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Friday, May 11, 2012

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Hi Simon,
I've read elsewhere that it is necessary to contain redundant language in every answers to be native and each answers should be in around 30 seconds. What do you think about this?

Dear simon
Im new member here.I took IELTS exam 4times so far the first attempt scored 5'5 the 2nd 6 the 3rd 7,4th 6 again.Im so desperate Ihave to get 7 on each.I decided this time to take more time befor I take it again
Can you please help me .iwill follow your steps day by day and I Bought your e.book and already started to read it
please every one help me and give me your advise

hi tatilan

Really same situation I faced, this exam sucks my whole life... cant focus on work.. need 7 each urgently..but i dont think so I can... after fighting with this

everything will be fine

hi Simon again.Thank you for answer to my questions..

please can you tell me which books are necessary for readng...i learn many synonyms from this books but when i gave an exam i cannot make paraphrase therefore i got 5 from reading..

it is necessary to learn many synonyms?
i learned from this book"504 absolutely essentialwords"

Thanks Simon! These are great examples of being short and direct for Part1 questions.

I often tell my students not to waste the examiners' time by using memorized expressions, which can sometimes be annoying and will definitely not help with the score.

Have a nice weekend!

Hi Simon and friends,
Today I got my result and it was 6 overall.
While overall it is the same compared to last time (one month and twenty days ago), I have improved a lot in writing band, and it is because I have applied Simon's strategy this time. First time I Just got 5 in writing, and this time my score is 6.5.
Both times I got 7 in speaking and 5.5 in reading. This time I missed 4 questions in the first easiest 20 questions in listening, therefore, I have just got 5 and last time was 5.5.
Actually I am happy because my score in writing significantly increased.
I am going to take another test tomorrow here in Bangor center; I will concentrate more in both listening and reading.
Thanks to you Simon, you are definitely such the best IELTS tutor.

Regards,

HEMN

Hi Simon

Today I took the speaking part of IELTS test and the part one was just like this (but more questions)!! Unfortunately, I didn't check your web site this morning :(

Thank you very much for your good lessons

Hi HEMN,

I needed 7 overall and I got 6.5.
Speaking 7.5, writing 6, reading 6.5 and listening 6.5.
I will wait another month and a half to do again. Good luck with your test next week.

AS you said, Simon's website is the best so far.

Cheers,
Juliana

Hi Khatira,

Any book that you use will help; there aren't any special ones that I recommend more than others - they all give you good English practice.

Yes, learning some synonyms and different ways to express ideas is useful.

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Thanks Martin. Enjoy your weekend too!

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Hi Hemn,

That's good news. I'm glad your writing score has improved - from 5 to 6.5 is a fantastic improvement. Good luck with today's test!

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No problem Mahshad. I hope you get the scores you need.

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Thanks Juliana!

Hi Simon

I noticed that the examiner was taking some notes when I was speaking. I'm curious what does this mean to me?
Was he writing down what I was doing well? Or I made a mistake?

hi simon
thank u. you are awesome
God bless you.

Hi,SIMON
I've tried IETS exam befor and get 4.5
Can you help me to get exam
Regards

Im always get 5 band in my speaking becuse of lack of ideas. Long pauses cut down my score.

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