Tips for band 8.5


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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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Apr 01, 2016
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.

Apr 04, 2016
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 13, 2016
need help
by: Anonymous

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

Apr 14, 2016
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 14, 2016
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 16, 2016
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 19, 2016
hahha
by: Anonymous

WOW!!! Can you give me your email?

Apr 21, 2016
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 25, 2016
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!

Jun 06, 2016
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

Jun 14, 2017
How I start IELTS
by: Narayan Basyal

Hi, I am Narayan, My english position is not good or my english language is weak. I want to study ielts but how I start and how I get good marks? If you have good idea please share me.

Jun 16, 2017
Ielts exam
by: Anonymous

I am Francis, I want to write ielts and my English is not good.

Jun 27, 2017
To get 6.5 band secore
by: Laddi

Hello sir, I require 6.5 band secore in reading but I got only 5-5.5 band in evey mock test
Plz advice me what i can do

Jul 08, 2017
Need help in reading speaking
by: Aarav

Its difficult for me to get correct answers in reading passage can u give me some tips for it. And in speaking part what all they ask in introduction.

Jul 08, 2017
Facing it
by: Anonymous

I am into having the exam after a couple of weeks. I need to score 7. Could u please help me getting well with that

Thanks

Jul 12, 2017
Prepairing for the IELTS
by: Anonymous

Does anyone want to speak with me to practice speaking? I'm a beginner and didn't go to exam yet.

I'm practicing now all four section. If someone want to help me can find me on Viber (+381692171333) or Facebook (Dejan Nikolic)

Thanks

Jul 12, 2017
for 7.5 bands
by: jatinder kaur

I got 5.5 band plz jelp me to get 7.5 band within one month.
I am very stressful.

Jul 14, 2017
blah...
by: Anonymous

How can I get 7 score for each?

Aug 02, 2017
Improvement
by: Sanyam

Actually writing and reading seems to be very hard to get high score as u mentioned above and it happens also in listening sometimes so what's the solution?

Aug 06, 2017
A few Tips for band 8.5
by: Anonymous

For those who are struggling to get a high score for IELTS and have no idea how to practice it, I have got the 2 most important area of English that you might as well work on in the first place if you are getting stuck with this examination.

Those are vocabulary building and speed reading.

Working on vocabulary building will not only help you better understand English sentences on every aspect, but will also enrich your lexical source in writing and speaking.

This will undoubtedly lead to improvements in every section of IELTS particularly in the reading section in which you encounter lots of high level vocabulary words.

Also speed reading is a crucial ability to be capable of. This will also help in every section of IELTS by understanding the crux of any questions much quicker. If you can read 300 WPM, you will be able to finish reading all three passages in theory in about 10 minutes and spend rest of the 50 minutes looking for answers. Or you don't even need to spend 10 minutes just to read for being able to spot where might answers be on the passages.

In addition, the ability will play an important role in the listening section, by being able to understand much quicker what the questions are asking for, which saves time for only listening to the voice. So that you can spot the answer more accurately.

I apologize for the long sentences.
I hope you all do good job in IELTS.

Sep 07, 2017
Locking vary nice site
by: Divanshu

Thank u thank u so...much i am very impressed from you

Sep 11, 2017
score 7
by: Anonymous

I want to get score 7 in all sections. I have 2 months to prepare myself. could you help me to do the best?
Thanks a lot.

Sep 24, 2017
Speaking
by: Ila.jayswal

I got 9 in academic reading but only 6 in speaking... I need seven in speaking
Any tips to improve it??

Sep 26, 2017
Writing
by: Anonymous

Plz you help me in improving the writing module in ielts and reading also

Oct 01, 2017
Impressive
by: Sourav Sharma

thnk u you for telling...but it is basic things can you tell more about reading and writing section beause i felt these two section are time consuming part..if u give more tips about these section i'm very thankful to you.

Oct 04, 2017
Hassan
by: Anonymous

I am going to take ilets on 14 oct this year
I need your help bcz my essay writing is not good and i get 5 band in reading and speaking too
So plz give me tips to improve my skill

Oct 04, 2017
problem
by: Cacasiis

I have two months to prepare IELTS test however my writting, speaking and also reading is low!I want to get 7+! Is it possible? Give me an advice to improve my score...

Nov 13, 2017
need help
by: Anonymous

Please give some advice, I want to take a score of 7 but unfortunately I had a score of 6 only, can you give me some tips to improve my skills.

Nov 16, 2017
personal
by: Anonymous

I hope i will get 7.0 band in Ielts! Pray for me:)
Will use all beneficial information from this site.

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