Tips for band 8.5


(Pune)


IELTS band 8.5 (Academic) :)

I wrote the test on March 12 and below are the scores:

Overall Band 8.5

Listening 8.5
Reading 9.0
Writing 7.5
Speaking 8.0


You must already have gone through all tips like I did, still I would like to share few points -

Speaking:

Practice-

1. You can start practicing with your friends or in front of mirror.

2. They ask very basic questions based on personal experiences, so you can make a list of things beforehand. Don't go much into details just the points like your favorite teacher, favorite book and anything you can think of. Try to keep the entities as real as possible.

Test Day-

1. Don't get nervous and if you do, you can let them know. They are very friendly so you will surely get to normal state :)

2. Try not to make any virtual story unless you are very good at it. This is because when they ask in detail you won't have to think much. Keep the facts real and answer very calmly. Think of it as a conversation with a friend and not as an interview :)

Listening/Reading/Writing:

Practice as much you can because that is the key.

I printed out the sample answer sheets for each of them and used to practice to get the feel of test day.

For writing part, sample answer sheets really help as you get familiar about word count and its coverage on sheet. It saves a lot of time on test day.

While practicing the reading section, do evaluate your answers and try to find why it went wrong or why it is correct.

Do read the instructions and answer accordingly. I made a very silly mistake of writing True/False in place of Yes/No in mock test. It doesn't get evaluated at all. So be careful about it.

Finally, believe in yourself and give your best shot :)

All the best!

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Jun 06, 2016
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wonderful
by: Anonymous

wooow! it is very wonderful! i'll take exam after 12 days, plz give me some advice. i want to take 7 score

Apr 25, 2016
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It's just the practice that works
by: Anonymous

For reading, nothing can help but practice.

I did not just get to know what the answer was, I made so many mistakes when I started. Just be consistent and practice as many papers as you can.

There are plenty of them available on Internet. Also, when the exam approaches, do practice the material book provided by British Council

:)
All the best!

Apr 21, 2016
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that was encouraging
by: Nkoyo

It sounds so easy with you, but the reading is so difficult to scan the correct answer, if there is a way you can make me know the answer or how to choose answer. Thanks.

Apr 19, 2016
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hahha
by: Anonymous

WOW!!! Can you give me your email?

Apr 16, 2016
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How will improve ielts score
by: Rashed

How will i improve ielts score, My score was 6 i want to improve my score anybody help me

Apr 14, 2016
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congratulation
by: Faten

Very nice

Please give some advice , I want to take a score of 7 but unfortunately I had a score of 5.5 only, can you give me some tips to improve my skills.

thanks

Apr 14, 2016
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Well done
by: Anonymous

I am happy for you, would you please share with us some tips on how we could improve the reading skiils. I need to get 7 but I got 6.

Apr 13, 2016
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need help
by: Anonymous

I want to do better in my writing and speacking. can u plz help me.

Apr 04, 2016
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WOW
by: Anonymous

So impressed! I hope i will get beyond my needs. Lol. But, hoping for Band 7 in all exams. I will do what you did, ill make some times for my friends too. Nice!

Apr 01, 2016
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Am impressed
by: Anonymous

Am really happy for u. Please can u help me with tutorials in reading practices. I have been scoring 6.5 but needs 7 for it.

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