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I don't advise you to remark ur writing test, it is a waste of both time and money and it is better to retake the exam.If u already applied for remark then don't hesitate to apply also to retake the exam especially if time is important to you.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 02:22
Never, overwrite ur essays, as the more you write the more mistakesis are likely to happen particularly pertaining to spelling and grammar.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 02:28
I was just wondering, will my score be automatically less than a band 7 if I went off-topic in Writing Task 2?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 11:22
Not automatically, but it won't help. The rest of your essay would need to be good.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 11:34
I just realized about 2 days ago as I was thinking back that I completely misunderstood the question. I over-analyzed at that point, I guess. My results comes out tomorrow. Thank you. :)
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:27
i have just recived my score L:6.5 R:6 W:6 S:6.5 overall 6.5
it was worse than last time.it was R:7 S:7
i didnt improve in writing.though,i read all your ebook and used the vocublary too.
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:24
Good luck Nadz!
I'm sorry to hear about your scores. Don't give up! Keep practising and working hard, and you will get the scores you need eventually.
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 15:33
I got my results:
I needed a 7 in all bands and I'm delighted that my essay, even though it was completely off-topic, still got the score I needed. I didn't take any review classes, I just read through this website for 3 weeks and it helped me greatly. Thank you, Simon for the wonderful work that you do. And good luck to future test takers. :)
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 00:56
Great scores Nadz. Congratulations!
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 14:42
I have just taken the IELTS test in the UK- Bangor centre. I want to share writing and speaking questions.
Firstly, in task one we have given two bar charts about the average number of vacation days per year in five European countries which were Germany, Denmark, France, Ireland and England, and another chart was about working hours in those countries per year. The second task was about Media coverage of violent crime and its impact on us; some people believe that it should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree? ( the question was not exactly the same with which I wrote, but the idea is the same).
In terms of speaking test, my first part was about my subject in a university and why I have chosen it, and some questions in this area were asked. The second part I have been asked to describe a street in my hometown which I like, where it is, who live there, and why I like it? In the third part there were some questions about other streets in my hometown, disadvantages of overcrowded cities, involving in our local society, what should we do? Is there any kind of obligations about that?
Overall, hopefully I think this time I did all parts quite good, good luck to others.
Many thanks to Simon and his useful tips and ideas which I have got from his website and his informative E-BOOK, I strongly suggest all students to follow his daily lessons and buy his E-BOOK. If do that, I am sure you will get your target soon.
Hemn Merany |
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 19:04
you got good score.can i ask where did you take your test ,if in london which test centre,i think different centres in london score different for writing.i took twice in same centre and the score was the same w.6.thouugh, the second time i wrote more better than first time.if any one knows a best centre in london please tell me.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 19:14
hi simon,today i just appear the exam in Riyadh.listening,reading,writing were ok but i am not satisfied with speaking.my topic was describe a special meal for lunch or dinner..i cant speak upto 2 minute and i got bit nervous.pls pray for me that i can achieve score atleast 7.your site is wonderful specially for writting task-2,it helped me a lot.thanks
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 01:04
Hi simon. I have got my results and my scores are below.
Listening - 7.5
Reading - 6.0
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 6.5
I am sad that i got disappointed score, but that was my first test and i realized the mistakes which i done. I am going to write the exam again on 26 May. Hopefully, this time i will do better and get the score i needed.
I was so nervous while my speaking test, because of that i haven't done my best. Anyway, that was the good experience for me.
Thanks simon for this great website. This website is great source for learning.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 10:04
Task2 in the exam on 12th May.
Prison is the most common solution to the problem of crime. However, some people argue that better education should be provided to minimize the criminals.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 04:37
Thanks for sharing guys, and thanks for the ebook recommendation Hemn!
Sorry to hear about your scores Vivek. I hope you do better on the 26th.
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:05
My exam was on 12/5.
I can not remember any about listening, reading.
Speaking card topic was about ( a situation in your life that made laugh from your heart. what is the occasion,when was that, who witnessed it with you, and why it made you laugh.)
then , i have been asked about comedy, and what is the importance of it in your country, which comedy show or shows are famous in your country. Do men are different than women in telling jokes or comedy, what and how is the difference .
writing task 1 was 2 bar charts comparing the average number days for holidays and the average working hours in 5 different countries in Europe.
task 2 / was about (Media coverage about crimes can frighten people and encourage criminals to do more crimes , do you agree or disagree........
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:43
I got my result..
Thank You Simon... :)
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:05
really good site for studying IELTS
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:09
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 17:03
hi Simon and everyone else,
Exam Date: 19th May, 2012
1. question about my full name, so what I can call you in short,where are you from, what color you like to decorate your room, except you what color your friends like, are you studying or doing job, how you pick this course, what is your plan in the feature.
Que Card Session:
2. Topic >>> Describe a Person ?
.who is he ?
.how he become successful?
.how you come to know about him?
Long discussion Session:
3. Question related celebrity life style:
In your country, how an ordinary person become celebrity, compare the difference between past celebrities and recent one (what changes you can see), in your country have some one like politician moved to become celebrity, how the media influence on celebrities in what ways, what are the negative point of celebrities.
Writing Topic Task1:
The given chart shows average number of hours teaching annually done by teachers in different schools (Primary, Secondary, Upper secondary) in four countries Japan, Spain, Iceland and USA in 2001.
Writing Topic Task2:
The range and quality of food to buy is changed because of technological and scientific advances. Some people regard it as an improvement while others believe that the change is harmful. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Listening Section was the toughest not to me but to other candidates as well. but reading seem to me fair enough but if someone knows how to manage the time.
I would like you Simon to please write some short idea's about the this topic, its to be noted that most of the pupils who attended the test was confused with the topic including me, I want you to share your ideas not in detail but a few words would be beneficial.
Awaiting for your reply.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 20:25
can anyone post the writing task-2 for academic
effective way of writing essay gettng more than 6.5 bands
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 22:34
I just at your website today. I think it will be very helpful for me to practice for the IELTS exam. I recently took the test and I got this score L-6,R-6,W-7,S-6.
Simon, My question is that I have prepared a lot for the exam for reading section and I think I remember I have got most of them right but I don't know why I got 6 in reading section.
What should I do? Can you please help out ??
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 21:22
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'm glad you found my site. Keep working hard!
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:44
I am a little bit disappointed, my results are:
I need a 7 overall. I dont know if I should ask for a revision of the exam in listening and writing. My speaking usually is better than 5.5 but because of I was so nervous and the kind of question the examiner asked to me it was no good, anyway I was hoping for a better score.
What do you think about the revision?
Thank u very much
Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:51
I'm afraid I don't think you will benefit from a re-mark. Listening answers are either right or wrong, so your score is unlikely to change. I think you'll have to try again. Sorry.
Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:18
sweetu sukhi |
Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 10:30
I want to know what will be the right spelling for labor/labour, utilised/utilized if I am in Newzealand
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 08:29
hi somen, i'm surya. i'm preparing for ielts. i'm sreaching for job in canada, u.k, u.s.a, for this purpose i,m writing for ielts. what can i write academic or general. i want your opinion, please give your sugestion
Monday, September 24, 2012 at 08:42
Both ways of spelling are accepted.
I can't tell you which you will need - it depends on the job. You need to check with employers or with visa regulations for each country (I'm not an expert on those things). You should also find out what score you need.
Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:52
Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 08:03
Thanks for your reply Simon
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 01:30
My exame is on 8 november .i m a working women
and i have taken 1 month training , but i m still very nervous abt exam . can u suggest me
how can i prepare my exam.As i told you i have less days to prepare and less hours to study .
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 06:33
i started to study ielts ,in my case it was difficult,i got only 5 score.but i am planning to take date on november.can u help me to improve my score.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 15:34
sir pleas give me a introduction of this topic that today mor people are relying on the privat car as thair major means of transportation
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 05:45
I am far from Manchestor otherwise I would come to take class with you. I have one problem, actually how to give examples while writing essay? I need format and the language need to be used.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 07:58
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