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  1. Hey Liz!

    I studied for about a month and these were my results:
    Reading – 9
    Listening – 9
    Speaking – 7.5
    Writing – 6.5

    Very disappointed with my writing. This was the task that I best prepared for. I did Cambridge books 10, 11, 12 and did several more writing tasks from your blog and other websites. I even did all of January and February 2018 writing tasks. After doing the exam, I thought I did very well and I expected at least a 7 or 7.5 in writing but I guess not… I know I don’t need the score right now, as I only needed 6.5 overall, but who knows if in a year or so I’ll need at least 7 in all tasks to do my thesis abroad… But oh well.

    Thank you so much for all your help and I hope you get well soon πŸ™‚ Your website is amaaazing! I prepared all the speaking topics from January and February and everything I got asked I had already read in this website. πŸ˜€ Totally recommend!

    • Forgot to add that I had scored 9 in pretty much all the listening and reading tasks from the 3 Cambridge books so I wasn’t very surprised to score them on the actual exam πŸ™‚ but very proud anyways! Greetings from Portugal πŸ™‚

    • Fantastic listening and reading scores – well done πŸ™‚ Hopefully you will be able to pull your writing score up. Make sure you spend time identifying areas that you need to work on πŸ™‚

  2. Hi
    Thank you for your exam tips.
    I got 7 band overall on academic today 16th March. I did exam on 3rd March.
    Reading – 7
    Listening – 8
    Speaking – 7.5
    Writing – 5.5

    I was disappointed with writing score, though I believed I did well in this part. Second part question was to plastic shopping bags should be banned. Do you agree / disagree. To what extent.
    In introduction, I wrote I agree and I wrote two sides (advantages and disadvantages of shopping bags) in body paragraphs. That would have made impact on my score.
    First part was to discuss two graphs in 2008, I wrote it in past tense.
    Do you have any idea, behind this huge drop in writing band?

    Thank you

  3. Hey Liz

    I am working as an IT analyst and I did IELTS Academic test in march to pursue for postgraduate studies abroad. I just got my results today.

    I did not go for any coaching other than what I got from your website. I prepared for a month before the test referring your site and doing sample questions. It is a wonderful site for all the IELTS aspirants out there. Thank you Liz for all your efforts.

  4. Kapish Joshi says:

    Hi Liz,
    First of all Thanks a ton for putting up such a resourceful blog. I took the GT test on 3rd March and my results are just in. Here are bands –
    L – 8, R – 9, S – 7.5, W – 7; Overall – 8.
    Though, this is the first time I am sharing my result, I had achieved similar feat in October last year with Academic module. Your blog contributed majority of my preparations on both the occasions.
    Thanks a lot again. Last but least, not only you are helping people with IELTS, you are helping them achieve their dreams. Truly amazing work. If I can help in anyway in continuing this work, I’ll be more than happy.

    • A very strong score – band 8 is great πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my website was useful to you πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to let me know your profession.

      • Kapish Joshi says:

        I own a construction business. Sorry about mistakes in my post. Should’ve proof read it before posting. I was a bit too excited earlier. Must’ve been careful writing to my teacher!

  5. Archana Venugopal says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful website which guides all of us through our IELTS journey. I am glad to share my IELTS score. I attempted twice.

    First score: L- 7.5, R-6, S-7,W-6.5
    After taking your advanced writing lessons i have hit my target score.

    L-7.5, R-7,S-7,W-7

    Thank you so much for the detailed explanations on writing task 2.
    You are simply great teacher.

  6. Japjeet Duggal says:

    Hi Liz, thank you for all the resoruces you have provided! I got an overall score of 8.5 and I loved your tips and techniques. Here arey detailed scores:
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.5

    I will also send you an email on how I prepared.

    • Excellent score πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ Students will enjoy reading tips πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to mention your profession.

      • Japjeet Duggal says:

        Certainly! Just waiting for the transcripts πŸ™‚ thank you again. I also forgot to mention, I gave general test and I am an IT professional. Another thing, my husband also took the exam with me and this was his second time. The first time he got a scroe of 6.5 overall and this time he practiced using your material and got a 7.5!!!

  7. Hi Liz,

    When I took the exam first time I didn’t refer much material and got L-9, R-9, S-8 but W-6.5. Then I went through your material and it really directed me on how the essay should be structured and how the points should be argued, what words would be appropriate and what wouldn’t be, the range of tenses to be used and many more pointers which I hadn’t considered at all. This time got
    Reading – 8.5
    Listening – 9
    Speaking – 7.5
    Writing – 7.5
    Overall – 8
    which is what I need for my requirement. Thanks for the great effort you have put in to guide us in the correct way of doing the exams.

    • Very well done πŸ™‚ It can be surprising to people how much there is a consider in writing an IELTS essay. I’m currently writing a Grammar List E-book for IELTS – hopefully that will help people as well. Don’t forget to let me know your profession.

  8. Hi Liz, I wanna thank you for your help as your website was quite beneficial for me
    I’ve been doing the academic IELTS for almost two years now and after 18 trials , I’ve just got the score I needed.
    Although it was an exhaustive and difficult journey, yet I enjoyed studying english and I never got bored
    My score was
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 8
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7
    Overall 7.5
    Good luck for all ielts candidates

    • I’m so pleased you finally hit the score you needed. Well done πŸ™‚ It shows how important determination is πŸ™‚

      • Fenelina Geraldine Dsouza says:

        Hello Liz 😊
        I took the IELTS on the 3rd of March 2018 and I obtained the following results:
        Overall 8.5
        Speaking 8.5
        Listening 8.5
        Reading 8.5
        Writing 7.5
        I am an aspiring undergraduate student from India. I want to pursue a degree in History in Ireland and hence I had taken up the test. Since it was the first time for me, I was extremely nervous. It was especially exhausting during the LRW section of the test. It was almost as if it was a test of endurance rather than that of English!😁
        I was taken aback by my results as I didn’t expect to do too well. Nonetheless I’m very pleased with the outcome.
        I couldn’t have achieved this band score without your help and guidance!!!
        Your online tutorials and videos were life-saving!!!
        God bless you Liz!!!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

        • Very well done πŸ™‚ You’ve got a good point – the IELTS LRW test is long and does require a reserve of energy πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Liz,
    I am a student of veterinary medicine and I appeared for IELTS exam on 10th February.
    I got overall band 8.
    Reading 9
    Listening 8.5
    Speaking 8
    Writing 6.5

    I prepared only for a week before the exam. I can’t thank you enough for the help I received from your website. Your tips are easy to understand and concise. I really like how your website explains every topic to the point and supplies only the necessary information and tips rather than giving tons of subject matter to go through.

    And you are a really sweet person
    Thank you so much 😊

  10. Dr. Nikhil Kadam says:

    Overall 8
    Listening 9
    Reading 8
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 8

    I am a doctor for Mumbai, India. I did my ielts to puruse Post-Graduation in the UK.
    I am forever indebted to your amazing lessons here and on youtube.
    God Bless You.

  11. Hello Liz, I wrote UKVI academic IELTS in Nigeria on the 24th of February, 2017 and just got my test results today.
    Overall: 8.0
    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 7.5
    I am a doctor intending to migrate to the UK to specialize in surgery.
    I followed all your instructions and advice almost 100% and I’m very grateful for your time and dedication to making people pass

  12. I’m a medical doctor and I took the ielts test on 24th Feb in Abuja, Nigeria. This was my first attempt.
    Overall- 8.5
    Listening- 9.0
    Reading- 8.5
    Writing- 8.0
    Speaking- 7.5

    I was really flustered during my speaking test and spoke under one minute in part two, I had to be prompted by the examiner to speak further. If I’d been a bit more relaxed, I’m certain I would have done better in the speaking. Overall, I’m satisfied with my results because I needed a minimum of 7 8′ each band.

    I studied on ieltsliz for about a week and watched her YouTube videos to prepare for the test. The resources on this site really helped me, especially with writing and pretty much all of the speaking tests can be found here so it just takes practice. (I read a lot, I used to be a teacher and I do some creative writing- so my preparation was mostly to help me understand the test format and to practice) Thank you Liz!

    • Overall 8.5 is an excellent score and one to be proud of – well done πŸ™‚ Glad my website was useful πŸ™‚

  13. Hello Liz,

    Thank you so very much for all the lessons on this website. It was very helpful to learn.

    Exam Date:
    3rd February, 2018

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

    I had prepared just for 10 days. Earlier I had taken TOEFL exam and ended up with 86/120 score. Initially, I was nervous while preparing for this IELTS test but this website gave me enough confidence on the exam day to get a satisfying score.

    Thank you once again.


  14. Hi Liz,

    Thanks a lot for constructing this website! I was pretty lost when I was doing the exercises until I find your website a week before my exam. I got my result this morning and I scored:
    Overall – 8
    Reading – 9
    Listening – 9
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 6.5

    Thank you!

  15. Rohit Mulay says:

    Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS (GT) on February 10, 2018.
    Overall- 7.5
    L- 6.5
    W- 7.0
    S- 7.5

    I’m working as an Analyst/Research in Mumbai, India.

    First would like to thank you for your material and the content. I am okay with the score except the speaking where I though I’d get 8 or even more; rest I scored as per my expectations.

    I need to buck up in listening since I have scored 7.0 in my last attempt ( this was my second attempt) and need atleast 8.0 in listening. Will continue with your content.


    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ You need to tackle listening in a strategic way. Each time you do a practice test, think deeply about the reason why you got a particular answer wrong. Is it vocab? Paraphrasing? Key words? Concentration? Overload of information on the recording? Technique? Try to find the problem and I’m sure your listening score will improve. Also start immersing yourself in listening to English – see BBC videos, Smithsonian videos, travel videos – listen to videos and audios for all topics πŸ™‚ Good luck πŸ™‚

  16. Anubhav Srivastava says:

    Dear Liz,

    I’m a Software Developer, living in Dallas, TX. Gave IELTS GT on 10th Feb, 2018. My scores are as below:
    L – 8, R – 8.5, W – 7, S – 8. Overall – 8

    I prepared for a month through different sources including your videos on youtube and unfortunately landed on your website only on the last day. Biggest mistake becasue while I was going through it, I realized this should have been my first reference for preparation.

    Anyway, I’m ok with the results given the time I spent. My only grudge is with the writing where I believe I could have done better but may have missed out on the oppurtunity because of grammatical errors.

    Thanks a lot for your tutorials and videos. They are the best material available on the internet. And let me tell you, when I was talking to few candidates at the center, they all were referring to your website. So I know you are the best.


    • Very well done with your result πŸ™‚ Although your writing isn’t as you wished, it’s still very good indeed – not many students can hit band 7 πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you found my site and that it was useful for you. Thanks for your support πŸ™‚

  17. Dhanshri says:

    Thank you Liz for your valuable videos and fabulous tips/material. It really helped me and my husband to prepare for the GT IELTS module (held on Jan 20th, 2018 in Singapore). We are experienced IT professionals.

    My husband scored overall 7.5 and I scored 8 (but I got 8.5 in 3 modules but missed on Writing module 6.5 only). I had put Writing for remark but the result was no-change. I am really disappointed as I thought it was good enough for a 7.

    We followed your website everyday when we prepared for the exam.
    We thank you again for your generous help!!! πŸ™‚

    • Well done to both you and your husband πŸ™‚ Shame about your writing score – it’s not easy hitting that band 7. Anyway, it’s an overall great result πŸ™‚

  18. Hey Liz,

    We couldn’t thank you enough for all the tips you posted here in your website. It certainly helped me and my husband get Band 8 and Band 8.5 respectively for GT module. We used your website as our primary review material for the exam.

    From the bottom of our heart, thank you again and truly enough we couldn’t forget this experience. We hope that you touch more lives as you continue to share knowledge to the rest of the IELTS aspirants.

    Thank you again and God bless.

    • I’m really pleased that you both got such great scores – well done πŸ™‚ Glad you found my site πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to let me know your professions.

  19. Hi Liz,

    You are one amazing person.
    With your useful resources, I was able to hit the following score


    I am a software engineer from Mumbai and mother to a 10 month old princess.In effect, time was always a constraint.
    I followed all your reading,writing,listening and speaking resources and with 2nd attempt, I could get the target band score needed for immigration.I had a band 7.5 in my last attempt and needed 8 in listening.

    Reading – I realised, I should find answers directly to questions and read only that concerned part of text in a passage.Some other tips that I followed,T/F/NG to attempt
    at the last, when you know the passage quite well.Underline options in the matching headings as well, so that you scan it quickly everytime you go through them.This ensured that I had enough time and so in my both attempts I got 8

    Listening – I am a bad listener and sometimes when people speak a lot, I tend to ignore what they are saying :).My this habit cost me 2 ielts atempts.In effect, listening is more of concentration, one cannot lose focus.I gave almost 9-10 listening tests on cambridge ielts online material.Also one needs to go through list of compound words.

    Writing- I am glad I followed your recent ielts questions before going to exam venue and bang on, I hit the jackpot :).In the meantime they give you answer sheets, I counted the lines and accordingly decided the length of the essay.Though this time I scored 0.5 less, and I dont know why πŸ™‚

    Speaking-Again, your recent ielts exam question hit the jackpot for me.

    Hey Liz, I cannot thank you enough.Wishing you the best of health and keep up the great work.

  20. Dear Liz,
    Firstly i would like to thank you for taking time out and posting the videos and tips and study materials for IELTS. You are doing a great job. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse in Ontario, took Academic IELTS on 10 Feb, 2018 for further studies.
    Received my result today,
    Overall Band: 8
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 8
    I just had week for Preparation and all i referred to was your videos and the tips. i am
    planning on taking ielts general training, for immigration , by the end of march. Hope to score 8 or 8.5 in each module. Thank you once again.

  21. Hi Liz,
    I am an IT professional from Bangalore.I had only a week’s time to prepare for the Ielts test and my speaking test was before the LWR test in the middle of the week.I received my scores today which is given below:
    Overall: 7.5
    L: 8 ( as expected)
    W: 7 ( slightly disappointed here but I know my mistakes are not keeping track of time and not discussing both parts of the topic since i was given a discussion topic, that might have got me an average score.Also I didn’t count my words.)
    S: 8 ( as expected , I got little nervous and my voice was shaky although the examiner was a very calm lady and pleasant to talk to)
    R: 6.5 ( SHOCKING, πŸ™ I never expected this score since I had practised this section and was confident of an 8 or above score.)

    Liz, could you please be kind enough to suggest me the next step, should i go for a reval for reading section especially or retake the test as I am targeting a score of 8.5-9.Has it helped people in the past to get the score reevaluated?

    I would like to thank you from the core of my heart that even the 7.5 score in 5 days was not possible without your website.Its so well organized ,has such a vast content and of course your ever-smiling face πŸ™‚ Its a boon ! Keep up the great work .Thank you so much !


    • You’ve done very well. Shame about your reading. It is rare that a reading score changes after remarking. This is because the scores are based on right or wrong answers, not human interpretation. However, it is your choice. If you usually get band 7 plus in practice tests at home, then it is a good sign that a new test will be more successful. Also review your writing and make sure you are using the right techniques. Good luck πŸ™‚

  22. Hi Liz,

    I took GT IELTS in Portland city on Feb 10, 2018 and got the results today.

    Overall – 8.5
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 8
    Speaking – 8

    I prepared for around 10-12 days, mostly I watched your videos on YouTube for tips. I practiced using Cambridge IELTS 10 and 11. I think without your tips, I would have not scored high. Thank you very much for helping millions of people like me who didn’t have any coaching.

  23. Dhanalakshmi Hanumayya says:

    Hi Liz, thank you for the lessons :). Your videos were one of my sources for preparation.
    Overall 8 (IELTS general test on February 10 2018)
    Listening 8
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 8

    What I learnt:
    Listening needs full attention during the exam, be attentive even if you miss any information. Thinking of what missed in the past will reduce the score even more as you cannot concentrate on the audio.
    Reading needs good practice on scanning and trimming which helps a lot in time management. Don’t get scared by the length of passage or paragraph. They are fairly simple and straight forward questions. Attentive reading is what that is required.
    Practice writing essays and letters. Proof reading at the end is important to correct minor errors.
    While speaking try to use good vocabulary, but don’t pause a lot in search of good vocabulary. Keep talking fluently while answering questions. Try to connect with the examiner with good eye contact and expressions which makes effective communication.

    • Well done and thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™‚ I fully agree about the need to keep speaking in the speaking test – fluency is essential.

  24. Hello Liz,

    I took my GT IELTS test on Feb 10th in Kansas City and here are my scores.
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 8.5
    Speaking – 7

    I work as a Business Analyst in Chicago.

    While I did very limited preparation for about 3-4 days, all that I referred to was you site and all the tips you’ve provided for each section. Your content was crisp and concise and that helped me get an overall idea of what’s expected for this exam. Also, I believe if someone is comfortable with day-to-day english and attempt the exam confidently, you always have a shot at the score you need. Although I was skeptical about scoring this much in Listening after my exam, I’ve got more than what I expected.

    Thanks again for all the amazing resources/work you’re doing.

    • A very good score indeed! Very well done getting band 8.5 in writing πŸ™‚ I’m glad you found my site πŸ™‚

      • Hello Liz, thank you for your website.
        I got my results today. I took the IELTS on Feb 10th. GT and I am a pharmacist. My score are as
        L:9 W:8 S:7.5 R:7
        The reason my reading is too low is I started with the last passage and it took too much of my time. That was totally my fault. Anyway, I do not need to take the test again. I am so grateful for your videos and support and help. I couldn’t do it with you. This is my first time to take the test.
        Thank you.

  25. Hi Liz

    I got the below in GT IELTS, first attempt
    Overall 8

    Thank you . Throughout i only refereed to material from your website and the advance writing videos, they helped me a lot ! I always give your reference to anyone asking for IELTS training. such a pleasure to have teachers like you

  26. Hi,liz. Hope you’re doing great. 😊
    I took my test on 10/2/2018
    My test results:
    Listening: 8
    Reading: 7
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7.5

    Liz, a massive thank you to you. I’m dead chuffed to have got 7 in writing..πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ˜Š
    Guys, if you’re struggling(like me)with your writing,especially task 2,consider purchasing liz’s advanced lessons. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘ I highly recommend!

    Again, thanks liz.

  27. Hi Liz,
    I took IELTS on 20th January and my results was
    Then, I prepared for another try on February 10th, I just prepared for writing task 2 by using your writing task II advanced lessons and also, I prepared for speaking part II even more..
    The results released already today and I’m so happy with them now:
    L: 8
    R: 8
    W: 8.5
    Overall: 8

  28. Upasana Shah says:

    Hi Liz, I recently gave the academic IELTS and had only 1 week of preparation!
    I have to say that the only material I used was your website and youtube videos! So grateful I found your channel! I will recommend this website to every one!
    My score-

    Listening- 9

  29. General Training | Overall Band Score: 8.5
    Listening: 9 | Reading: 9 | Speaking: 8 | Writing: 7

    Hi, this is Laila from Bangladesh. With a rewarding career spanning over 8 years at MNCs and INGOs, I am currently pursuing Masters in Media and Communication with concentration in Journalism.

    I have had only a month to prepare for my IELTS that took place on January 20, 2018. With very limited time to practice, I couldn’t afford to spend hours on slow-paced tutorials or volumes of books on developing my skills. So I had to search for experienced educators who knew how to get their message across efficiently. And Liz’s website was one of those few places where I could get reliable and quality resources. It helped me a great deal. So thank you so much, dear Liz. May you be rewarded for your good deeds. With such timely guidance and by His ample grace and blessings, I gave an exam that was beyond my own capacity and the result was more than I could hope for. Yeah, I could complain about my low score in writing but I rather be grateful for what I accomplished instead of thinking about what I didn’t achieve.

  30. Amit Sinha says:

    Hi Liz,
    Below are my scores for 20th jan 2018.

    L 8, R 7, W 7 , S 7

    I am really grateful to you for making it possible for me.Although I had to struggle for a long time because my English was not sufficiently well to get the scores I needed,I finally made it .It all could happen only because of your insightful and to the point videos.I went through your videos on all four modules and they really helped me.

    • Well done finally getting your score πŸ™‚ So glad my videos helped πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to let me know your profession πŸ™‚

  31. Hi Liz,
    I’m a dentist and I took the test for immigration purpose. My test was on 3rd February and my results are
    R- 8.5
    L- 8.5
    W- 7.5
    S- 7
    Overall 8
    Your lectures and tips on writing proved to be a great help because i was not confident about getting even 6 😊. Thanks a lot you are a great person.

  32. Hi, Liz! I am a student from Ukraine, and I took the test for academic purposes on the 3d of February, 2018. So, here are the results of my IELTS test:

    Reading: 8.5
    Listening: 8.5
    Writing: 8.0
    Speaking: 8.5
    Overall score is 8.5 (much better than my expectations!)

    I’m extremely grateful to you, Liz, for providing people all over the world with such effective and useful IELTS preparation materials! All of the sections of your website came in use for me, as I did my preparation with your excellent videos on YouTube and interesting articles and tips on your website!
    Thank you for your help!

  33. I got 8 band overall.
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 7.5

    Glad to see my results. I must say your website really helped me to prepare as I didn’t join any classes for IELTS. Your tips were extremely useful and to the point. Thank you very much for your support and the free service you provide to students across the globe. Its commendable. Once again . Thank you liz😊

  34. Kareem Sadek says:

    Dear Liz,

    I’m a fourth-year medical student, and I sat my exam on February 1st.

    I got my results today and I’m generally satisfied with them.

    Overall Band: 8.5
    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.5 (was expecting a higher score)

    Your blog and YouTube videos were my primary source of preparation for the exam. I went through all the videos you have on your YouTube channel in addition to your advanced videos on this blog, and they were of immense help to me. I honestly can’t thank you enough!

    • Your results are great! Don’t worry about your speaking score. If your results are good enough for your next step in life then that’s great. Well done πŸ™‚ Glad my advanced lessons were useful πŸ™‚

      • Kareem Sadek says:

        Luckily, they’re more than enough πŸ™‚ Once again, thank you, Liz! For someone who never took any IELTS course and who stopped writing essays for the past 4 years, I believe I would’ve never achieved that score without the help of your blog and advanced videos πŸ™‚

  35. Dear Liz,
    I got the my test results today and they turned out to be better than I expected. I have to thank you for your valuable website. The content is well structured and clear, especially for reading and writing. I particularly found these pages very helpful – Mistakes to be avoided, Last minute Tips, Recent Exams Questions, Writing frequent topics.

    Overall Band – 8.5
    Listening – 9
    Reading – 8
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 8.5

  36. Dr Sachin Unny says:

    hi liz,
    I am a doctor from Hyderabad, India, aspiring to pursue higher studies in the UK for which i needed a band score of 7.5 overall and 7 in each skill.I am very happy to inform you that i could get more than the required scores(writing-7.5, Reading-7.5 speaking-8.5 listening-8 overall band-8 exam held on 01.02.18 at hyderabad academic) just by following your valuable and timely tips with only 10 days for the exams.No classes no tuitions only your website.Thanks a lot.

  37. Hi Liz,

    First of all, thanks a lot for all the super helpful videos and blogs.
    My result got declared yesterday.

    My overall IELTS score – 8.5
    Reading – 9
    Speaking – 8
    Listening – 8.5
    Writing – 7.5

    Your blog and videos have been extremely helpful in my preparation !


    • A great score!! Very well done to you πŸ™‚ So glad my lessons were helpful. Don’t forget to let me know your profession πŸ™‚

  38. Neha Duseja says:

    Hey Liz!
    I was faced with a really tight situation few weeks back. I am a doctor from India and to continue my studies in the UK, required me to take the IELTS exam with just 3 days to prepare. And I am so grateful to have found your lovely guidance at that time. My score is as follows:
    Listening 8
    Reading 9
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7
    Overall score of 8

    My score turned out to be much better than my requirements (and expectations :P).
    And a huge credit goes to the wonderful website you have here. Thank you so so much. Keep up the good work. (y)

  39. Dear Liz,

    Thanks a ton for all your help. I relied heavily on your videos and posts to prepare for IELTS General and here is my score: L-9, R-8.5, W-8, S-9, OBS-8.5.
    I work as a technology consultant and am seeking to immigrate.

    In my experience, writing was more challenging that required more practice. I guess your advise came really handy in structuring my essay.

    Thanks again,

  40. Sowmya Sridharan says:

    Dear Liz,

    I followed your videos and contents in preparing for IELTS exam, which I took on 20th Jan. It was so easy to browse through your well organized content, especially on writing and speaking. Your tips to avoid common mistakes were an eye-opener.

    I remember going through the model topics provided in your website for speaking and writing just before the day of the exam and to my surprise, I got similar topics!
    Your website has a wide coverage on anticipated topics and a well explained structure(especially writing), which greatly lessened my exam stress.

    Thank you so much for providing such a valuable service!

    Test details:
    Date: Jan 20 2018
    Type: General
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 8.5
    Speaking: 8.5

    Overall Band Score: 9

  41. Roboh Borke says:

    Hi liz, my name is Roboh borke and i am a student. i wrote my test on the 20th of jan. I practiced using only your website and this was my first time writing this exam. I am so glad i came across your video on youtube which led me to this site. Thank you very much.

  42. Sadia Fatima says:

    Hey Liz

    Thank you for this amazing blog. This was my first attempt and I only prepared for a week as i am working and its difficult to manage but still got decent results.

    Overall: 7.5

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

    I could have scored better in writing, had i not missed the second statement of the essay writing where i was told to give examples. I didnt give any πŸ™

  43. Woohhooo…hard work paid off!! Was able to hit the nail with ur virtual guidance and all essential tips, Liz. Satisfactory Overall score of 8, in the first attempt for a Business Analyst cum Housewife like me, is overwhelming.
    L- 8.5
    R- 8.5
    W- 7
    S- 7.5
    Wish I had practiced more n more for writing, could have scored better there as well. My learning for Writing module is to practice planning and read articles for all kinds of topics (so we can think n plan better & quick).
    I’m now a firm believer of online teaching/learning as wellπŸ˜€
    Thanks a tonn Dear Liz. Respect to u!

  44. Hi Liz,

    First of all I would like to thank you for putting up such great IELTS learning material on web. Its by far the best all over web, you are awesome.

    I got my IELTS results yesterday.
    L – 7, R – 7, W – 7.7, S – 7

    I am really happy about this score but I need to improve my listening score, its really important for me.

    I am just curious what could have affected my listening score.

    What if I write CUSTOMER(S) as answer instead of CUSTOMERS
    A VENDOR instead of VENDOR.

    I really think this is affecting my listening score.

    Please help me out here.

    • Well done with your score πŸ™‚ You can’t use brackets in IELTS listening. You must choose your answer. Also you must decide if the answer requires articles “a” or “the” or not. If you must complete a sentence, you need to pay attention to grammar. If you must complete notes, you don’t. Examples are often given so you can see the general format of the answers.

  45. Test Date: 20 Jan 2018, Boston
    Role: Product Manager (IT)
    Overall Band: 8
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 8

    Thanks Liz for all the guidance.

  46. Jingzhong says:

    Dear Liz,

    I want to say BIG thank you to you for all your great lessons! You helped me get the score I need and improve my writing competency. I read your speaking and writing parts before I took the first exam in Nov. and got 8.5 for speaking listening and reading but only 6.5 in writing. Almost all my speaking topics were from your list of speaking topics! Great sharing! Then I spent all my time on writing part and eventually got 7 in my second attempt in Jan. This is what I did differently to prepare the writing part
    1) bought your writing test 2 advanced lessons and read the notes and samples many times!
    2) print out your sample essays for task 1 and read many times! Actually my test essay is very similar to the one with a table and two pie charts ( US fish import).
    3) practice, Practice and practice! For task one, follow your sentence structures for line, bar, table, map, pie…once I was familiar with it, it took me less than 20 mins to complete the writing; for task two, I applied your suggested essay structures and made the essay easy to follow and make topic senses of each paragraph very very clear! I think this helps achieve the 0.5 point I need in writing. I didn’t use any β€œadvanced” words in writing and I even forgot writing β€œ in my opinion, I think…” to express my view in the β€œoutweigh” question πŸ™‚ I was surprised but happy to see β€œ7”.

    Thank you and all the best!

    • I’m so pleased your writing score improved and you finally hit band 7 πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips. Don’t forget to let me know your profession πŸ™‚

      • Jingzhong says:

        I was a consultant and business development profession is the past 20 years and recently moved to New Zealand. I am planning to become a school teacher, a dream from childhood. You are my role model!

        I wish you get better soon!

  47. Hi, I am Yetunde.
    Here’s my result on first attempt
    speaking 7.5
    writing 7.0
    listening 7.5
    reading 7.0
    overall band is 7.5

    Honestly i am a bit disappointed because i need more for the immigration purpose. i really need help on improving my reading and listening categories. kindly help!!! Thanks Liz

    • i just came across your blog Liz when I posted the above result, your teachings should help me improve my score, as I have started to study and practice intensely on your blog. i have started observiing my mistakes. Thanks liz.

    • It’s a good score for your first attempt. The more you learn about the test and you get used to how the questions are written, the better. Good luck in your next test πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to post your profession.

  48. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for all the help I got from your website including the advanced lessons which were very helpful.
    I’m a dentist and I got these scores on my first attempt :
    Listening 8
    Reading 8
    Speaking 7
    Writing 6
    For listening and reading, I realized that knowing the type of word to look for was essential to get a high score.
    For speaking, I believe that the overall communication with the examiner is what really matters. We understood each other very clearly.
    As for writing, I ran out of time and could neither finish the second paragraph nor reach the word limit. I took your advice on never to leave an essay without a conclusion, and I think I wouldn’t have got a band 6 if I hadn’t done so.

    Thank you Liz very much.

    • Well done πŸ™‚ Time management is such an important thing in IELTS writing. You did well to get a strong overall score πŸ™‚

  49. Vipin Kirthane says:

    Thank you so much for your lessons Liz. I got:
    Reading – 7.5
    Speaking – 7
    Writing – 7 (after EOR, before 6.5)
    Listening – 8.5
    Overall – 7.5

    I would like to donate some money, can you please point me in the right direction.

    • Very well done with your results πŸ™‚ Glad to see your remark was a success πŸ™‚ Here is a link to a donation page: I’ve only set it up today, so let me know if there are any problems with it. Thanks for your support πŸ™‚

      • Vipin Kirthane says:

        I wired the money. And by the way I am working as an Electronics Engineer and just got 447 points for Canadian express entry draw, which hopefully will allow me to get an invitation to apply soon. Its people like you the world needs, thank you very much for your help.

        1. I got a 0.5 from EOR (Enquiry On Result), so always give it a go, you may never know.
        2. READING: Don’t go with your guts when it comes to True or False, there will always be 1 or 2 questions which will be tricky and easy to make mistakes.
        3. LISTENING: you CANNOT lose focus even for a second when the audio is played, every second might cost you an answer each.

        Good luck, by the way i got this score in the fourth attempt, so keep trying you will eventually win.

        Thanks a lot Liz!!!

        • So kind of you. I’ve just emailed you personally. Thanks for sharing your tips as well πŸ™‚

        • Hi Vipin,
          Can I ask you how long did it take for the EOR results to arrive? I’m in the same situation you were and just sent an EOR on the writing (got a 6.5 but need a 7).

  50. Hey Liz!
    First of all, thank you so much for such a great platform that you’ve provided for non-native English speakers just like me πŸ˜ŠπŸ™. I took my ielts exam on january 20th, 2018 and I got 7.5 band overall(R:8 L:8 S:7.5 W:6.5).
    Is my overall score considered as a decent one ?And is it worth it to object to my writing score ?

    • Well done πŸ˜‰ It is possible to consider a remark if your word count was enough and you wrote an overview in task 1 with a conclusion in task 2. But there is no guarantees it will be successful. It’s a choice you must make alone πŸ™‚ Band 7.5 is a strong score. However, you need to find out if it is enough for your future plans.

  51. Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.0

    This was my third attempt

  52. Hi Liz,
    I’m an IT professional and took IELTS GT on Jan 20th in USA.
    Considering it was my first attempt with only couple of weeks of prep, I’m pretty happy with the scores. I found all your YouTube videos and posts very helpful. You are simply awesome! Your exam tips are spot on and a must read for every IELTS aspirant.

  53. Dear Liz

    I want to appreciate God for causing me to encounter your site. I saw it just 3 days to my test and I was already wondering what the test would look like. I wasn’t very confident by then.

    The few videos I saw exuded mastery and confidence as well as composure which I needed to take my IELTS. I wish I met you long ago. I also had 3 days to prepare due to my workload. I am a System Analyst and a very busy one.

    I was eager to check my unofficial result after my test on 20th Jan, 2018 in Enugu, Nigeria. I got my results yesterday.

    Overall – 7.5
    Reading – 6.5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7.5
    Listening – 8

    That was my first time of taking IELTS.

    Liz, you’re a great teacher. You’re very selfless. May God keep you in excellent health and state of mind to keep up the good work to humanity that you’re already involved in doing.

    To all test takers, I recommend all Liz materials for your desired band. Practice a lot, aim high, focus, rest before the test day and concentrate while taking your test.


    God bless you loads!

    • How is your health Liz.?

      • Not great, but I’m hoping this year will see me getting better and better πŸ™‚ I’m really keen to continue making videos πŸ™‚

    • I’m so pleased to see your score – well done πŸ™‚ With a busy schedule, you obviously managed your preparation time very well. I’m so very pleased you found my site πŸ™‚

  54. Thanks Liz for your lessons, they were really helpful, I am from Nigeria, a pharmacist
    LRWS respectively

    1st IELTS was in Aug 2017- 7,6,6 and 7.5
    2nd IELTS was in Dec 2017- 7.5, 5.5, 7 and 7.5
    3rd IELTS was in Jan 20th – 8,8,7 and 8 with overall band score of 8

    Thanks so much, God bless you

    • So glad you finally got the result you needed – well done with such a great improvement in results πŸ™‚ So glad my lessons were useful πŸ™‚

  55. Hello Liz,

    I’m an IT professional and sat for GT on 20-Jan in Lagos. Below are my scores:

    Overall – 8.0
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Speaking – 7.5
    Writing – 7.0

    It was my first attempt and I am so very excited and thankful. Do enjoy your leave and keep up the great work you do here. God bless you richly.

  56. Hi Liz,
    I had my General IELTS exam on January 20th, 2018. My center was in Chicago. I am an IT professional and have a full time job. I also have 2 small kids at home. So finding time to prepare for the exam was really tough. On top of that, I had only about a month’s time to prepare. Your site was really helpful in preparing for writing and speaking tasks. Your tips on how to collect ideas and to improve the vocabulary helped me in achieving my current scores. Thank you so very much!
    My scores are as follows:
    Overall: 8
    Listening: 8
    Reading : 9
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.5

    My questions for writing were:
    WT1: Write a letter to you friend who has decided to move to your hometown answering the questions your friend asked about
    – the housing facilities for family
    – schools in your home town
    – how to meet new people in th e community
    WT2: In certain countries, people are buying more and more products because there is more money available than in the past to spend. Is this a positive or negative development?
    ST1 : Where are you from?
    What do you like most about your home town?
    Has your hometown changed a lot from the time you were a kid?
    How was your first day in high school?
    Which teacher did you like the most in high school and why?
    Did you like studying science while you were in school?
    How do you check time?
    Are you concerned about being late to some place?
    What do you do when you are waiting for someone?
    Do you think you will be judged if you are late for a meeting?

    ST2: Explain about the science classes that you attended in your high school
    ST3: Do you think the government should regulate the science researches held by private organizations / people?
    Why do you think govt want to regulate the researches that are not hazardous to the community?
    Are people interested in learning science in your country?
    Have you ever applied the science that you have learnt in your college / school in your daily life?

  57. Hello Liz,
    I got my result today only, I gave IELTS Academics on Jan 20, 2018, I am a media professional, I got 7.5 band overall.

    Speaking 7
    Reading 7
    Writing 7
    Listening 8

    I have done most of my preparation from your website only, I regret not finding it well ahead of time.
    Although, I am happy with my result but what should be my score to get an overall 8 band.
    The reason why I’m asking is another friend of mine got 7 band overall with following breakup: S: 7, L: 7.5, R: 7, W: 6. How come the difference of 1.5 points in our results has gained me .5 points only?
    Many thanks in advance, you are doing a fantastic job! I have recommended your website to many of my friends.

  58. Hi Liz
    I took the IELTS academic version on January 20th, at Toronto, Canada. I am a doctor by profession.
    I got an overall score of 8.5
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 9
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8
    I must mention that my ONLY source for preparation was your website Liz. I say this to all the students preparing for IELTS that there is a ton of information on this website, and all of it is free of cost. Liz is doing an amazing and kind thing for us students and let us make the best use of that. Thanks a ton Liz and hope you feel better after your vacation

    • Well done with your results – I hope you are pleased with them πŸ™‚ So glad my lessons were useful to you πŸ™‚

  59. Hi Liz πŸ™‚
    I’m a geneticist and I’m applying for master studies in europe
    my overall band was 7.0
    reading: 8,5
    listening: 7.0
    writing: 7.5
    speaking: 6.0

    Speaking band was quite low, but it was due my nervousness and anxiety, and the questions were about the topic that I’m not so familiar with.
    However, I’m satisfied with my results and I want to thank you for everything, your lessons were extremely helpful and easy to understand.

    You are the best πŸ™‚

    • It’s a strong score πŸ™‚ And if it is enough to go forward, then it’s great πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  60. Thank you so much Liz. You have really helped alot of people cross the IELTS bridge including myself.

    My location is Nigeria and I am a Mechanical Engineer. I was the one that asked what type of essay this was: Some people attain fame at a very young age. Is it a good or bad thing?

    My scores as viewed today are:
    Listening- 8.5
    Speaking -7.5
    Writing – 7.5
    Reading- 8.0

    I will definately recommend this site to anyone I know planning to take this test.

    I appreciate you.

  61. Hi Liz,

    Exam date: 20th jan first attempt.
    I got my IELTS general exam online score today.
    Over all band score of 8.

    Listening 8
    Reading 8
    Writing 7
    Speaking 8

    I read and followed all your tips, videos, paid adavanced lessons.
    I recommend every one to follow your blog to crack IELTS to get their desired target score. Credit goes to such a selfless teacher like you.

    Thanks a million LIZ
    You are amazing…
    Happy holidays and I pray for your speedy recovery.


    • I’m pleased to see your results – well done πŸ™‚ I’m glad my advanced lessons helped πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to let me know your profession – thanks πŸ™‚

      • Hi Liz,

        I gave my exam in San Francisco, the USA.
        I am a software engineer.

        I completely owe it you Liz.
        I am inspired and admire your generous unique way of teaching.

        Many dreams depend on teachers like you!

        Love u LIZ…..
        Hope you get the best of best in life….
        May God bless you abundantly

  62. Mam Liz,,, Thank you for all ur test tips and videos, most especially Writing Tips, I think that helps me alot, more than I expected!!!!
    I just got my unofficial IELTS Academic 20th Jan, 2018 test result held in Abuja, Nigeria.
    Overall Band: 7.0
    Listening: 6.5
    Reading: 7.5
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 7.0

    My 1st attmpt 20th April, 2017 in Lagos Nigeria was:
    Overall Band: 6.0
    Listening: 6.0
    Reading: 5.5
    Writing: 6.0
    Speaking: 7.0

    Thanks so much for being a rare jewel for all IELTS taker,,, ur website will always be recommended for friends and family… MAy GOd Blesss.

    less I forget, I’m currently a serving corps member in one of the Nigeria State – univeristy,,, I read BSc Microbiology, however crossing to Msc Pharmaceutics by God grace.

  63. Hi Liz!

    My test was taken on Jan 20th, 2018 in SΓ£o Paulo – Brazil. I just checked my results online and I got an 8 overall! I couldn’t be happier!

    O: 8
    L: 9
    R: 8.5
    W: 7
    S: 7.5

    I took the General Training module and I am a Project Consultant.

    Thanks for all the info you share here, Liz!

  64. Damilola Fadele says:

    I just got my test result today. I am an Electrical Engineer and this was my first IELTS attempt. My scores are;

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

    I am overwhelmed at the moment. Thanks Liz for your help. Your website was my go to resource for preparation. Actually, I had attempted the CELPIP (Canadian equivalent) exam twice, but always fell short with my speaking. I decided to try IELTS because the speaking portion is done with a person rather than speaking to a computer as was the case with CELPIP. I am glad I took that decision.

    Thanks again.

    • I’m really pleased to hear your results – well done πŸ™‚ Yes, I agree that IELTS is a better test. It’s very unnatural to speak to a computer and I think IELTS made a wise choice making sure that the speaking is face to face with an examiner. My only wish is that they put cameras in the rooms to record the speaking test so they can monitor examiners behaviour more closely.

  65. Dear Liz,

    today I got the results, band 8 overall.
    I’m not completely satisfied, because I scored low in Speaking and Writing part of the exam. I’m not sure whether it’s possible to improve significantly within a month to take the test again. I needed a minimum score of 8.5 overall for the job I was planning to apply for.

    My results were:

    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 7.5
    Overall: 8.0

    • It is certainly possible to improve in one month, if your English is good enough for a higher score. But it will depend on your ability to understand more about what is needed for a higher score and where you are going wrong. See my advanced lessons if you need extra training with writing task 2:

  66. Hi Mam,

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being such a wonderful teacher.
    I gave my IELTS General exam in the USA on 20th January 2018.
    My results were out on 1st February 2018.

    I scored an overall band of 8 on my first attempt.
    Listening – 8
    Reading – 8
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 8

    The credit goes to you, mam.
    I am inspired and absolutely love your unique way of teaching.
    I totally admire the way you teach IELTS generously without taking a penny.
    I followed only your blog, videos, paid advanced lessons for 2 weeks and
    I achieved my target score.
    A perfect definition of “IELTS” is “LIZ”.

    May Lord give you the best of best in life.
    Please keep up the selfless terrific work.
    Many dreams depend on teachers like you!

    This is for you LIZ…………….
    As teachers go
    You are the best.
    You shine above
    All the rest.
    So accept my thanks
    For all you do
    I’m very lucky
    As my teacher is you.

    I would like to share my experience on the exam day.

    Writing section:
    1) Write a letter to your friend who is planning to move with his/her family to your hometown. He/She asked you to provide some information below:
    – type of family housing
    – types of school
    – various places of meeting other people
    Write a letter to that friend.

    2) In few countries, as people are earning more these days they are also buying more and more items.
    Do you think this is positive or negative development?

    Part 1
    1) Could you please tell me your name?
    2) Can you give me your passport?
    3) How far do you live from here? Tell me where do you live?
    4) Tell me about benefits of living in a city and benefits of living in the countryside.
    5) If the Government plans to shift IT companies to the countryside, is it an advantage or disadvantage?
    6) Does living in the city make people lonely?

    Part 2 – Cue card
    Describe any place which you recently visited.
    1) which place?
    2) What did you like about the place?
    3) What did you dislike about the place?

    Would you like to visit that place again?

    Part 3:
    1) Have you visited any place where you can see animals?
    2) Which is your favorite wild animals? Why?
    3) Should children be taught about animals?
    4) Do you have a pet? Would you like to have one?

    Thanks a million.

  67. Liz,

    Thanks for your efforts in running this website and helping students like me.
    I did purchase your writing task 2 videos. I used same structure that you provided and it resulted in 7.5.
    I gave my exam on 20th Jan 2018 and I am a software developer.
    I scored L 8.5 R 6.5 W 7.5 S 7.5
    I am disappointed with my reading score. I was pretty confident after the exam that i would score 8 bands. I do not know what caused this low score.

    Is it worth remarking??

    • Well done with your scores πŸ™‚ It is highly unlikely that your reading score will alter because answers are either right or wrong – they are not based on human interpretation. Of course, I don’t say it’s impossible, so the choice is yours.

  68. Hi Liz, I just got my test result back today for the Jan 20 GT test. I still couldn’t believe that I got a 8.5 overall score. This is my first time taking IELTS and I had just three weeks to study while working at the same time. Your website was the only resources I used for my study. I cannot thank you enough! Writing has always been my weakness and I benefited the most from your Advanced Writing courses. Thank you!

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

    • A great result!! Very well done getting overall band 8.5!! You should be very proud to achieve that score in such a short space of time πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased to hear how much my lessons helped – and my advanced lessons πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to mention your profession πŸ™‚

      • Hi Liz, I am a financial analyst. Thanks again for your efforts in putting up this website and sharing the knowledge! I will definitely recommend your webiste to anyone I know who is going to take IETLS.

  69. Mahboob A says:

    Hi Liz,
    Your blog is very helpful, I took Exam on 20th Jan. 2018 and got following score
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 7.0
    Writing: 7.0
    Speaking: 8.0
    Overall: 7.5

    Many thanks

    Mahboob A.

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to mention your profession.

      • Mahboob A says:

        I am a Software Engineer by profession.
        I want to ask a quick question from you please. My country of nationality is Pakistan and country of residence is United Kingdom, I received my IELTS test report today and International House London has written United Kingdom as my country of Nationality instread Pakistan. Is it possible if you can please guide me how can i get this changed? have you ever come across such issue, i am worried about this actually.
        i would really appreciate your help!
        Many thanks

        • I think you should do two things. 1) Contact International House London and tell them the mistake – ask them to fix it. This is their problem to fix. 2) Also check with IELTS that certificates can be re-printed if personal details have been incorrectly registered. Try to do both and then you will feel more comfortable knowing your rights πŸ™‚

          • Mahboob A says:

            Thank you for you quick response liz.
            I took my exam on 16 Dec 2017 as well and Country of nationality is correct there.
            Should i send them that cirtificate too?
            I am bit confuse, is International house issue the IELTS report? or do i have to ask IELTS seperately. IHLondon and IELTS are seperate bodies? if IELTS don’t issue new Report I would be in deep trouble then πŸ™

            • I do not know who processed your personal details. Did you give the wrong details to IH? Did IH give the wrong details to IELTS? I don’t know. Contact them both and talk to them. Of course they are separate companies. IELTS is a testing company and IH is a school. Don’t try to predict until you have spoken to both to find out who will fix the problem for you.

              • Mahboob A says:

                Thank you so very much Liz πŸ™‚

                • Hi Liz,
                  I called my Test Centre about the mistake in the country of nationality. Actually, it was me who entered country of nationality wrong. IHL asked me to send my original TRF back to them and pay Β£20 as a fees. Then they sennt me a replacement within 2 days.
                  thank you so much for the help πŸ™‚ you are a star!

                • I’m so glad it got sorted out πŸ™‚

  70. Lily soon says:

    Hi Liz. Thank you so much for your guidance and sharing on your website and all the videos. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I signed up for IELTS 20 days before the exam and started preparation only then during my time off work.

    But with your materials here I have managed an overall 8.0 on my first try.😊 Could’ve done better I think but I am grateful as I didn’t have much time to prepare and was the format was totally foreign to me. Thanks again Liz! Highly recommended website for anyone who wants to score!

    • A great score in just one month – hats off to you πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to let me know your profession πŸ™‚

      • Lily Soon says:

        Oops. I missed the profession part. I’m a general dental practitioner. Could not have done it without your help! Will recommend your websites to everyone I know who is planning on taking the IELTS. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  71. Roshni Gurnani says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for your guidance.
    I have given ielts academic twice, my scores
    1st L-8. 5, R-8, W-7, S-6.5, O-7.5
    2nd L-8, R-7.5, W-6.5, S-8, O-7.5
    I need 7 in all, really confused, my writing part was not that bad, do you think remarking will help, shall I apply for EoR. I am a pediatrician from India. Please reply

    • It’s possible to consider a remark as long as you wrote over the word count, and wrote an overview in task 1 and a conclusion in task 2. However, it’s never guaranteed to work. If it doesn’t work, review your writing techniques before taking another test. Good luck!

  72. Hello Liz,
    Thanks for your wonderful website with loads of tips and videos.

    I’m an MBA graduate from India, planning to migrate to another country. I had attempted IELTS general 4 times in the past 8 months. Below are my scores:
    Attempt 1: L 8.5, R 7.5, W 6.5, S 7.5
    Attempt 2: L 9, R 9, W 6.5, S 7.5
    Attempt 3: L 8.5, R 9, W 6.5, S 7
    and finally my big and successful attempt,
    Attempt 4: L 8.5, R 8.5, W 7, S 7.5

    I was not sure what was going wrong with my Writing every time, but always I felt I had room for improvement. I realized, I was attempting the exams without improving my writing skills, hence for the fourth attempt, I took a couple of months and practiced Writing tasks daily.

    I purchased your videos, and they helped me immensely in my preparation. Moreover, the tips which come along with the video subscription were really helpful.

    Thanks a lot!!

  73. Stephy Jose says:

    Hi Liz!
    Got my scores finally last night after a long wait.

    L – 9
    R- 9
    W- 7.5
    S- 8.5
    Overall – 8.5

    Your blogs and videos have helped me so much! Really appreciate all the wonderful work you’re doing.

    Best wishes!

  74. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for all the lessons and videos. They helped me a lot during the preperation.
    Got my IELTS result last week and these are the scores:
    Listening: 9
    Reading : 9
    Writing : 7.5
    Speaking : 6.5
    Overall : 8.0

    I am quite happy with my performance in L/R/W but my speaking score is bit low.
    I am rewriting the exam to improve my speaking score (more confident this time)

    Once again, your website was very useful


  75. Dear Liz,
    Dr Dhanya…India..pediatrician
    gave my IELTS on 6th jan 2018..
    scores are R9 L8 S8 W7…overall 8
    im very happy…thank u so much for your guidance….

  76. Hi Liz,

    I sat for IELTS General Training Exam in Saudi Arabia recently. I scored

    I am deeply disappointed with my reading score since I worked hard in this module and always score 7+ in sample tests. I belive the evaluation of my reading exam is an aberration based on the strenghth of other faculties.

    What are the chances of success if I challenge my reading exam.


    • It is unlikely the reading score will change. The scores are based on right or wrong answers – not on human interpretation. So, the chances of mistakes are very low. However, the choice is yours.

  77. Natacha Ruyssers says:

    I am a Belgian surgeon planning a fellowship training in Australia for which I need to pass the IELTS.
    My first attempt to sit the IELTS was in December 2017 and these were my scores:
    Listening: 9/9
    Reading: 8.5/9
    Speaking: 8/9
    Writing 6.5/9
    Overall score : 8/9
    As you can see, I only had a low band score for writing. However, it kept me from being accepted by the Australian Medical Council (they require a minimum of 7 on all 4 topics) and I need to re-sit the entire exam.
    At the moment, I am studying hard to improve my writing skills by watching the advanced videos on writing from Liz and by training.
    Hopefully this wil result in a better band score in February!

    For all students planning to sit the IELTS and have a degree: don’t focus too much on listening and reading because most of the time, you are already familiar with these topics. Spend most of your time on writing (definitely the hardest part of the exam) and speaking!

    Best regards,

  78. Hello Liz,
    I wanted to thank you, your videos were very helpful.
    1st attempt (30 sept 17) L 6.5 R 8.0 W 6.0 S 8.0
    2nd attempt (25 nov 17): L 8.0 R 7.5 W 6.0 S 7.5
    3rd attempt (13 jan 17) L 8.0 R 9.0 W 7.0 S 8.0
    I am a pediatrician applying for a fellowship position.
    Best regards,

    • I’m glad you finally hit your desired score – great job! It’s not easy to hit that band 7 in writing. Well done πŸ™‚

  79. I sat the Ielts test on January 13th. I achieved an 8 band overall. The resy of the scores are:
    S: 7.5 R:8.5 L:8.5 W:6.5 . Although my band score is quite good, I need to take this test again, as I need a minimum of 7. By the way I’m a physician.

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Make sure you review all your techniques for IELTS writing. As you had band 7.5 in speaking, your English is not a problem. However, the way you present ideas, the way you link them and the language choices you make can all affect your score significantly. See my advanced lessons if you need help:

  80. I got my results 06 January 2018
    Overall 7.5
    Thank you Liz for the wonderful guidance. It was my first attempt. I’m content with what I’ve received. Thank you Lord.

  81. Dear liz,
    I am a naval veteran and attended my ielts general module on jan 6th.MY scores are
    L-8, R-8, S-8, W-7.5 . overall-8 .
    so glad i took your paid course for wrting,well it did wonders for me. You website has been instrumental in achieving a CLB 9. So grateful for your support and service. Thank you again.

  82. Sreya Chatterjee says:

    Hello Liz,

    I had just two days to prepare for IELTS as this situation cropped up all of a sudden. Two hours before my exam I came across your website thanks to a friend. And trust me your’s was the best guidance I could have asked for. So here are the results thanks to those two hours…

    Listening – 9
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 8
    Speaking – 8.5
    Overall – 8.5

    Thank you so much, Liz! I owe this one to you πŸ™‚

    • Excellent results – very well done πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to share your profession πŸ™‚

      • Sreya Chatterjee says:

        Hello Liz, I am filmmaker and editor by profession.
        At the moment, I am preparing to study Heritage Studies in Conservation.
        Thank you πŸ™‚

  83. Shaifali Bhagat says:

    My IELTS Academic results for 6th January, 2018 came out yesterday after investigation.

    Overall – 8 Bands

    Thank you Liz for great tips and this free guidance.
    Good luck to all future candidates. Remember, practice is the key.

  84. I am a Student
    Reading 9
    Listening 9
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Total 8.5
    Thank you so much Miss Liz.Because of your sample map answers and tips.I was able to get a decent score in writing.For listening and reading I completed a Cambridge Ielts test and watched your YouTube video.In speaking I was just an overconfident idiot who went in the testing room with minimal practice and became tongue tied.This was a mark I was not expecting.
    Anyways,you are such a kind soul for posting such valuable resources for free.I really appreciate that.
    Hope you have a lovely day.

  85. Hey liz!!
    I am more than delighted to share my result with you..
    Exam on jan 6/ GT

    What i was actually looking for.. because of my profesion i could not give full time to ielts preparation. However, I purchased your advanced writing lessons and they are really helpful. I just re read your instructions and your sample answers and thats all i prepared for writing part. I couldnot even practice bcoz of my busy schedule. I am really thankful to your efforts. Even in speaking i had the same questions on dictionary as mentioned in one of your links.. thanks a ton ma’m. I recommend everyone to purchase your advanced lessons who are looking for good ielts score in writing.

  86. Hi,

    I got my IELTS result today for the 6 Jan test after a long wait.

    Overall – 8.5

    Really happy πŸ™‚

  87. Sana Ahmad says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am a primary school teacher. Results of my 6th Jan test –
    L – 8.5
    R – 9
    W – 7
    S – 8.5
    Overall – 8.5

    It was my second attempt. Wondering if I should get writing re-evaluated. First attempt scores were –
    R – 9
    W – 6.5
    S – 7.5
    L – 7.5

    Quite happy with the scores but a bit disheartened to have scored lesser in writing yet again. Thank you for for the guidance! Let me know what you think about re-evaluation.


    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ If your results are enough for your future goal, then be satisfied. There is no guarantee with remarking. Writing is particularly difficult for students to assess themselves because most students do not fully understand how the examiner marks their writing and what the actual band score requirements are. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t try for a remark. It’s completely up to you. Whatever you decide – I wish you all the best πŸ™‚

  88. Hi Liz
    Hope you are doing well.Whatever I have achieved in this test,I owe it to God and a teacher like you.I attempted ielts thrice but always missed magic number 7778, finally got it.And I really want to give one message to all individuals who are looking for their desired bands that have some perseverance.Dedication and hardwork pays off.Sometimes things are not easy as they seems to be,but don’t loose hope , especially,when Liz is there 😊.
    First attempt
    Second attempt
    I missed perfect 7 in speaking twice
    Third attempt
    Finally the magic number is with me and I cannot express my happiness.The thing that I like the most in these three exams is that I managed to get 7 or 7.5 in writing ,while majority of people fall behind in it and believe me this is just because of you.Your tips and advanced lessons are blessing.I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you.
    May God bless you with good health.
    Yours sincerely
    I forgot to mention -I am a dentist by profession.
    N I will always follow your website even if I have cleared the exam.
    Thank you😊

    • You did it !!!! It’s so good to see someone finally hitting their desired score – well done πŸ™‚ It shows that it is possible with determination πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my advanced lessons helped πŸ™‚

  89. Dear Liz, just got my results of 6/1/18 test which were withheld for a week for quality check investigations,
    L 9
    R 9
    W 8
    S 7.5
    O 8.5

    Thank you so much for this awsome blog and your tips, which were very beneficial. May God bless you and cure you completely😘

    All those who are waiting for withheld results, I know how hard it is to wait, and hope and pray you all get yours soon. All the best!!

    • An excellent score – very well done to you πŸ™‚ Also let me know your profession – it helps me to know which professions are following me most so I can adapt my lessons to make them more suitable. Well done again !! πŸ™‚

  90. Hi Liz,
    I bought the videos of your writing Academic task 2, but I cannot access it anymore.


  91. L-8

    Thank you liz for the lessons you provided. it helped me a lot that even though it was my first time to sit for the exam, i was able to achieve the scores i needed. For everyone who will take the exam, just relax and keep it simple and concise. You dont have to use difficult words especially if you are unsure on how to properly use them. It’s better to use simple words and express your ideas clearly than to use “flowery” words you’re not sure of which can make your score to suffer. Most importantly, dont forget to pray. Do your best and God will do the rest. πŸ™‚

  92. Joan Omijeh says:

    Hi Liz,
    I am an Sanitation supervisor.
    I did the IELTS test on the 6th of January and these are my scores
    Thanks to your great lessons and instructions. God richly bless you.

  93. 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!


  94. 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.


  95. 1st attempt

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

    3rd attempt
    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.

  96. gurjant singh says:

    today my speaking exam at Amritsar

    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.

        • Your speaking test score is decided by the IELTS examiner who asked the questions. The test has been recorded so that you can ask for a remark if you are not happy with your results.

          • Thanks a lot Liz.

            • Hi Liz I got my result today and its L 8.5
              R 9
              W 7
              S 6.5 As I told you about my speaking exam experience my examiner was taking naps during my exam, so should I go for remarking
              Please suggest

              • It is possible to consider a remark. But remember that nothing is guaranteed. You need to think about your performance. Did the English you provided show flexibility, a good range as well as accuracy?

    • I got 6 in IELTS I spent on 11 days. Self-study.
      Time is enemy for all IELTS Candidates all over the world. This’s it.

  97. 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

  98. 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

  99. 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

  100. 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.
      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 !!😊

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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!!


  106. 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

  107. 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™‚

  108. 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.

    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

  109. 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 ….
    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.

  110. 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

  111. Hello Liz,

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


    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.

  112. 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!!

  113. Hello Liz
    I took the GT IELTS test on the 16th of December. My scores are as follows
    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

  114. 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.

  115. 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

  116. 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.

  117. Hi Liz
    I took exam on 16th dec n results r just out
    I really want to thank u for guidance n help that u offer

  118. 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!


  119. 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˜€

  120. 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™‚

  121. 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! 😊

  122. 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!

  123. 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.

  124. 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

  125. 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!

  126. 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™‚

  127. 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 you were mostly behind my success. Can’t thank you enough.

  128. 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.


    Shantanu V

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

    Overall: 7.5

  130. 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

  131. 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.

  132. 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!!!

  133. 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!!!

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

    • 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.

  135. 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,


  136. 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™‚

  137. Umang Katyal says:

    GT india result for 2nd December:

    Overall 8:
    L: 8.5
    S: 8.5

    Thanks for your material was very helpful.

  138. 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

  139. 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

    Sylhet, Bangladesh.

  140. 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

  141. Credit is all yours…..!!!!😊

  142. 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!!!

  143. 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!!!

  144. 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.

  145. 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!

  146. 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! :*

  147. 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:
    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!

  148. 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… are A great teacher…..May God keep you in gud health

  149. 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!


  150. 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

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