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Tips for band 8.5


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 -



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 :)


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!

Comments for Tips for band 8.5

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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
Tips for band 8.5 - 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
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.


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
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
Tips for band 8.5 - 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
Tips for band 8.5 - 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


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)


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
by: Anonymous

How can I get 7 score for each?

Aug 02, 2017
Improvement - Tips for band 8.5
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
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
Tips for band 8.5
by: Anonymous

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

Oct 01, 2017
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
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
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
Tips for band 8.5 - 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
by: Anonymous

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

Nov 25, 2017
Nervous today
by: Xiaolang

I am going to have a speaking exam today just one more hour I feel really nervous, ielts exam seems really hard to me especially speaking. Thank you for the tips, it is helpful.

Dec 05, 2017
wats app group of learning
by: Anonymous

i want to give ielts exam in january. Can we make wats app Group to improve our english knowledge and to check each other writting part?

Jan 10, 2018
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(+2348030614272) or Facebook (Muftau Alatishe)


Jan 23, 2018
Need a mininmum band of 8 in all the modules
by: Ope

I had an overall bandwidth of 7 but requires a minimum of 8 as I had 7 and 7.5 in all the modules. Will need to practice more questions and avoid being tensed up during the speaking and listening modules. Wish u guys all the best!

Feb 15, 2018
Requiring band of 9
by: Anonymous

Hi buddy,

I have plan to give IELTS in August 2018 and want band of 9. could you please share with me the best study and practice tests available for all sections. I am ready to buy it it is worth buying.
Kindly advise.

Mar 23, 2018
Tips for band 8.5 - Some more tips based on comments I got here
by: Anonymous

1. Book the test with enough time on hand. Stress is only going to make it worse.

2. For every section, there are plenty of sample tests available online.Just start. Keep switching from one section to other so that you don't feel bored.

3. For me, speaking started with general introduction, then they asked if I've done any recent piece of art, which I had so I answered accordingly. Remember - there is no right or wrong answer - it is focused only on your English speaking ability. As long as you are composing your words correctly, you're good.
I was also asked about how can government promote regional
handcrafted products and similar small businesses.

4. I wish I could help in a more specific manner, but this is an English exam with no specific topics. Just practice the sections until you're confident.

All the best.

Mar 26, 2018
Additional tips for band 8.5
by: Anonymous

For people looking to improve writing skills, apart from practicing questions, start using proper English when you're texting someone, posting something or adding comments here. Do not use short forms and half / incomplete words. This will help during exam.

To calm the nerves before speaking, reach the center with plenty of time to avoid hassle. Drink water, take deep breaths and think of it as a conversation rather than interview.

Mar 27, 2018
RE: IELTS - Tips for band 8.5
by: Anonymous


I am new to this site, can you let me know from i need to start for all the modules.


May 09, 2018
by: Anonymous

I am new on this site. I am bigger I want start my ielets study plz help to score good band in lelts.

May 15, 2018
Difficulty in introduction and conclusion of writing task2

I am unable to relate the introduction of writing task 1 and face problem in conclusion.

I want an urgent help to improve my writing skills. Because my exam is very near

I want to score at least 7.0 bands in my writing task.

Oct 02, 2018
by: Emmy

I want if anyone want to do the speaking test with me as a trial to improve our speaking skills that I will take the ielts test on October .. I get 5.5 last year and I need to get. 7 this time. My what's app number 00201098706276
You can send massage to arrange time
Best regards for all

Dec 12, 2018
In Urgent need of help
by: Miriam

Congrats. I'm really happy for you. Please im desperately in need of high scores as i will be writing in less than one month. I have not developed good skills, for reading and also writing. I also need to build my confidence cause im really nervous. Please and please help me

Dec 14, 2018
I'm new here
by: MOT

Please do I need to go for lectures before I can pass the examinations. Or will only constant practise of past questions help.

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