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.

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

I hope you did well. Liz

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  1. Powerpuff girl says:

    Hello Liz!
    I have finally cleared IELTS Academic Exam conducted on 25th Nov in delhi. This was my 4th attempt. My score is LRWSO – 7.5/7.5/7.5/8/7.5.
    I would like to sincerely thankyou for all d videos n lessons that have been very helpful.
    One thing I would like to share with everyone is that although I had obtained the required score in listening, reading, speaking every time but my writing score was stuck at 6.5 where I needed 7. I thought it was mainly because of writing task 2, but when I worked upon task 1 by analysing it n making comparisons, I was able to score 7. So one should not neglect task 1 by thinking that it has less weightage.
    Thankyou again liz.
    All d best to all aspiring candidates.

    • I’m very pleased to see your results πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ You are absolutely right about writing task 1. Many students think that it isn’t worth making an effort to learn well but it does have an impact on your results !

  2. Hi Liz,

    I recently took IELTS GT test. It was my first attempt & I depended entirely on your website. I spent couple of weeks for preparation. My scores are as follows:
    L:9
    R:9
    W:7
    S:7
    Overall 8.

    I am pretty happy πŸ™‚ . My focus was on getting a good score in listening & it worked out well . Thanks a lot for your help!

  3. Dear mam
    My scores for the test on November 25-L-7.5,R-7.5, W-8, S-8 overall-8…i”m really grateful to you for all your efforts on dis website….I prepared using ur videos, model essays and guide lines that you give…thanks a lot for your blessings on all your students…..you are A great teacher…..May God keep you in gud health

  4. Yohan Ellappuli says:

    Hi Liz,

    I got my IELTS results.

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

    This was my second time attempting IELTS since I got a 6.5 for writing last time. I mainly used your online lessons to practice and it helped me a lot. Thank you!

    I am happy with my results, however I am wondering if I should apply for a re-mark to see if I could get a 8.0 for writing. While I was confident with my Task 2 answer I ran out of time to check my Task 1 answer therefore, I believe there should have been some mistakes. Please advice!

    Thanks,
    Yohan.

    • Well done with your score πŸ™‚ A remark in your situation must be your choice entirely. You know you made mistakes in writing task 2 but you also know that task 1 is worth only 33% of your final writing marks. The choice must be your alone.

  5. Dear Liz,
    I had just one week’s preparation with the help of material that you have posted here. I had my exam on 25th November 2017. Here is my result.
    Listening 6.0
    Writing 7.0
    Reading 8.0
    Speaking 8.0
    Overall bandscore 7.5

    I was expecting listening to be bad as I lost hearing in my right ear owing to a brain tumor a couple of years ago. I was worried when I heard that they would have speakers instead of headphones in the centre where I registered. But I didnot have time to request for special arrangement. So to cut it short I kind of knew that listening result would turn out like this.
    However, I am really disappointed abt writing. I was expecting at least an 8 in writing. The questions weren’t difficult either. I had so much confidence after going through your tutorials. But anyway, something must have gone wrong.
    I just wish to tell you that what you have done here is great. I did this at short notice but still I have learnt so much in this limited time. You are a great teacher and one of the best I have ever seen delivering online lessons this well. Your lessons and tips have really helped and it was simply because of you that I have got through this. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work..

    • You’ve got great results – well done πŸ™‚ It’s a shame you couldn’t get headphones for listening – it’s always good to get that sorted. Even so, you still did very well πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased my lessons were helpful to you πŸ™‚

  6. Ali Ahmed says:

    Elizabeth with your help I prepared for IELTS in 3 weeks and scored a pretty good band.

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

    This was made possible because of you so thank you for helping me prepare in a very short time.

  7. Hi Liz,

    Excited to share the news with you, that I have moved past the most challenging portion of the immigration journey!

    I have only followed your website and youtube channel for my entire three weeks of preparation and couldn’t thank you enough for the plethora of ideas and quick tips in cracking IELTS.

    I am totally satisfied with the scores as my preparations weren’t that great and thus my expectations were already moderated πŸ™‚

    Below is a summary of my IELTS Adventure…

    Date of IELTS Exam: 11-Nov-17
    Location: Chennai (India)
    Module: General

    :Scores:
    Listening – 8.0
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 7.5

    Overal Band: 8.0

    Some Notes on the Writing Tasks

    While the Listening and Reading sections were of moderate difficulty, the Writing Tasks were a little tricky. The Writing Task No.2 was especially abstract in nature and many found it challenging just to arrive at one or two ideas on the topic. Fortunately, training in advance for task no.2 meant that I was able to achieve the necessary objectives without much of a trouble.

    I have jotted the Writing tasks questions from whatever my memory can recollect:

    Task 1 – Letter Writing

    You are organizing a party at home and would want to invite your friends over. Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her over to the party and the reasons why you are having the party. You would also need to ask your friend to share a recipe for a food that could be prepared and shared with the guests.

    Task 2:
    Some people believe that the best things in life are often free of cost. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    Thanks a ton Liz, for all the support and Mentoring!

    Warm Regards,
    Girish

    • Really great results!! With just three weeks prep – excellent πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know and sharing your success πŸ™‚

  8. Dear Liz, thank you for your wonderful website, great tips and videos

    I am from Malaysia and took my IELTS Academic Module on the 11/11/2017 in Manchester

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

    My first attempt was in August 2017 (Manchester) – unfortunately I only managed to score an overall of 6 band score in spite of 4 weeks of preparation.
    For the 2nd attempt i had less than 3 weeks to study – I kept practicing using previous and new mock questions, watching your YouTube videos and at the same time Try to Identify my weaknesses.
    After the exam ended this time I was worried and concerned that I will not achieved the desired band score as I find that the question was harder compared to the last exam and there were moments that I lost my concentration especially during the listening and reading session as I did not slept well the night before
    Things that I learned:
    Keep practicing
    Identify your weak areas – try to improve it
    Manage your time wisely
    Get enough sleep
    Try and try again

  9. Thank you Elizabeth for your tips and IELTS material.

    I got an overall 7.5 band on my GT test with limited preparation.

    Exam held on 11-11-2017

    Band in each module :-

    L : 8
    R : 8
    W: 7
    S : 7.5

    Thank you !

  10. Hi Liz, I’d my ielts GT test on 11 Nov and I got an overall 8 (L8, R9, W7, S8). Thank you so much for all the resources you’ve put together on the website. I’ve also purchased your advanced lessons on writing. They helped me a lot. Thanks.

  11. Kehinde Adebowale says:

    Listening 8.0
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.5

    Overall 8.0

    Thank you so much for your posts and videos. They were all i used to study for the test. Very enlightening and educative. Thanks once again!!!

  12. Malvika Chaturvedi says:

    Hi Liz,

    First of all thanks a lot for your guidance throughout the IELTS preparation. Your videos are very helpful.
    I appeared for my IELTS general training module on 11th Nov in New delhi and I have received my score:

    Its Reading 7.5, writing 7, listening 8.5 and speaking 8. My overall band is 8. Looking forward for the next steps. Thanks a tonne.

  13. IELTS General 11/11/2017
    Listening 8.0
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 8.0

    Thanks a lot for your posts and videos, they really helped me to improve my performance. I struggled with T/F/NG questions in Reading and nailed them after watching one of your videos.
    Thank you again and best of luck!

  14. Hi Liz,
    My scores are R9 L8 S8 W6.5 for the 11.11 GT exam.
    Your website really helped me a lot. I can’t thank you enough!

    However, I needed to score 7 in writing. My opinion essay was whether the most important things in life are for free.

    My thesis stated that i agree they are (pragraph 1) but there are also some other important things that are not for free (paragraph 2). Then I restated my opinion in the conclusion.

    Do you think there are good chances to get additional 0.5 after remarking?

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Your ideas for writing task 2 seem fine but it takes much more to score band 7. Certainly it is possible to consider a remark but there are no guarantees of success. Good luck!

      • Hi liz,

        I applied for a remark today. However, the idp staff discouraged me by saying that my scores were probably double checked because i scored 9 in reading and 8 in speaking. Will this lower my chances to get an additional 0.5?

    • Mohammed Hussein says:

      Mark, I did IELTS also at 11 Nov, writing part was a nightmare and so confusing topic for task 2. My test result: L: 7, R: 8, W: 5.5!! and S: 7.5 I have to redo the test again. More practice and some luck! All the best for all.

  15. Danish bokhari says:

    Hi

    Liz hope you are fine! I am from pakistan I took my academic test on 11.11.2017
    and scored overall 7 band. 7 Listening 7 writing 7.5 speaking and 7 reading.

    Its all because of your videos, and the material you have shared, it helped me alot thanks much!!

    What i recommend others is to stay focused on the day of test and practice as much as you can because pratice makes you perfect!!

    May god bless you liz!!

    • I’m really happy to hear your score πŸ™‚ Well done to you πŸ™‚

    • Congratulations, but please may I know where did you do the test ?
      I’m very worried, I’ve done the test the same date as yours but I haven’t got my results nether online nor through post! And I contacted my test centre it wasn’t helpful actually, a man answered my phone, he seemed to didn’t know why I haven’t got it yet! I really don’t know what to do

  16. Anar Iskandarli says:

    Hi Liz.

    My IELTS GT Exams (All took place in BritishCouncil-Azerbaijan):

    1st attempt 30.04.2016
    L-6.5 R-9 W-6.5 S-6.5

    2nd attempt 17.01.2017
    L-7, R-7, W-6, S-6 .

    3rd attempt 11.11.2017.
    L-7, R-8.5 W-6, S-6.

    I have no idea what should I do to increase my results to get at least 7 in both writing and speaking. As it is seen from the results my performance is decreasing every time.

    Could you, please, give some suggestions to me?

    Thanks a lot.

  17. Vikesh Sukheja says:

    I received my test scores today for Ielts. I got an overall of 8 bandscore (L-8.5 R-8 W-7 S-8). I am really pleased with my results since I only had a week’s time to prepare.

    I would really like to thank you LIZ, I prepared using this site and Cambridge book. This site is of great help. Despite giving Ielts for the first time, I felt as if I knew everything, again thanks to you.

    I struggled a bit with writing and on the other hand listening, reading and speaking went well which is well reflected with the scores.

    I gave exam through IDP and they were very very supportive during whole exam process.

    Thanks and all the best to you personally. You are doing great job.
    Cheers!

  18. Baiju vasudevan says:

    Hi Liz,
    I took my ielts exam on 11th November and my overall band is 8.
    I cant thank you enough for your tips and I almost watched all your videos on youtube which helped me to attain this score.
    Listening:9
    Reading:8.5
    Writing:7
    Speaking:6.5

    My speaking topic 2 was about a “conversation i had with someone i don’t know”.
    I should have done it well and but when I sit in front of the interviewer and the panic kicked in, I felt my English declined eventually. But that’s ok as i planning to give an another try.
    My part 2 in writing was “Some people think that the important things in life are free, cannot be bought, do you agree or disagree”.
    and the part 1 was about inviting your friend to the party that you would to have and ask him to suggest some receipe from his county and something like that.
    Thanks and really appreciate it.

    • It’s a strong score – well done πŸ™‚ It’s very normal that the speaking test results in panic. That’s way some students book two tests.

    • sibasis das says:

      My question was the same can you please tell how you addressed the tadk 2 question.My oinion was completely agree.I wrote 2 mainbody explaining why it couldn’t be bought.In 1st I wrote about health and in second I wrote about success and happiness.If you tell me I can compare it.
      Thanks in advance

  19. Neha Saini says:

    Hi!! Liz

    I would like to Thank you from bottom of my heart and I wish you a very speedy recovery.
    I received my IELTS General Training Results Today.
    L-7.5
    R-7.5
    W-7
    S-7.5

    I purchased your advance lessons and they really helped me in obtaining good score in writing. Though I needed 8 in listening, But still I am happy with my score. Your every lesson is too helpful and your website is one of the best resource for people who want to achieve good score. This was my second attempt.

    Previously I scored
    L-7.5
    R-6
    W-6
    S-6

    Many thanks once again. You are a great teacher.

    With Love
    Neha

  20. Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 6.5
    Speaking: 7.5
    Writing: 7 (after remarking)

    After I applied for an ENQUIRY ON RESULTS my writing score changed from 6.5 to 7. Now I’m positive that the new IELTS examiners are not as experienced as the older ones. I think they are too afraid to give high scores no matter what rubrics they rely on!!!

    • Well done !! It’s good to see your scores. However, I can’t agree about the examiners. I have been in IELTS for over 10 years and have seen increases in scores through remarking over the full 10 years. Nothing has changed. But I’m very happy for you πŸ™‚

  21. Hello everyone,

    I just got my results for my IELTS Academic that I attempted on 28th October 2017. I scored an overall score of 8.5. (Listening – 9, Reading – 9, Writing – 7.5 and Speaking 8).

    Most of my thanks goes to LIZ for her Youtube videos for my speaking and writing tests. I wish I had gone through her videos earlier and also taken time to practice more. Although I did not complete my writing test I managed to score 7.5. I would not have scored this high without her tips and advice. I followed her tips for the speaking test and scored an 8 without much practice.

    So thank you very much!

    • I’m really pleased to see your score – very well done πŸ™‚ Band 9 in listening and reading is excellent πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my lessons helped you πŸ™‚

  22. Hi Liz,
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 7
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking 8
    Thanks soo much for your lessons. I purchased your writing lessons and I must say they were very helpful indeed. My overall score band score was 8.0
    I had a little difficulty with my reading with respect to time management. Spent too much time on the first reading it affected the others as I had to rush through the remaining. And of course in a state of panick even if the questions are easy, it becomes difficult to concentrate and answer correctly. I hope all will take the issue of time management very seriously. All the same, i got a great deal of information, tips and confidence from your website. Thank you.

    • Very well done πŸ™‚ It’s a really strong score πŸ™‚ I’m glad my advanced lessons helped. I’m glad you mentioned time management. I hope all students learn from your experience!

  23. I will like to say thank you very much to dear Liz for your unparalleled commitment to my success. I got to know about your website roughly 3 weeks to my exam and was very useful to me. I sat for academic module first attempt and I had a very good result.
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7
    Overall band 7.5
    Thanks so much once again, God bless you.

  24. Alright.. Here is my story of IELTS!

    First attempt scores:

    Listening: 8
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 7

    I must say that I was devastated to see my score in Writing because I was more than sure that I will excel in both Writing and Speaking. Being a blogger myself, instead of spending time on Writing and Speaking, I did practice lot of Listening and Reading. And you can see that I managed to do well on those areas.

    What one needs to know about IELTS Writing is that IELTS does not care how ‘interesting’ly you are able to write. Perhaps, you should focus on adapting your style to what is called as ‘IELTS Writing’. Learn how to do well on the 4 parameters that IELTS expects you to be good at.

    After my first attempt, I did buy Liz’s Advanced Lessons and it is not a secret anymore that that they are super good. πŸ™‚

    Below are my scores:

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

    Good luck to all of you!

    • I’m really impressed with the improvement in all your scores!! Very well done indeed!! You are right about IELTS writing. Having interesting ideas does not impact your score and is not part of the marking criteria. Knowing what is and isn’t involved in the scoring helps in being able to make the right choices and producing a strong essay. I’m really glad my advanced lessons helped πŸ™‚

  25. Dr.Zahid Sarfraz says:

    Hello Liz,
    This is Dr.Zahid from Pakistan,
    I would like to share my results,
    I gave IELTS Academic on 20th August, and my results came as
    L 7.5
    W 7
    S 7
    R 7

    i was disappointed as my test went really good and i needed half score more to apply for the exam, ,so i applied for rechecking and the EOR revised result led to the increase in my bands couple of days ago as :

    L 7.5
    W 7.5 (increased 0.5 )
    R 7
    S 7

    i really want to thank you for your guidance,i send countless prayers and best wishes for you dear Liz.

  26. Hi Liz,
    got my results a few days ago:
    L: 7.5
    R: 8
    W: 7
    S: 8.5
    Overall 8

    I am very happy with the results, as reading went terribly wrong and I almost left during the exam 😁 I struggled with text 2 and 3 and totally panicked, so when the time was almost up I made a wild guess in the last 10 minutes to write down the remaining 20 answers, as I hoped I would hopefully get at least a few points extra. As you can imagine I was more than surprised to see 8 for reading.
    Now I am wondering if there was a mistake during the correction process that lead to this unexpected result.
    Do you think this is likely? I don’t know how the correction process is structured, just wondering A LOT.

    • Very well done πŸ™‚ Both the reading and listening answers are marked based on right or wrong answers. It looks like you are very good at guessing – be happy πŸ™‚ In fact, with your luck, I might ask you to buy me a lottery ticket πŸ™‚

      • Hahaha 😁 It was half guessing and half thinking due to the short time left, but I didn’t expect this outcome at all, I was already preparing for a new exam.
        Anyway, thanks a lot for your page, I used it to prepare and I am super happy with the result!
        Thanks 😊

      • Hi Liz, thank you so much for your website. I took my IELTS Exam (Academic Module) on 28th of October and got the following scores:

        L 8.0
        R 7.5
        W 7.5
        S 6.5

        I need a 7.0 in Speaking. Do you think I should go for a remark? Thanks!

        • It’s possible to consider a remark for your speaking. It depends on whether you feel you offered a good range of language skills. The examiner won’t mark your ideas – only your range and accuracy of language.

  27. Saima farman says:

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks heaps for your help. I took ielts on 4/11/17 and got the following score ,
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Speaking 8
    Writing 7
    Your videos and website helped me a lot in my ielts test , especially writing. I needed 7 each and by regular practice and your tips I got the required result.
    You are doing a great job and helping millions of people across the globe .
    God bless you !

  28. Listening: 7.5
    Writing: 7
    Reading: 8.5
    Speaking: 7
    Overall: 7.5

    This was my first time around. I’m very disappointed with my Listening. I was sure I made no mistakes. πŸ™

    • Well done πŸ™‚ You’ve got a great score! If you try it again, review your skills for listening: paraphrasing, identifying key words and signposts, and also how you write your answers on the answer sheet.

  29. Venkat Theja says:

    Hi Liz,

    I gave my first IELTS Exam and I got

    Listening – 8
    Reading – 7
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 7

    All credit goes to you, for exceptional teaching and strategies. I really need to stress about your teaching style. Thank you once again for your help.

    Regards
    Venkat

  30. Hi Liz, checked my result online. Did the test on the 2nd of November, and here are the scores below;
    Speaking: 7:5
    Writing; 7:5
    Listening; 9
    Reading; 8.5
    Overall; 8
    All thanks to you Liz!!! You’re a great teacher. With my result I’m good to go. Thank you!

    • Well done to you πŸ™‚ Great listening score! I’m glad my lessons were helpful πŸ™‚

    • Hi Amin
      could share your experience in writing? and how did you manage to achieve 7 in writing?

      Dear Liz,
      Is it possible to connect me with Amin? Thank you

      • Hello, all I did was go through the entire writing type of questions on Liz’s page. Very helpful. You need to practice the three types of letters (formal, semi-formal and informal) and also the six type of argumentative essays and the topics enlisted.

  31. Hi Liz,
    Thanks a bunch for the wonderful guidance and study material. Earlier i didn’t know that we can share our score over here so I didn’t know how to thank you. Fortunately I found this link today. I took the test on 29th of July and I got the required bands thanks to you. My requirement was 7 in each module except for listening in which I needed 8.
    My score is: L-9.0, R-9.0, writing-7.0 and Speaking-7.5. Overall-8.0
    Thanks again.
    Keep up the good work.

    • Great score !! Very well done πŸ™‚ I don’t know how to make this link easier to find – if you have any ideas, let me know πŸ™‚

    • Can you please share your tips on how u got 9 for listening and reading ? Thankyou

      • Reading is all about recognising the right keywords and getting the maximum synonyms in your vocabulary. For listening I didn’t have to work that hard because I watch a lot of movies so I suggest you start watching Hollywood movies and British movies. It will definitely help.
        All the best

  32. Neeraja Sankaranarayanan says:

    Hi Liz,

    You are really an amazing teacher and you lessons have helped me so much. My scores are
    Over all : 8
    Listening 9
    Reading 8.5
    Speaking 7
    Writing 7
    Thank you so much. πŸ™‚ I have passed on your lessons to many of my friends ho are attempting IELTS in the near future.
    God bless you! πŸ™‚

  33. Abrar Faisal says:

    Dear Liz,

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

  34. Hi Liz…

    I appeared for my IELTS for the first time on October 28 and i scored an overall 8. Thank you Liz for the excellent tips, materials including sample questions for each section. They were all very helpful.

    My scores are :
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Speaking – 8
    Writing – 7.5

    Overall – 8

    I didn’t devote much time for Listening probably because i gave two practice tests when started preparing for it and got about 39 out of 40 correct. I messed up the listening during the exam where in i missed out a couple of questions and got tensed, somehow i regained some composure to get back on track. I must say it’s easier to say ” stay calm and focus on the next question” but in the moment you actually mess up.

    However, the other sections i did prepare better. I think
    I could have fared much better in listening had i not neglected it.

    I did achieve my target of getting over 7 in each section and i happy about it.

    Liz i must say, all of your videos are quite precise and to the point. They really help a lot.
    I thank you for all the material.

    For all the test seeker, I wish all the luck in the world. Prepare well, no shortcuts really.

    Cheers,
    Sunit

    • Very well done, Sunit !! A really great score πŸ™‚ I agree with you completely – there are no shortcuts to preparing. You are either fully prepared or you might struggle.

  35. Hi Liz,

    Your advanced lessons for writing are just the best!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…!!!

    IELTS General first attempt – Exam date: 30th September:
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 6.5
    Speaking – 8.0

    After taking the lessons from your website and subscribing to advanced lessons:
    Exam date: 2nd November
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 9.0
    Writing – 7.0
    Speaking – 6.0

    I am shocked with my speaking score. I am sure the test was not that bad. I am certainly going for a re-check.

    However, again, thanks a lot for your lessons. Anyone who is giving IELTS should definitely for your Advanced Lessons even though the candidate is good in English.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED..!!

    God bless you.

    Thanks,
    Chinkit

    • Well done getting your writing up to band 7 πŸ™‚ Shame about your speaking score. I hope a remark will work for you. Good luck !! πŸ™‚

  36. Nrip Dogra says:

    Hi Liz

    I recently attempted IELTS for the first time on November 02, 2017. But owing to my very busy schedule couldn’t give the preparation much time. Thanks to your brief videos, I got a good hold of the pattern and your tips were really helpful.

    Today I got the result as follows:
    L: 8.5
    R: 9
    W: 7
    S: 7.5

    The speaking part, I got a little anxious that affected my score negatively. But the the writing score just doesn’t seem to seep in. My writing pieces were great covering all necessary requirements. Could over writing be a problem, because just in the flow, my letter went to around 250 words and the essay to around 350.

    Although I am not satisfied with the score. Is it a good score?

    Thanks again for all the effort you put into your work.

    • Well done – it’s a great score for your first time. Length is an issue because it means you are not selective with the information you put in your letter or essay. It also means you are aim for quantity rather than quality. If you want to do the test again, look at my tips and look carefully at the length and content of my model letters: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-letter-writing-essential-tips/. For writing task 2, get my advanced lessons because you will truly understand what to aim for: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore

      • Nrip Dogra says:

        Thanks for the information. The score totally fulfills my purpose for the time being. I’d have been more curative had I known that overwriting could be an issue. I just wanted to know my shortcomings. Thanks a lot.

  37. I took IELTS on the 14th of October 2017, my scores were L:8, R:9, W:7.5, S:8. Thank you Liz for all the tips on your blog. I may have to write again (after a lot of practice) because I need a band score of 8 in Writing. But your site is amazing and I have recommended it to other test takers.

  38. Thank you Liz, your blog helped me alot. A first time tester and my result are as follows; Listening- 7, Reading- 7.5, Writing- 7, Speaking- 7.5. GOD BLESS YOU WITH GOOD HEALTH OF MIND, SOUL AND BODY!!!

  39. Hi liz,

    Thank you so much for such a lovely website. It helped me alot for preparing for my IELTS test. I received my score recently and the breakdown is:

    L:7.5 R:7 W:7 S:6.5.

    I’m really disappointed with my speaking result. As far as I remember, my speaking test went well. I answered all the questions pretty well with pragmatic reasons. I don’t know where I messed up. Do you think going for a remark would be a better choice? As I’m really positive that I did well, however, I’m really confused now, as I was expecting above 7 in all 4 modules. Please suggest!!

    • Well done with your score πŸ™‚ The examiner doesn’t care what ideas or reasons you give in your answers for speaking. Your ideas are only marked in writing, not in speaking. So, this means you went into the speaking test with the wrong aims. Each question is not about presenting ideas or information, it’s about showcasing your range of English. Sure, it’s possible to consider a remark with your scores. Good luck in your next step πŸ™‚

  40. Got my General Training results yesterday:

    Reading: 9.0
    Listening 9.0
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 8.5

    Thanks for all the help and tips, really appreciate it!

  41. Shweta Verma says:

    Thank you so much Liz, I bought all your advanced IELTS lessons and was following this website for IELTS preparation. Finally, managed to get the desired result:
    Over all Score: 8
    L:7.5
    R:9
    W:7
    S:8

  42. I had about one month to prepare for my ielts exam,I wrote the exam for the first time on the 28th Oct 2017. These are my scores: listening – 7, speaking -7, reading -7, writing – 7, overall – 7. Are these scores OK?

  43. Hi Liz,

    Your site helped me a lot in IELTS prep. I had just 10 day for the preparation and I read all of your articles which bolstered my confidence. I got my results yesterday :
    Overall : 8.5
    Listening: 9
    Reading : 9
    Speaking : 8
    Writing: 7.5

    I was a little disappointed with my speaking score as I was expecting a perfect score. Nevertheless, I am happy with my results. Thanks a lot for the youtube videos and the site.

    Tips:

    I studied from Cambridge IELTS prep book and road to IELTS
    Liz videos and site
    Also watched official IELTS test videos on youtube
    Improved vocabulary from GRE prep app.

  44. Dear Liz
    I just received my IELTS results today. Thanks to you I achieved an overall score of 8 in the first attempt! I really enjoyed watching your classes, you are a great teacher!

  45. Hi Liz..
    Thank you so much for your lessons. I had one month time to prepare for my IELTS exam and I am glad that I came across your website. It proved wonderful for me. I received my results today. Overall band – 8
    Listening – 8
    Reading- 8
    Writing- 7.5
    Speaking -9

    Thank you again. You are a wonderful teacher. :).

  46. Hi All,

    I took the exam on 28th October 2017 and the results were posted online today. Below are my scores.
    Listening: 7
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 8
    Speaking: 7.5
    Overall: 8

    Thank you Liz for all the videos and articles in your website. That really helped to get this score!

    Thanks,
    Uma

  47. Hi Liz,

    I’d like to thank you for sharing such a wonderful tips and videos through social media. It is evident that everyone(including me) appreciates it. My weakness was the Writing section, but I must say your advance course did pay off. I had about 10 days of prep time which did not include practicing writing. However, I did go through model answers and the videos quite a few times.

    I sat for my exam on October 28th, 2017. Below is my score breakdown:
    Overall: 8
    L:8.5, R:6.5, W:8.0, S:8.5

    I am really disappointed with reading score. I wasn’t expecting such a bad performance, rather was expecting that score range for writing(since I took 35 mins for task 1 and the rest for task 2). Would you recommend applying for a recheck?

    Have a wonderful day!
    Ash

    • Such a shame about your reading score! But well done in the other parts πŸ™‚ Reading scores are based on right or wrong answers, not on examiner interpretation. This means the score changing by marking it again is very uncommon. But your choice. I’m really pleased my advanced writing task 2 lessons helped πŸ™‚ If you take the test again, review all your reading techniques and also the way you write your answer on the answer sheet.

  48. Arun Verma says:

    Hi liz, i gave my exam on 29 july and i scored 8 bands. To be exact
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 6.5
    I am planning to appear for exam a second time on 16 december. I just want to ask is it possible to score 8 bands in writing with a specific format.

    • Well done!! To get band 8 in writing, you need to produce English with only rare errors – this is essential. I don’t know what you mean about a specific format. You can have either two or three body paragraphs. Linking needs to be appropriate. All sentences should be unique to yourself and not contain learned expressions, such as “This essay will discuss …” or “there are advantages and disadvantages to this issue”.

  49. Hi, Liz!
    I’m from SΓ£o Paulo, Brazil. I took IELTS Academic on October 28th.
    When I first took a peek at the test I was really shocked by how time plays an important factor in it. I had about 10 days to prepare for the exam, and dedicated most of my time to the writing tasks. I managed to get an Overall Band of 8.5 (speaking 8.5 / writing 8 / listening 8 / reading 8.5).
    I just cannot stress how important all your tips were for my overall preparation. I relied 100% on them. Thank you very much.

    • Overall band 8.5 !! Excellent !! πŸ™‚ You are right, it can be a shock to the system when you are under time constraints. It’s important that all students do a full IELTS test (LR&W) at home, under exam conditions before do the real exam. Anyway, you’ve done brilliantly !! πŸ™‚

  50. Sandeep Patil says:

    Hi Liz,
    My scores:
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7.5

    I scored writing 7 only because of the tips given on your website. Listening 8 would have helped me but anyways…Thanks a lot for all the tutorials.

  51. Hi liz

    Your website turned out to be very helpful for the preparations and I am glad that I came across this resource of information. I enjoyed watching the videos as they were precise and interesting. Thank you for handling this website so orderly and creatively.
    My exam was on 21 October in India (New Delhi)
    My score is –
    Overall -8
    Listening-8.5
    Reading -8.5
    Writing-7.5
    Speaking-7

  52. i have scored overall 7.5
    L 8.5
    R 8.5
    S 7
    W 6.5
    i hope i could have scored much better marks
    but still im satisfied with this result

  53. Hi Liz,

    I have got 6 in listening, 7.5 in reading, 6.5 in writing and 8 I speaking. Overall score 7.

    Is this good enough to apply for Canadian visa ?

    • Well done! Please contact the Canadian Embassy Visa Department.

    • MUDASSIR Jami says:

      Hi , the minim criteria is 6,6,6,6 which will give you 16 point. based on your score u can earn 21 points , thanks

    • Anar Iskandarli says:

      Hi Mithun M.

      There are different factors, including your migration program, education, work experience, that should be taken into account in order to apply for a Canadian visa. To guarrantee their invitation as well as to get higher points, most of the candidates try to get at least CLB 9, which means, in other words, L-8, R-7, W-7, S-7 at their IELTS GT exams.

      Hope you will find this information useful.

  54. Hi Liz,
    I want to express my gratitude and respect towards you. I got my ielts result today, my overall band score is 7(L6.5 R6.5 S8 W7). It’s because of you. You are a wonderful teacher with brilliant teaching skills. I have learned alot from you. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  55. Bhavesh Dhanesha says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks a lot for all the knowledge you share. My overall score is 8.5:
    L: 8.5
    R: 9.0
    S: 9.0
    W: 7.5

    I had around a month to prepare for IELTS. But due to my hectic work schedule could not devote time to it. But your videos and tips helped me to score the marks above. Your recommendation of paraphrasing and vocabulary helped a lot.

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Excellent !! Band 8.5 is something to be extremely proud of and with only one months prep – brilliant !! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you paid attention to the problems of paraphrasing πŸ™‚

  56. Amanjit Kaur says:

    Hi Liz!

    Got my IELTS general Training result today.
    L – 7.5
    R- 9
    S- 8
    W- 8

    Overall band : 8

    I have to thank you for the wonderful blog you run here and for sharing your expertise with all of us. A noble thing, indeed. Many thanks and lots of love from India !

  57. Hello Liz,

    I want to tank you for your videos and this blog. I’ve received my academic IELTS results today.
    Overall – 8.0
    R – 9.0
    L – 8.5
    W- 7.0
    S – 7.0
    Although I still need 7.5 from writing and speaking with your help I’ve improved my writing in 3 months from 6.5 to 7.0. Once again, than you for being such a great and helpful tutor.

    In writing pert one I had to describe a table and two bar charts about number of doctors in Australia, they were divided by gender and place of birth.
    The second part of a writing task was a discussion essay about whether parents should teach their children to recycle or it’s a responsibility of school administration.

    During the speaking I was asked to tell about a happily married couple, other questions were about wedding ceremony and family traditions in my country.

    • You’ve done very well – a great score πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased you’ve managed to increase your writing score πŸ™‚

  58. L – 9
    R – 9
    W – 7
    S – 9

    Overall 8.5.

    I knew I would score low in writing, 2 main mistakes – 1) wrote a paragraph after conclusion, since I was not sure if I had hit the 250 mark. 2) did not provide specific examples.

    Thank you, Liz! This website really helped. πŸ™‚

    • Excellent!! Such a shame about your writing score but even so it’s a great overall score to be proud of πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

  59. Muhammad Faraz says:

    Hi Liz,
    This is Muhammad Faraz
    Speaking test (General Training)
    31st Oct 2017
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Part one : Do you live in a home or Villa ? Do you like your home ? Anything special about it ? Do you work or study ? what kind of work you do ?

    Cue Card: Describe an organisation people wants to join in your area, the size of the company ? Why people wants to join them ?

    Part 3
    Do you think people should retire at certain age ? how we can help to reduce unemployment ? and few general questions.

    Few thing for you Liz : Test was a bit different as i have seen in videos, your lectures and even what i gave in 2014.

    1: the test center was not good at all.
    2: The examiner (she) did not give one min to write notes before cue card, it was maximum of 30 seconds.
    3: she asked me to stop talking after one min i dont know why ?
    4: Part 3 questions were not from cue card discussion ?

    Dear Liz can you guess why this kind of test format in our country ? does it effect the score ?

    I am thankful for all your help.

    Regards,
    Muhammad Faraz

    • Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
      1. sorry to hear you didn’t like the test center
      2. all student must be given 1 mins to prepare – the rules can’t be broken at any time
      3. all students should be given 2 mins to talk, unless the student choose to stop early – the rules can’t be broken at all
      4. it is fine for the examiner to ask questions not related to the cue card (although it isn’t common)
      You are marked on your level of English and nothing else counts.

    • Did you get your score? I want to know as I am appearing from Lahore.It would be kind if you can provide some more information.
      Thanks

  60. Hi Liz.
    Your tutorials played a big role to my IELTS Success!! Thank You!
    L= 8.5
    R=9.0
    W=7.5
    S=8.0
    Overall= 8.5

  61. hello liz,
    thank you so much for your support and help.
    l:9
    s:9
    w:8.5
    r:9

  62. Hi Liz,

    I primarily used your write-ups and videos for the writing task 2. They were of great help. I was able to improve my score from 6.5 to 7.5. A BIG thank you for that.

    However, I was disappointed that my speaking score dropped from 8 to 7. Probably I should have seen your videos on this topic also:) . In any case, I achieved the desired scores, so I am content.
    My score is: L-9, R-8.5, W-7.5, S-7 Overall-8

    Thank you very much for your support. You are doing a wonderful job.

    • It’s a great score ! πŸ™‚ You shouldn’t worry about your speaking result. Scores can change depending on performance on the day. If you have the score you need for your future, you have been successful πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

  63. Hello Liz,

    I had my General IELTS Test on October 14th 2017. The results were promptly published online on the morning of October 27th.Here are the scores .

    Overall – 8.5
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Speaking – 8.5
    Writing – 7.5

    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful website and all the amazing videos you have uploaded. All I had was just 2 weeks of preparation time , so I had to juggle the learning with my work and household chores . A family friend recommended your website and I took an instant liking to your online teaching classes the very first time I saw them. I would spend at-least an hour or two listening to your splendid videos,on a daily basis for a fortnight. Writing was the section I was afraid of the most ,but all of the tips which you mentioned helped to stand me in good stead. It’s an absolute delight to watch your videos since you’re just oozing with so much of positive energy and warmth. Your smile certainly helps to dispel all the apprehensions a prospective IELTS candidate would have.If I come across any co-worker or friend preparing for IELTS I’d recommend your website assuring them that the only preparation they need is to just religiously follow whatever you teach.Once again thanks a lot and God Bless you.

    Thanks & Kind Regards
    Jerry

    • You’ve done really well, Jerry πŸ™‚ A great score πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind comments about my website. I’m so pleased that my lessons helped you prepare both in understanding and in confidence πŸ™‚

  64. Hi Liz,
    My husband and I took the General test on 14/10/2017 in Nigeria, saw our results on the 28th.
    My result: L8R8W7.5S7.5 overall 8.0.
    My husband’s result: L8.5R8W7.5S7.5 overall 8.0
    We both made use of your website. Listened to your tips on speaking and learnt how to paraphrase our introduction from your free writing tutorials, watched your reading and listening tutorials, and did the TFNG, practice test on your site.
    We want to say a big thank you for your selfless assistance and encouragement.You’re the best.
    πŸ™πŸ˜˜

  65. Hi Liz

    I sat for Academic IELTS on 14th Oct and got my results as follows

    L 9
    R 8
    W 7
    S 8
    I am able to achieve the scores I needed from your videos especially the Advanced Writing ones. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.
    Farah

  66. Hey Liz!

    Just got my results last Friday.

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

    πŸ™‚ Thank you so much! You were such a big help to me during my review months… and I understood how to answer my writing test more clearly and I got a lot of tips for my other tests from your lessons, especially with listening and reading.

    Hoping for more success for your site!

  67. Hi Liz
    Thanks very much for your classes. I got my results today.
    L-8
    R-8.5
    W-7
    S-9
    Overall -8

    Your videos helped me a lot.

  68. OMUBO JOY says:

    Hello Liz, Thanks for your amazing platform.
    My Scores; Reading 9.0, Listening 8.5, Speaking 8.0 and Writing 7.5. Overall 8.5
    Thanks a lot.
    Regards

  69. OMUBO JOY says:

    Hello Liz, thanks for your amazing platform.
    My Scores; Reading 9.0, Listening 8.5, Speaking 8.0 and Writing 7.5.
    Regards

  70. John David Dinsay says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you for the help! I was able to get good scores because of your helpful videos.

    L – 8.5
    W – 7.5
    R – 7.5
    S – 8.5

  71. Hello liz,

    My ielts score is L:9 R:9 W:6.5 S:7.5. I attented this ukvi academic test in Bangladesh. I need minimum 7 in each module. should I go for a recheck or should I retake the exam?

    • It might be worth considering a remark. If you wrote over the word count and also an overview in task 1 and a conclusion in task 2.

  72. PRERNA VIJ says:

    Hey Liz,

    I got my IELTS GT result today. I got 8 in listening, 7.5 in writing, 7 in reading and 6.5 in speaking. My speaking was not that bad. I think I was a bit anxious in the exam and I speak fast normally. Do you think that re-marking will work for me?

    • Well done πŸ™‚ It might be possible to consider a remark if you feel you gave a good range of grammar tenses, expanded all answers well and used appropriate vocabulary for the topic.

      • Test date 14 oct 2017
        Acadamic
        Overall score 8.0
        Listening 8.5
        Reading 7.5
        Writing 8.0
        Speaking 7.0
        It was my 1st time and never expected such results.
        Courtesy LIZ IELTS WEBSITE. GOD bless you great lady!

      • Althaf A Rasheed says:

        Hello liz
        Received my test report form for ukvi academic
        Listening 9
        Reading 8
        Writing 7
        Speaking 7
        Overall band 8
        I only followed your tips for all sections and i am really thankful for all your videos and classes. For writing i exactly followed the proforma for task 1 and 2 as you said. Was a bit tensed after my exam for the speaking part as i did not speak for enough time in task 2 but thankfully got a 7. Once again thanks so much for your advice and tips
        Regards
        Althaf

  73. Wumi Olatunji says:

    Hello Liz,

    I’d like to join zillions of other folks here to appreciate your work. I came across your site about two weeks to my test and, without a doubt, I was able to achieve an overall band score of 8 because of your priceless guides.

    The breakdown:
    Listening: 8
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.5

    Thank you!

  74. Suresh Govindaraj says:

    Hello Liz,

    I got my score today on GT Oct 14th as follows –
    L: 6.5
    R: 7.5
    W: 7.5
    S: 8
    Listening is complicate for me no matter how many test I practice. Will take it again. Any suggestion would be of great help.

    • Listening is about:
      1) paraphrasing and spotting paraphrases – both in questions and answers
      2) key words in questions. These should be underlined before you listen so you can locate answers and keep your place
      3) techniques for question types – review them all
      Well done in the other parts of the test πŸ™‚

  75. Hello Liz,
    I am from Pakistan. Your lessons proved to be a great source of help, as I managed to pull 8 with just 4 days of preparation. It ultimately has opened doors for me to immigrate! Here’s the breakdown:

    Listening: 8
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 8
    Speaking: 7.5

    Thank you and God bless you with long and healthy life.

    • In just 4 days, your score is brilliant !! πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ Good luck with the next steps in your future πŸ™‚

  76. HI!
    I took IELTS GT on 14 OCT 2017 in UAE.My result I got today is

    L 9
    S 7
    R 8
    W 6.5
    Overall 7.5

    Liz, my aim for writing band score is 7. Do you think I must go for remarking? Are there chances that I can even get my band lowered?
    Please reply me.

    • Anobody who experienced the same situation? And got successful remarking?

    • It’s possible to consider a remark if you wrote over the word count and also an overview in task 1 and a conclusion in task 2. You can talk to your test center about your choice before you submit your remark application.

  77. Eniayewu Oluwole says:

    Dear Liz,

    Thanks for the valuable impact, I did my first ielts exam in January this year, I had:

    Reading 6.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 6.5
    Listening 5.5
    Overall 6.5

    Then I stumbled on your site courtesy of a friend. I went through all the advise and practice lesson, and I took the test again on 14th October. It came out great

    Listening 7.5
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.0
    Overall 8.0

    The issue though is that my Country, Nigeria, is competitive. I need a minimum of 8 in Listening for cec. So I have decided to take it again.

    I however must appreciate your valuable impact. Now I am more than confident to take it again

  78. Zara Njaka says:

    Hi Liz,
    I am very pleased to share my results with you. Overall score 8.0. Thank you so much for making this possible with your amazing tutorials!
    Reading 9
    Listening 8
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 7

  79. Nonye Odinakaeze says:

    Hello Liz,
    I did the test in Lagos, Nigeria (General Version) on Oct. 14th for the first time. Online results today reads:
    Listening 9, Reading 9, Writing 8 and Speaking 7.5. Overall band: 8.5
    I’m not so surprised about the speaking aspect. I found it a bit difficult given that most of my questions were about Art: contemporary art, modern art and a whole lot of Qs I had little or no ideas about.
    I had exactly one week to study so I created a study plan. One day for each module, put in at least 10 study hours each day and I spent it on your blog – the videos, tips on answering questions (especially T,F,NG questions, thanks for those!), finished all practice tasks on your website and numerous Cambridge practice tests. For Reading, I practiced with the Academic test samples rather than the General’s since they are a bit more difficult. For Writing, I equally found ieltsonline.com helpful. They upload lots of writing tasks from previous IELTS exams for test takers.
    Two things helped: your blog and practice. A lot of practice. Thank you so very much for the resources and materials you provide. God bless you real good.

    • Nonye Odinakaeze says:

      Hello Liz,
      I just retrieved my IELTS certificate from British Council today and I’m excited all over again.
      Thank you once more for being such great help to us all.
      God bless you.

    • Very well done !! You’ve got a great score! I’m very impressed with the logical manner in which you prepared – I wish more students could be so level headed. I’m glad my website was useful πŸ™‚

  80. Hey Liz…got my ielts result today for the 14th oct batch…scored an overall 8.5 band…LRWS – 9/9/7.5/8.5….this was indeed my 1st try & i need to thank u for ur valuable inputs for writing & speaking…you mase it possible for me…god bless u

  81. Hi Liz,

    Thank you for providing us free study lessons everyday.
    These lessons have been helpful in my IELTS journey.

    I took the test last Oct 14th and here are the results:
    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 7.0
    Overall: 7.5

    Overall, I was happy because I got the initial requirement of 7 band each.
    I did not expect the Listening test to be band 9 as I believe I have unsure answers especially in part 3.
    On the other hand, I was surprised with my Reading score because during the Cambridge practice exams, I was consistently getting band 8.0~9.0. I think I got confused in True-False-NotGiven type of question or maybe some spelling mistakes.
    I did not have any practice in Writing test so I was relieved that I got 7.0.
    In Speaking I was expecting a band lower than 7.0. My mind got blank during part 2. I was not able to discuss the topic very well. Maybe the examiner recognized my proficiency during parts 1 and 3. So I could not be any happier with that mark.

    I am planning to take again some time next year so I can achieve my goal of 8.0 band each. I think this is achievable in Reading and Listening as I just need to practice more. So my worry now is how to improve my writing skills and how to nail it during speaking. I will definitely study more and practice but any other tips that you can share with me on how to improve better?

    Again, thanks Liz for all your help:)

    • You’ve done very well πŸ™‚ But I think from your comments that you could do better. You have shown awareness of the problems you had in the test and this will help you for your next test.
      I just want to add that in speaking, the examiner will give you a score based on your true level of English. The examiner is very aware when someone has excellent English, has shown excellent English in the other parts but is struggling with ideas. For this reason, you still got a good score. now you need to showcase your English more in your next test – add past tense memories, future hopes, descriptions, comparisons, etc. Adding extra information is actually about showing extra English language skills πŸ™‚

      • Hi Liz,

        Thanks a lot Liz!
        I will definitely keep those in my mind when I review for the next test especially the speaking part πŸ™‚

  82. Hi Liz!
    I took my IELTS Academic on 30th of September in Moscow, Russia. I never really prepared for the exam nor have I been using english a lot in my life recently. But I did looked at your site a couple of days before the exam and I’m pretty sure it helped me feel a bit more confident. πŸ˜›
    So, overall I got 7,5 which is surprisingly good as I’ve been preparing myself for worse results. As for the sections, I got: listening 8,5; reading 7,5; writing 6,5 (common lowest part, huh?) and speaking 7,5 which amazed me the most as I was so nervous to the point that I start stuttering during my talk. *sigh* Anyway, I only needed an overall of 6, so all’s good.

    I didn’t read a lot of your materials, but the tips for writing definetily helped (same goes to the topic where people share their speaking themes). Thank you for the great work and hope everyone who’s only starting their way to IELTS will find your site. πŸ™‚

  83. Wee Ye Chong Muhammad Faiz says:

    Hey Liz!

    I am from Singaporea and I took my IELTS on 19th August 2017, and i achieved an 8.5 Overall!

    I used alot of your content on your website and i found it to be of tremendous use. Although English is my first language, I still found certain components of the UKVI IELTS challenging. Plus I only had a week to prepare for the exams.

    My test results are as follows:
    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.0

    Overall: 8.5

  84. Ruchika Taneja says:

    Hi liz…
    I must tell you that your lessons are really helpful. I got the following scores
    L-9
    R-8
    S-8
    W-6.5
    I will have to give the exam again as I need band score of 8,7,7,7
    but thank you so much for your valuable videos

  85. Hi Liz,
    I took IELTS on 12aug and got following score
    L 8.5; R 7.5; w 7.5;S 6.5
    I gone for remark because I need at least 7 in each. After remark these are my score
    L8.5;R 7.5 W7.5; S 7
    I just can’t thank you enough for your wonderful videos and tips.
    I have very less hope in remark they don’t raise marks but to all the IELTS aspirants out there if u have a gut feeling go out for it.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Ritu

    • Well done, Ritu !! I’m really pleased your remark was successful πŸ™‚

    • Hi Dr. Ritu,

      Congrats on your remark… I just want to know that how much time it took for you to get your revised result after you applied for remark. I’ve already given my IELTS exam on 28th Oct, but I’ve been feeling that I won’t be able to score well (7) in Speaking. Please assist me in providing some details about remark, as I would be needing that info to apply for a remark. Thanks and awaiting your response….

  86. Syed Hussain Raza says:

    I got 8 band overall.
    Reading: 8.5
    Listening: 8
    Speaking: 7.5
    Writing: 7

    Thanks Liz for this website and all the awesome videos that you have provided.

  87. Harikrishnan says:

    Hi Liz,

    General IELTS (Exam date: Sept 30th 2017 results).

    L-8
    R-7.5
    W-7
    S-7
    Overall: 7.5

    Thank you very much for all the helpful videos, tips and practice questions. I used your blog and few other online resources for my 15 days preparations.

    Thank you very much once again!!!

  88. L7 R8 W5.5 S7 overall 7
    Will redo the test in two month time to improve my writing part to at least 6.5 .

    A bit devastated because writing is the part I was giving the most of my attention while preparing to the first test.

    • Your writing is much lower. It might be worth considering a remark if you feel you fulfilled the marking criteria for a higher score.

      • Thanks for the reply,
        I was thinking to try after reading you comment, but I’ve already booked another test, so ill just try to tackle it from other angles.

        Thanks for the great job you are doing!

  89. Hello Liz,
    My exam was on 30th September (GT)
    L 9
    R 9
    S 7
    W 7
    Overall 8

    I am happy with my result as I had only two weeks to prepare.
    You have an extensive list of essay topics as well as speaking topics. I didn’t have much time to write many essays, but I practiced by gathering ideas for all the essay topics. I believe it really helped me. Also, I read many band 8 and 9 essays.
    One more thing for which I would like to thank you is for the video in which you said it is alright to use short forms ( T, F and NG) in place of full word in Reading section . Actually, while practicing at home I used to write only letters, and during exam without realising it I used short forms. After my exam I was quite worried about using(TFNG). I searched online to check whether it is alright to use short forms or not, and the first site that I opened was yours and you gave a positive reply in your video. I was so relieved. I wrote to Idp as well and they replied that although they don’t recommend it, but examiners may consider it.
    I am happy that I got band 9 in Reading.
    Thank you once again for providing such a useful website

  90. Suryansh Chauhan says:

    S:9.0
    W:9.0
    L:9.0
    R:9.0
    Overall :9.0

    • Wow!! Very well done to you πŸ™‚ If you wish to share any tips with students (I’m sure they would love to hear about your experience), please email me ieltsliz789@gmail.com

      • Hi,
        wow πŸ™‚ congratulations for your high mark. I know that people can get 9 in reading and listening but i didn’t hear any one had 9 in writing and speaking . well done..
        Can you share us your studying plan and how you got this results??
        Is this Academic or general IELTS?

        Best wishes in your life,
        yasmeen

    • Hi,
      Congratulations for your full score. I would like to know how to get one of your essays especially writing task 2 that you have practiced before the test?

    • Oh. Stunning result. Thats my dream as well. No, it is Goal now. Dear Elizabeth, could you post some advices or instructions on how to get 9 overall? Plz show me the way and I will keep going until I reach destination point called Band 9. I wont accept any other result. I know its not simple, but I still believe it is possible.

    • Hi Suryansh,
      I’m really impressed with your score at all band. Would you please share some tips, that would be great way to help us have more ideas on learning IELTS?
      Thank you and waiting for your reply.

    • Dr M Gaber says:

      Hi Suryansh,
      Is That possible?!! It would be great to share with us yous experience.

    • Hi Suryansh,

      I am extremely surprised to see your score. Please share some tips !!
      TIA.

  91. Hi Liz,

    I appeared for IELTS – GT Module on 30th September 2017
    Location – Chandigarh, India

    I got 7.0 overall..!! I am really happy and satisfied with my score as this was my first attempt.

    L – 7
    R – 6.5
    W – 7
    S – 6.5

    All I followed your tutorials, blog,videos religiously and did few Cambridge tests as i had just 20 days to prepare.I am really thankful to you especially your paraphrasing technique helped me a lot in understanding questions in a better way.

    Wish I can thank you personally but I am really thankful for your guidance and tips . πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  92. Dear Liz,

    I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to your website. It has greatly helped me in achieving the required score. I am very grateful for your responses to my queries and I find that among all other websites that tell me to follow a specific format or use specific words, you were the one who supported that our opinions are all alright and that we can use multiple structures to get the score that we need.

    My Overall band score is 8. Speaking= 8.5, Reading= 8.5, Listening=8.5 and Writing= 7.

    To be honest, I was very worried about my writing since I had no one to assess my work. When I checked my work I just patterned it from your samples.

    Moreover, I cannot stress how much emotional preparedness can really affect your score. It’s something that I have underestimated and have not prepared for; that’s why I thought I wouldn’t even get a 6.5 in writing.

    Here’s what happened to me. I found the reading and writing portions quite easy because I had finished about 5 Cambridge books and I have an overall grasp of what my band score would be for these before taking the exam. For speaking, I have had my fair share of public speaking so I wasn’t so nervous at all too. However, for the writing part, I knew that this was the most difficult task to accomplish but I didn’t know how stressful it is to actually write given the environment and situation of an examination room.

    Indeed, time can be your friend or your worst enemy. On top of the time pressure, you have to deal with other stressors and distractions as well during the exam. Let me name a few.

    1. You will be in a room of people who are fighting for their dreams and who are nervous as hell. You may start off confident, but the gravity of the situation will sink in as you witness the other test-takers send signals of their fears and plight. Humans are social beings and are very receptive of others feelings. I swear this happened to me. I began to become nervous as soon as I saw the other test-takers worry.

    2. You will be surprised at how time moves so fast. It was greatly my fault because I forgot to bring my glasses and I could not see the clock from a great distance without squinting my eyes (I was seated at the back row). I purely relied on the announcement of the time during the exam. Oh boy, It wasn’t much of a help because every time they announced the number of remaining minutes, I panicked!

    3. You will make stupid decisions and there will be no time to fix them. This is why careful planning is crucial. I personally found task 1 more difficult than task 2. I made the wrong decision to start with the difficult part first and since I was not aware of the time, I spent 30 whole minutes on task 1. When the proctor announced that only 30 minutes was remaining , I instantly started task 2 with a clear opinion in my mind but no pre-writing notes or structure prepared. It was a disaster.

    My tips:
    1. When Liz says to practice in examination conditions, please do. Practice with someone else giving out the time left and imagine that it is the actual exam. Maybe a review center will give you such an environment, but if you study on your own, imagine all the possible stressors you might encounter during the exam.

    2. Use the Cambridge books and read them twice. I find that reading the Reading Section of these review books was quite helpful in building my academic vocabulary. Of course the first time I read it was during practice exams by which I couldn’t really appreciate the text because I was too busy looking for answers. I decided to read it the second time, and analyzed the structure and ideas of the texts. This was my favorite part of reviewing for the IELTS because I particularly enjoy learning new things. Furthermore, I learned a great deal of collocations and sentence patterns that I was able to incorporate into my writing.

    Anyway, I’m sorry for the long post. I am very thankful for your help Liz and I am recommending your website to everyone who wish to practice and review for the test!

  93. Hi Liz,
    I took Academic Module on September 30 for the first time, after studying the materials on your website for week. My results are:
    Listening: 6
    Reading: 8,5
    Writing: 6
    Speaking: 8
    Overall: 7

    All tips and materials for reading section on your website are really useful. I studied all and solved few samples including previous exam questions, so I didn’t have any problems at all at the exam. I never read the text before, just checked headings and passed to questions. After reading all questions I was reading the required parts of the text and answering questions without any problem. Also sure I made mistakes during the Speaking exam but what was important that, I was really comfortable as you were suggesting and had a nice chat with the examiner. On the other hand πŸ™‚ my listening was exactly as I expected as I have a low level of hearing disability which made it much harder for me to understand. Until I get concentrated, I missed the easiest part questions. The reason why my writing is that low compared to other sections is that, it was the one I studied only in a single day without any practice πŸ˜› So it seems, practice is everything :))

    Thanks a lot Liz, as a result, thanks to you I got over 6,5 which was required for master degree applictions.

    • I think you’ve done very well πŸ™‚ Getting band 8.5 in reading and 8 in speaking is excellent πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your experiences and tips πŸ™‚

  94. Overall: 8.5
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.5

    Hello Liz,

    I wanted to take a moment and thank you for being a great help in my IELTS preparation. I bought your Writing lessons, and would admit they are the best source of preparation materials I have found so far. Would recommend those classes for any one serious about getting good scores in IELTS, worth every penny spent to buy the videos. Needless to say, I also benefited from other parts of your extremely valuable blog.

    Thanks a lot again!

    regards,
    Hari

    • Really great results, Hari !! Well done πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my advanced lessons were useful to you πŸ™‚ Thanks for your feedback πŸ™‚

  95. Academic Module:
    1st attempt: (July 15)
    S: 8
    L: 6
    R: 6.5
    W: 5.5
    Overall: 6.5

    2nd attempt: (September 30)
    S: 8
    L: 6.5
    R: 6
    W: 7 :)))
    Overall: 7
    I bought your advanced lessons and learned a lot from your invaluable advice and tips. I cannot thank you enough for your effort. The only problem I made in the 2nd attempt is that I did not work on improving my reading and listening scores and focused heavily on writing. Nevertheless, I got the English requirement to pursue my postgraduate studies.

    Thanks again dear Liz

    • Well done getting your writing up!! From 5.5 to 7.5 is amazing!! It shows all students what is possible. I’m so glad my advanced lessons helped πŸ™‚ Good luck with your postgrad studies πŸ™‚

  96. Afia neha says:

    Hi Liz,
    I gave my GT ielts on 30th sept 2017. And my result is as follows
    L 8
    R 7
    W 8
    S 7
    Overall 7.5
    I am extremely grateful that I found your blog , which gave me a proper direction to the ielts road .
    Really helpful tips and guidance. Thanks Liz.

    I wanted to know from you how would you describe the score 7.5 as ?

    Is it a good score or do I need to retake a test . Thanks in advance .

  97. Hello Liz,
    I got
    listening- 8.5
    Reading- 9
    Writing- 7 ( though I misunderstood the question and was parsecs away from the right answer)
    Speaking- 8.5
    Overall- 8.5
    Thanks for your website. Keep up the good work

  98. Hello Liz,

    Thank you for all your amazing guidance.

    My Score:
    Module: General Training.|Test date: 30-Sep-2017.| Location: New York, USA.| Preparation time: 10 days

    Listening: 9; Reading: 8.5; Writing: 8; Speaking: 8

    Again, Many thanks for all your hard work, we are so thankful for all that you do! πŸ™‚

    – Krish.

  99. Irma Alam says:

    Thank you for all your valuable tips Liz.
    I got an overall band score of 8
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.5

  100. Muhammad Amir says:

    Thank you Liz for the amazing tips that helped me get the result I wanted. I followed your videos on YouTube and they are an excellent resource.

    Reading 9
    Listening 8
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 7

    Once again thank you for giving us an excellent resource for IELTS preparation.

    • You’ve done very well πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚ I’m glad you found my videos useful πŸ™‚

  101. Joseph Banda says:

    Hello Liz,
    Thank you so much. I am Joseph Banda from India, had to get an overall score of 6.5 with 6 in all sections to get PhD admission in the UK. I got an overall band score of 7 (Academic) with two weeks of preparation through your website. The content found on the website helped me to achieve my desired score. My suggestion to the candidates who are taking the exam would be to identify your score requirement, go through all the tips and have some confidence before giving the test. Remember, if your aim is just to clear this exam to pursue something else, then just play it strategically. Check out only content that is helpful and I recommend this website.
    Here is my result:
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 7.0
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 6.5

    Once again, Thank you so much.

  102. Sourabh Deshkulkarni says:

    Hi Liz,
    First of all, thanks a lot for making all this study material available for free, it really helped me in Speaking and Listening sections.
    My scores –
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 8
    Overall band – 8
    I am satisfied with my results, however if I had got 0.5 more in writing, my overall band would have been 8.5. Nevertheless..
    My tips –
    1. Make sure you attempt at least 4 practice test.
    2. Focus on Listening and Writing more during preparation, they are the most deceiving sections.
    3. For speaking, practice speaking about yourself, your hometown (speciality of your hometown). For opinionated speaking tasks, have a firm opinion about the question and make sure you speak continuously throughout.
    4. For writing, its ok if you write one less paragraph but make sure you proof read what you have written for last 5 minutes.
    All the best, don’t forget to thank Liz and post your scores after the test πŸ™‚
    – Sourabh

    • Great score!! Well done ! Getting 7.5 in writing with 8 overall is still an achievement that few manage to get. Thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™‚

  103. I wanted to thank you for your lessons, I had to retake the test to get a band 7 or above in writing. I had received 6.5 in the first attempt, your videos on YouTube and sample answers did help me.
    I ended up scoring 7.5 this time.
    Overall band score 8.

  104. Hi All,
    I initially had 7 for speaking, which increased to 8 after recorrection. I even got a refund for the money they charged for it. So if your confident that you deserve a better score please don’t hesitate to remark.

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks to your website I got the result I wanted. I was terrible in writing, and the techniques you have mentioned on how to organize an essay helped a lot.
    Reading; 8.5
    Listening; 8
    Speaking; 8
    Writing ;7.5

    Thanks again for everything.

    • Very well done!! Great that your speaking score was remarked with success πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my lessons helped πŸ™‚

  105. Hello Ms Liz. I recently took the test (Sept 30 2017) in the Philippines. I was so grateful I found your website and your youtube channel! You, together with my English tutor, were angels sent from above!

    Reading 7.5
    Listening 7.5
    Speaking 7
    Writing 7
    Overall 7.5

    Thank God I aced it on my first attempt! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us!

  106. hello liz, i have a doubt about “minimum overall band score 6.5” means what?
    do i need to to score 6.5 in all the module or overall 6.5 is okay.
    as i got my result which is: L=7.5, R=7.5, W=6, S=6.
    requirement is “minimum overall band score 6.5”

    • thank u for no response

      • Today is Sunday. But I planned to work for free today and answer more questions. Reading your comment, I have decided not to do that. This is a free service and I work alone. Your lack of consideration and respect is dreadful.

        • Please forgive the poster. Don’t let his/her conduct rub off on the rest of us who appreciate all you are doing here. Thanks a lot. We look for to your lessons.

          • Sorry, I shouldn’t get bothered by such comments. I just get tired sometimes. I’m still happy to support you all πŸ™‚

            • liz, i am really very sorry. i was very tensed from past few days, and did that msg as i thought u r not interested in giving reply. i must have thought , u hav so much post to reply and in that u can miss some. so i m extremly sorry for the msg. ur website was very helpful for me too. thank u so much and also very sorry once again.

              • Thanks, I appreciate your apology. I now have over 9 thousand comments waiting for answers and I have already answered over 15 thousand. You can see that most people don’t get a reply – it’s not possible. I work alone and I’m human πŸ™‚

                • sorry once again, u r really a good person , i have never intended to make u feel dreadfull, continue ur gud work. god bless u.

  107. Hi Liz,

    I got the following scores from the General Training module on 30th September 2017.

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 8.0

    I want to thank you for the outstanding advice on your website!
    Your videos and practice tests helped a lot to get the scores I need.

    • A really good score πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for your support of my website πŸ™‚

    • Congratulations Mr.Ibrahim
      How was speaking section atmosphere?
      I am really worried about it and I am full of stress. I will take IELTS December.

      Thanks Liz for sharing, thanks for your kindness!

      • Hi Ali,
        The examiner I had the speaking test with was a really nice gentleman. He encouraged me to speak. You should not be worried, relax and try to do your best.
        I hope you get the score you need.

  108. HI Liz,

    on my first attempt for the General IELTS on 30-September I have got the bellow.
    Over All: 7.5
    Writing: 7
    Reading:9
    Speaking:7
    Listening: 6.5 ( I needed 7 )

    So disappointed usually Listening is my strong point. I believe this mark is because of my spelling mistakes.

    • It’s a great score for your first test. Don’t be disappointed with your listening. Spelling does play a big part in listening, reading and writing. Good luck with your next test πŸ™‚

  109. Hi Madam,
    I got an overall score of 8.0 (Academic).
    Thanks for all your help. Your tips were very helpful.

    • Brilliant !! That’s a great score – well done πŸ™‚

      • Thanks madam. Your site contains lots of tips which are useful in getting a good band score. You had mentioned in your tips that we may find the exam center to be cold due to the aircon system. Accordingly, I wore a denim shirt for the exam and I found it to be very helpful as I find it difficult to adjust to cold rooms. Thanks for mentioning even these minute things which most people tend to overlook.

        • I’m really pleased to read your comment. It was a student who mention it to me so I added it to my list of tips for the exam day. I’m really pleased it was a useful tip. For me, getting cold means I get tired and lose focus, so I felt it was important to mention. Thanks for the feedback and good luck with your results πŸ™‚

  110. Jayakrishnan.m.s says:

    Listening-8
    Reading-8.5
    Speaking and writing-7 each..

    Your blog helped me a lot in writing…thank youu

  111. Shruti Gupta says:

    Hi Liz,

    I go my IELTS score yesterday.My score is as follow:

    Total- 8 bands
    Listening-8
    Reading-8
    Speaking-7.5
    Writing-7.5

    Thank you Liz for your immense support and helpful posts on the blog.I recommend your website to each and every aspirant who wish to appear for IELTS.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Shruti Gupta
    Writing-7.5

  112. Hi Liz,

    Well its time to share the score. Just got the results today.

    Score was as follows:
    Listening – 7.5
    Reading – 9.0
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking- 8.5

    Would have been extremely pleased to have secured an 8 on the writing test. But alas!

    Liz, I really want to thank you for all the effort, advice, lessons and tips. I doubt I (and a lot of us folks) would have been able to get this far without your help. A BIG Thank You! Cannot say it enough, but you are the Best! I once read you’ll be coming out with your book, in the future. Best of Luck on that! I’m sure, it will be one of a kind. May God Bless!

    Regards and Best Wishes,
    UA

    • You’ve done very well with your results! Don’t think too much about your writing score – anything over band 7 is amazing πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased you like my lessons and found them useful – it encourages me to carry on πŸ™‚

  113. Hi Liz,

    I got my results for GT today.

    Listening – 9.0
    Reading – 8.5
    Speaking – 8.0
    Writing – 7.0

    Overall Band score of 8.0

    Thougg writing score was 7.0, I am happy with the results as it fulfills my requirements. Referring your website while preparing for the exam provided me with lot of tips and advises. Thank you Liz for the helpful updates and tips that helped to achieve this score.

  114. Hi Liz,

    I’m a native English speaker and took the Academic version of the IELTS on the 30th Sept, after roughly two weeks preparation. What I will say is that I totally concur with what you previously had mentioned somewhere in your blog; it’s not how well you think you know English or speak it, it’s knowing what IELTS is testing and how the marks are allocated. I did a few practice tests which were fine, but thanks to your Writing vids, I think I averted a possible disaster in the writing section i.e. inclusion of overviews for Task 1 and making sure I had a conclusion for Task 2. I may have made a slight faux pas in not writing 250 words for the latter (could be mistaken) but overall, preparation and knowing the points being looked for, made all the difference.

    With that being said, I got the following:
    Overall Band: 8.5
    Speaking: 9.0
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 8.0

    Thanks again!

    • Excellent !! You are right – it’s about both language ability and test skills. You can’t have one without the other πŸ™‚

  115. Femi Akinsulire says:

    Hi Liz ,

    I had the following scores

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9
    Speaking 8
    Writing 7

    I strongly believe I have received a lower band than my output. I was expecting a 9 and i’d definitely go in for a remark.

    That being said, I cannot thank you enough for the techniques, tips and tricks from your website

    • It’s a great score. Certainly try a remark if you feel your writing performance was worth more than band 7. But remember that writing is not marked only based on your English, like speaking is. You need to demonstrate specific skills and if you don’t know 100% what those skills are, then getting over 7 is tough. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you πŸ™‚

  116. Hi Liz,

    I got my results today for the GT exam that I took on 30 September, 2017.
    L=8
    R=6.5 (Needed 7 πŸ™ )
    W=8
    S=7

    Thank you for your blog. It was of great help. I am not sure what to do now πŸ™

    • Well done πŸ™‚ Your writing score is great πŸ™‚ To up your reading, you will need to review all your strategies for each type of question, make a complete paraphrasing list from past tests, review key word identification, work on scanning (locating information) and practise πŸ™‚

      • Thank you for your advice.

        This was my 3rd attempt. Every time I give the exam, I fail to get the required band score in one section and that keeps on changing. Extremely disappointed.

  117. Helitha from Sri Lanka says:

    Hi Liz,
    I got my results today.
    L-8.5, R-9, S-7.5, W-7
    I took the test 3,4 times just to get 7 in writing. I was getting 6.5 in all the previous attempts.
    Thank you very much for your lessons, they were really helpful.
    Hope you continue the good work πŸ™‚

  118. Mamta Agrawal says:

    Hi I gave my GT on 30th Sep and my result is
    L 7.5
    R 7
    W 7
    S 7

    I needed 7 overall which I got in the first attempt itself. I was expecting 8 in listening and speaking, but I am satisfied with 7 too.
    Thanks a ton for your excellent videos. Your tips for writing module helped me to a great extent.

    Thanks again.
    Mamta

  119. Overall 8.5. Got band 8 in writing. Thank you very much for your advanced writing lessons. They helped me a lot. It gave me an understanding of the basic outline. All I had to do was put in my ideas. It, in fact, saved me a lot of time thinking about format, so I could concentrate on my ideas and language.

    • YAY !!! Band 8 in writing is brilliant πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased you got my advanced writing task 2 lessons πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results. Well done πŸ™‚

  120. Hi Liz, I got my results for GT today and my score is:
    R:9
    L:9
    S:7
    W:6.5
    Again 6.5 in writing as last attempt, I am aiming for 7 and I have done everything whatever I could do but failed to score 7 in W. I have practiced your 100 essays bought all subscriptions, went through all your tips. I felt that I have done way much better this time but got same as last time. I don’t know what do I do wrong in my writing. Please help me Liz.
    Thanks

  121. Desperado says:

    Hi Liz,

    As you may recall I had some concerns over task 1 academic where there were two complex tables that I found difficult to describe in full. I made a complete mess out of task 1. I even booked an extra test in anticipation that I would not get the minimum grades required (7 across all aspects). I was worried that I would miss the boat for an excellent job opportunity in Australia with a very close deadline.

    However the provisional results online gave some surprising results:

    Overal 8.0

    Listening 9
    Reading 8.0
    Speaking 8.5
    Writing 7

    Looks like I just scraped by with writing. Regardless, I got what I needed. As I had paid the money for the repeat test I thought I might as well go ahead and do it again, just for the bragging rights in case I do better.

    Thanks a million for your help. The Task 2 videos were extremely helpful. I think a strong task 2 got me out of trouble and neutralized the mess I had with task 1. If there are any interesting tables/ graphs/ charts for task 1 on my resit I will try to reconstruct them and let you know for the benefit of all other test takers. I may have more time to memorize details this time as I will be doing the test with no pressure.

    Kind regards

    • Very well done indeed πŸ™‚ I completely agree that your task 2 probably pulled your score up. It was an awful task 1 of tables. I’ll have a model ready for it soon. Doing another test won’t hurt and who knows what your score will be …. Good luck πŸ™‚

  122. Hi Liz,
    I got my scores today:
    S – 9
    L – 9
    R – 8.5
    W – 7.5
    I need an 8 on all areas, and am very disappointed as I really practised my writing so much! From what I read, it seems most people say to resit the test rather than get it remarked, but I really don’t know what more I can do. I studied for a month and did so many Task 1a and b questions. And advice from your side?

  123. Hi Liz,

    Just got my score for exam taken on September 30, 2017 (GT)

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

    I am pretty confident on my reading section attempt. I had completed this section in 30 minutes and spent last 10 minutes in visiting the entire attempt for revision and corrections. Post the test, verified and cross checked my attempt with many exam takers – was not expecting a course less than 8.5 in this section. Have never scored less than a 36 across numerous practice tests I took before the examination.

    Please suggest If a re-evaluation will be helpful in increasing my score for reading in particular. Also want to consider a re-evaluation doe for the writing section, find the score pretty low w.r.t. my attempt.

    Regards
    Monty

    • You’ve got a really strong score, Monty πŸ™‚ For reading, the answers are either 100% correct or they are wrong. There is no examiner interpretation of the answers. For this reason, I have not heard of a listening or reading score being wrong. But never say never.

  124. Hi Liz,
    I scored L-9, R-9, W-6.5, S-7.5
    overall -8.
    Can you please let me know if the difference between writing and other sections is a cause of concern for further studies.?
    Thank you.

    • Well done ! The score you need for your future depends on what you choose to do. You need to contact each educational institution directly and ask them.

  125. Hi liz
    I took the test on 30th september and today i got the result.
    S- 7
    L- 8.5
    R- 8.5
    W-7
    I prepared for 2 weeks and your website helped me a lot specially in writing section. I was expecting at least 7.5 in writing but happy with the result as it fulfils the requirement.
    Thanks Liz for all the great tips and updates.

  126. Hi Liz,

    I took the test on 30th Sep and results came today. My scores are
    R – 8
    W – 7
    S – 8
    L – 8.5
    Overall – 8

    I’m quite satisfied with my results although I was expecting lesser marks in writing. Your website has been of great help towards me achieving these results.
    I practically did not practice my writing at all, and I got caught up by time during the test. I would strongly advise anyone to practice planning & writing well.
    I’m thinking of retaking the test as I want to score at least an 8 in each. I’ll need to look for someone to mark my writings.

    Anyone knows a well known & reliable person to do that?

    • Well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚ I fully agree with you about preparing more for writing πŸ™‚

  127. Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7
    Overall – 8.0

    I am sure I did better in speaking but it really doesn’t matter because I am extremely happy with my result!! Thank you so much Liz for all your youtube videos & tips. My husband also chose to dedicate most of his prep time by going through your material.

    • It’s an excellent result πŸ™‚ Don’t worry about your speaking – it’s still great πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased both you and your husband found my site πŸ™‚

  128. I’m disheartened. My results came out thus:
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.0
    Overall band score of 6.5
    I needed an overall of 7 with 7 in each criteria. It was my first attempt. Academic module. Can someone please give me tips For scoring a higher band. I feel like crying right now πŸ˜©πŸ˜”πŸ˜ž

  129. Hi Liz

    I am excited to share the good news! I scored band 8 overall and this became possible with your guidance. Thanks a ton.

    L 8
    R 8.5
    W 7
    S 8

    How good is this score? I was hopeful for 8.5 in speaking and 7.5 in writing, that would have been CLB 10 in each section, but somehow i fell short withmy efforts there…

    • That’s really good news πŸ™‚ It’s a very strong score indeed πŸ™‚ You can consider a remark but you need to decide if it’s worth it.

  130. Hi Liz,
    I am an Indian guy residing in US for past few years. I took my IELTS GT 2 weeks back for Canadian immigration reasons. I spent a little over a month self-preparing for the test and your website/YouTube videos have been helpful. I thank you for that.
    My score :
    Overall
    8.5
    Listening
    8.5
    Reading
    9.0
    Writing
    9.0
    Speaking
    7.5
    Though I am disappointed with my speaking score, it’s something I was expecting. I have a valuable tip to share with test takers regarding speaking. Rest really well before the exam! It will make a difference to your score. I couldn’t sleep well the previous night and since my speaking test was scheduled much later on the test day , I was already sluggish during the test.. My spoken English was not fluent and couldn’t focus well on my thoughts. I wish I had taken the speaking test on a different day focusing entirely on that section . So if your center allows that, go for that option.
    For reading and writing, I would suggest your website and Cambridge practice tests which can be downloaded online. Your website gave some tips for writing which were very useful.
    Finally, do you think it’s a good idea to ask for a
    re-evaluation to see if I improve score in speaking? Could it lead to my other sections’ score getting lower? Please advise on this.

    A big thank you for helping me through your tips!
    -D

    • Brilliant !! A great score πŸ™‚ Your point about doing your speaking test on another day is spot on. The IELTS test is long and gruelling. For this reason, doing your speaking on another day is important to have the energy and focus to do well. About remarking, certainly it is possible to consider if you feel your speaking performance was band 8. You should discuss the possibility of other scores changing with your test center before you decide to go ahead. I’m really pleased my website has been of use to you πŸ™‚

  131. Kerra Balabis says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks to your website, I got the scores that I wanted on my third try:

    Listening – 9
    Speaking – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7

    Overall – 8.5

  132. Hi Liz
    Thanks for this site. Had only 2 weeks to prepare and I managed L-7, S-7, W-7 and R-8.5.
    You gave a very good insight into each component and clear advice about how to face each question.
    Siva
    Thanks once again

  133. Hi Liz,

    First of all let me thank you a lot for this amazing blog. I have immensely benefited from it though I wish I had come across this earlier. Even then, I was able to learn a lot from your blog. God Bless You!

    I gave my Speaking on 29th Sept and the others on 30th Sept . I got my scores today which are decent though I am a bit disappointed as I was gunning for 8.5. My scores are –
    Listening – 9
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 7.5
    Overall band – 8

    Speaking topic was a plant which has already been listed in your blog and thanks to that, I was able to prepare a little in advance.

    Writing topic 1 was – write a little to your friend informing him that you would quit your job and returning to your home town. Include –

    1. The reason to resign for the job
    2. What you intend to do once you are back to your home town
    3. A date and time for meeting your friend
    Did not seem that difficult though in an attempt to make my handwriting legible, I started slow and overshot the 20 minutes time limit by around 5 minutes or so

    Writing topic 2 was –

    Many schools are replacing sports and exercise lessons with academic lessons. What is your opinion on this ? How do you think this impacts the children.

    Again here too I started slow which left me no time to check the essay for spelling mistakes. Also, I came across the tips on the connectors in your blog on the night before my test and couldn’t really practice all those tips because of which I could not do that well in writing.

    A tip to all IELTS applicants – reserve 5 mins towards the end of each writing session to ensure you check the essay for any spelling mistakes and improvisations. During your practice sessions, plan accordingly

    Reading was not that difficult and I seems to have 1 wrong answer from the score I got. Listening too was not that difficult, thanks to the tips on your blog.

    All in all, a satisfactory score I guess. Again, thank you Liz

    • You’ve done really well indeed πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips – all students can benefit from them πŸ™‚ I love it when a student gets one of the current speaking topics – a plant topic is an awful one to get if you’re not ready for it πŸ™‚

  134. Bhavikkumar Patel says:

    Hi Liz,
    I am from India and this was my first attempt to IELTS general module. I must say there is no match for your blog for IELTS preparation. My score is:
    Listening: 7.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 8
    Speaking: 7
    Overall= 8
    For writing i purchased yours online tutorials and it was extremly helpful. Thanks a ton ! Actually i am aiming for CLB level 9 so i need to get 8 in listening, any useful tips to improve my listening score.
    Thank You So much for such an ace blog.

  135. L 8
    R 9
    W 7
    S 7
    Overall 7

  136. Monday Samson says:

    Hi Liz, thanks for this great site.My result came out about 8 weeks ago,I requested for a remark because my speaking wasn’t what I expected.I got my result back today and my speaking score went up from 6.5 to 8.5.Here is a breakdown of my final result.
    Speaking 8.5
    Listening 7.5
    Writing 7.5
    Reading 7.5
    Overall band score 8.0
    This is just to say a big thank you for helping so many around the world with the IELTS exams.

    • Brilliant !! It is certainly worth trying a remark in some cases and in your case it was an excellent judgement call πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my website has helped πŸ™‚ Well done to you πŸ™‚
      (Academic Test Results)

  137. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for giving us.a great learning platform.
    I got my result just now as :
    L 8
    R 8
    W 6.5
    S 7.5
    However I need 7 in each module. I want to ask you that what are the chances of positive outcome if I apply for writing test re mark?
    Also is it possible to book and sit for coming ielts exam while waiting for previous test re mark result?
    Please reply. Im so tensed.

    • It’s possible to consider a remark for writing as long as you wrote over the word count with an overview in task 1 and a conclusion in task 2.

  138. Hi,

    I gave IELTS GT last month.

    I scored:

    L 8, R 8.5 S 7 W 6.5 with overall band being 7.5.

    I need a 7 in writing for my score to be useful. I am planning on taking your advanced IELTS writing session and try again πŸ™‚

    • Well done ! A strong score. My advanced lessons will certainly open your eyes to the right techniques to use. But also remember that you need to reduce the number of errors you make in your essay. Avoid trying to impress and aim for accuracy.

    • your exam date

  139. Nandini Banerjee says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am from India and I took IELTS on 21st September. I received an overall band score of 8 in IELTS academic test
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 7.5
    Speaking 8
    Writing 7
    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me achieve my target score. All the tips and test taking strategies shared by you were very helpful. Especially for the writing tasks, I had completely relied on your lectures and it proved to be very effective.Thank you so much!:)

  140. Hi Liz,

    My results are,
    reading:8
    listening:8
    writing: 7
    speaking:7

    So I’ve achieved my target band scores. I cannot thank you enough. I advise your website to everybody. You’re a true angel:)

    All the best

    Anil

    • Well done, Anil !! A great score πŸ™‚

    • Hi Anil,
      Good score indeed!
      Can you please guide on following points:
      – which module you took?
      – what time it took you to prepare for test ?
      – and at last, how’s ur english, I mean how much you used to score in mock tests ?

      Answering above can help me and many others to prepare and understand IELTS-GT test.
      Thanks in advance.
      -Rohit

    • Hi Anil, please can you email me with this id: joy2excel_20@yahoo.com, I am amazed, I need to learn your skills, especially in reading. Thank you.

  141. Hi Liz,

    I recently got my results of IELTS Academics and I received an overall band score of 8 (reading-8.5, speaking-8.0, listening-8.5, writing-7.0). I must say your You tube videos are concise crisp easy to comprehend and was my only source of preparation. A very big thank you for your relentless support. Keep supporting us. Now I can try for universities in Canada and US πŸ™‚

  142. Listening 8.5
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 8.0
    Speaking 9.0

  143. Hi, LIZ,

    Thanks for your advanced writing lessons. With your help, I was able to get my required score. My score was LISTENING 8, READING 8, WRITING 7 SPEAKING 7.5
    Thank you very much for your support. I would recommend this site to my friends as well.

    Regards,
    Manu Joy

  144. Thank you very much, Liz! Your teachings in this website have been very helpful in achieving my target overall band score – 7. First time to take an IELTS Academic test. God bless you and I hope many test takers will find their way to this website.

  145. Hi Liz. I took the Academic test out of whim, and did not prepare as I wanted to see how well I was. However, the day before the test I found your site, and took a few pointers, mainly from the writing section. Understanding what is expected of the written pieces was very helpful and I think this would be the easiest one to improve with study and practice, for example planning/writing times vs length of the piece, order, etc.

    I’m happy to say that I got an 8.5 band.(Spk 8.5 Lst 8.5 Rd 9 Wrt 8.5). I see how getting an overall 9 is a challenging thing, but I believe that with conscious practice and the support of tutors (such as yourself) it is achievable.

    A tip I would be able to give, is that the only test in which you can control your time is the reading one, so I used that one to go for a short bathroom break! Drinking a lot of water is good (when you are nervous, and to avoid being hungry) but not too good when you need to sit a test for several hours… The listening test is timed to the recordings, and the writing test is always veeeery tight on time. So the reading test was the only one in which I could afford to leave for a few minutes. Maybe that can help someone XD

    • Brilliant Score !!! Well done πŸ™‚ I think you’ve hit on a couple of good points. Getting an overall band 9 is challenging but definitely not impossible. There are a couple of students who have hit band 9. You’ve already realised just how much technique and understanding is needed for a high band score in IELTS so it’s just a matter of tweaking your skills and eliminating any small mistakes. It’s also about understanding how best to showcase language skills in a natural way.
      About your comment of the toilet break – excellent!! I already put a note about using the toilet in the IELTS test on this page: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-exam-tips-on-the-day/ but you’ve really hit the nail on the head about when you choose to go to the toilet. Well done! I love your tip. I’ll post it as a separate page tomorrow πŸ™‚
      Well done again with your great score πŸ™‚

  146. My first attempt i had L7.5 R8.5 S7.5 W6.5. I has ealier mentioned to you i was under the weather on the day of the exams, and extremely nervous.
    I rewrote on the 9th of September scores are: L9.0 R8.5 S8.5 W7.5
    am really Great-ful for for your assistance , its really commendable. i have been recommeding your blog to all my friends that are sitting for this exams.

    May God indeed bless you.

  147. Juhi Gonsalves says:

    Hi Liz,

    Your videos, blogs and articles were extremely helpful in my IELTS preparations.

    I appeared for the exams on August 19th and scored 8.5 overall. I practiced quite a few sample tests for reading and listening. However, I had very less time to focus on writing practice and the results reflect the same. My breakup of score is given below.

    Reading: 9
    Listening: 9
    Speaking: 9
    Writing: 7.5

    Thanks again for all the efforts you put into creating and maintaining this website.

    Juhi

  148. Muzammil Iqbal says:

    Dear Liz,

    I’ve attempted the IELTS General for CIC, unfortunately, I was not able to meet the desired result which is CLB 9 or IELTS (L8, R7, W7, S7). I have one request from you and that is your specific advice on how to practice writing? soon I start with the practicing of writing task 2, it makes me feel empty-headed and a waste of time thinking that the question will not repeat itself in the IELTS Exam. By the way, my result is as below.

    Overall: 7
    L7; R7.5; W6.5; S7.

    Test date: 9-Sep-2017.

    what is more saddening is the fact that you don’t know in which task or criteria you are weak at from the result/feedback provided by the IELTS committee.

    Regards,

  149. Hi Liz,

    I am from India and attempted IELTS general for cic on 9th Sept, and thanks to all your videos and blogs:
    Overall – 8.5
    L-8.5 R-9 W-7.5 S-8

  150. Dear Liz,
    I took the IELTS 3 times needing at least an 8 in listening and a 7 in writing.
    I got the following scores in my first 3 attempts:
    1. L: 8, R: 7.5, W: 6.5, S:8
    2. L: 7, R: 8.5, W: 6, S: 8.5
    3. L: 7, R: 8.5, W: 6, S: 8.5

    Then I found your website, I bought your task 2 vids. I combined this with practicing listening online for a week.
    Then I did my IELTS test, and these are my final results:
    L: 8
    R: 9
    W: 7.5
    S: 8.5
    Overall: 8.5
    I’m over the moon.
    Thank you for being an awesome teacher (:

    • Fantastic!! You’ve improved so much πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased my lessons helped πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  151. Hello Liz,

    I am from Nigeria and I took IELTS on 9/9/17.
    In my first attempt I got
    L7, W6,R7 &S7.Overall 7.
    My second attempt on 9/9/17 I got;
    L 7.5,R8, W 7.5 &S8. Overall 8.

    All thanks to your blog😘😘😘😘..

  152. Divya Sundaravadivelu says:

    Hi Liz

    Please find below my scores
    L – 8.5
    R – 8.5
    W – 7
    S – 7.5

    Overall : 8

  153. Overall – 8
    Reading-7 πŸ™
    Speaking -8 πŸ™‚
    Writing -8 πŸ™‚
    Listening -9 :-0

    Thank you Liz, I followed your tips and essays topics .2 weeks of practise. It was very useful. The score was unexpected. I owe this to you. Thanks for sharing!!

  154. hey liz

    finally after three atempts I’m able to achieve my desired score
    S 8
    L 8
    R 7
    w 7

    you writing videos helped me a lot. Stay blessed.

  155. hello liz,

    thank you so much for your website, because of you, i got overall bandscore 7.5.
    thank you so much; i want to give you a big hug right now~!!!!!! <3333::

  156. Overall Band: 8

    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8
    Speaking: 7
    Writing: 7

    I am trying for Canada. This site helped me a lot. Thank you.

  157. Hi Liz,
    I wrote my test on the 9th of september 2017 in Nigeria for the first time. I just checked my result today. Below is my result
    Overall Band: 8.0
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.0

    Thank you so much for the great tips.

  158. Mercy Egbunah says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am from Nigeria, I took IELTS on 9/9/2017.
    L, 7.5
    W, 7.5
    S, 8
    R,8.
    Overall 8

    Thank for so much, your blog helped me achieve this.

  159. Irfan Sheikh says:

    Hi Liz,
    i got 8, 8.5, 6, 7.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking respectively in exam conducted on 9/9/17.
    I don’t understand why i got 6 in writing, i used synonyms and paraphrased, wrote more than 170 words in task 1 and around 300 words in task 2..Still didn’t get the required 7 bands .Should i go for re-marking or repeat the test.
    i feel very disappointed.

    • You’ve got great results, except for writing, so well done! Using paraphrases will only get you a higher score if they are 100% appropriate and 100% correct for the context. The most common vocabulary mistake students make is trying to paraphrase too much and using words that are quite right. Any word that isn’t 100% prefect will lower your score. Also, writing about 300 words in task 2 is irrelevant to your score. Students aiming for band 8 should aim for between 270 and 290 words – no more. I’ve written an email to you about this, please check it.

  160. Thanks Liz. your writing tips helped me a lot. In 15 days I made a jump from 6 to 8.5. I would highly recommend your blog and videos.
    My score
    Overall 8
    Listening 9
    Reading 7
    Writing 8.5
    Speaking 7

  161. Hi!

    I just received my IELTS score and im sooo delighted to get the required bands despite committing a blunder in writing…. i had not practiced writing with a stopwatch in the last 3/4 weeks and task 1 took more time than i had imagined, probably because i kept erasing and rephrasing my sentences in order to make them complex, and before i knew it was already 20 minutes past…so i immediately switched to task 2 and spent proper time and thought in it….. returned to task 1 in last 3 minutes but unfortunately i couldn’t complete it as i panicked, left the sentence in the middle and i so regretted it later , i should have squeezed in the overall review instead of starting a new detailed paragraph.. but i did manage writing above 150 words and almost completing the task ………. but despite this blunder, i must say i owe u a huge huge thanks for such a detailed description of all the tasks required from us in writing and the scoring system, as it certainly helped me to timely switch to task 2 and do it properly instead of wasting more time on 1 …….. that’s how i managed to gain a good score… had i not known it, i wouldn’t have been able to get it….. i love how simply and precisely you have given all the information on your website, about all 4 parts ( though i mostly used writing material, but i wish i had spent some time on speaking too, which i didn’t)….
    THANK YOU SOOO SOO MUCH AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP AND EFFORT YOU PUT IN πŸ™‚ STAY BLESSED ALWAYS

    My scores are as under:
    listening: 9
    reading 8.5
    writing: 7.5
    speaking: 7
    overall: 8

    • Very well done !! I think you’ve explained the timing issues very well. Definitely students should practice a few practice tests under the time limit at home before their real test. Anyway, you’ve got a great score πŸ™‚

    • I had a similar experience, I panicked during writing because of time, but surprisingly, I checked online and this is my score. for my speaking, I was tense and nervous in section 1 but regained composure in the remaining sections.

      Overall 7.5
      Writing 7.5
      Reading 7.5
      Listening 7.5
      Speaking 7

      Ify From Nigeria

  162. hello liz, my results were declared today. i had appeared in the IELTS Academic Module on 7th (speaking) and 9th(listening,reading,writing) from Guwahati (India)
    My scores are:

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.0
    Overall performance: 8.0
    I had downloaded a lot of books online for ielts, but didnt get time to go thru them much ! However, i found the ielts books available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited very useful. The books available there helped me a lot. And there were other offline books such as 6 practice tests from Tata Mc Graw Hill and The Complete Guide to IELTS from Cengage Learning, apart from the material from British Council. And i can never forget the contribution of your blog, particularly the practice questions for listening, speaking, writing ! they dispelled much of my anxiety. And the student community here – your contributions to ‘recent exam questions’ have helped me a lot as well. And yes, if one looks at the archives of september 2017, i have contributed towards my ‘recent exam questions’ as well !
    Liz i wanted to know whether my score as 8.0 is good enough for academic institutions in UK and elsewhere?

    • Well done indeed! You’ve got a great score. Yes, band score 8 would be sufficient for most academic institutions in the UK but you would still need to confirm requirements with each individual university.

  163. Hi Liz,

    I took the exam in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Your lessons have helped me immensely in the exam preparation. My scores are –

    Overall – 8
    Listening – 8, Reading – 8.5, Writing – 8, Speaking – 7

    I wish I got 8 in speaking…I might take the exam again in couple months. Thank you so much for the material that you have provided on youtube and your portal for everybody’s benefit.

  164. Dear Liz,
    I took the IELTS 3 times needing at least an 8 in listening and a 7 in writing.
    I got the following scores in my first 3 attempts:
    1. L: 8, R: 7.5, W: 6.5, S:8
    2. L: 7, R: 8.5, W: 6, S: 8.5
    3. L: 7, R: 8.5, W: 6, S: 8.5

    Then I found your website, I bought your task 2 vids. I combined this with practicing listening online for a week.
    Then I did my IELTS test, and these are my final results:
    L: 8
    R: 9
    W: 7.5
    S: 8.5
    Overall: 8.5
    I’m over the moon.
    Thank you for being an awesome teacher (:
    Hul

  165. Hi Liz. I took IELTS last Sept 9, 2017. My result:
    Listening: 8
    Reading: 8
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7.5
    Overall: 7.5

    Your site helped me a lot…like, a lot.

    Thank you so much.

  166. Hello Liz,

    I appeared for my IELTS (Academic) exam on 29th July and I’m glad to share that I got an overall band score of 8.5!

    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Speaking: 8
    Writing: 8

    Your website was indeed a lifesaver! I used the practice tests, video tips and writing samples. Your videos with a breakdown of the writing tasks really helped me express myself in a clear and concise manner. The content on this site is detailed, easy to understand and incredibly helpful to score well.

    A heartfelt Thank you Liz πŸ™‚
    I hope more and more IELTS aspirants stumble upon this site

    • Brilliant score!! Well done to you πŸ™‚ You obviously understood all the right techniques and used them to gain your full potential. It’s a score you can be proud of for the rest of your life! I’m glad my website was useful πŸ™‚

  167. Manjot kaut says:

    It is also help to improve writing

  168. Manjot kaut says:

    It is very helpful for me so that’s by I decided to follow this web πŸ‘

  169. Chaitali Thakkar says:

    Hello Liz ,
    I took my IELTS exam on 26th August 2017.
    My scores are as follows
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 8
    Overall 8
    I did not take any class for the exam but solved practice tests from books provided by a friend. I discovered your site a week before the exam. I improved my scores in reading by understanding your yes/no/true/false lessons. I took two mock tests ( way before I started studying just to check where I stand )at a local class for essay writing in which I scored 7 and 7.5 . However , I got a poor score of 6.5 in the actual exam. I somehow fail to understand where could I have gone wrong. I have done all my education in English and this score makes me feel really horrible. I am retaking the test on 21st September. Wish there was a way to find out where did I go wrong. Any last minute tips for essay writing ? Would appreciate your expert comments. Thank you .

    • The problem is that you think having good English is enough for IELTS writing. It isn’t. In IELTS speaking, your entire marks, that means 100% of your score, is based on your English language. This is not the case in IELTS writing. Only 50% of your score is based on English, the rest is technique relating to band score requirements. This means IELTS have their own requirements which you must know, understand and practice for essay writing. See my advanced lessons to learn – even one lesson will open your eyes in a way that will surprise you: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore. Also avoid using learned phrases which you think are academic. Each sentence must be unique to yourself and not typical of any other essay or style. So, avoid common academic phrases.

  170. Hello liz,
    Your videos and tips made the process of studying for ielts much more easier. Thank u so much!!
    I’ve managed to score an overall score of 8.
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 7
    Speaking:7

    I’m happy about my score but i thought that i would score higher especially in speaking. The topics in my speaking test was easy and i think i was eloquent enough until the examiner said a word that i wasn’t familiar with. The word is “soap opera”; the examinar kept repeating the word many times and she even whispered its meaning in arabic, but to my shame, i remained oblivious to what she was saying. Under some other circumstances, i would have probably guessed its meaning but since we were talking about Oprah winfery, i kept confusing “Oprah” with “opera” in soap opera. Other than the messed up “soap opera” incident, i was articulate enough to get a better score. I’m now considering an EOR but i don’t know if such a mistake is enough to drag down my score to a 7, so i thought that your advice will surely help.

    • Well done with your score! You’ve done really well in listening and reading. It’s not easy to judge your own score in speaking. I doubt you could tell me how many grammar tenses you used and whether or not you showed flexibility with them. Most students only remember their fluency and ideas – considering ideas are not marked, that means they won’t be able to judge their own results. Certainly, if you feel you did better than band 7, go for a remark. But it is up to you. All remarks come with some risk. If you decide to do the test again, I wouldn’t book it until you are clearer on techniques and language functions in questions.

    • Sozan Morsy says:

      Hello Noha,
      ur scores r brilliant and 9 in reading is really amazing.
      could you give me some tips helping me coz I always struggle in getting even 7 in reading
      thanks in advance

  171. Ankur Verma says:

    Hi Liz,

    You are a gem. I just followed your blog/youtube sessions and scored 7.5 in IELTS (academic) held on 26th Aug 2017. Detailed score as follows:
    L: 7.5
    R: 8
    W: 7
    S: 7.5
    I know that score of writing module is not up to the mark and I could have scored more. I didn’t practice writing even a single essay, however, I followed your strategy (paraphrasing, overview, logical structuring, use of clauses, vocabulary and passive voice, use of brackets for putting data, word limit etc) in the main exam religiously and scored the minimum required threshold.
    I practiced 3 tests (excluding writing) from IELTS 11, which was borrowed from a friend.
    I was also lucky because, in Speaking test, examiner discussed the topic of dreams, which is already mentioned in your blog.
    What I have observed is that IELTS is not only about English language but also about strategy. A perfect blend can help you achieve best scores.
    Thanks a lot Liz. You are amazing. I have already started recommending your lessons to my friends.I owe this success to you. Thank you very much.
    Regards
    Ankur (India)

    • Well done!! Considering your rushed prep, you’ve done amazingly well πŸ™‚ You are absolutely right, English is just one part of the test – the rest is strategy and understanding the requirements. Thanks for recommending my site – I appreciate it πŸ™‚

    • Hello Ankur,
      What was your writing task 2 question and speaking questions

      Sirisha

  172. Asmaa Salah says:

    Hello Ms.Liz,
    I’m glad to inform you that I got an overall score of 8 in my IELTS general module.
    It’s all because of your useful tips and videos.
    You are a blessing.
    Your IELTS results
    Listening=8.5 Reading=9 Writing=7 Speaking=7,Overall=8.
    British Council.

  173. Hello Liz. I wanted to share with this community that I managed to secure a good result on the 19th August scheduled IELTS test.
    L : 9,
    R: 9,
    W: 7.5,
    S : 8.5
    Overall : 8.5
    My advise would be to follow a lot of practice tests to familiarize yourself with the various scenarios possible. This website is a great tool for tips and tricks. Good luck and happy to answer any questions.

    • Brilliant !!! A really great score πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ I full agree with students familiarising themselves as much as possible with the test πŸ™‚

  174. Hello Liz,
    I just got my IELTS score and they’re much better than I expected. Thank you very much for all your videos, guides and practice papers. I couldn’t have done well without them. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    Writing- 7.0
    Speaking- 7.5
    Listening- 7.5
    Reading- 9.0

    Overall- 8.0

    Thank you so much Liz 😊😊

  175. Thank you!

  176. Hello Liz,
    Thank you so much for your lessons. For the preparation of IELTS,a friend of mine told me about your website and your videos on youtube. I immediately subscribed myself to your lessons and trust me I did not take any extra classes for the same.
    In my first attempt only I cleared my IELTS with band 7 having 7.5 in Speaking,which made me happy.

    I Thank you immensely for all your help n for doing such a wonderful job.

  177. Speaking 8.5
    Reading 8.0
    Listening7.5
    Writing5.5
    I don’t understand why I scored so low in my writing considering it’s my second attempt.In my first scored
    Speaking7
    Reading7
    Writing 6
    Listening8.5
    What’s your advice?

  178. Hi dear Liz!

    Perhaps you don’t remember me as you get plenty of comments every day πŸ™‚ I’m Holly, I shared my speaking questions on β€œrecent exam questions” page and I wrote about my exam experience. I’ve just got my results! To be honest, my writing score is considerably lower than my other sections which something I didn’t expect, but I’m really surprised at my speaking score. If you remember I said that I didn’t do very well on my speaking exam.

    Listening – 8.0
    Reading – 8.0
    Writing – 6.0
    Speaking – 8.0
    Overall – 7.5

    I guess my good vocabulary and prononciation helped me. I used lots of informal vocabulary and idioms, therefore even my short answers sounded naturally. To be honest, I couldn’t answer some questions very broadly, but in fact, my examiner was very friendly and chatty, thereby I was very confident and I felt like we were sitting in a cafe and talking about something just because:)

    I am immensely blessed and blissfully happy! :))))))))))

    Thank you for all your assistance!

    • You’ve got a really good score. It’s hard sometimes to predict your own score after the test. Getting band 8 in speaking is excellent!! Well done πŸ™‚

  179. Hi Liz,

    My IELTS result is :
    Overall 7.5
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.0

    Thank you so much for your help. I had only a few days for preparation and all I did was watch your YouTube videos and practice some sample papers. I’m very grateful to you.

  180. Hi Liz,

    My Results are:
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking 8.5
    Overall 8.0

    Im devastated because I need 8.0 for immigration. Ive studied english literally all my life and attended uni in Australia, yet i failed to score 8. Any tips dear Liz?

    • You’ve done very well – shame about your writing. Speaking scores are based on the level of your English, so I can see that your English is excellent. However, writing is not based on only English language. There are other criteria and requirements for writing. If you are not 100% sure what the examiner is looking for, you shouldn’t do the test. So, I can very easily see the problem is your technique. I’ve sent you an email about this – so please check your email.

    • But you got overall band 8. Why worried?

  181. Hi dear Liz
    Perhaps you don’t remember me as you get plenty of comments every day πŸ™‚ I’m Holly, I shared my speaking questions on β€œrecent exam questions” page and I wrote about my exam experience. I’ve just got my results! To be honest, my writing score is considerably lower than my other sections which something I didn’t expect, but I’m really surprised at my speaking score. If you remember I said that I didn’t do very well on my speaking exam.
    Listening – 8.0
    Reading – 8.0
    Writing – 6.0
    Speaking – 8.0
    Overall – 7.5
    I guess my good vocabulary and prononciation helped me. I used lots of informal vocabulary and idioms, therefore even my short answers sounded naturally. To be honest, I couldn’t answer some questions very broadly, but in fact, my examiner was very friendly and chatty, thereby I was very confident and I felt like we were sitting in a cafe and talking about something just because:)
    I am immensely blessed and blissfully happy! πŸ™‚
    Thank you for all your assistance!

  182. Hi Liz,

    I just got my test results! I don’t mind about writing because i don’t need to write essays. I will have to practice my speaking, do you have any suggestion about how to improve my score?
    Listening – 8,5
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 6,5
    Speaking – 6

    Your site has been very useful!
    Thank you

  183. Mam, Last time i got LRWS 7.5 7.5 7 8 and this time it is 8 7 6.5 7.5 and i want to inquire about my essay as I am filing EOR today. As the essay was about money brings happiness and also problems, agree disagree style. So I followed the following approach:
    1. Whole world is running behind money for materialistic needs and there is no second thought to it that money brings happiness in abundance as it satisfies needs, wants and desires. It is also true rich people become money minded, egoistic and they try to evade taxes

    2. Money brings happiness:
    Title line
    Furthermore, explanation
    example
    conclusion

    3. However, as excess of everything is bad, similarly, a lot of money causes many problems.
    Here i explained like egoistic and money minded mind alleviates relationship with neighbors and friends who can help at the time of uncontingency.
    4. Also, Rich people try to evade taxes. They suppress their facts and conceal their incomes from governments and hence they become defaulters in the eyes of governments. This affects personal and professional ties which can affect business or ruin their life.
    5. Taking all the things into consideration, money is essential ingredient for happiness but it brings a lot of problems like xxxxxx.

    I used wide range of vocab for rich people and money like for money dollars, rupees, wealth, quantity etc.
    Kindly comment upon approach mam please. I studied over 100 essays and techniques but i am dissatisfied with my writing score.

    • I’m not really sure I understand your points. This essay is about “money & happiness” as well as “problems with too much money”. Tax evasion isn’t actually on topic. The problems with too much money relate to how people cope with money in relationships, life style etc. Also this essay requires you to present a very clear opinion using “In my opinion” or “I think..”. Did you do that? It’s fine to try for a remark but there are no guarantees.

      • Hi, Liz. I’m a new here, while searching useful test preparation resources I occassionally stumbled onto your website. I have about one month left to prepare and I really need the most efficient materials to perform it very well, I hope your website will help me to do so! Are you a current IELTS examiner or whatever? It may sound little dubious, but still it is crucial for me to know it However, it is good to see that your tips and practise tasks are really helping for the guys who already had or going to pass the IELTS exam.

        • I do not examine now. I did the IELTS examiner training in 2008 and since then have been teaching it or running this website. I’ve written over 300 pages of free tips, advice, model answers and more – so take your time to go over my website πŸ™‚

  184. Hi Liz,

    I’m a big fan of your website. I did all my IELTS preparation through it. Thank you so much for your hard work.
    I took the general IELTS test on 19th Aug and got following result –
    L – 6.5
    R – 9
    W – 7.5
    S – 7.5

    My listening test didnt go too well but I wasn’t expecting this low score. Do you think I should go for rechecking? Please advice.

    Thanks,
    Ruchi

    • Well done with your score. It’s a strong score πŸ™‚ Listening answers are based on correct or incorrect answers. This means there is no individual interpretation which affects your score. I have not heard of mistakes being made with reading or listening scores before. However, the choice is yours.

  185. Ranadeep Nandy says:

    Thanks you Liz for this wonderful site with loads of organized practice materials. I did not have much time to study and 15 days, (an hour daily) I went through all the recommendations you had on the various sections. It helped me a lot and I will definitely recommend your web site to all who are preparing for the exam. I gave the exam on 19th aug, 2017 and got a overall 7.5 ( R-8,5, W-7, L-7,5, S-7,5),
    Thank you Liz

  186. RIYA PRATHAS says:

    Dear Mam,
    I was so surprised to see my IELTS result as I am very much average in English. Your page was the only source which I found better to depend and your tips gave me the courage to even attend the test in a month. Thank you and surely I suggest your page for my friends who are struggling with IELTS. Lot many love from Kerala, the god’s own country.

    Reading-7
    Listening-7
    Speaking-7.5
    Writing-7

  187. Dear Liz,
    I got my IELTS General Test (First attempt) results that was scheduled for 19th August 2017 in USA.

    Overall Band : 8
    Writing : 8.5
    Speaking : 8
    Reading : 8
    Speaking : 7 (Please avoid centers that do NOT provide headphones. I had no choice though.)

    Studying for exam after working for 10 years was very challenging. I am extremely happy with my scores. The tips and videos in your blog helped me the most. Your advance writing lessons helped me in understanding the essay structure which is battle half won.

    We celebrate 5th September as Teacher’s day. On behalf of millions of students (including myself) whom you have helped and continue to help I bow down to you for your selfless service and dedication. You have set great standards for each one of us by walking the talk : “Sharing is caring”.

    I am very sure that just like me most students fall short of words in thanking you.

    Thanks,
    Ashwin

    • A great score! Well done πŸ™‚ I agree with the need for headphones in listening – all students should check that. Thanks for your support of my work πŸ™‚

  188. Hi Liz

    I completed my test on 19 August and scored as follows:

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

    In my preparation, I watched many of your YouTube videos and went through many pages on this website. Yours were by far the most helpful IELTS tutorials that I could find. Thanks for everything!

    • Band 9 overall !!! Very well done to you πŸ™‚ You must be over the moon πŸ™‚ I’m very impressed with you getting band 9 in writing as that isn’t common at all. Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Liz! Your material was such a big help!

        • Hi, Tanya is it was Academic, no matter what I congratulate with your amazing score!!!

        • Hello Tanya,
          Congratulations for having great score.
          I am facing an issue with my writing score, below 6.5 after 5 attempts.
          My scores are
          L R W S -OVERALL
          7.0 7.0 6.5 7.0 -7
          8.0 6.5 6.0 6.5 -7
          7.5 9.0 6.5 7 -7.5
          8.0 6.5 6.0 7.5 -7
          8.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 -7
          Would you share a snapshot of any opinion essay written by you. I’m interested in knowing your way of structuring

  189. Hi Liz. Here is my score . Exam was 19th August. General test.

    S 7
    R 7.5
    W 7
    L 6

    The listening test was done through public address system. Quite noisy it was.

  190. salu je doi passer passer ielts academic ce samaedi a bruxelle.mai je dois rΓ©ussir aa avoir le niveau b1 pour s’inscrire Γ  universitΓ© mai mon probleme est que je suis faibles en anglais et je stresse beaucoup ca fait 1 mois que j’ai commence a revisΓ© .mai je narrive pa a avoir le niveau.j’ai peurr.est ce que c’est facile d’avoir le niveau b1 IETLS ACADEMEC

  191. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful website & YouTube videos for IELTS students.

    August 19 was my second attempt for IELTS and I scored the following:

    L = 8.5
    R = 8
    W = 6.5
    S = 8
    OVERALL = 8

    I am very satisfied with all sections EXCEPT Writing. It was only because of writing that I attempted IELTS second time and results were unchanged, 6.5 earlier and 6.5 now. Though, I strongly believe that I did a much better job in writing section this time.

    Any help or tips will be appreciated to move Writing scores UP. This really is causing a lot of delay in my immigration procedure.

    Best,
    Neelu

    • Liz, thank you so much for your quick response. I can see three essays for $8 each. Are these three essays enough for me to improve my writing score? Is there a consilodated writing section tutorial that I can take advantage of? I want to accomplish good marks, 7.5 in Writing once and for all. Please advise.

      • The lessons cover 3 types of IELTS essay and from them you will have your eyes opened as to the right techniques to use and what the examiner is expecting of you. I suggest you get one and see how you like it. I don’t have essay marking service – sorry.

  192. kisnah ramanah says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for this very useful website.
    I recently completed the IELTS test in UK and my temporary results are 9,9,7,9 (7 in Writing).
    For the writing section, the task 2 was an essay about “Does the advantages of machines outweigh the disadvantages?”. I went with yes in my introduction, 2 paragraphs with 2 different advantages (with an example in each one) and a conclusion but I didn’t mention any disadvantages.
    Kindly advice on the following:
    1. Do you believe that I was penalised (task incomplete) because I didn’t talk about disadvantages?
    I’m 100% confident that I met the word count and my grammar was accurate.
    2. Would you recommend going for a remarking of the writing section?

    Thanks,
    Kisnah

    • Firstly, well done!! You’ve got a great score πŸ™‚ Your writing task 2 answer is that you think the advantages are more important than the disadvantages. Or to put it another way, you think the disadvantages are less important than the advantages. You can see that the only way to express your view fully is to tackle both. Your essay isn’t an adv & disadv essay – a discussion type essay. It is an opinion essay but you will need to tackle both sides to explain why one is more important and the other is less important. So, that probably had an impact on your score. But there might have been other reasons too. All people need training in writing to ensure that they understand how the examiner marks your essay and how best to showcase your English. Even with excellent English, it is possible to make poor choices and you won’t know this until someone points it out to you. Should you go for a remark? It’s your choice. You could give it a try and see what happens but there are no guarantees at all because your writing will already have been marked by two examiners – but nothing is impossible. I wish you luck!!

  193. Samah Hindawi says:

    Hi Liz

    I just got my IELTS results and I’m so happy.
    A friend recommended your website and with only 5 days practice I got the result I was aiming for πŸ™‚

    Speaking 8:5
    Listening 8
    Reading 7
    Writing 7
    Overall 7.5

    This website is amazing and very useful. I would recommend to all my friends.
    Thank you for the great effort you put into helping people succeed.

    • A great score with only 5 days prep !!! Very well done to you πŸ™‚ I’m really happy you found my website πŸ™‚

  194. Mohan Raju says:

    Hi Liz,

    I took the IELTS general training on 19th August and my results are
    Overall – 8.0
    Reading – 9.0
    Listening – 8.5
    Speaking – 8.0
    Writing – 7.0.

    I have been an avid reader of your blogs and tips, I also watched your advanced writing videos and other videos too. The low score in writing was self-inflicted, I made a rookie error of writing the entire task 1 letter on the question paper and then copied the answer to the answer sheet, this resulted in a valuable loss of time. I had only 30 minutes for my task 2 and I managed to write my task 2 in that time. Nevertheless, I am extremely happy with my results and I attribute my success to you. Thank you so much!!!

    • You’ve done really well considering what you did in your writing test!! You made my heart stop when I read your comments. Yes, it certainly causes problems with time when you write your whole task 1 on the question paper first. You obviously nailed writing task 2 to get it done in just 30 mins – well done πŸ™‚

  195. Hello Liz,

    I’ve visiting you website for a while now and found it really helpful. I was able to improve my scores from:-
    L – 7.5
    R – 7.0
    W – 6.0
    S – 5.5
    Overall – 6.5
    To :-
    L – 8.5
    R – 8.5
    W – 6.5
    S – 6.5
    Overall – 7.5

    I would like to thank you for providing such useful tips. You’re awesome πŸ™‚

    Gill.

  196. Nomaan Butt says:

    Hi Liz,

    I would like to thank you for your wonderful blog. Today I got my result –
    R9, S8.5, L7.5, W7.
    Any suggestion you have to improve in listening section, I need at least 8 in that. It often gets difficult for me to keep focus for a longer duration of time and this impacted my listening score. πŸ™

    • It looks like you are on track for a good score in listening. Spend more time analysing your mistakes and developing strategies for different questions types. Also spend more time spotting key words and paraphrases.

  197. Hi Liz,

    I finally achieved my desired scores, all thanks to your instructional videos and the intricate material provided on this wonderful website.
    First attempt in June 2017:
    L=8.0
    R=8.5
    W=7.0
    S=6.5
    I didn’t think it was fair that I had received a lower score on my speaking module than my expectations so I went for the re-mark.
    Meanwhile, I took another date and resat the test in August 2017, the results of which are as follows:
    L=8.5
    R=8.5
    W=7.5
    S=8.5
    I also received the result of the remark and I had my score increase to 7.0 in Speaking, which is exactly what I wanted.
    Double celebration!!

    Nevertheless, this all wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t discovered your amazing blog. Once again, thank you so much.

    Sending happy thoughts to you from Pakistan.

  198. Priyanka rao says:

    Hi Liz,

    My results is
    L 8.5
    R 8
    W 6.5
    S 7

    I need 7.5 in writing section to apply for my visa. I followed your instructions and wrote this section nicely.

    Task 2:
    Having enough money can bring happiness but having too much money is a problem. Agree or disagree.

    I paraphrased the question and mention I agree with the fact that more money bring problem however proper management og wealth can help to resolve those problems.

    Body Para 1- I mentioned the problems(theft, stress, health issues, bad influence on children) n in body Para 2 – I mentioned the solutions(charity to help society n country, teaching importance of money to children). Gave examples too.

    Can you please tell me %
    1. Have I addressed the question correctly?
    2. Can revaluation help me in improving the score?
    3. As there is big difference between listening n writing section then does this mean that my writing section is already check by two examiner?

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Your writing task 1 is about money bringing happiness and also problems. This means you agree money can bring happiness and you explain this in body paragraph 1. Then you tackle the next issue in the question which is that too much money brings problems – so you need to show that too much money will not bring problems if it is correctly managed in both paragraph 2. Two issues in the question and two body paragraphs. It seems to me that you didn’t follow this structure and failed to explain why you thought money brought happiness. This means you will not get a high score for Task Response. Can you see the problem with your essay? You also didn’t fully explain about managing too much money. Giving to charity is not exactly on topic – it’s about money management – not giving it away.

      • Hi Liz,

        Hope your doing good πŸ™‚

        I too had the same question for Task 2 in my writing section of the GT test. After going through your inputs above, I have partially figured out the mistakes that I made while attempting the question; however I am still a little confused.

        It would be very kind of you if you could please provide the sample structure (not the content) for the above question.

  199. Hi Liz,

    First of all, Many thanks for such a helpful information and content.
    I got my score today. This was my second attempt. In first attempt, I had studied on my own for a week and had given exam in hurry. I was not aware about your site.
    In my first attempt, my score was –
    L=8
    R=7.5
    W=6.5
    S=7.0
    Overall = 7.5

    I needed 7 in all. Hence I decided to attempt again. I came across your site this time. First, I went through all comments from students and then decided to go through each and every tip. I followed all your instructions as much as possible. And , result is very positive.
    I saw required improvement in my score. My current score is –

    L=8.5
    R=9.00
    W=7.5
    S=7.00
    Overall=8.00

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :-). Once again thanks a lot. I highly recommend everyone to follow your tips and tricks religiously.

    Regards,
    Prasad

    • YAY!! It’s so good to see your results have improved!! I hope you celebrated πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

    • Hi Prasad,
      How much time did you take to give your second attempt? Iam too to take the test for second time.So need some suggestion. I scored less in speaking and reading

  200. Hi Liz,

    Thanks to your webpage and youtube videos which were so informartive, I got 8 bands.
    Listening 9
    Reading 8
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7.5

    Appreciate your help! Thank you πŸ™‚

    Sid (India)

  201. MΓ­Ε‘a says:

    I just got my results and I am happy with it!

    Overall: 8.0
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 9 (woohoo!)
    Writing: 6.5
    Speaking: 8

    Do you have any tips on how to improve academic writing? I am not planning to sit the test again but I would like to improve it as it is apparently not my strength.

    Also, thanks a lot for your tips, it helped me a lot in my last minute preparations!

    Best,
    MΓ­Ε‘a

    • Very well done!! Band 9 in reading !! Yay πŸ™‚ If band 6.5 is enough for you in writing, don’t worry about it. IELTS has specific requirements for writing which are not the same as University or other essay writing. That is probably the reason you got under 7. So, unless you need more in writing, don’t think about it.

  202. Anita Mary Pothen says:

    Hi Liz,

    I got my IELTS results today, thank you for all your tips and advanced writing lessons. I followed your site after my first attempt, I was able to improve my score in my 2nd attempt except for writing. I took the advanced lessons before the third attempt. And below are my scores. I would recommend your website to all my friends who are planning for IELTS exam.

    L: 8.5
    R: 9
    W: 7
    S: 7

    Overall band: 8
    Thank you again Liz, God Bless you!

    • Band 8 overall is a great score !! Good for you! I’m really pleased my advanced writing lessons helped πŸ™‚ Thanks for recommending my lessons πŸ™‚

  203. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful learning blog. You are the world’s best teacher.
    I took ielts idp in Bangalore on august 19th,
    My scores are
    L 8.5
    R 6.5
    W 7 (your advanced lesson really helped)
    S 8 ( in part 3 I lost ideas so I was repeating, else I would have got 8.5)
    overall : 7.5
    I really doubt my reading score as I did really well. Can I go for revaluation?
    I wish I got 7 πŸ™ It would have fetched me bonus points.
    None in the blogs I get any info so can you Please suggest?

    • A great score – well done. IELTS reading scores are based on correct or incorrect answers – this means it is not based on examiner interpretation and changes in scores are very rare. If you wish to try for a remark, it’s your choice but don’t hold your breath.

      • Thank you for the reply Liz. I know its unlikely and waste of money but I really did well. So I am very much surprised.Is there anyone who received a change of score for reading.please let me know Liz and folks in the group.May be there could be manual error while evaluating. Is it possible?

  204. Hi Liz,
    I received my IELTS General Training score today and I am happy to share that I scored 7.5 overall. I could manage to score 8.5 in speaking ONLY BECAUSE OF YOU.

    My Preparation:
    When I first read about the pattern of the exam, I could relate it to an English exam of my 10th/12th Grade. As a working mother it was very tough for me to prepared dedicated way for the exam. To be honest I had prepared for 2 days i.e actually less than 24 hours before the exam day. The only preparation I did was by watching your videos on youtube and reading your tips and web articles.

    My Acknowledgement:
    I must say that to you that have an amazing soothing voice and all my anxiety went off due to that. You videos,tips,notes,website material is crisp, up-to-date,well-organised, user-friendly, easy and COMPLETE.

    Please accept my heart felt gratitude Liz.
    My test Info:
    Score Overall: 7.5
    Listening: 6.5
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.5
    Test date: 19th Aug’17
    Location: Ohio,US

    Regards,
    Shweta

    • You’ve got a brilliant score !! Well done! Band 8.5 overall with band 8.5 in speaking is excellent!! It brings a smile to my face πŸ™‚

      • One update about the Listening ,my center had played Audio in the room.
        And without the headphone I found it to be very difficult to concentrate. πŸ™

  205. Hi Liz,
    I just got my results and would like to share with you.
    IELTS GT
    Listening 6.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 8.0

    Overall 7.5

    I am satisified with the overall score but completely disappointed with my listening score. I was completely confident in listening section before I took the exam. I felt listening is the easiest to score atleast 8. I’ve practiced many of your listening tests and always had one or two mistakes. That’s it. I used headphones for practicing. It boost my confidence, but to my surprise the exam center has this tape recorder with mic in front of it and asked us to listen and write. The sound was ok, it was audible to everyone but I felt separate headphones for each would have been efficient. 6.5 is not at all my level of listening score. Just wanted to share with you my experience. Also, what do you think of my listening experience? Is this the normal procedure in every exam centre? Do you think my point is valid that lost my listening marks because of mass listening without separate headphones?
    Writing tasks –
    1. Forgot something on aeroplane. Write a letter to airlines manager to report it. Describe where you think you left. Give instructions how to send it to you. Do not include mail addresses or phone numbers.
    2. Some people think making friends online is great. And there are others who think it is quite dangerous. Give your opinion

    Speaking:
    Liz, speaking part was exactly as you described in your videos. Introduction part was spot on. I practiced introduction part very well and I think it gave me full points for that. πŸ™‚
    1. Where are you from? Do you live in a house or home? What home would you like to buy in future?
    2.What was one good news that you heard from somebody in your life?
    3. How do people celebrate as a neighborhood community when they are happy? I went off topic, she gave me a hint saying, do people celebrate weddings, festivals etc with the neighborhood and friends? That gave me a good direction to talk on.
    4. Lets talks about global news. What was a news that makes a global audience celebrate?
    Again I went off topic, she hinted saying ‘do people celebrate on sports, politics etc. Then I took off on Olympic player winning gold medal for their country blah blah.
    5. How important do you thinks emails are important in the current society?
    6. What do you think will happen to emails in the near future?
    7. Somehow our conversation led to Online friendships, and she asked me why is it not good. I got a good opportunity to talk on it as I just completed that topic in writing task.
    That’s it. It went well.
    Thank you.
    Thanks.

    • Very well done with your results!! I agree with you about listening with headphones – it’s much better for concentration. I actually can’t believe that IELTS still have centers that don’t offer headphones. I’m glad the speaking went well and there were no surprises. Well done to you πŸ™‚

      • Thanks so much for the response, Liz. Again, thanks for everything you do to the IELTS fraternity. πŸ™‚
        Is there anything that I can do now like complaining about the listening test without headphones? I feel like that is not fair as we put so much effort into preparing for the test, travel two hours to the exam center, pay for the exam etc and at the end of the day lose my marks because of poor facilities! πŸ™
        I am novice in the IELTS community, hence asking you for suggestion. Appreciate it.

        • Unfortunately, there are quite a lot of IELTS test centers that don’t use headphones so I’m not sure anything will change. But may be if enough people complain, they might start making an effort to control the quality of their test.

  206. Dear Liz,

    Greeings to you from Sri Lanka.Thank you very much for the support that you give for students who prepare for IELTS. I prepared for the exam only for a week. I do wish I had done more practice tests.Anyway I got a good bandscore thanks to the valuable resources and tips in your site. My writing score is a little low but overall I did good.

    L: 8.5
    R: 7.5
    W: 6.5
    S: 8.5

    • I think you’ve done really well and should be proud of your score. Well done πŸ™‚ Getting band 8.5 in speaking is great πŸ™‚

      • Yes getting a good score for speaking is nice. my overall bandscore is is 8, I expected a 8.5.Anyway I’m happy with my result.

  207. Hi Liz,

    I had a night to study for IELTS (non-committed folks πŸ™‚ ). I started with your lectures and did 2-3 practice test, for next 3-4 hours, in each sections and writing test separately. The simplicity of your lessons worked like a charm. I got 7 overall (8/7/6.5/6.5:L/R/W/S).

    Thank you so much.
    (Let me know if you have a patreon account)

  208. Helo liz…

    Thank u so much for your wonderful and helpful site… I just got my IELTS result taken last aug 19,2107..

    Heres my results
    L-7.0
    R-7.0
    W-7.0
    S-8.0
    Obs-7.5

    I really appreciate your lessons it helped me a lot in reaching my scores..

    Thanks and more blessings!!!

  209. Hi Liz,

    I am highly grateful to you. With your guidance I have scored 8 Bands overall in IELTS Academic I took on 19.08.2017 at Hyderabad in India. I am so overwhelmed.
    My Scores:
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7

    OVERALL – 8

    Total number of practice papers attempted – 20 in 15 days time.
    I totally agree with you Liz that only Cambridge University Books on IELTS series (1-11) and official guide are good for this exam.

    Writing – I evaluated my essays and reports by myself owing to the knowledge imparted by you and was honest in awarding even 4/5 bands to myself and it helped a lot. I sat with the common topics listed by you for almost 30 hours overall and made 20-25 pages notes as Essay Fodder. Cohesion part is tricky, one may miss it unknowingly so to be kept in mind.

    Speaking – This cannot be nurtured in a short span so ” speak, speak and speak ” English. It is normal to be nervous on the test day so find a companion at the test center and talk for 5 – 10 minutes normally, believe me this will ease you : I am the practical example for this. With the examiner,speak full sentences only and go on speaking in the two minute Que Card Task till the examiner stops you but make sure that you have started concluding after 1.5 minutes. Try not to pause.

    Listening and Reading – Purely depends on practice, exactly the way Liz recommends.

    All those writing IELTS – Do not panic, PRACTICE, PRACTICE & PRACTICE .
    And Liz , Biggest Thank you .

    • A really great score! Well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips – they’re great and I’m sure many students will benefit from them πŸ™‚

  210. Hi, Liz,

    I am from AL, USA. Here is my GT module result
    L 7.5
    R 9
    W 7
    S 8.5
    Overall, 8

    Heart broken as I could not make 8 at listening.

  211. Hi Liz, I am Mercy from Nigeria. I had about 3 weeks to prepare for my Academic Test, at some point I was doubting if I could pull it off. Thanks to your blog and Youtube channel I believed excelling at my test was possible. Thanks to you and all the free resources online that helped me achieve an Overall band score of 8.0 on my first attempt.
    L- 8.5
    R- 9.0
    W- 7.0
    S- 8.0

  212. Kirti Chawla says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am really grateful for all the help provided by your site and your videos while preparing for my IELTS exam. It;s only because of you that I got my desired score.
    Your tips are so crisp and so easy to understand.
    Once again Thanks a lot. You are amazing.

  213. Hello Liz, my name is Mirabel from Nigeria. I just wanted to say a very Big thank you for your online blog, which helped me tremendously during my IELTS preparation. I spent 1 month prepearing using all your materials which were so helpful. God Bless you Liz for being a great teacher.
    I got my Test Report Form today
    L 9
    R 8
    S 8
    W 7
    Overall Band score: 8

  214. Hello Liz.
    I have finally scored the required bands *sigh of relief*
    It was a daunting, torturing and mentally exhausting journey I would say πŸ˜€ but I am glad that its over.
    Academic – Karachi – British Council
    L 8
    R 7.5
    W 7.5
    S 7.5 overall 7.5

    I followed your tips throughout my IELTS. But this time I took your advanced lessons, practiced harder and it finally paid off. I want to advice few things to all future candidates.
    1. Read as much as you can. (It will certainly help you in reading, writing and speaking sections)
    2. Work smartly.
    3. Practice hard.
    4. Do not take task 1 lightly at all.
    5. Go through past task 2 questions (as many as u can) and read and gather different ideas.
    6. Do subscribe to Liz’s Advanced lesson
    7. Help others and pray to God.

    Thank you so much Liz. You are indeed a great teacher and human being. Stay blessed.

  215. Hi Liz,

    I am from India. Your inputs were very helpful for my IELTS GT exam.
    My scores were as below:
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.0
    Writing: 6.5
    Overall: 7.5
    In my first attempt my scores were (L: 7.5, R:6.5, S:6.5, W:7, Overall: 7)

    The hike in my scores was due to your valuable lessons. However I need a score of 7 across all subjects and this time I did not score 7 in my writing module (I did get 7 in my first attempt). Do you recommend me to go for a re-evaluation for writing?

  216. Hi Liz,

    I did the GT at the beginnning of this month, unfortunately I didnΒ΄t know your blog at that time.
    My results were:
    L – 8
    R – 9
    S – 7
    W – 6.5
    Overall – 7.5

    I haven’t decide yet whether to ask for a remark or not but I’ve been watching some of your videos and I found them really valuables. I think the best choice would be to prepare it for a while here and then take it again instead that waiting 2 months for an answer.

    What would you recommend based on your experience?

    Thank you very much.

    • If you can afford to have a remark, try doing it and also retaking the test as well. Otherwise, think more carefully. If you take the test again, I recommend my advanced writing task 2 lessons which explain in great detail exactly how a good IELTS essay should be written. I’ll offer a discount on them very soon so watch out for me posting a notice on my site when it’s ready.

  217. JEYASHREE JEYABALAN says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for your free blog. It was very useful for me to score 7.5 within 7 days of preparation using your blog. I want to share this with you. Please do post more free blogs.

  218. Omneya Mohamed Nagy Elmakhzangy says:

    Greetings
    I am from Cairo Egypt and my exam was on the 12th of August 2017 (academic module) . I just wanted to express my gratitude to your extremely resourceful blog . I only had one week to prepare and almost all what I did was watch your videos and these are my exam
    Reading 8.5
    Listening 8.5
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 8
    Thank you very much Liz

  219. Mi Chelle says:

    Hello, I’m from Malaysia and I took my IELTS (Academic Module) on the 12th of August, with my Speaking Test on the 11th. My results are as follows:

    Overall 8.5
    Listening 9.0
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 8.0
    Speaking 7.5

    I was pretty nervous during my speaking test and ended up stammering a lot but managed to pull through (barely). As for writing, I ended up spending a few minutes more on task 1 than I should’ve, resulting in me rushing to finish my task 2 essay, though I did manage to finish my conclusion when the time was up. Could’ve done better for speaking and writing but I’m pretty satisfied overall and I got what I needed. πŸ˜€

    Thank you so much Liz for all the resources you’ve provided on your website, especially your lessons and model essays for writing task 1. Also, thanks for the useful tips for each section, as they really helped me familiarize myself with the exam format and the techniques I had to use during the exam.

    • I think your score is great and something to be proud of πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my website was helpful to you πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚

  220. L:9
    R:9
    W: 6.5
    S:8
    Overall:8
    This was my second attempt and I failed to secure 7 in writing module again! I found your materials to be the most detailed and helpful one available in the internet. I thought that I did much better the second time around in writing section and I was expecting at least a 7 this time πŸ™ . It is mandatory for me to secure 7 in each band and 7. 5 overall to pursue my career further. I feel like I’m ready every time I attempt the test, which to my surprise, I clearly am not. It is very depressing to be honest. What do I do next? Please help!
    Thank you very much for helping us through this difficult journey. God bless you!

    • You’ve obviously got excellent English judging from your other scores. But writing isn’t marked just on English, it is also about using the right techniques, understanding band score requirements and knowing how the examiner marks your essays. I suggest you get my advanced lessons for writing task 2 which will open your eyes to the mistakes you are making. See this page:http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore

    • Hii jaya ,
      Please go for Remark for your writing.Fingers crossed to get additional 0.5 .. for your writing..

      • Hello Jaimi, Thank you for your encouragement :). Actually, I’m submitting my documents today for reevaluation. As it takes about 8 weeks or more for remarking, I’m also thinking of taking Liz’s Advanced lessons and reappearing IELTS after 2 weeks or so. She mentioned about providing discounts on those videos, I hope she formulates it soon :D. My best wishes to you!!!

  221. Hi, everyone!
    I am from the Philippines, bound for Australia. I took the Academic IELTS for the first time last August 12. Results were released exactly 13 days after. Upon checking online, my scores are:
    Listening – 9
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 8.5
    Overall – 8.5

    I had about a month to prepare and I relied mostly on free practice tests online, including Liz’s. I focused on Listening as I felt this section was where I was weakest. Every day, I completed a Listening test until the day before my exam. I would even play sample audio files on speakers in the car during my work commute. I analyzed my errors and worked doubly hard on such task types. I was driven to get at least an 8 on this. (And I got a 9!)
    For the other areas, I gave myself a schedule on when to do them (i.e., Writing on Mondays, Reading on Wednesdays, and Speaking on Fridays).
    I would review after work hours. Having the discipline in doing practice tests really helped.
    Thank you, Liz, for your detailed and organized work on IELTS. I am grateful I stumbled on your website. More power!

  222. IELTS Academic held on 12th August
    Listening 9.0
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 8.0
    Thank you so much Liz for such a wonderful website. I owe my scores to you and can’t thank you enough. May GOD bless you always. Please continue to inspire, guide and teach the aspirants.

  223. Hi Liz,

    I recently got my IELTS General Module results as:

    Listening 9.0
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 8.0
    Speaking 8.5
    Overall 8.5

    Your tips really helped me overcome the fear of essay writing and I’m very happy with my W, and of course R and L scores.

    I wish I had not stopped abruptly in the Section 2 of my Speaking test, as I ran out of content. I’m guessing that cost me 0.5 band, otherwise I could have scored a perfect 9.0 overall!

    Nevertheless, I’m very happy with my score and can’t thank you enough πŸ™‚

    • A really great score !!! It’s almost perfect and a score that you should be very proud of. Well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

      • HAMMAD AHMAD says:

        hi liz,

        i am also planning for IELTS General Test with in 2 months. Which section i start first. Can you please help me out.

        Dear Shweta,

        Hope you are doing good with good health. I need your help. my target score 7.5 Each in IELTS. Your Result are simply outstanding.

    • Outstanding scores! It’s as good as winning a Nobel Prize! Great achievement!!

  224. Got ielts result after investigation academic. Thank Liz
    L8.5
    R8.5
    W7
    S6.5
    Overall 7.5

  225. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful IELTS lessons, ideas, and tips. Your website was very helpful in my exam preparation. I purchased all your advanced writing task 2 essays and they helped me to score the band 7 in writing. Thank you and highly appreciate your great help.

    I was able to achieve the scores below in my exam held on July 29th at Cleveland, USA by studying from your website contents for over a month. Sorry about my delay in sharing my results with you.

    Overall: 8.5
    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 9.0
    Speaking: 8.5
    Writing: 7.0

    I’m highly recommending to purchase IELTS LIZ Advanced Writing Task 2 essays to everyone those who aim to achieve at least 7 in writing. This will definitely help you in crossing 6.5 and easily getting band score 7.

    Thank you very much, Liz, once again for your awesome work.

  226. Hi Liz,
    First of all, I would like to say that I can’t thank you enough for all your kind and generous effort for us. You have been my guide in my studies.
    My exam took place in York (UK) on 29th of September. My results are;
    listening :7.5
    reading:8.5
    writing:6.5
    speaking: 7
    overall:7.5

    I’m disappointed with my writing and speaking results. I need at least 7 from all sections. I applied both for remarking and a new exam which will take place on 9th of September. Do you have any advice for me to improve my writing, because I don’t know what I did so wrong really?

    All the best

    Anil

  227. Amzad Shaik says:

    GT results below- Thank you Liz
    L-9
    R-9
    W-8.5
    S-7.5
    Overall- 8.5

  228. Dear Liz,

    I was trying to post my thoughts from past few weeks but couldn’t gather enough words to praise you.

    I sat my IELTS GT test on 25th May 2017 in Karachi. My target scores were LWRS 8/7/7/7. The only source of my preparation was this blog. I got so much confidence and practice material from this site that i didn’t feel any need to go to any tutor here. All i did was to watch your video lectures, practice from site and couple of tests from Cambridge books over a period of 3 to 4 weeks prior to exam day for couple of hours a day after coming home from my full time job.

    I attempted the test and was confident enough to get my target scores for writing, listening and reading but felt shaky for speaking as i was interrupted by examiner in Part 2 and also i wasn’t speaking with enough confidence and fluency as i should to get at least 7.0 (that’s what i thought).

    The result came in as below:

    L 8.0
    R 7.5
    W 6.5
    S 6.5

    I was extremely disappointed not just because i couldn’t do well in speaking, but i wasn’t expecting that bad score in writing as i was 100% sure that i deserved more than 6.5 despite of my pretty band handwriting. I was hoping for a narrow escape in speaking but luck got me this time.

    Anyways i filed for EOR in June for S and W hoping to get the writing score i thought i deserved and a miracle in Speaking.

    The EOR result came last week as follows:

    L 8.0
    R 7.5
    W 8.0 (A whopping 1.5 band increase)
    S 7.5 (More than my target of 7.0)

    I just don’t have enough words to thank you for all your hard work to put up video lectures and maintain your blog. Whoever comes to me for an advice for IELTS preparation, i just give this website’s link to them with a suggestion that they don’t need any tutor or website if they go through all pages of this site.

    Thank you so very much for all your efforts. Sitting here thousands of miles away from you, all i can do is pray for your good health and all the success in your life. I have equal respect for you in my heart as i have for my other teachers.

    Best Wishes,

    Rehan.

    • What a great result from remarking πŸ™‚ Time for a big celebration!! In increase of 1.5 in writing and 1 in speaking is amazing!! Congratulations to you πŸ™‚ I’m so very pleased my website helped you πŸ™‚

  229. 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.

  230. Jagseer nirmaan says:

    speaking 7.5
    writing 7.5
    listening 8.0
    reading 8.0

    thanks alot

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