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Sunday, July 01, 2012

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HI SIMON!
NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN AND I AM HIGHLY PRIVILEGED TO GIVE MY COMMENT FIRST ONE TODAY.
THANK YOU
JOSEPH FROM SULTANATE OF OMAN
MIDDLE EAST

Dear Simon
It is my forth times that I got 5.5. I studied so hard and also I had several teachers. I need only 6. in last exam,my reading is 6 and other skills is 5.5
I have to register at university and without 6 band score in IELTS i can not do it
I read all of pages in your site before, specially writing but i do not know why my result do not improve.Meanwhile, I read 8 books of Cambridge ielts practise several times.
Time limitation is my problem in writing.
Could you please guide me what can i do?
I have not much time for registration at university and my ielts exam will be on 28th July.

I need 6 in academic ielts
Thanks so much

Hi Simon
Thanks for your valuable guidance. I got 7.5 score in GT.
Taj

Hi TAJ,

Congratulation! Can you tell me any other materials you used to prepare it except Simmon's website?

Hi Simon,
I am writing here to know the differences of these words:
1. This and These
2. Has, had, have

It would be extremely helpful if you could put something like "This is used for past tense and so on and so fort. Thank you Simon i am taking the IELTS exam soon in August hope you replied to this message.

Jamie

Hi simon
i gave the exam 2 times but i have fail to get 6.5 bands ....i got 5.5 bands
plz tell me how can i improve myself

Simon gives some of the best advice you will get anywhere for IELTS.

One piece of his advice I have often shared with my students is "IELTS preparation is about training not testing".

If you have taken the exam more than once, before your book another one then think about your individual scores. Working on the sections that are your weakest areas could really boost your band score. TRAIN yourself to recognise the question types in reading.

I know a number of first time band 6.5 and 7 achievers that 'trained hard'on their weaknesses to get their desired score.

The e-book is a great source of ideas for writing tasks, and according to some of my own students was a great help in preparing for the exam.

Good Luck to you all,

Magi

Hi Goli,

It's difficult for me to help you because I don't know what your individual problems are. It would be a good idea to take a few lessons with a private teacher who can analyse what you are doing wrong.

I can give you the contact details of a teacher who can help you by email. Click the link below to read more about this:

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2011/10/essay-correction.html

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Congratulations Taj!

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Hi Jamie,

This = singular (this pen)
These = plural (these pens)

I have, you have, he/she/it has (present)
I had, you had, he/she/it had (past)

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Hi Sandeep,

You probably just need to keep practising. You might benefit from taking some lessons with a private teacher or having some essays checked. Click on the link I gave Goli (above) if you would like to find out about an essay correction service.

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Thanks Magi. I really hope everyone reads your advice!

@Leo
I used massive sources to study, I gave IELTS multiple times. But at the end I learned it's trick helps you not the amount of resources, as questions would be different at each test.
Taj

Dear Simon
It is my forth times that I got 5.5. I studied so hard and also I had several teachers. I need only 6. in last exam,my reading is 6 and other skills is 5.5
I have to register at university and without 6 band score in IELTS i can not do it
I read all of pages in your site before, specially writing but i do not know why my result do not improve.Meanwhile, I read 8 books of Cambridge ielts practise several times.
Could you please guide me what can i do?
I have not much time for registration at university and my ielts exam will be on 22th sept.

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