13th May in Fujairah, UAE. The result was withheld on 28th May and announced just now. I got what I wanted; 7 each in GT for immigration purposes.
    L: 8.5
    R: 8.5
    W: 7.0
    S: 7.0
    Overall: 8.0

    Although I’m content with the results. But as I like writing on my online blog (English short poems), I was bit astonished to see just 7 in writing as I consider it be my strong area. Maybe they deducted some score in quality review.

    I would definitely recommend your blog to all my friends for IELTS preparation. You are really doing an astounding job through this blog. I did not do much effort to prepare until I came across this blog. It really helped to fill the gaps of my scattershot approach and to make it more solid.

    For writing, I wanna share that, in first 20 minutes I really did nothing just outlining the main ideas to write about. Then in next 20 minutes I did the first part which I think went really nice. The issue was i got stuck with the second part as the remaining time left was just 20 minutes.

    So my tip is to attempt the second part first as it carry more marks.
    Thanks again Liz.

    • Well done with your results! Most people think that if they are good at English and good at English writing, they will get a strong score. This is not the case. There are specific requirements to met the higher band scores and if you haven’t had training to understand what the examiner is looking for, then you might struggle to hit a high score. Anyway, you’ve done really well πŸ™‚

  89. Sholape says:

    Thanks Liz,
    Just a feedback for future references. I asked you some weeks ago about what would happen if i mixed my writing task 1 and 2 up i.e. i wrote task 1 on task 2 paper and vice versa. My result just came out and i had 7 in the writing test. I guess the examiners were considerate.
    My result goes thus

    Reading 8.5
    Speaking 8.5
    Listening 8.0
    Writing 7.0

    Thanks liz

  90. Liz,
    Your enormous heart and attitude is something that this world needs the most.
    Thanks for sharing patiently your knowledge helping people in achieving their goals.

    You are part of mine success too.

    I jumped from General Training (overall 6) to an Academic (overall 6.5) within only two days of studying the content of your website.

  91. Ibtisam says:

    Hi Liz

    I am Ibtisam from Oman. My IELTS result is:

    Speaking 7.5
    Reading 6.5
    Listening 7.5
    Writing 6

    Overall: 7

    Thank you so much for your blog. It helped me a lot to get ready for my test.

  92. Solomon Peter says:

    Hello Liz,
    I am Solomon Peter from India. Thanks a ton for your resources! I gave the IELTS GT test on 29th April, 2017 at Pune. I had only 3 days to prepare and I depended heavily on your youtube videos and blogs for preparation and to understand the exam pattern and tips.
    I got an overall band of 8.0 with –
    Listening – 9.0,
    Reading – 8.5,
    Speaking – 7.5
    Writing 7.5.
    I have been strongly recommending your site and videos to my friends for the preparation.
    Thanks again for so greatly putting it all together. Wonderful work!!! πŸ™‚

    Solomon Peter.

    • Well done, Solomon Peter!! Band 8 is a great score! And very well done getting band 9 in listening with 7.5 in writing!! Thanks for recommending my website πŸ™‚

    • Kabir Ahmed says:

      hi Solomon congrats for your brilliant result.. would you suggest me some book that you followed for the preparation? I know its not the place for suggesting someone but I’m really getting nervous as my exam is knocking at the door…plz suggest me some effective techniques and books

  93. Viviane says:

    Hello Liz,

    Thanks for your free online lessons and exercises. They were extremely accurate and helped me to achieve an overall score of 8,0.

    Overall: 8,00

    Listening: 8,5
    Reading: 7,5
    Writing: 7,0
    Speaking: 8,5

    I took the test on the 20th of May, in Cambridge.



  94. Gunjan Kumari says:

    Hello Liz,

    I am Gunjan Kumari and I took the IELTS British Council test on 29th April ’17 in Hyderabad. Below are the band scores acheived-

    Listening- 9
    Reading- 9
    Writing- 7.5
    Speaking- 7.5

    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the tips and resources you have shared which have been extremely beneficial to me. I had no prior knowledge of this exam and followed your tips religiously for a month and half upon the recommendation of my brother. You are doing a splendid work and may God bless you with all the happiness!! Thanks Liz!! πŸ™‚

    Best regards,
    Gunjan Kumari

    • I’m really pleased to get your message. Getting band 9 in reading and listening is amazing !!! Great job πŸ™‚ Thanks to your brother for recommending my site πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

  95. Alison Fernandes says:

    Dear Liz,

    My name is Alison Fernandes and I’m from Goa, India. I had answered my exam on 20th May,2017 and my results are
    Reading -8.5
    Listening – 8.5
    Writing- 7
    speaking -8
    Overall – 8

    I would like to thank you for helping me achieve this score as the information and tips you provided along with practice questions helped me prepare for my exam in less than two weeks.
    God bless you 😊

    • A great score !! Well done to you πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my website helped you – thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

    • Carol Rodrigues says:

      Hi Liz,
      I appeared for my tests in Mumbai, India and got my results today.
      Listening- 8.5, Reading- 7, Writing- 7.5, Speaking- 8. Overall -8.

      Thanks for your tips and expert advice it really got me through. πŸ™‚

  96. Merlin George says:

    Hi Liz,got my results today.i wrote my academic ielts on may 20.writing-7,speaking-7,reading and listening 8.5,overall 8.Your YouTube videos are very useful.I got to learn a lot from it.This is the 8th time I took the test but recently only I came to know about your website.Thank you for all your help.I have recommended this site to all my friends.may god bless you

    • I’m really pleased for you!! Band 8 overall is great πŸ™‚ IELTS can be so frustrating when you take the test so many time but don’t quite hit the score you need. At least you finally got your desired score. I’m glad my lessons helped and thanks for recommending my site to your friends. Well done to you πŸ™‚

      • Hi Liz, I would like to share my score with you and anyone who is using your blog. I wrote ielts for the 3rd time this year and this marked my final attempt as I have achieved the score I require. Your blog was useful from the day a friend told me about it and I applied all you thought and those I learnt from other site online during my test… and with relentless zeal I made it. This time I merely studied for 1 week to my surprise and sat for the exam on the 20th May 2017 and result released on 2nd
        Listening 8
        Reading 7
        Writing 7.5
        Speaking 8.
        I want to encourage anyone reading my comment; regardless of how many times you have attempted ielts, study with Liz ielts lessons and apply it and you will make it- It worked for me.

  97. Sim Kaur says:

    Hi Liz
    My IELTS result : Overall 8 , L-8,R-8,S-7.5,W-7.5 . I had attempted IELTS previously where I gained 6.5 in writing , all other modules above 7. This time I followed your website and learned all writing techniques and saw all your writing videos on YouTube. That’s the reason I got 7.5 in writing. Thank to you. My advice for other people follow IELTS Liz and forget about other sites. You will do good in the test.

    • That’s great to go from 6.5 to 7.5 in writing !!! Well done to you πŸ™‚ I’m really glad my videos helped πŸ™‚

  98. Ololowka says:

    Do you live in a house or an apartment
    Where would you like to live in the future(why)

    Do u know your byside neighbours
    Is it imposrtant to be a good neighbour
    Have you ever got aid from neighbour

    What time of teh day do u usually get up
    What time of the day u like
    Why it is important for people to get asleep earlier
    Describe a cake that was special
    What is it made of
    Why did you cook
    With whom
    Why do you think it was special and how you felt about it
    Part 3
    What is the meaning of meal (why people eat together)
    Is it good or not
    Is food nowadays good or not(the question was about the quality of food today and now and can we rely on it)
    Do people eat at home or in restaurants nowadays (why)

    Person 2
    Part 1: art and galleries (favourite pic, kinds of art)
    Describe a restaurant that you liked and related questions bout food

    Person 3
    Part1: accomodation, dreams(do u remember ur last dream, would like a job related to people’s dreams, what can u say bout person by his dreams)
    Part2 describe a person that looksalike u( tip: u might talk about ur dad sister or even ur ur friend)

    Person 4
    Part1 accomodation
    Which pop star do you like
    What is the difference between pop stars and other people
    I remember only the last part which was about inequality among employees (why managers get higher slaries than teachers)
    Why people tend to choose high-paid job and don’t pay attention to their interest s

  99. Hi Liz and everyone πŸ™‚
    I took IELTS on 13th May 2017 and this was my 4th time taking the test.
    I got the score I needed as I scored S 8, L 8, W 7, R 8.

    I would like to thank you, Liz for your great blog and also Tony Grace for tutoring me regarding my writing.
    I am satisfied with the result.

    Best wishes

    • That’s really good news! Well done πŸ™‚

      • Vaishali says:

        Thank you Liz ,
        I have my results with me now L8,R8,W7.5,S8
        All thanks to your advance lessons which I bought and followed you diligently.
        Thank you again .

        • Well done, Vai !! πŸ™‚ Getting band 7.5 in writing is great! I’m so pleased my advanced writing lessons helped πŸ™‚

  100. Hi Liz,

    Got my results:
    L: 9
    R: 8.5
    W: 6.5
    S: 7.5

    I didn’t manage the time allocated for writing wisely: spent too much time with Task 1, so had just 25 mins max to think AND write, not helping that I was a bundle of nerves! πŸ™

    Got to do it again, I need a 7 for Writing and 8 for Speaking. Can’t decide if I should sit for it straight away or wait a bit!

    I agree with everyone else, you are an awesome teacher, your notes/tips are very clear and on point. Thanks Liz, I definitely will be scouring your pages again! πŸ™‚

    • I’ve just emailed you about your writing to the email add you used for this post. Check your mail πŸ™‚

      • Hello, I would like to express gratitude for your site, you’re doing an amazing job. Specially for the writing module, it really helped observing your mock essays. I scored an overall 8 band score.
        Listening 8.5
        Reading 9
        Writing and speaking 7.5
        When I used to practice mock tests, I never achieved full marks in reading but the actual exam I found easy πŸ™‚ My husband has been a great help too! He supported me throughout and shared some best tips for reading
        Even if you’re attempting GT exam, academic passages are better as you’re prepared for tougher questions.
        For matching headings, circle the keywords and find the most appropriate heading accordingly.
        And most crucial is understanding the synonyms and looking out for IELTS traps.
        For example, there were 5 posters and the question was regarding creative writing.
        One poster had creative talents and the other was about prose and poetry. So the keyword is not the most important here, the meaning is.
        Also I’m an avid reader, I completed reading test in 40 minutes and had another 20 minutes for rechecking. Reading quickly is very helpful so best advise is getting accustomed to reading.

        GT exam, given on 29th April in Hyderabad,India.

        Thank you for your help! πŸ™‚

  101. Estefania says:

    Hi Liz,

    This is second IELTS attempt. I finally managed to get more than 6.5 in writing, my results are:
    R: 9
    W: 7.5
    L: 7.5
    S: 6.5

    However, I require to get 7 in all bands. In my previous speaking I got 7.5 I don’t what happened this time. I’m getting frustrated πŸ™ do you think I should ask for remark in the speaking section? Do you think it will be increased to 7?

    Thanks for your help, my 7.5 in writing in definitely all thanks to your advice.

    • With each speaking test, you produce different English. You will use a different range of grammar tenses, different words and make different mistakes. You also get different topics which might affect your performance. Speaking is marked only on your English language – are you showcasing it naturally and effectively? Are you giving second conditional sentences, comparatives, future forms etc? Are you training yourself sufficiently. Think carefully about your weakness in speaking before your next test. Good luck! You are very close to the score you need πŸ™‚

    • Try EOR,I had good experience in speaking recently.Incresed 7 from 6.5.
      Good luck,Don’t forget to give us good news!!

  102. CHANDANA REDDY says:

    Hello Liz,

    I went through your website (for tips and videos) and IELTS 11 General Training and got 7.5 in all for modules. I would like to Thank you for all the information, tricks and tips. After going through your website I felt confident. Once again thank you so much.

  103. Test date: 13/05/2017

    Score: L: 8.0 R: 9.0 W: 7.0 S: 8.0

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks a lot for this website. It helped me improve my score. This was my third attempt (I was getting low score in listening and writing), and this time I got my target score. I have purchased all your advanced writing videos and they are WORTH IT. For listening part, I practiced with Cambridge IELTS tests. I gave 20 practice tests (Yes 20.. One each day) , and it helped me improve my listening score from 6.5 to 8.0.

    Thanks again for your dedication and hard work πŸ™‚


    • Brilliant! I’m so impressed that you managed to increase your listening from 6.5 to 8. That’s excellent! I’m also very pleased that my advanced lessons were useful. Well done to you πŸ™‚

    • Hi Ray,

      Congratulations…….n well done.
      U practiced 20 listening test….. or…. all four modules each day……

      Will appreciate ur response.


  104. Shahzaib Rauf says:

    I got my result today
    Thank you liz..i practiced alot from your website.

  105. Aseem goel says:

    Hi mam
    I got my result today but was quite disappointed… i got just 6 bands in speaking… i had myself seen the examiner writing 7 or 8 in the columns. Moreover, i had fared well in the speaking module.. i can’t understand how is it possible when the examiner wrote high scores n the final came out to be so low…

    • The examiner doesn’t write scores down when you are in the test. The examiner will make notes of timing to ensure the test runs according to the time limits. So the numbers you saw were not related to your score.

  106. 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

    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.

  107. 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™‚

  108. 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..

  109. 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!


  110. 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!

    • 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™‚

  111. I’m from India and my IELTS – General Training result is:
    Overall 8.5
    Listening 9.0
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.5

    Thanks for the resources you provided on this site. I started my prep very late and stumbled across your website very late (4 days before exam). I must admit that my scores would have been impossible to achieve without this website.

  112. 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™‚

  113. 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™‚

  114. 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.

  115. 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!

  116. 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™‚

  117. 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™‚

  118. 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™‚

      • Yvonne Simon says:

        Hie liz thank you for all the help I just got my results and I am from Zimbabwe.
        Speaking 7.5
        Reading 7.5
        Writing 7.0
        Listening 7.0
        Overall 7.5
        I really do appreciate the help.

  119. 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.

    • An excellent score!!! You should be exceedingly proud of getting overall 8.5 and getting 9 in writing is very rare indeed !! πŸ™‚ Congratulations! Thanks also for sharing your tips πŸ™‚

    • Could please help me in speaking?

    • Hi Ayo..Do you mind helping me with writing please…


      Hi Ayo,

      I have been having a hard time downloading the Cambridge test. Any ideas on how to go about it? congrats on your results

  120. 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™‚

  121. 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.

  122. 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
    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™‚

  123. 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,

  124. 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.


  125. 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
    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™‚

  126. 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??

  127. 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

    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™‚

  128. 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.


    • 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.


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

  129. 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,

    • 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:

          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.
          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
          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?

          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™‚

  130. 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™‚

  131. 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.

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

  132. 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.


  133. rajagcha says:


    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.

  134. 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™‚

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

    • 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™‚

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. 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.
    Overall 8
    Listening 8
    Reading 9
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7.5
    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™‚

  140. Hello liz

    I am extremely disappointed with my result
    GT 29th April
    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!

  141. 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.

  142. 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™‚

  143. 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

  144. 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™‚

  145. 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.

  146. SHARIFUL says:

    I got 7.5 in ielts
    Thank u for your awesome advices..

  147. 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-
    Overall score-7.5

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

  148. 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™‚

  149. 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™‚

  150. 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,


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

  151. 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

  152. 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.

  153. 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

    • 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: Even one lesson will show you if you are using the right techniques. Good luck!

  154. 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

    • 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: 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: 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.

      • Dear Liz,
        I am happy to share my improved scores with you.
        L-8 (7.5)
        R-8 (7)
        W-7 (7)
        S-8 (8.5)
        I got what I needed. Many thanks to you.
        I struggled with listening section and really worked on the MCQ etc… The technique that worked for me was to read the only the key word in the questions and not all of it, due to time constraints. The 30 sec gap should used just for underlining. Map question tip for others. The recording is played in order of the question number and not A,B,C….. on the map.
        Speaking – do get into the flow of speaking, this time I was very casual about it and struggled for ideas which affected my score on fluency.

        Shilpa Sengar

  155. 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:
    Once again thank you very much.

    • 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™‚

  156. 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.

  157. 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.
    R: 7
    W: 7
    S: 7.5

  158. 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.

  159. 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.


    • 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.

  160. 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!!!!

  161. 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

  162. 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™‚

  163. 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.

  164. Hi Liz,

    I am from Pakistan and my result is:
    Overall: 8
    Writing: 6.5
    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.

  165. 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™‚

  166. 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
    Writing: 6.5

    Thank you once again!

  167. 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™‚

  168. Hi LIZ,
    My score
    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.


    • 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.

  169. 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.
    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™‚

  170. 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!


    • 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!


    • 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™‚

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. 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™‚

  174. 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 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™‚

  175. 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™‚

  176. 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.

  177. Hi Liz

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


    Thanks a lot Liz!


  178. Jincy Abraham says:

    Hi Liz

    I wrote IELTS on 8th April and am so happy to inform about my results which was declared yesterday. .
    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 are the best online ielts tutor. ..thanks a loootttt..


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

  179. 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?

  180. I sat for test on 8/04/17
    Thank you much for your website. It has been great support.

  181. 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™‚

  182. 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™‚

  183. OLAYEMISI says:


    R- 8.5



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

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


    Overall:9 πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

    Using these for immigration to Australia.

    Thanks again

  185. 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™‚

  186. 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™‚

  187. 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

  188. Dear Liz,

    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™‚

  189. 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™‚

  190. 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™‚

  191. 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…

  192. 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.

  193. 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™‚

  194. 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™‚

  195. 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

  196. 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!!!

  197. 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.

  198. 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!


  199. 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™‚

  200. 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™‚

  201. Thank you, Liz, for your wonderful site.
    Last week I received my results(5th attempt) and got the results as follows
    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.

  202. 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.

  203. 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,

  204. Hi Liz,
    I got my results for the exam which I appeared on 25th March at Bangalore in GT.
    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

    • 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.

  205. 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!

  206. 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…..

  207. 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

  208. 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.
    I am very thankful to you.

  209. 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

    • 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™‚

  210. 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.


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

  211. 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

  212. 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

    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

  213. 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.

  214. 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!

  215. 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.

  216. 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.

  217. 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!

  218. 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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