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  • Add tips and share experiences
  • It is always a pleasure for me to see your results πŸ™‚

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If youΒ scored band score 8, 8.5 or 9, email me your tips with a copy of your certificate. I will post your tips on your own page with an censored version of your certificate (without personal details): ieltsliz789@gmail.com. Click here to see an example: How I scored….

I hope you did well and are happy with your results πŸ™‚

Liz

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  1. Dear Liz,
    I have just recieved my results:

    L 8.5
    R 8.5
    W 8
    S 8
    O 8.5

    I was really nervous about the test as I am currently applying for my dream university (needed a 7.5). But I am extremely pleased with the results and just want to thank you! I lost some points in speaking for my paralysing nervosity, but I was especially insecure about the writing part, since the test style is quite specific…so I learned with your videos and they just helped me tremendously!!! I’m really grateful! Whenever anyone talks about IELTS I am going to recommend your lessons right away!

    Please keep up the terrific work – many dreams depend on teachers like you!

    Gregor

  2. Hi Liz,

    I had taken General module exam on 16th Dec, 2017 in Bengaluru, India. My results were withheld for 18days and finally got it on 17th Jan. I got L-8.5, R-9, W-7, S-7 with Overall band 8. I must thank you for your notes and tips which helped me in achieving this score. Your blog is a perfect place for anyone who wants to crack IELTS with any desired scores. It helps thousands of students and prefessionals across the world to achieve their goals. We all definitely owe you.

    Thanks!
    Mithun

  3. 1st attempt
    L7.5
    R9
    W7
    S8

    2nd attempt
    L8.5
    R9
    W6.5
    S8
    I applied for EOR because of W6.5 i needed at least L8R7W7S7

    3rd attempt
    L8.5
    R9
    W8.5
    S7
    The score i needed. 3rd time did it i guess.
    Irrespective, I can’t wait to have my EOR response bcos i feel IELTS did a mistake marking my writing in the 2ND attempt.

  4. gurjant singh says:

    today my speaking exam at Amritsar
    17/1/2018

    questions
    part 1
    name , identity,
    1 what do u do?
    2 what is best time to read? why?
    3 what you do with friends?
    4 about festivals
    5 ocassion when people receive gifts
    6 when u received gift lastly?
    7 did u received gift which was not good?
    part 2
    the subject which u studied at school
    . what subject
    .who taught u
    why it was interesting

    part 3
    how other students feel about this subject?
    what subject will popular in school and their benefits?
    what age children allow to choose their subject ?
    what is influence of parents on children today ?
    what facilities is necessary in schools except academic subjects and why ?

    overall is good but I repeat some points in part second for elaboration…..
    I think I speak fluently in test ??
    thanks for all

    • Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

      • Hi Liz can you please let me know whether our speaking band is marked by examiner or it is being marked by British Council or IDP authorities after listening our recording? The reason I am raising this question is because my examiner was taking naps during my test and she even sometimes asked me same question twice, I’m worried about my marks.

  5. Hi, I am studying Humanities with an optional in Economics. I took the December IELTS and my scores are:

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

    Overall band: 8.5

  6. Hi Liz! Thank you so much for all your wonderful lectures, tips, and sample essays. I passed my IELTS exam that I took on November under IDP. My scores are as follows:

    Speaking: 9.0
    Reading: 7.0
    Listening: 7.5
    Writing: 7.5

    Overall: 7.5

  7. Dear Liz,

    Thanks a million time! I got my desired overall band and I’m beyond happy.
    Your website was more than enough, it includes all the information needed for all the four sections from the very beginning info till the small details,tips and strategies.
    Your advanced writing lessons were very helpful and it played a vital role in improving my writing skill and I get a fantastic score in the writing section from the first attempt!
    I hope you all the best
    For success to be there with you, in every walk of life. May all the dreams that your heart hold, dear, come true. And may each day of your life bring the best for youπŸ’žπŸ™πŸ½.

    Most sincerely,
    Mariam Hassan

  8. Hi Liz,
    Thanks a ton for this site. I got L:9, R:9, W:7, S:7.5. Overall – 8.0

    • Great results – well done πŸ™‚

    • Congratulations!!! In which city did you appear for IELTS? Was it IDP or BC?

    • Loveleen Kaur Guron says:

      ACADEMIC 12/1/2018
      Location – Ludhiana Punjab INDIA
      PART 1 -general questions about me and studies.
      rain
      PART 2 – CUE CARD – SOMEONE YOU KNOW WHO IS A GOOD PARENT
      Questions related to parenting skills.
      PART 3- good parenting skills
      Are they inherited or canbe adopted!
      Working parents and children

      All and all, It was an easy exam. Andnot to mention your website helped me a lot .
      THANKS a lot Liz !
      Tomorrow is my LRW exam. Wish me luck !!😊

  9. Hi Elizabeth,
    Just wanted to let you know how grateful i am for your efforts. I mean I had no idea where to start my IELTS preparation 3 days before test. But thank God that I stumbled upon your website. Long story short, I managed to get an overall 8.0 band score using your lectures.
    So Thank you & may you keep helping others like me.
    And I really don’t have any tips for anyone except that they should go through your lectures.

  10. Hi Elizabeth,
    Just wanted to let you know how grateful i am for your efforts. I mean I had no idea where to start my IELTS preparation 3 days before test. But thank God that I stumbled upon your website. Long story short, I managed to get an overall 8.0 band score using your lectures.
    So Thank you.
    And I really don’t have any tips for anyone except that they should go through your lectures.

  11. Thanks Liz, your tips really helped me in achieving the scores I needed. L:8.5, R:7, W:7, S:6.5, O: 7.5. Thank you so much.

  12. Ayush Jain says:

    Dear Elizabeth,
    I gave my IELTS Academic exam on 16th Dec last year in Delhi, IN. I had my end semester exams till 14th Dec and hence had no time to prepare for IELTS. The little time I had, I spent it on your videos. It helped me secure the following band score –
    L – 8.5
    R – 8.5
    W – 7.0
    S – 7.0
    Overall – 8.0

    Thanks for helping me clear IELTS and be eligible to study in UK.

  13. Hi Liz,

    I have got an overall band score of 7.5 (L:7.5, R: 7.5, W:7.5 and S:7). Test Date : 14-Dec-2017
    I have referred to all your videos and training materials on this website and found it very helpful in comparison to the book “The Official Cambridge guide to IELTS”.

    Thank you So much!!

    Regards,
    Srini

  14. Rajkumari says:

    I gave test on 16 December. L_7.5, R-9,w-7, s-8. Overall_8. I am happy with my score. It was my first attempt and I studied fr 7 days only though 7 hrs per day. My question is do I need to reattempt fr listening although I m happy with my score as I see a few comments saying 8 is required. My speaking questions-tell about a historical movie you watched. Do u like history. If given a chance would you like to study history. Then about inventions. What is greatest invention of mankind. What is the greatest invention at home. What are the disadvantages of invention. This is what I remember. Thank you

  15. My results were the exactly what I had expected walking out of the exam hall.
    I had taken the UKVI IELTS academic on December 16 2017,with less than 2 weeks of preparation and a major panic attack on the day of the exam.I completely blanked out during my writing part due to lack of sleep.I couldn’t even feel my fingers moving.
    The result: L-9 R-9 S-8 W-6.5 O-8
    The only advice I would say is to focus on mastering the IELTS exam taking skills and not waste time on a lot of resources.
    I’m retaking the test in 2 weeks hoping to score the required band this time.

    • Band 8 is a great score, particularly considering how tired you were – well done πŸ™‚ You are 100% correct – students require lots of energy and concentration for the IELTS test πŸ™‚

  16. TARANBIR SINGH says:

    Hi Liz,
    My name is Taran and I recently received my IELTS score as below:

    S8, W 6.5, L 8.5, R 8.5 OVERALL 8 BAND

    I’m quite surprised and disappointed with my writing score. Do you suggest going for a Remark in this case as I need a 7 at the least.

    Thanks
    Taranbir Singh

    • Sorry I’m answering this a bit late. It’s certainly possible to consider a remark if you:
      1. wrote over the word count in task 1 and task 2
      2. wrote an overview for task 1 and a conclusion for task 2

  17. Bhavin Mangukiya says:

    Hi Liz,

    In my first attempt I gave exam on 02 November academic module. Although I went for coaching my score was: L,R,W,S: 7.5, 7.5, 5.5, 6

    Then I solely referred your website and gave exam on 14 December again.
    My score is ….
    L:8
    R:7
    W:6
    S:8
    Overall: 7.5

    Hence, Thank you very much for this amazing website. I took all your advice on speaking and writing and my score is improved by 2 and 0.5 band respectively.

    I don’t know how to thank you for your exceptional tips and videos.
    Thank you again.

  18. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for all the lessons and tips. It really helped. I had my GT exam on 16th of December and my scores are:
    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.5
    Overall band score: 8.0

    Once again, thanks a ton Liz! πŸ˜ƒ

  19. Hello Liz,

    Thanks for your awesome material and guidance. My scores are as below:

    L-7.5
    W-7
    S-8
    R-9

    I am planing to re-take the test to improve my Listening Scores as I need at least 8 in that. The primary challenges which I faced were my short attention span and not able to keep pace with the recording while reading options in “Multiple Choice questions” and “match the Questions with the list of answers”.
    I would be interested in opting for your advance lessons, if they may help me with the above.

    It goes without saying that your lessons were a great resource during the prep.

  20. Hi Liz,

    I just checked my IELTS score and am very happy with the overall score of 8.5
    Here’s the breakdown:
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.5

    I used your site extensively during my 5 days of preparation and all the tips, videos and comments from other users were very helpful and have contributed to this score. Please keep up the good work and keep helping others like me! πŸ™‚

    You Rock!!
    Abhi

  21. Hello Liz
    I took the GT IELTS test on the 16th of December. My scores are as follows
    L-8.5
    R-9
    W-7.5
    S-8.5
    Overall:8.5
    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the tips I grasped by religioulsy following your website. You are a great mentor and a very pleasant personality who exudes a lot of positivity and composure.
    Thank you once again

  22. sat for academic on Dec 9th with L7.0, R7.0, S7.5, W7.5; overall7.5

    Prepared in less than 3 weeks and IELTSLIZ was quite instrumental.

    Thanks a lot Liz.

  23. Hi Liz
    I scored 9 in R, 8.5 in L, 8 in S and 7 in W.
    I would like to thank you for all your tips n tricks which helped me to get this score.

    I need to score a min of 8 in each band (GT module). Could you suggest as to how can I improve my writing score

  24. Hello,

    I got overall band 8 in Academic IELTS.
    R= 9
    L= 8.5
    S = 7.5
    w= 7
    I had less than a week to prepare for the examination. Thank you for all the youtube videos and lessons. I could not have scored well in such short period. Thank you so much for your effort and lessons.

  25. Hi Liz
    I took exam on 16th dec n results r just out
    L-8.5
    R-8
    W-7.5
    S-8
    Overall-8
    I really want to thank u for guidance n help that u offer

  26. Hi Elizabeth,
    Sadly my score is: L-9 R-8.5 S-8 W-6.5 O-8

    I apologise for being negative but I don’t know whether to believe in conspiracy theory or not. My writing score is horrible and I am sure that I don’t deserve it. Being it the third time, I am stuck with one or other. While I got 7.5 and 8 before, this time, I actually performed better. But well, something in my mind says, IELTS does want me to go ahead and get the required score till I lose all my chances.

    Nonetheless, you and your website have always been my favourite place of practice alone. I can’t thank you more!

    Best,
    Kumar

  27. Hi Liz,

    Hope you are doing well. I had taken the IELTS GT exam on 16 December, 2017 in Mumbai and am glad to let you know that I have got the band scores I needed in each section..yay πŸ˜€

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

    I am a little disappointed with my speaking score as I was expecting atleast a 7.5. I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for the helpful videos, tips and practice questions…specially the ones on True/False/Not Given.

    You are doing a great job. Thank you and wish you a healthy and peaceful live πŸ˜€

  28. Khushboo Agarwal says:

    Dear Liz,
    I sat for IELTS on 16th Dec 2017 in New Delhi, India and I scored:
    L: 8.5; R:9; S:8; W:7 Overall Band Score: 8
    I would like to thank you for your excellent videos, which was the only method of preparation for me. I had about 2-3 weeks with my tight working schedule for the exam and your videos helped me a lot.
    Thank you again πŸ™‚

  29. Hi Liz,

    Academic IELTS (16 December 2017)

    L: 9
    R: 7
    W: 7
    S: 8.5
    Overall: 8

    Thank you so much for your lessons. It was my first attempt, and I’m really glad with my results. I prepared for a month using your tips and videos.

    Thanks a lot Liz! 😊

  30. Hi Liz,

    I took the Academic IELTS test in Hungary on 16th December and I got the following scores:

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

    Overall: 7.5

    I cannot thank you enough for your fantastic tips, videos and practice materials.

    Have a wonderful day!

  31. IELTS G
    Dec 16
    Exam : MalΓ©
    L : 7.5
    R : 9
    W: 7
    S: 8
    Overall Band :8
    Disappointed with my listening score, but I have to admit that I was expecting it. Poor Speakers, compounded with lapses in concentration, did the damage !
    And yes, thanks a lot Liz for everything πŸ™‚
    All the best guys, be positive.

  32. Hi Liz,
    I would like to thank you for all your tips on this amazing blog. I purchased the advanced lessons to prepare for the test. I took the IELTS Academic test on 14th December. My score is as follows:
    Overall Band 8.0
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.5

  33. Hi Liz,
    All the free material here really helped me as I was just retaking my test and had 15 days to prepare. My scores were L8.5, R8.5 S8.5 W7.5 overall 8.5.
    Thanks for your help!

  34. Hi Liz! I took the Academic module in November and it went great!

    L: 8.5
    R: 9
    W: 7
    S: 7
    Overall: 8

    Your lessons and tips were very useful for the writing, but I did not manage my time well and ended up with no time for checking my questions. Regarding the speaking part, I was very nervous and it did affect a little my exam, but overall I’m very pleased with my results. I needed at least score 6 to get into university πŸ™‚

  35. O: 7.5
    L: 8.0
    R: 7.0
    W: 7.0
    S: 7.0
    I gave test on 2nd December. Only prepared for 1 month with cambridge ielts books and ieltsliz.com. you were mostly behind my success. Can’t thank you enough.

  36. Shantanu Vishwamitra says:

    Hi Liz,

    Writing tips are excellent, especially the structure, flow and tips on connectors, intro and conclusion etc.
    I finally got desired score
    L-8.5, R-7.5, W-7.5 & S-8. Overall 8 band

    Just to update you, my experience with IDP was great. Since I also made a prior attempt with British Council which was a chaos in test organisation and bit rude behaviour.
    IDP study material has better quality content & at the test venue things are very peaceful and systematic.

    Thanks a lot for making things easier to us.

    Regards,

    Shantanu V
    Pune-India

  37. Hi. Liz
    My AC IELTS result:
    Listening:7.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7.5

    Overall: 7.5

  38. I admire your teaching skills Liz and how you smile all through. you are an amazing teacher. May the Good Lord continue to bless.

    My scores
    Listening 8.0
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall Band 8.0

  39. I took the IELTS test for the first time on December 9, 2017 in Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Here are my test scores:

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

    Thanks a lot Liz for the tips and the lessons. They were really helpful.

    I’ll make a follow up post of tips that I found useful.

  40. Hi Liz,

    First of all, thanks for all your time, advice, tips and everything that you are doing for so many people!!!

    I got my results today
    L – 8.5
    R – 9
    W – 7
    S – 7 (if you remember, I posted about being so nervous during the Speaking exam, but to be honest I thought I would get max 6 πŸ™‚ )

    Overall – 8

    Thank you so much!!!

  41. Hi Liz.
    Just received my score today, and I’m delighted to share them here.
    Listening 9
    Reading 9
    Writing 7
    Speaking 9
    Although I worked hardest for writing, my score was lowest there. However, I used your website for tips on all the sections and found them extremely helpful.
    Thank you so much!!!

  42. Hey Liz,
    First of all thanks so much for your tips and guidance. God bless you. MyGT score is as follows_
    Speaking_ 8.5
    Listening_8
    Writing_8
    Reading_7
    Lil disappointed with my Reading score.
    Wrote the exam on 2 ND Dec.
    Your tips helped me a great deal!!!!!.
    Cheers….

    • Thanks Liz. I intend to appear for the academic exam in the near future. Without a doubt,your site will be my first choice for preparation. God bless you.

    • Ramy Atiah says:

      Congrats Leena, can you tell us how did you prepare for the writing station.

  43. Niyat Patel says:

    Hi Liz!

    I sat for IELTS G exam on Dec 2 and my score is as below:

    L – 9
    R – 8.5
    W – 7
    S – 8
    Overall – 8

    I would like to thank you for providing wonderful tips and free videos as this score would not have been possible without it. Your advance writing lessons have really helped me to score 7 band in writing.

    Thanks again,

    Niyat

  44. Hi Liz,
    I just received my results for IELTS GT! This was my first attempt.
    Listening 8.0
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 7.5
    I had a 3-week preparation using your site. Thank you πŸ™‚

  45. Umang Katyal says:

    GT india result for 2nd December:

    Overall 8:
    L: 8.5
    R:7
    W:7
    S: 8.5

    Thanks for your material was very helpful.

  46. Hi Liz, Im very grateful for your tips and courses, My writing score increased by 1.5 band by only following your three private writing videos!
    also, recent exam topics were extremely beneficial πŸ™‚
    my GT exam was on 2nd of December

    I got 8 overall
    listening 8.5
    reading 9
    writing 7.5 ( Thank you)
    speaking 7

  47. Ahsan Habib Maruf says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thank You for your helpful lessons and ideas. It really helped me to get a good score. All of your lessons are easy to follow and more importantly very effective to get the desired band!

    Overall 8.0
    L 9.0
    R 8.0
    W 7.0
    S 7.5

    Maruf
    Sylhet, Bangladesh.

  48. Hi Liz,

    Just wanna highlight my gratitude, for the help I got from you and your website. Before I begin, I’d like to provide some background context. I’m from Malaysia (an ex-British colony and a member Common Wealth country) and although English can be considered my 1st language, we were really taught in Malay in our entire school system. Every subject is taught in Malay with the exception of English (and say Chinese or Tamil in the Chinese/Tamil schools), hence our use of English, though common, isn’t our first language.

    I would’ve thought IELTS would be a breeze, for myself, but having sat for the General Training IELTS in 2012, and scored an overall banding of just 7.0, I know how difficult the Academic IELTS would be. I practiced a lot, but still lack the grasp on basic principles of 2 tasks, Reading and Writing. Then my spouse referred your link to me, and it really help put things into perspective about what each part is about. Your videos are VERY HELPFUL, even though I didn’t manage any 9.0’s, I’m very grateful for the guidance you gave. Especially difficult was the Academic Reading test, too many pages, too little time, and the results shows, BUT on the Writing test, you really help put things in perspective. When I practiced Writing test, short essay, I ended up with 300 words (for the 150 word task), as my attempt turned out to be an editorial with opinions and conclusions. After watching your coaching, it was much clearer what needs to be delivered, definitely not fancy language.

    Anyway, here’s my results:
    Overall Banding : 8.0
    Listening : 8.5
    Reading : 6.5 (which was hell for me, it was very difficult to correctly complete in 1 hour)
    Writing : 8.0
    Speaking: 8.0 (Generally Malaysians in Private sectors have no major problems with this)

    While I’m dissatisfied with the 6.5 in Reading, despite your coaching, I’m happy with my Overall results. Again, much Gratitude owed to you Liz

  49. Credit is all yours…..!!!!😊

  50. Hi Liz! I just received my unofficial IELTS ACADEMIC results today. I took the exam last December 2nd, 2017. Thanks for all your help and guidance, I was able to reach my goal.
    Overall band 8.5
    Listening 8.0
    Reading 8.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 7.0

    Again, thanks a lot!!!

  51. Hi Liz! I just received my unofficial IELTS ACADEMIC results today. I took the exam last December 2nd, 2017. Thanks for all your help and guidance, I was able to reach my goal.
    Overall band 8.5
    Listening 9
    Reading 9
    Speaking 7.5
    Writing 7.5

    Again, thanks a lot!!!

  52. Hello Liz,

    I got my results today. Details below :

    Module : GT (India)
    Overall : 8
    L/R/W/S = 8.5/7.5/7.5/7.5

    Thanks to you. All your materials were very useful.

  53. Hello, Liz! I’m Anna, from Romania and i just got my Ielts results:
    L – 8,5
    R – 8,5
    W – 7,5
    S – 7,5
    Overall score band 8
    I took my exam on the Nov. 25th and it was my first attempt! I used most of your free advice and tutorials, some official Ielts preparation tests and tips and I’d like to thank you for your help as I found the videos and everything very useful. Wish you all the best!

  54. Hi Liz! I’m from the Philippines and my first attempt was last January 2017 but failed to get a 7 in both speaking and writing, and I didn’t bother to have it rechecked since my teacher/friend told me my essay was tangential. I took the exam (academic) again in British Council last 5 October 2017 here in Riyadh KSA and received my results:
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 6.5
    Speaking – 6.5
    Total Band Score – 7.5
    I was disappointed with my results as I’ve reviewed for several months with a private tutor and availed your advance classes and free materials. I know in my heart that I did my best and opted for an EOR although my teacher said that it’s unlikely that my grades would change, he, too, was devastated with the outcome. Seven excruciating weeks later I finally received my results yesterday:
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 8
    Total Band Score – 8
    I was in shock when I read my scores. My speaking score jumped by 1.5 band! Writing, too, went up by half a band (the most important part for us nurses). Glory to God! I hope my persistence, patience, and “stubbornness” will inspire others since I haven’t seen any success stories of EOR from the internet or from forums. They’ll also return my money! Thank you Liz for your website and for offering discounts for your advance classes. Your teaching style is straight to the point and was highly recommended by my tutor. You’re heaven sent! Continue to be a blessing to everyone, God bless! :*

  55. 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!

  56. 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

  57. 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.

  58. 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

  59. 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.

  60. 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!!!

  61. 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.

  62. 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!

  63. 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!

  64. 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!

  65. 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.

  66. 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!

  67. 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.

  68. 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!

  69. 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.

  70. 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™‚

  71. 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

  72. 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.

  73. 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!

  74. 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

  75. 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.

  76. 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. :).

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. 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.

  80. 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™‚

  81. 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 !

  82. 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.

  83. 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™‚

  84. 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

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

  86. 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.

  87. 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

  88. 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˜˜

  89. 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!

  90. 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.

  91. 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

  92. 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

  93. 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!

  94. 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!

  95. 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

  96. 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

  97. 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™‚

  98. 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

  99. 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

  100. 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.

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