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Friday, February 24, 2017

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Dear sir,i have followed your valuable website for 4months. I took IELTS exam for first time and I got 7 speaking,7 Listening,6 Reading and 5.5 writing. Could you tell me how to improve my writing? I need achieve each band 7 before june for enter the foriegn university to complete my degree. Kind be enough if you can do a session about how to write complex sentences and how to use throught the writing part 1 and 2. God bless.

Dear Simon,
I have received my result today and I got an overall band score of 7. Im kind of disappointed with my writing in which I got just 6.5. But I suppose I should be pleased as I spent just 1 month and a half on the preparation, and as I didn't work really hard. I want to say thank you for creating such a helpful blog and giving us students good advises and clear explainations.

I also want to show my utmost respect to sjm since your support here on Simon's website is the most beautiful thing I have seen as an ielts student. I really appreciate your answers for our questions. Thank you so much for that.

I hope that you will keep up this great work to help more students. Again, thank you two so much.

Yours sincerely

Melissa,

Just keep practising, and focus on expressing good ideas - don't worry about things like "complex sentences". Read what I say about them in this lesson:

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2017/02/ielts-grammar-compound-and-complex.html

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Skif,

Congratulations, you can be happy with a band 7. Thanks for your positive comments!

Dear Simon,
I am a bit worried about the oral test which I took today: in part 2 I have finished all the point I required but it seems the time is not reaching 2 minutes, so the examiner waited me for about 5 seconds, will it has a great impact on my score? Looking forward to your reply.

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