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  1. Academic Test June 22, 2019 (Computer-based)
    L 7.5
    R- 7.5
    S- 8
    Thank you Liz

  2. Hi Liz, I just found you today and hope to practice with your materials before my 2nd exam.
    I didn’t prepare for the 1st, I don’t know how I took it so lightly. I aim to get at least an overall band of 8:
    Listening: 8 , Speaking : 7, Writting : 7, Reading 7

    My 1st was a horrible overall of 6.5
    Listening : 6.5 , Speaking :7, Writting: 6.5, Reading : 6.

    I haven’t booked for a 2nd exam yet because I need to know am ready this time. I have seen all the good testimonies here and wish to share mine soon

    • I think you have made the right choice. Book your test when you feel 100% comfortable with IELTS. You need to know the types of questions given in each section of the test. You need to understand the marking for speaking and writing. There are over 300 pages for free lessons and tips on this site available through the RED BAR at the top of the website. I also offer paid advanced lessons and an e-book for writing task 2. I’m sure you will achieve your goal – just be systematic and strategic in your preparation πŸ™‚

  3. Monika DEVI says

    Very good article.

  4. Hey Liz
    I got my IELTS results and I did well
    Thanks for the all the help ! Your blogs were very helpful
    I messed up my writing section as I was out of time !
    Also I gave it in the US and for some stupid reason they dont allow to carry our own pencil or pens !
    They gave 2 pencils but no sharpeners !
    I asked for replacement and the lady gave me only the first time , second time she was a lil pissed and said she doesn’t have any ! This kinda impacted my flow and writing and I was not really used to writing with blink pencils and my hand writing was messy!

    Anyways I guess its they way it is
    Reading 9
    Listening 9
    Speaking 8
    Writing 7

    • Very well done with your results πŸ™‚ I’m so sorry you had that experience in your writing test. It’s really unprofessional of IELTS to allow such behaviour from invigilators. Hopefully your score is still good enough for your future plans. If not, find a test centre that is better next time.

  5. Harmandeep singh says

    With out any preparation . I score overall 9 band

    • Fantastic! BAND 9! Very well done πŸ™‚ However, I wouldn’t recommend people to enter this test without understanding the requirements and doing practice tests at home.

  6. Hi Liz,

    Today I got my IELTS results and i.e. Overall band score: 7 in first attempt which is just 3 days of listening to your videos and few samples from your blog. I am sure following your tips and study material anyone who spend enough time to go through it can achieve desired score.

    Thanks for all the help. Appreciate your efforts.


    Thank you liz for your generosity in unleashing important clues to succeed in the exam. Test result for IELTS GT for june 1st exam is:
    God bless you.

  8. Hello Liz,

    Took my IELTS on the 1st of June, 2019. Referred to your videos online and sample questions. It was extremely helpful. Thank you so much!
    My score- Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.5
    OVERALL: 8.0

    once again, thank you so much! God bless!

    • Overall band 8 is excellent – well done πŸ™‚

    • Thea0328 says

      I took the exam on the same date as yours but i did not receive my results yet.. ☹️ I have sent an e-mail the testing center provided but no response at all.

  9. Blessed one says

    Hi Liz,
    Thank you very for your time in putting these useful resources together. I wouldn’t achieve my scores without your website.

    It was my first attempt and my scores are as follows:

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

    Overall hand score – 8.5.

    I am very grateful to you and I unreservedly recommend your site to prospective test takers.

    • Band 8.5 overall is excellent – very well done πŸ™‚ You are not only blessed you are also talented πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Liz,

    I took the pen and paper based General Training IELTS test on the 1st of June in Bangalore, India.

    I squealed with delight when I got my results this morning! πŸ˜€

    Listening – 9

    Reading – 8.5

    Writing – 7.5

    Speaking – 8

    Overall Band Score – 8.5

    I followed your blog posts for the Reading and Writing sections of the test. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and support! I was rather dreading the reading test when I began my preparation. Your lessons made me re-think my strategies and have fun! You are wonderful for doing this! I would also like to thank some fellow test takers who urged me to to follow my gut instinct and reproduce what I read to a t, when it came to the reading test. All in all, I believe that one should not dread the IELTS test but must enjoy it!

    Wishing future test takers all the very best! You can do this! You just need to believe in yourself and enjoy the test!


    • An excellent results πŸ™‚ You’ve certainly taken on the right approach. IELTS is often dreaded, but it can be enjoyable if you approach it in the right way. I’m so pleased my lessons helped πŸ™‚

  11. Nkoli Ejesi says

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for having such a great platform.

    This was my second attempt and i got an overall band score of 8.5
    Speaking: 9
    Listening: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Reading: 8.0

    Your writing and speaking tips really changed my approach to this test and i’m really grateful!

  12. Parisa Moshfeqa says

    Hello Liz ,
    This post is to let you know how very grateful I am to you and your page.I prepared for the exam for just 10 days and whatever I was able to do ,was solely because I followed you blindly.
    A very heartfelt thank you 😊.
    Overall band:8

  13. Uday Gupta says

    L8.5 R8.5 W7 S7 O8
    Dear Liz,
    Thank you for your YouTube videos. After having failed writing twice (Band 6) I was really short of time as joining date was approaching. In the short preparation time of less than a week, I went through writing videos, followed your advice and I scored band 7, the minimum required for me. For me, it’s a more than huge relief as I can now join the job.
    God Bless You.

    PS: Are you on Patreon?

    • Fantastic! I’m really pleased for you. You obviously grasped all the essential techniques πŸ™‚ No, I’m not on Patreon.

  14. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for your lessons, especially the sections that provide recent topics in IELTS writing and speaking, it was really helpful.
    Tips on answering True/false/ NG questions was also valuable.
    Just got my test results and had an overall band of 8. L:9, R: 8.5, W: 7, S: 7.5
    There’s need for a lot of practice for speaking and writing so one does not run out of ideas and also manage time properly. Using a recorder to practice speaking skills was also helpful.

  15. Irene Komanapalli says

    My IELTS score is 8
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading- 7.5
    Writing- 7
    Speaking- 8.5
    It was possible with your knowledgeable instruction and guidance and by God’s grace. Thank you Liz.

  16. Achyut Sharma says

    Dear Liz,
    Thank you for this wonderful site and your amazing suggestions. I took my IELTS academic test on 2019.05.31, computer delivered test and got my scores today.
    I am more than overwhelmed by the result. I scored:
    Speaking 8.5
    Reading 9.0
    Listening 8.5
    Writing 7.0
    Overall 8.5

    I thank you and your site for everything you are doing to help people like us.

  17. Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS Test in Lagos, Nigeria on May 23, 2019. I got my result yesterday and I just want to thank you for your Lessons. This was my first attempt and I achieved my required score.

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

    Thank you so much! I highly recommend your true/false/NG tutorial in reading. It was my best part.

  18. Hi Liz,
    I took the Academic test 18th May 2019 and
    Writing 6
    Listening 8
    Speaking 7
    Reading 7
    overall 7.
    I am not 100% happy about my results as I have to retake it to get each 7 and above.
    I felt that I didnt do well in writing component as I took 25 minutes to do the task 1. I got panic and did nt do well in task 2.
    I purchased your Advanced writing lesson and I am currently going throw them.
    I hope to do well next time and please let me know if you do writing correction and evaluation. I am happy to pay for your time.
    you are the most awesome IELTS teacher online and off line.
    much love

    • I wish you luck in your next test πŸ™‚ Make sure you practise under exam conditions at home to make sure you can do task 1 in 20 mins. Also you can think about doing task 2 first – but make sure you do have 20 mins left for task 1.

  19. Hi Liz,

    I had written the exam on 23 May 19 and got the result few hours back. First and last attempt – seems that IELTS journey is over for me.

    Overall band of 8
    L8, R9, S8, W7

    I would like to thank YOU for your help and guidance. Working in a hectic job, I only reviewed your website and videos. Your sessions and lectures are phenomenal and I owe my score to you. I will share with you over an email my strategy and detailed guidance for fellow students.

    The exam was exactly on your suggested format with no surprises whatsoever. I was expecting a higher score in writing section since I had put in a lot of effort in writing section preparation.

    Thanks once again and keep doing the good work and good karma will come back to you.


    • Very well done with your score πŸ™‚ It is a great feeling to hit the desired score in the first attempt. Feel free to email your tips and experiences so that other people can benefit from them. My email is:

  20. Hey Liz
    Thank you so much for providing such a Comprehensive and beneficial content on ur blog
    Your tips really helped in Writing

    I appeared for IELTS test on 23rd May 2019 and got a overall 7 bands with

  21. Hi Liz,

    I just received my exam results. L-7, R-8, W-7, S-7 with an overall band score of 7.5

    I am really glad about my band scores since it was my first time to take the exam and I only had two full days to study (plus a week of 2-hour study a day on a bus while commuting from my workplace to my apartment). I had to take the exam as soon as possible because it was an urgent requirement from me.

    Thank you very much, Liz. Your website was really helpful for me. I did not take any review classes, but only relied on your website and youtube channel. You are really amazing!

    Again, many thanks and take care!

    • Great results !! Particularly when you had such little time to prepare – well done πŸ™‚ Using preparation time effectively is the key πŸ™‚

  22. Ayokunle says

    I am so distraught right now. Did CBT IELTS last week and got the following LRSW 8.5,8,8,6.5

    Should i request a remarking of the writing? I didn’t argue both sides during Writing 2 and the essay was the Argumentative type. Would i be wasting money trying to request a remark?

    • It is unclear what you mean by “both sides”. In an opinion essay, you must state your opinion of the issue or issues presented. That is the content of your whole essay. It is not a discussion essay about what other people think.

  23. Hi liz! I would just like to say thank you for providing a lot of helpful sources and tips for IELTS preparation, especially writing. my first attempt was on March and got a score of RLSW 8.5,8,7,6. After getting that result I went through your tips and practiced daily for 3 weeks with the recent questions you posted, as well as followed the style of writing for your sample essays and got RLSW 9,9,7.5,7.

    This improvement in writing wouldn’t have been possible without your guidance and tips provided on your site, I highly appreciate it and wish you all the best.



    • What a great improvement! Very well done indeed πŸ™‚ This certainly will be an inspiration to other IELTS candidates πŸ™‚

  24. Kumar Abhishek says

    Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS exam (1st attempt) last week on 23rd of May. I received my results today.

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

    I am happy with my results.

    A big thank you to you. I have referred your website extensively for practicing speaking and writing sections.

    Your tips on constructing the essay was very helpful, especially the manner in which introduction and conclusion should be written . The model letters highlight the style for different types of letters.

    The videos on speaking guided how to tackle the different parts of the interview.

    Once again, thank you for your help.

    Best wishes!


    • Excellent score – very well done πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my lessons helped you πŸ™‚

    • wow Abhishek well done! any tips for writing you have?

      • Kumar Abhishek says

        Thanks Ruchika. I only followed all tips that Liz has mentioned on her website. I watched all her videos on Writing exercise. I read the model essays and letters.
        It was really helpful.

    • Lovepreet singh says

      bro results are shown after 13 days from the you got your results that early. I have also given ielts test on 23 . so result would be declared on 6 june.

      • Kumar Abhishek says

        If you take the test online (computer based), you get your results in 5 calendar days. 13 days wait time for results is true when you take hand written exam.

    • JASLEEN KAUR says

      Congratulations abhishek
      What do you think which is better computer or paper based? Any from where to get computer based study material?

    • Any listening tips you have to score above 8

  25. Hi Liz,

    I would like to thank you for being such a wonderful mentor. Your website and tips helped me a lot.

    My score:
    Overall: 8
    L: 9
    R: 8.5
    W: 7 (6.5 before EoR but got the score increased)
    S: 7.5

    Thank you so much your website was a live saver! Also my tip to those who are planning to go for EoR if you are confident about your writing or speaking skill it is worth a try.

  26. Thank you so much liz,
    After 5 trials, I used your advantage video and finally passed writing.
    You are amazing!
    My last result is LWRS 8,7,7,7.5
    I was stuck on 6.5 in writing, your writing tips in those three advantage videos are second to none. It was worth every penny.

    • Well done hitting band 7 in writing πŸ™‚ It isn’t easy. I’m so pleased my Advanced lessons helped πŸ™‚

  27. Arpit Gupta says

    Hi Liz,

    General Training, India:

    Exam Date: 6th April 2019
    Result on 19th April 2019 as below:

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

    I was upset for my speaking section and I applied for EoR (Remarking) and got my updated TRF delivered on 14th May:

    Speaking got improved from 6.5 to 7 and finally, I got CLB 9 in all the modules.

    Thanks to you, your lectures helped me to achieve this score. I watched all your YouTube videos and read your sample essays from your website to understand the format.

    The recent exam questions link was too helpful to prepare for the speaking module.

    Thank you so much!!!

  28. Hey Liz

    I have taken my IELTS GT on 11th May in the USA. My scores are:
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading, writing and speaking -7.5
    Overall – band 8.

    I work for a software company as consultant.
    Thanks for the tips, your site helped me to get familiar with the test patterns.

  29. Overall score: 8, Listening:9, Reading: 8.5, Writing: 6.5, Speaking: 7
    I have 2 small kids, I’m working nights and had only a month to prepare. I had to fly to the city with test center, couldn’t sleep in the b&b the night before and on the test day the audio player broke, so the order of components changed which was a bit confusing.Many things made it difficult but I’ve done it! I’m so happy as I have the score needed to return to my studies. I’m very grateful to you Liz, the material on your site was so helpful in the preparation. Thank you.

    • You deserve a big WELL DONE!! Sounds like the experience was a bit of a nightmare, but in the end, you conquered and that is all that matters πŸ™‚

  30. Aanchal Dadlani says

    Hi Liz,

    I took IELTS (GT) in Mumbai, India on 18th May 2019, and I just received my score.

    Overall Score – 8
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 8
    Speaking – 7.5

    Your tips and model answers have been extremely useful in my preparation, especially for the writing module.

    Thanks a lot!

  31. I appeared for my IELTS exam (General Training) on May 11 (in the US):
    L: 9
    R: 9,
    S: 8
    Overall: 8.5.
    I would love to share some tips by email. This is to share as Liz’s website as well as others’ tips have helped me in my preparation.

  32. Sushmita Srivastava says

    Hi Liz,
    I started following your tutorials two years ago when i appeared for Academic IELTS in India which helped me to move to Canada for higher studies. I gave my IELTS general on May 11th, 2019for Permanent Residence. I work 44 hours a week and hardly get anytime to study, I trusted you and the amazing study material.

    L-9 R-9 S-8.5 W-7 Overall 8.5
    I am so thankful to you.


  33. Hi Liz,

    First of all let me thank you for your amazing guidance. I and my wife only had 3-4 days to prepare for the exam and all we did was to go through your examples and videos. We didn’t spend a cent on other materials.

    I got 9L 8R 7.5S 7W and my wife got 9L 8.5R 7S 7W.
    Eventhough this result is more than what we need we still could have done better on Reading and Writing having watched all of your videos.

    I strongly recommend writting in all caps for L and R. Also, for reading, its better to start from the last section. I didnt do that and had to rush through the last part which is tad complicated. I was getting all comfy on the beginning wasting time and found myself cramped up in the end.

    Once again thank you so much for your contribution. You are changing the world one result at a time!

    • Brilliant scores for both of you – well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips – I know other candidates will appreciate it πŸ™‚

  34. Hi Liz,

    I appeared for GT in AZ, USA on Apr 27.

    Overall band score of 8.5
    (Listening 9, Reading 9, Speaking 8, Writing 7.5)

    It was my first attempt. And I could only spend 2 weeks before test for preparation, so I was very happy with the end result. I used your site extensively and really made a difference in the end. I read all your tips and completed all sample exercises in here for Listening and Reading and several more practice tests online. I didn’t have time to do practice tests for Writing or Speaking, and just referred to your tips and some samples.

    For Listening, the recording was played over speakers in the test hall, and for the most part that the type of questions were similar to seen in samples. There were just a couple answers I didn’t catch while the audio was being played, and for those I made an educated guess.

    For Reading, I did the last section first and it was the section I ended up spending most time overall. I had to read it several times to get True/False/NG answers. Actually in any section where there was T/F/NG or Y/N/NG questions, it was somewhat tricky and needed few readings.

    For Writing, though I knew going in that I should spend more time on Task 2, lack of prior practice made it difficult to organize the points I wanted to convey and manage time in both Tasks. I was in a rush to finish both Tasks and didn’t get a chance to review. After L, R and W, I was feeling confident about first two, but uncertain about Writing.

    My Speaking Test was late in the evening. I didn’t use many big words, just tried to be clear about the points I was making and making sure it was easy to follow with my accent. For the cue card part, I found myself speaking for less than the entire allotted duration, and thought that I might lose points but Invigilator asked me to elaborate on points that he probably was expecting me to cover in those 2-3 min, and I responded to those, so in the end that’s all they look for I guess.

    Thank you so much for all the valuable information you’ve put together for us in this site. I couldn’t have done without it. I am recommending this site to anyone who asks me about my preparation.

    Thank you for giving a platform to share my experience and to anyone reading this good luck if you’re appearing for this Test in coming days!

    • Very well done with your results – great score πŸ™‚ I also want to thank you for sharing your experience. I know it will help a lot of people who are currently preparing for their test πŸ™‚ Glad you like my site πŸ™‚

  35. Hi Liz. I can’t thank you enough. I got a band 8.5 in GT.

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

    I am so grateful to you. Keep up the good work.

  36. Hi Liz,
    Your tutorials have been of great help to me for the preparation of the test. My scores for IELTS (Academic module) taken in April 2019 are, L 9, R 9, W 6.5, S 8.5. However, a total band score of 8.5 does not help me enough, as I need 7 in each category. Is re-evaluation a good idea for a score like this?

    • Firstly, very well done your scores πŸ™‚ About remarking, your writing will already have been checked by two examiners who both agree that your writing score is 6.5. This is automatic when your speaking and writing scores differ by two band scores. Although it isn’t likely, a senior examiner might not agree and might give you a higher score. So, it’s your choice if you wish to take that chance. If you take the test again, please get my Advanced Lessons and learn more about writing task 2:

  37. Hi Liz,
    I wrote my exam on the 27th of April, 2019;
    Overall 8
    Your website contributed immensely to my success, it is a simple and comprehensive approach to the techniques of IELTS. I also benefitted from the letter regarding the undelivered book, as it was my Task 1 question.
    I hope you will continue with the good work.


    • Very well done with your score πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased that my website helped and my model letter πŸ™‚ Good luck with your future plans πŸ™‚

  38. Hello Liz,

    First of all, thanks a lot for the endless efforts that you put in everyday for the people who you barely know. I have been referring to your material extensively for IELTS preparation but never got 7 in writing in previous 2 attempts. Today, I got my result for my third attempt and I finally got 7 in writing.
    L: 8.5
    R: 8
    S: 7.5
    W: 7
    Overall: 7.5

    I have taken computer-delivered IELTS and it does help a lot in the writing section. Firstly, you can make corrections easily in case you do any mistake or want to change the sentence or a paragraph. Secondly, it gives you dynamic word-count that helps a lot to keep track track of the number of words you have written. Word-count also saves few minutes that you spend in a paper-based test.

    More power to you, Liz. Stay fit & happy and god bless you.

    Warm regards,

    • Well done, Ninad!! I’m really pleased for you πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my website was useful. You are right about the advantages of the CD IELTS writing test – certainly easier. Although if a person’s typing isn’t strong, I think they might struggle with the listening section that requires them typing the answer whilst listening. Anyway, thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™‚

  39. Temitope says

    I wrote general test on 27/04/19 and the result was amazing.
    Overall band score – 8
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing -7
    Speaking -7.5

    Thank you Liz for all the support.

    Temitope Oke

  40. Hi Liz ,

    Here is my score :
    L= 9
    S= 7
    Will still need to retake the test to improve my writing as I need minimum score of 7 πŸ™
    Two mistakes I did in the writing module :
    I went to washroom πŸ™‚ .I had to .
    I spent time on task 1 more than it should be .

    Wish you more success !

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Yes, it’s a shame about your writing, but at least you know what went wrong. 2 hours and 40 mins without a toilet break can be tough. Always best to go to the toilet in reading (if your reading skills are quite strong). It’s still a great overall score πŸ™‚

  41. Hi Liz,

    I attempted the exam from Sri Lanka. took the exam several times since I was stuck at 6.5 for my writing. However, this time I got a very good result with the help of your tips.

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

    Thank you,

  42. Harmandeep singh says

    My score in IELTS exam on. 13th of April
    Overall -9

  43. Hi Liz and hello everybody!

    I did my first IELTS attempt in order to do a PhD in the UK in September, the module was academic and it has been done on the 6th of April 2019.

    L: 7.5
    W: 5.5 and after EoR—> 7.0!!!!!!
    S: 7.0

    I would like to share my experience with this test and the process of remark. When my results came up I was utterly disappointed about the writing section. I have studied so hard every task, but most of all writing, because I knew that it was the toughest for me. I have never lived in an English speaking country, but thank to my generous parents I had the possibility to study this language for many years. I was 99% sure that my writing was well written, without spelling mistakes, with the correct vocabulary and easy to read and understand because during the exam I have rechecked double both essays. Moreover, ALL my writings exercise were corrected by a British Council teacher and I was sure that I had strictly followed all Liz structures of the Advanced lessons for writing.

    So then, I asked for a remark just 5 days after the results and in JUST 6 days (how fast!!) I finally I got the deserved band score (more than 1.5 gosh, I couldn’t believe it). Hence, my advice is: go for a remark if you are completely sure about your abilities and about your output during the exam.

    Thank you Liz for all your precious work, you are a great resource for every student. Keep going this marvellous blog and lessons.

    All the best,


    • A fantastic remark result πŸ™‚ You must have been so concerned about your writing score. You are absolutely right, if you know your level and you have understood the band score requirements, it is worth a remark πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your results πŸ™‚

  44. Hello, Liz!
    I come from Taiwan, and was working in the media industry for the past two years.
    I decided to pursue a master’s degree in filmmaking this fall, and that is why I took the test.
    I took the IELTS for UKVI Academic test on 13 April, and just got my result back.

    Overall 8.5
    Listening 9.0
    Reading 9.0
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 8.5

    This is my second time taking the test, and I struggled with writing on the first attempt.
    After recommended by a friend to use your website to prepare for the second test, I got the score I needed for my application!

    I would like to thank you for your website really helped me with understanding the writing tasks, including how to organized the paragraphs, the appropriate words to use, how to find main points, etc.
    The tips for reading and listening also made me more confident about how to answer the questions.
    And the speaking sample questions gave me a lot of resource to practice before the test.

    The result is higher than I expected, with improvements in not only writing (6.5β†’7.0) but also speaking (8.0β†’8.5)!
    Once again, thank you for sharing all these information with us, and making our test preparation process less pressured and confused πŸ™‚


    • Haylie, I’m really pleased your score improved so much – very well done πŸ™‚ It’s great for people to see what is possible πŸ™‚

  45. Hi Liz, my IELTS Overall Score is 8.0 .
    Listening – 8.0
    Resading – 8.0
    Writing – 7.0
    Speaking – 8.0
    I really gained a lot of information from your youtube videos and online tips. I thank u so much for the support you have provided which has helped me get this score.

  46. Let me first congratulate and thank you, Liz. You are doing a wonderful job. I came across your website through google and used it for 5 days of practice(a week off from work). I took my test in New York, USA.

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

  47. Hey Liz,

    I took the GT this month and I am happy to say that the preparation has paid well. Below are my results:

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

    Your website helped know what exactly to expect from each section and each test category. I took a lot of notes as I studies, as that is the only way I can remember stuff later. I really think that preparation is essential to show the testing body your full extent of knowledge in English, however it really takes a strong base to be able to easily prepare for the test. I hope your website keeps helping people get jobs and degrees and better lives.
    Thanks for everything,

    • Great score – well done πŸ™‚ I’m glad you took notes. The actual act of making notes is one of the ways to learn and remember. Glad you made the most of my site πŸ™‚

  48. Just got my result. For academic.
    Reading – 9.0
    Listening – 9.0
    Speaking – 9.0
    Writing 7.5

    I was a little nervous about the writing, so I used your tip and wrote task 2 first. I always found task 1 challenging even during preparation but I tried to use as many of your tips as I remembered and I am pleased with my score.

    Thanks Liz. You are doing awesome work.

  49. Ramneet Kalra says

    Hi Liz,
    I followed your techniques and got overall band 7.5.
    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5
    It’s for the general category…..They made us sit at 11:30 am while the exam started at 1:00 pm and they had all the rules about the restroom breaks and all.
    There was a lot of stress in the examination hall and that’s is probably one of the reasons I scored less.
    But hats off to you for the amazing support on the content and videos…

    • Very well done with your results πŸ™‚ Shocking conditions to ask you to take your place over 1.5 hours before the start of a very long test. At times, I’m really shocked at sloppy and unprofessional procedures in some of the IELTS test centres. Anyway, you’ve done really well and can put it all behind you πŸ™‚ Glad you liked my lessons πŸ™‚

  50. Overall Band -7.5
    Listening – 8
    Reading – 7
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7

    Thank you very much Liz.It was not possible without your lessons.

  51. Tejaswini says

    Hi Liz,
    I had taken IELTS general in November last year and have been wanting to write a thank you note since then. My apologies for not doing it sooner. Your website and YouTube channel were extremely helpful. I initially scored
    Listening : 8.5
    Reading: 9
    Speaking : 7.5
    Writing : 6.5
    The over-all band was 8.
    But I was sure that my writing had been better so I applied for re-evaluation and my writing score increased to 7.

    Thanks again for the wonderful work you have been doing and helping so many students across the world.

  52. Hi Liz,

    Me and my husband took the General Training Computer based IELTS on 9th April and got our scores today.

    Listening: 9.0
    Reading: 9.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.5
    Overall: 8.5 (identical scores for both of us)

    We are so grateful for your tips. One week of preparation and working through all your suggested techniques helped us greatly, especially with the writing section. Thank you so much!

    • That’s great. I’m really pleased for both you and your husband πŸ™‚ Band 8.5 for both of you is excellent πŸ™‚

  53. Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for all the useful information in your website. I got my score today:
    I am very happy with the result but was expecting 8 in writing. I gave the computer based test (which I would strongly recommend!) and my guess is there might have a few typos, also I m sure there were some punctuation mistakes. Can you let me know if I should go for a reval? I need 8 in each section.

    • Great score – well done πŸ™‚ So far your writing has only been marked by one examiner. When there is a two band score difference between speaking and writing, it is automatically marked by a second examiner – this is not the case with you. If you feel you should have got a higher score based on the requirements of the band scores, then you have the option to choose. It’s certainly worth consideration if you can afford it and if you feel sure of your performance. If it doesn’t work, you will need to take the test again. In that case, review your techniques and your language to ensure that band 8.

  54. Shivam Chadha says

    Hi Liz,

    I have got my results today:-
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading- 9

    I have got my desired score, and you are the person who I owe a lot πŸ™‚

    Thank You So MUCH πŸ™‚

    Your online student,

  55. Jasleen Kaur says

    Hey Liz! I took the IELTS academic for the first time and passed with overall 8 bands.
    L – 8.5, R – 9, W – 7.5, S – 7
    About 2 weeks of preparation.
    I cannot thank you enough for all the help and free tips you provide via this blog. ❀️

  56. Hi Liz,

    My husband and I appeared for the Ielts exam on 23rd March 2019 and got our results on 5th of April. We are so glad to let you know we cleared the test in the first try! He got an overall score of 8 and I scored a 7.5. ☺️.. Because of our hectic work schedules, we weren’t able to prepare much for the test. The only preparation from our part was going through your videos and this helped us a lot.. The credit goes to you and your expertise. Thanks a ton Liz.. 😊 . Kudos to your efforts!! Can’t thank you enough….

  57. Chathura says

    Hi Liz, I got an overall score of 8.0.
    reading 8.5, listening 8.5, speaking 7.5 and for writing 7.0.
    This was my first attempt. thanks for sharing your wisdom and expertise with us.
    gratitude from Sri Lanka.

    • Great score – well done πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased my website was useful πŸ™‚ My best wishes to all in Sri Lanka.

  58. Hi Liz,
    First of all, I would like to thank you for this wonderful website and providing all this information for free. I got my results today
    Overall – 8
    Listening – 8
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7.5
    Speaking – 8

    This was my third attempt and finally, I scored better than what I was expecting. In my first and second attempt, I was missing the desired band by 0.5 (LSRW 1st 8,8,6.5,7 – 2nd- .7.5,6.5,7,7). I think the writing was my weakest link and your advanced lessons and modal sample essays helped me a lot.

    Section 4 for a little tricky for me as it has MCQ. It has some jobs and their responsibilities. my trick was just to write key points against the roles.

    Read all modal essays written by Liz.
    Write synonyms of the commonly used word on paper and use them while writing essays at home.
    Proofread your essay once done.
    Solidify your sentences, don’t leave them open-ended.
    While practicing if you are running out of ideas use google to read articles about topics.

    I referred your recent exam questions and I prepared key points for every question.
    Support your answers with an example if possible.

    Once again thanks a lot for your website and videos.

    • Very well done scoring those results πŸ™‚ It shows how determined you need to be. Thanks for sharing your tips πŸ™‚ About finding ideas for topics, I will be releasing an “Ideas for IELTS Essay Topics” e-book this month which will help enormously πŸ™‚

  59. I recieved my results today
    L 8.5
    R 8
    S 7.5
    W 6

    I need 7 at least in each section. I felt the same in both speaking and writing regarding my performance after the exam. I don’t know really if I should ask for re-score or retake the whole test again. Exams are stressful for me.

    • You mentioned that you felt the same in speaking and writing. However, the marking criteria are very different for each. Speaking is based 100% on your language used. Writing is only about 50% based on language and 50% on other skills which you need to demonstrate. Have a look at the marking criteria for writing and decide if you want to try a remark:
      Don’t just read the requirement for the score you want. Read all band score information because then you will see what causes your score to up or down.

      • Hi Liz, I got L8 R8.5 S7 W6. I am frustrated as I believe I did well in writing, I have read both parts several times after completing before time was up but I am not sure where I went wrong to get 6 score. Kindly let me know if re-evaluation would be a good idea as I read somewhere that if 2 of the other section is having 2 scores difference from the lowest then they automatically do a re-mark.

        • Please read the other comments where I’ve replied about remarking – the comments apply to anyone with less than two bands between speaking and writing.

    • Hi Liz,

      I got my result today(GT).
      Reading – 8.5
      Listening – 8
      Writing – 7
      Speaking – 7
      Overall: 7.5

      Your online videos and website helped me a lot. Thank you a lot.


    • Dear Hala,

      Same score and I am so so frustrated too L -8.5, R-8, W-6, S-7.5

  60. Hi Liz..
    I got my ielts result (general) today..
    overall score is 8
    Listening 8
    Reading 8
    Speaking 8
    Writing 7
    This is my first attempt and am so happy that I was able to get 8. My sincere thanks to you. I just went through your website and just followed your tips . Thank you so much once again. You are really great .

  61. AMISHA MITTAL says

    Hey Liz how are you? I am from India and I recently gave my IELTS exam on 23.03.2019 and I got a band score 8..
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading -9
    Speaking – 8.5
    Writing – 6

    I was shocked to see such a low score in writing considering my marks in other.. I plan to go for a review.. Do you think it will actually help or is it just a scam…. Do people actually get their marks increased or is it just a mechanism without any real change in result.. Do you suggest me to go for a review or instead appear in exam again… Hoping to hear from you soon..



    • It is certainly not a scam. IELTS is a legitimate English testing company run by BC, Cambridge and IDP – none of the owners scam people. There are plenty of people who have had their scores increase from marking. But it will only happen if the senior examiner thinks your writing deserves more and this will be based on the marking criteria and whether your essay reached the requirements for band 7. If a remark doesn’t change your score, you will have to think very seriously about why you scored only 6.5 which will mostly likely be due to your understanding of the marking criteria.

  62. Sruthi Nandikonda says

    Hi Liz,

    I got my results today and below is my score. Your advance writing lessons had helped me a lot to achieve 7 Band in writing. You are the best trainer.
    Overall band score: 7.5
    Listening: 8
    Reading: 7
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7

    To all users, just follow Liz site, you can achieve your required score easily.

    Thank you

  63. Hi Liz,

    I got my results few minutes back.
    Overall – 8

    Your advanced lessons had helped me a lot. Thank you so much. I have already recommended your site to all my friends. Thank you once again.

  64. Shruti Dheri says

    Hello Liz

    I just got my results and am ecstatic to let you know that I scored well thanks to your tips and videos. Please see my results below:

    Overall- 8

    For tips- I stuck to your Reading and Listening tips for understanding what is required. Thereafter I practiced from various sources. I’d like to add, that writing answers in CAPS helped for sure.
    For Writing, I watched your videos on tips and I went through sample essays to ensure I have structure in mind every time I see a Task 2 topic. For Task 1 I was fairly confident after having seen sample letters and practiced a few.
    For speaking, It helps to smile and keep calm. It’s best to elongate the answer in Task 2 by talking about the same thing in different time periods (PPF by Jay). Besides, it is good to talk to the examiner like a friend; but also ensure you make lists of new words in the one month preceding the exam- it helps to use them when you are talking in Task 2.

    I am a Chartered Accountant working in Delhi, India.

    • I’m really pleased to see your score – well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips – it really helps others to hear from people who have been successful in IELTS πŸ™‚

  65. Hi Liz,

    You are really amazing. I got the required score because of you.

    I have recently written the IELTS exam three times, and I am third time lucky. :). I need 8777 in LRWS.

    My three exam results:
    Date -> L, R, W, S, Overall
    04/Feb/2019 -> 8.5, 7, 6, 8, 7.5
    22/Feb/2019 -> 9, 9, 6, 7.5, 8
    30/Mar/2019 -> 8.5, 9, 7, 7, 8 (After purchasing the lessions πŸ™‚ writing 6 -> 7)

    After a couple of failures in writing, I have purchased your advanced lesson videos and watched them repeatedly until I understand most of the ideas. It helped me to achieve the required band in writing next time itself. Thank you so much, Liz.

    For all other readers, you have to buy Liz’s lessons if you are not doing well in English.

    • I’m sure you were very relieved to finally get such strong scores πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ I’m glad my Advanced Lessons were useful. Hopefully I can make some more when I’m better.

  66. 1=No

  67. Hey LIZ,

    I took academic ielts in San Diego, California.

    Overall band: 7.5
    Listening: 7.5
    Reading: 6
    Writing: 8
    Speaking :7.5

    I struggled a lot in reading section during the exam. My time management was poor and I panicked. Kindly advise how to improve on reading.
    I solely rely upon your lessons. Love your way of teaching.

    • Well done with your results! Very well done getting band 8 in writing – not easy πŸ™‚ For reading, it’s all about the following:
      1. being able to spot paraphrases
      2. being able to locate information quickly in the passage – scanning
      3. 4. understanding precise meaning and subtle differences, rather than just understanding general synonyms
      4. having strategies for question types
      5. knowing which types of questions have answers than come in order so you don’t waste time
      6. spotting keywords in the questions – words that indicate precise meaning, indicate the type of answer & help locate the area of the passage
      7. spending more time with the question – the more you analyse the question, the more likely you are to get the right answer
      8. choosing which questions to spend more time on
      9. spelling
      10. not getting lost in detail and hunting for answers – each answer is one point
      I hope this helps. You really need to analyse each practice test or exercise you do at home to know why you are getting answers wrong and why you are getting them right. Be strategic in your practice.
      I hope this helps πŸ™‚

  68. Hi Liz,

    First of all, thank you for all your tips here in your website! I focus solely on your site especially on writing and reading part.
    I had my exam last March 24, 2019, GT Computer-delivered. This is my result

    Listening 8.0
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5

    I was quite happy to see my speaking band score because I was so nervous for this subtest. I tend to over speak without thinking if my grammar is correct or not anymore. Also, during my test, my examiner kept throwing me questions even though I haven’t answered in length yet.

    Sadly, I didn’t achieve my desired score. πŸ™ I was aiming for 7.0 in writing. I was actually a bit more confident since I prepared well for this. I was thinking of remarking just not sure if it’s worth it.

    • Strong scores πŸ™‚ For writing, if you feel strongly that your writing fulfilled the requirements of band 7 in both task 1 and task 2, then you can consider a remark. Also make sure you wrote over the word count in both tasks, and wrote a conclusion in task 2 and an overview in task 1.

  69. Hi Liz,

    I would like to thank you for all the practice tests and tips on your website. I am a software engineer and gave my GT test on 2nd March. Apart from solving all your lessons, I also completed the Barron’s in a month’s time. And I must say, I got my desired score though I did better in Speaking than my score (as per my opinion).

    My scores are as below:
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading: 8
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7

    Thank you again!

  70. Hi Liz,
    I hope you are doing great. Firstly, I would like to thank you for such extensive help and whatever you are doing for everyone is praise worthy.
    I have given my IELTS on 2nd march, 2019 and I would like to share my result.
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 7

    I was kind of disheartened to see my result as i could not achieve my desired requirement. So, I am planning to resit to exam on 27th April. I really need your advise in this regard as I have done tons of Cambridge practice tests that’s why i am not left with anymore. Can you please guide me that from where should i do my listening and reading practice now? As those tests are like repetition for me now.
    Your advice is extremely valuable!

    Thank you so much !!

    • You cold try Barron’s which contains tests that are well written. My site also has over 300 pages of free tips and practice lessons. But make sure you do not do test after test. Doing a test will not help you enough. You need to analyse each individual answer, develop skills, raise awareness of keywords and paraphrases etc. You must develop strategies for each type of questions. Use the RED BAR at the top of my site to access the main pages for learning each part of the test. Also think of getting my Advanced lessons for writing task 2 which you can buy on this page:

      • I’m extremely thankful to you for the reply. I’m really looking forward to get 8 7 7 7 and it seems like a hardest thing to do, but i am not going to lose hope. I just need your guidance for that.
        I have started to solve the exercises on your page and trying to develop those skills. I have given IELTS General Test.
        Can you please guide me regarding writing that how should i practice it?
        Thank you once again for the guidance.

  71. Hi Liz,
    A trillion thanks to you for helping me achieve my desired score ! Your invaluable tips and practice tests helped me to get an overall band 8 in IELTS GT. Here are my scores


    My test was on March 2,2019 and I had hardly a fortnight in hand to prepare for the Test. It so happened one day that I chanced upon a video of yours on IELTS Listening Tips ,which I felt was precise and meticulously crafted. My confidence grew as I worked on the Practice Tests and I found your tips to be practical too. I couldn’t have achieved such a good score without your guidance.

    Thanks for your efforts

    • A great score with such little time to prepare πŸ™‚ Well done πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you found my videos useful πŸ™‚

  72. Jesse Morgan says

    Hello Liz,

    Pleased to inform you that I got a band score of 8 in my IELTS academic exams, which I took on the 14th March 2019. I took less than 2 weeks to prepare and I sort of chanced on your website in the last week and I must say it was great help especially with my writing. I sort of had to rush through my writing so I wasn’t surprised with my band score even though I know I could have done better. My results are shown below;
    Listening: 8.5
    Reading : 8.5
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 8

    Thanks so much for all your help and continue with the great work

    God bless you

    Jesse Morgan

    • With such little time to prepare, you’ve done extremely well πŸ™‚ Band 7 in writing is a very respectable score even though it isn’t on a level with the other scores.

  73. Osama Abbasi says

    Started IELTS prep a week before my test. Yeah I’m lazy. Went to YouTube for practice vids. A nice lady with a calming voice took me through prep. The tips and tricks liz shared were extremely valuable to me and despite never having an English conversation ever in my life i was able to get through

    My score was:
    Listening 9.0
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 8.0
    Speaking 8.5

    Overall 8.5

    Thank you Liz for your guidance

    • Overall 8.5 is excellent, particularly with just a week of prep!!! Very well done πŸ™‚ Glad my videos were calming – that comment made me smile πŸ™‚

  74. tej sai ram janapaala says

    Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS(academic) in pune,india on march 16,2019.I have passed in my first attempt by just following your guidelines.
    overall:- 7.5
    L :- 6.5
    Your website is extremely useful and i recommend it to every IELTS test taker

  75. Hi Liz,
    Thank you for your great videos and help to us, IELTS test takers. I just got my results a few days ago.

    R- 7.5


    I have got a terrible question that I could not even answer in my own language in part 2, but I still managed to talk, around 1.5 minutes and finished. I wonder if this is the reason that I have got just 6 from speaking. But when I think the marking criteria, I think I would score at least 6.5 (even 6-6-6-7 makes it 6.5 from 6.25 , right? ).
    Although getting a 6.5 after a remark will not increase my overall score, I’ve just dissappointed to see just 6 from speaking, since it will be on my CV.
    So I want to ask you;

    1- Considering my other scores good enough, and my believe on that I should 6.5, not 6, do you think the chances are high for me to get a 6.5 after remark ?

    2- Can the score decrease after a remark , is it possible in IELTS ?

    3- What are the success rate in general for remarks on speaking section ? I know you can not know the exact rate, but I just ask for your geniune opinion.

    • Your score will increase if the senior examiner thinks your speaking was above band 6. This isn’t something I can judge without hearing your test. If your writing score was band 8 and your speaking was only 6, I would say there might be a chance that your spoken English is higher. But your scores are very similar which sounds as though the marking was accurate. However, this really signifies nothing when I have not heard your test. This must be your choice. I am not familiar with any scores decreasing – you can ask your test centre if you are worried.
      In the speaking test, it doesn’t matter if you are familiar with the topic because you don’t have to stay directly on topic. There is no such thing as Task Achievement or Task Response in IELTS speaking – you should have expanded your talk in any logical direction you wanted. You didn’t have to stick with the prompts at all.
      Let me know what happens if you do decide to remark. If you take the test again, rethink your strategies in and understanding of part 2 and possibly of the whole speaking test.

  76. Hi Liz,
    I took my test (general) on 2 March, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and have just received my results.

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

    I came across your videos a week before my test and went through an intensive week learning from you! Your tutorials and videos were most helpful in preparing me for the test. Although I felt I could have done better with my writing and speaking, I am generally pleased with my results. Thank you Liz! I couldn’t have done this without you!

  77. Hi, Liz,

    I took my IELTS Test (Academic) on 09 March 2019, and I got my score today. Actually, I didn’t get a better writing score.
    Overall: 7.5
    Reading: 8.5

    Thanks for all your useful information and tips about listening, reading and speaking. But for the writing, I don’t know why I got a band 6. I am thinking of applying a remark as essays’ words exceeded the minimum requirement and I wrote an overview in Task1 and a conclusion in Task 2. Please wish me luck.

    Thank you!

  78. Hi Liz ,

    Thanks for all the tips and practice exercises. I was able to score an overall 8
    Listening- 8.5
    Reading – 9
    Writing- 7
    Speaking- 7

    Thank you again for all the great work that you have been doing and keep it up!


  79. Meenakshi says

    I have read each line and each tip on every tab/link/page on this site!! w.r.t. to general training module, I have gone through even the comments under each link πŸ™‚
    I am grateful to you for the amount of free reliable material on this website. I have done every practice test on this site.

    First, I took the paper-based test because I was not aware of the availability of computer-based test in my country. My results,

    L: 8.5
    R: 8.5
    W: 6.5
    S: 7

    Overall: 7.5

    Experience: Too crowded with 800-1000 candidates in the exam hall. Unfriendly and uncaring staff. We were made to enter the hall at 11:30am for the exam which was scheduled to begin at 1:00pm. When some candidates wanted to use the toilet just before the exam, they were refused by the staff. Long queues to enter and exit the hall.

    Overall, good logistics and arrangements to accommodate such huge crowd. If you find writing section difficult on a paper then go for computer-based test.

    The results were updated promptly on the British Council website on the 15th day and TRF was delivered to me 5 days later.

    I took the computer based test to improve my writing score. In the paper-based exam, I couldn’t even finish my essay.

    Computer Based Test. My results,

    L: 8.5
    R: 8.5
    W: 7
    W: 7

    Overall: 8

    Few observations:-

    I read one of the comments, here, that the computer screen is too big. Yes, the screen is wide. I had to move/tilt my head to view the reading passages because of the computer screen privacy filters, the corners were blacked out!!

    The questions in the listening section are numbered left-right and NOT top to bottom. So, watch out for the question numbers before selecting the correct options.

    Writing section was a breeze. It works like the microsoft word sans spell check.

    Experience: The centers are new and the staff is friendly and approachable. Only 4 candidates in the exam hall!!! We were allowed inside the hall even 5 minutes before the test begun.

    Overall, computer-based test was a pleasant experience. We were provided guidance on using the system at every step such as login, navigation between screens or log out procedures.

    The computer-based test results were NOT updated on the IDP site but the test result form was delivered to me on the 5th day after the exam!!

    I am happy with my listening and reading section scores. I needed high range vocabulary to improve my speaking and writing scores but these scores will do for me!

    Thanks a lot, Liz!

  80. Listening 9
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 6.5

    Overall – 8 Bands

    Appearing for exam on 23rd March 2019 to better the scores.

    Thanks for your tips Liz. I followed most of your videos on youtube as well. I am confident than ever.

  81. Hi Liz,

    I gave my exam on 2nd March for Ielts General and following is my result:

    L : 9
    R : 8.5
    W : 7
    S : 6.5
    Overall : 8
    I could have done better in speaking as i fumbled once during cue card; rest i am happy with my result and your website has helped me alot in my preparation.


  82. Dear Liz,
    I just received my IELTS score and I have exceeded my own expectations and achieved an 8 Band, with Listening-8, Reading-8, Speaking-8 and Writing 7.5.
    For the above scores, I solely focused on material available on your website for tackling all my test related issues, for instance the TFNG was initially difficult for me but your lessons helped me tackle them and most importantly gave me great confidence.
    Undoubtedly the advanced writing lessons helped me immensely in getting 7+ in writing which was a challenge.
    You are doing a great job in helping thousands around the world and I hope God Blesses you in all your future endeavors.
    Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and folks IELTS.LIZ is the one stop destination for preparing for your IELTS Exams.

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Band 7.5 in writing is great πŸ™‚ I’m so glad my Advanced lessons and website helped. All the best with your future plans πŸ™‚

  83. Aanchal Kumar says

    I got my test score
    L:9, R:9, S:8, W:6.5

    Overall 8

    Thank you Liz for all your support. I am giving my Writing section for revaluation as I feel it is not marked right. I need 7 in writing for Canada PR. Let me know your thoughts.

  84. Dear Liz,

    I received score today for my exam on March 2nd 2019 General Test. My overall band score is 8.5 in first attempt.
    LRWS – 9, 7.5 , 8.5, 9

    A big thank you to you. The tips and practice tests that you provided were very helpful along with your youtube videos. For someone like me who can’t go through paragraphs and paragraphs of reading tips, your well-organised content gets a big credit and I can’t thank you enough for that. I made notes in points for every section separately from all the tips, videos that I saw. Other than that, I did many practice tests in few of Cambridge Ielts, Kaplan’s and Barron’s books.

    I think the reading tests in the practice test books were too easy compared to the one I faced in the exam which was quite difficult and hence my 7.5 reading scores. I had enough time left in the end during the reading test exam, but the questions themselves were too confusing and didn’t point to any obvious answers at all.

    For Listening test, it was a real surprise to see no headphones for the candidates but instead there was a tape recorder style player in the room. I was worried if someone would sneeze/cough at the wrong time during test making me miss the answer but thankfully they played the test recording so loudly that even the recording noise from the next exam room was canceled.

    I was shocked to see band 9 for speaking because like I mentioned in one of my previous comments, I spoke too fast in my speaking test part 2 and finished very early. I was struggling to add some more but the examiner stopped me by that time anyway. But I was more than good in the other 2 parts of speaking test I think.

    I would also suggest not to underestimate the time factor for writing test. I only started practicing writing tasks WITH TIMER when my exam was nearing. So during exam, though I did finish writing within 1 hour but didn’t get time to revise WT 2.

    That’s all for now. Let me know if you need more details.
    Once again, thank you so much for all the help Liz.
    Needless to say, I recommend your Ielts material to everyone I know.
    Good Luck to all future test takers.


    • Great results – well done πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your experience. In speaking, the speed isn’t important as long as the examiner can understand. Your speaking test can last between 11 and 14 mins – the length doesn’t reflect your score at all. Getting 9 in speaking is fantastic – congratulations!! As for writing, you are 100% correct. Time management is essential.

  85. Mahmoud AS says

    I have received my IELTS results for March 2nd exam (Academic), and they are as follows:

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

    Overall: 8

    I have attempted every single practice on this website and it all paid off!

    This website is amazing and has everything to help you!
    Even the tips, however simple, which you may think they won’t be of help, they will!

    Your tips for the listening exam helped a lot and I wish if I had done more on reading, which proved to be challenging for me in the exam, because I didn’t do any kind of practice on it..

    For the speaking part, my score went down most probably because I was not able to get good ideas for task 2 (which was really simple but yet I ran out of ideas). My writing score also went down because I ran out of time and I had to follow Liz’s advice to go directly to writing a conclusion paragraph. I think my writing lost its strength and coherence at the end which brought my score down.

    Nevertheless, I was planning for an 8 and I got it. Thanks for everything Liz! You are doing great work by helping those people who may have good skills but don’t know how to convey them to examiners and prove to them that they are worthy of high band scores.

    Mahmoud AS,
    Amman – Jordan.

    • I’m really pleased to see your score – well done πŸ™‚ I’m glad you used all my lessons – there are so many on this site and I’m not sure people use them all. Band 8 is a great score to be proud of πŸ™‚

  86. Hi Liz,
    My last test result was L-7.5, R-7, W-6.5, S-8. I am writing it again on the 23rd of March. I have also asked for a remark because I believe my writing wasn’t scored properly. Will keep you posted. Please wish me luck. This is the 3rd time this year!!!

  87. Liz, I can’t thank you enough for your site.
    It really helped in my preparation.
    I wrote the exams on 02/03/2019 and my results came out today.
    I am so pleased with the results, although I thought I would have done better in my Reading.
    The best advice I can give is to be prepared for the exam, use IELTSLIZ website and take nervousness far away from you. Attempt the exams with confidence.
    Best of Luck!!!

  88. Hello Liz,

    I recently took my IELTS (GT) test on 02nd March, 2019. I got an overall score of 7.5 band with the breakdown as follows:

    Speaking – 7.0
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 6.5
    Listening – 8

    I wanted to ask you a question. I have an option to write the exam again or apply for reevaluation (just trying my luck). What do you think is a best idea? I am aiming to get a score of 8777.

    My reading test went quite well and I was destined to get 8 or above. I made a few mistakes when it came to writing, listening and speaking test. In writing, I put too much thought process on the question rather than the content. I also could have used different words but I would only recollect them after the test was done.

    For the listening test, even though I got an 8, I lost my focus for a bit of time in a couple of questions and lost some valuable marks.

    For the speaking test, I repeated a few words here and there and just like the writing test, I remembered that I could have used some more words while answering. I rushed a bit as well while speaking, I guess anxiety got the worst of me at that time.

    Thank you for sharing valuable tips.
    Good day!

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ You are asking me about remarking and the chances that your writing will be increased to band 7. Your writing will be increased if you wrote a task 1 and task 2 worth band 7. I cannot comment without seeing each piece of writing word for word. The only advice is what I always say: if you word under the word count and if you forget your overview in task 1 or conclusion in task 2 – forget the remark. Otherwise, the choice is yours alone.

  89. Hi Liz,

    I want to thank you for all the wonderful help you provide with your extensive IELTS material.

    I gave 5 attempts, first two were paper based and remaining three computer based, and finally in my 5th attempt I was able to get the required score.

    Attempt 1 — L-9, R-9, W-7, S-6.5

    Attempt 2 — L-9, R-9, W-6.5, S-6.5

    Attempt 3 — L-9, R-8.5, W-6.5, S-7

    Attempt 4 — L-9, R-8.5, W-7, S-6.5

    Attempt 5 — L-8.5, R-9, W-7, S-7

    Hardwork and persistent efforts is the key to success.

    Thanks alot

  90. Asheesh G says

    Hi Liz,

    I appeared in IELTS exam (GT) on February 26th, 2019. Your website really helped me a lot for my preparation. Thanks to your videos and suggestions, I was able to achieve the desired score in each band.
    I am applying for Immigration.
    My Score:
    Listening – 8.5
    Reading – 8.5
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 7.5
    Overall band – 8

    Thank you for providing such a useful resource for IELTS, it was really very helpful.

  91. Hey Liz.
    I got to know about your blog from a friend and I guess it was one of the best references that anyone could have made. Thanks to your material on IELTS, I could score so well with only 15 days to prepare. Thank you again. My Band scores are as follows.
    Listening : 9
    Reading : 8.5
    Writing : 7
    Speaking : 8
    Overall: 8
    Again thank you for the wonderful content that you share

  92. Paola ROSATI says

    Hi Liz,

    For a chance I found your wonderful IELTS website.
    First of all I wish to congratulate for your invaluable work as well as your brilliant smile on the video, really confortable.

    I am an Italian female hospital paediatrician and I am going to undertake again the IELTS on the 23rd March (my first and second IELTS in 2011 and 2014 received 6.5 overall scores).
    In 2011 I was awarded an MSc at the University of London but I wish to attend a PhD starting from next May. Hence, I need to reach an IELTS overall band score 7.5.

    Today I tried to answer the 6 questions on the Holloway University as follows:
    1. 19
    2. 1879
    3. 8,000
    4. enjoyable
    5. at 19 miles
    6. History Social Sciences

    Please, if you can, write me by email.
    Many thanks, Paola

  93. Hi Liz,
    Im a Nigerian medical doctor and i sat the UKVI Academic test on February 9th
    I had about a month to prep for the exams and required at least 7 in all sections with a total of 7.5
    Your website and videos were immensely helpful as i went through almost all the tips and videos.
    Also made use of some Cambridge practise tests
    My scores: Listening: 8.5, Reading: 8, Writing: 8, Speaking: 8. Overall band 8
    Thank you so much for your help.

  94. Hi Liz,
    Im a Nigerian medical doctor, i had about a month to prep for the exam
    I sat the IELTS Academic UKVI exam on Feb 9th 2019 and i did well courtesy of this website
    I needed at least 7 in all sections and a total band score of 7.5
    I went through your tips for the various sessions, watched all your You tube videos and took a reasonable number of practise tests from this website (alongside 3 Cambridge practise tests).
    My scores:
    Listening- 8.5 , Reading- 8 , Writing – 8 , Speaking – 8. Overall Band – 8
    Coincidentally, my writing task 2 was health related (Diet and exercise as essential for a long and healthy life) plus i had practised something related to the task from this website.
    I am extremely grateful for all you do to help people with this awesome website.
    Thanks Liz

    • Sounds like you had a very clear understanding of IELTS. Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Lucky getting a health related topic in writing task 2 πŸ˜‰

  95. Hey Liz !!
    Many thanks for sharing such wonderful links and material online on your website.
    I got an overall score 8 in my first attempt and all credit goes to you as this was the only website / online resource that i relied on for preparation and did not have much time for preparation.
    I appeared for GT test.
    Here is my overall and individual score details :

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

  96. Hie Liz

    L recently did my ielts exam and thanks to you l passed with a score of 7 overall.

    Thank you very much

  97. Hi Liz,

    I can’t thank you enough for helping me through this IELTS expedition.
    I got my results yesterday and got an overall band of 8.5.

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

    When I read across various websites and watches various videos on you tube, i saw that many had taken the exam many times before they achieved their required score. So, i was a little nervous in the beginning, then I followed your tips on all the modules and that helped me a lot. Also I’d like to thank the people who had shared their writing and speaking topics which gave me an insight of what I could expect on my day of test.

  98. Hi Liz,
    I am a Software Engineer
    I sat for Feb -14 exam and scored LRWS-8777 which was exactly required for my immigration. It was your advanced lessons which helped me in Writing. Thanks a ton Liz. I am waiting for your book which I have already recommended to my friends.


  99. Oluwasayo Conteh says

    Hi Liz,

    I can’t thank you enough for providing your guidance through this website. Though I had previously written the Ielts in 2017, I had an aggregate of 7.5 and needed at least 8. I stumbled upon your website only 15 days prior to my exam. After going through your website, I realized there were lots of things I needed to learn especially as per the speaking test. Your website is a treasure chest for all IELTS candidates. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was only because of you that I was able to clear IELTS GT (Feb 9 2019)
    My scores are as follows:
    Listening – 8
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 8
    Aggregate 8

  100. Hi Liz,
    Thank you for the useful information, Your site really helped me! πŸ™‚
    I took IELTS Academic in February.
    Overall Band:8
    Listening: 9
    Reading: 8.5
    Writing: 6
    Speaking: 8

    My Speaking topics:
    First part: describe where you live/what would you change/ do you like living there/public transport
    Second Part: Talk about the success of your friend
    Third Part: Questions related to success(how to be successful/who is considered to be successful/difficulties of being successful)

    I am slightly disappointed with my Writing score, I thought I did OK. Maybe I should have practiced that part a little more πŸ™

    • Well done with your results πŸ™‚ Writing isn’t marked in the same way as speaking which is often the reason for the difference in results. It’s still a great score overall – band 8 – great πŸ™‚

  101. Dear Liz

    It’s such a pleasure to have you online to guide on IELTS Preparation. I would like to thank you from the core of my heart for all your valuable inputs , tips , videos and positivity. I have got my IELTS GT results today and I am so happy to share it with you

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 7.5
    Speaking 7.5

    Overall Band Score 8.0


  102. Mandakini Singla says


    LRWS 9 7.5 7 7 IDP INDIA ACADEMIC 02-02-2019

    LRWS 9 8 7 7 IDP INDIA GENERAL 14-02-2019

    Thanks Liz

  103. Hi Liz,

    First of all, thank you for the abundance of information that you provide for free to many people like me who are preparing for IELTS. The knowledge gained through your website was extremely helpful in my test preparation.

    I appeared for my first test on 09/02, GT module and my test results are:
    Reading: 9
    Listening: 9
    Speaking: 8.5
    Writing: 7.5
    Overall: 8.5

    My experience:
    Listening – I prepared extensively for this because all the practice tests I took prior to the actual test, I was averaging 7 to 8 tops. I felt really good on the actual listening test and I had a strong feeling that I should get 8.5 but 9 was just a pleasant surprise.
    My top tips:
    1. FOCUS. When you are listening just listen. Do not read other questions when listening.
    2. USE BREAK TIME WISELY. You will have enough time to read questions and develop as much context as possible of what’s to come prior to recording starts. So utilize this time very wisely. Use the tips from this blog on how to make the most of that break times before and after listening piece.
    3. WRITE WHAT YOU HEAR. Do not re-formulate or re-word anything. Just write what you hear.

    Reading – I had taken the almost same number of practice tests for reading as listening. I was very comfortable with this section during practice tests. Averaging at around 8 to 8.5. I somehow felt I would score around 8.5 after actual test but again 9 is any time better πŸ™‚
    My Tips:
    1. For section 1 and 2, I did not send time reading each and everything. Skimming and scanning technique worked perfectly for me. Remember, you can get through with these 2 sections really fast if you use right techniques and utilize that extra time on section 3.
    2. For Section 3, I did have to read with much more focus BUT because I was able to complete section 1 and 2 both in roughly 25-30 minutes, I had enough time to focus on reading in detail.
    3. For Y/N/NG or T/F/NG, Liz’s tips were really helpful on these. So do use them during practice session.

    Writing: Phew, I wish I had done more practice on this. Task 2 Essays can be tricky when you sit to actually write down the ideas and explain them. I wasn’t sure if I will even get 7 after the actual test. 7.5? I will take that with big fat smile. Yes, I could have done better for sure. Would have loved to get 8 at least. But then I think I laced in preparations.

    1. Writing speed: Practice as much as you can to improve your writing speed. I felt time crunch in task 2 even though I had finished task 1 in close to 10 minutes. I was able to finish the essay in last one minute. And did not have time to review.
    2. Structures: Good thing is that there are mostly 6-7 different question types and structures for those can be prepared for in advance. Prepare how you will write Intro and Conclusion for each question type. Body paragraphs (mostly 2) can be driven from your introduction based on the question type. I did this and it did help me a lot.
    3. Planning: This is a MUST. You should never start writing without planning what you are going to write. Write down your ideas with examples in brief. You have to just insert these in appropriate places in intro, body, and conclusion. So spend 5 minutes to plan and plan well. DO NOT start writing till you have your ideas written down.
    There are ample tips on this blog. Do use them.

    Speaking: I think this was easy of them all for me. Living in the US for the past 10 years and being in the field that require me to talk most part of my day, I didn’t have to prepare much for this. But I still did. It was more of an experience of an interview for me on the actual test day. Which I was comfortable with based on past experiences. Again was sure to get 8.5 to 9 after the test.

    1. BE YOUR SELF. Nothing else would be required. Just think of it as you are going to have conversation with a stranger on various topics. Sharing your thoughts to him/her.
    2. DO NOT give one-word answers. Add to your answer by adding more material. For Part 1, it’s fairly basic. Questions about you, your work, hobbies, likes/dislikes etc.
    Part 2, You do not have to speak everything on the topic given for entire 2 minutes, you can digress as long as you keep talking. So KEEP TALKING.
    Part 3, express yourself. Express your idea as to how you feel about them. the person on other side of the table is not there to judge you based on you opinion but only there to see how well you can talk. So again, just talk.

    Use Liz’s tips on speaking to improve your speaking.

    Wishing good luck to all future test takers.

    Once again, thank you Liz, for the wonderful platform.

  104. Neha Chaudhari says

    Hello Liz,

    I am an MBA student about to graduate in May 2019. I have been using your IELTS resources for over a year now. I took my IELTS academic last year for college admissions and my IELTS GT for visa on 9th Feb 2019. I have scored as below for my IELTS GT:

    Listening 7.5
    Reading 8.5
    Writing 8.0
    Speaking 8.5
    Overall 8

    Thank you so much Liz for your resources and expert tips for IELTS. It has been a great help to me. I will keep recommending your website for others in the future. Kudos to your work! πŸ™‚

  105. Muhammad Umer Gul says

    I want to thank Elizabeth for all the valuable guidance you provide. I have recieved my results yesterday and i have cleared my requirement for GMC registration.
    I just want to add if you could help students more with writing. I have passed in my first attempt and I believe everyone else can following the guidelines given by LIZ.
    Thanks LIZ

  106. Rajat Chadha says

    Hi Liz,

    I am very pleased and grateful to let you know that I scored Band score 8.0 in my IELTS GT test held on February 9, 2019. I started preparing for the test very late since my employer had put me on a plane for business travel. I started my preparation on around Jan 25 and wish I had just a little more time to practice in terms of time management.

    Nevertheless, I scored above my own expectation:
    Listening: 8.0
    Reading: 8.0
    Writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 8.0

    The credit for this score goes to you and your effort in maintaining this forum.
    Every single video of yours is carefully crafted and the content on these links is very crisp.
    I barely finished my test and I admit the tips posted here were especially helpful for me since I am very bad at managing time in the exams.

    Thanks and God bless you!
    Rajat Chadha

  107. Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS (GT) in Ottawa, Canada on February 9, 2019. I just received my result and I couldn’t have expected a better score!

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

    This was my first IELTS attempt and I am so glad that I achieved my target score. Your website is extremely useful and I recommend it to every IELTS test taker.


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