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My Inspiring IELTS Success Story [A Must Read !]

Nav1991

Newbie
Jul 9, 2019
1
0
I would like to share my story as well.
I had to apply for Express Entry CEC inland and pass the IELTS general.
In my first attempt- I received
L- 8.5
R- 9
S- 7
W- 6

I was very dissapointed with my writing score as my score was not good enough to clear the express entry round.

For the 2nd attempt, I worked really hard. Practiced writing a lot. Used some tricks and tips which I found online and got the following score
L- 8.5
R- 9
S- 7.5
W- 7

My CRS score reached to 476 and I got ITA in the next draw.
All the best to everyone preparing for IELTS and let me know if you have any questions :)
wow congrats mike... your story inspired me..i also want to achieve my 8 7 7 7 target in ielts.and my ielts score in my 3rd attempt is...LRWS- 7.5 ,6.5,6.5,6.5...now i am very disappointed...plz send me ur liz videos on kaursandip212@gmail.com
 

Anushamca08

Newbie
Jul 22, 2019
7
0
I am writing this little piece just to inspire someone out there, someone who has given up hope on IELTS. Personally, I got my desired result at my 5th trial.

I took my first IELTS in September of 2018 and scored LSWR 7.5,6.5,6.5,7 I felt bad as I wanted to pass this exam at the first sitting, I actually gave it my all at the time, guess my all was not good enough. Even though there is no pass mark for IELTS, express entry applicants can attest that LSWR 8,7,7,7 is considered the pass mark.

My second trial was a few weeks after this, I read my ass out and after all is said and done, I took the test for a second time and scored LSWR 7.5,7,6.5,6. When I saw the result, I wasn't so upset, at least nothing compared to how I felt when I saw my first result, however, there was a reason, I knew I was not going to pass the reading, I could not finish the reading test on test day. On the other hand, I thought I gave the other three modules my best. I still came out short in 2 (L & W). I had adopted Jay’s ‘super method for speaking’ to score at least 7 in the speaking module (Jay is a popular online IELTS teacher on YouTube).

After the second test, I rushed to register for the third, it was only 2 weeks away, so I prepared the best I could. This time, I made up my mind that I was not going to fail anything I had already passed in my previous tests (my assumed pass mark by the way is 8777 – LSWR as earlier stated), this will give me my desired CRS score, and this personal decision was key! I researched on YouTube on best ways to tackle some of these modules (And yes, I have always been researching), but this time it was different, I needed styles to tackle each question type. So I ran into a video by a random lady, she revealed that the key to passing reading was TIME, that whatever you do, ensure you finish questions 1-27 in at most 25 minutes, you need a lot of time in questions 28 – 40, simply because the questions become complex. Even though I passed the first reading which I scored 7, I was not comfortable of passing it again, until I saw that post. Mind you, my first three exams were with British council. Anyways, the third result came out and it was LSWR 7.5,7,6,7. I was sad again, but this time depressed as well so I decided this was it! And then I quit IELTS…

A colleague at work kept urging me to reconsider and retake the test, all fell to deaf ears at first. I did not attempt the test for 6 months. He was able to convince me and I decided to go back to the drawing board, by this time, I already had strategies for speaking and reading. These two I rarely revise because I was so comfortable that I can always pass them. I had to devise a strategy for listening, remember I have maintained a score of 7.5 in listening through-out the three trials.

So I took my 4th test, this time I switched to MOD-IDP Australia, I made up my mind that this is it!

I wrote the test on the 2nd of March somewhere in Lekki. I paid extra attention to the listening. I knew exactly what my problem was and that is “the section C”, the part that could have up to 2-4 speakers. So I used mini-ielts.com to prepare for this. One good thing about this website is that you can select the type of questions you want to practice, focus and improve on it. I did exactly that and I improved. Test results came out and boom I scored LSWR – 9,8,6.5,8. What a result right? But damn the writing messed it up. I went for a remark and the result of the remark came out the same day my wife went to labour for our first child; the result of the remark sadly didn’t change!

I felt horrible, had mixed feeling, it felt like the worst day of my life. My wife put to bed the next day, at least I had something to smile about and it took me out of my depression.

I prepared for my 5th IELTS, mind you by this time I had conquered LS&R, my only problem was writing, so I focussed only on writing. I picked April 6th for my 5th exam, I had about just over a week to prepare. My cousin gave me some videos by the popular online teacher IELTS Liz. This video by the way is different, it is not the ones you will find on her channel on YouTube. She calls them her “Advantage videos”. Basically, you pay her some money to access these videos. I didn’t pay anyway because my cousin had already paid for them. It has step by step process on how to tackle each question type. I did nothing for the 5th test but follow her instructions to the teeth, and it paid off! I did not try anything on LR&S, I just went for the test. My results came out on 19th of April, Good Friday and I scored LSWR – 8,7.5,7,7 :D. There is no adjective to express my excitement, I had the best Easter celebration, I went for a boat cruise with friends because it was worth it.

My takeaways, I took my time to write this for inspirational purposes. I know someone out there will be needing this inspiration. If you read closely, you will notice I passed them one after the other, you too can, even at once in your next trial!

I will respond to questions in this trend, if I get any. I can also share any material you might need. I will not be charging a coin because no one charged me a coin, all the materials I used I got them freely, freely I received and freely I shall share my knowledge and sources. The only paid material I used was Liz writing video, still I was not the one that paid for it!

My name is Mike, and remember, You too can be a success story!

Hi Mike,

Yours is truly an inspirational message. I too got LRWS score as 7.5/6.5/6.5/7, but definitely need 7778 for my Canada visa. This was my first attempt and I waited and trained myself for almost 6months for the test but missed it.

Could you please help me to score 7 in both writing and reading. Any materials? I am able to get almost 15-20mins for the reading part but answers I thought correct are seemingly not at the end. It happened even in my practice sessions.

Anyhelp is appreciated!!!!

My mail ID disouzalisa@gmail.com
 

Krishna247

Member
Jul 22, 2019
18
0
Congratulations
Could you please share those material since I'm preparing for the same.
@krishnarishi247@gmail.com

Thanks in advance
 

Mikebuddy

Full Member
Dec 31, 2018
38
22
Congratulations
Could you please share those material since I'm preparing for the same.
@krishnarishi247@gmail.com

Thanks in advance
I have been advised to stop sharing, since it is copyrighted material. Kindly visit her page to request for a copy.
 

Mikebuddy

Full Member
Dec 31, 2018
38
22
Hi Mike,

Yours is truly an inspirational message. I too got LRWS score as 7.5/6.5/6.5/7, but definitely need 7778 for my Canada visa. This was my first attempt and I waited and trained myself for almost 6months for the test but missed it.

Could you please help me to score 7 in both writing and reading. Any materials? I am able to get almost 15-20mins for the reading part but answers I thought correct are seemingly not at the end. It happened even in my practice sessions.

Anyhelp is appreciated!!!!

My mail ID disouzalisa@gmail.com
For the writing, you have to visit liz's website to request your copy of the materials, I stopped sharing since it is copyright materials.
For the reading, I usually advise people two things.
1, It is not an actual ready test, it is a matching test, so just match them and NEVER overthink anything.
2, Be very fast, try and finish 1-27 in at most 25 minutes, you need a lot of time for 28-40.
 

Mikebuddy

Full Member
Dec 31, 2018
38
22
Hi. In listening when we are asked to do a tabular column type of questions having only one word to answer ...lets say it is

ACTIVITY DURATION CONTACT PERSON
__________ 3hrs leader



For questions such as these lets say the answer is trekking...
Is it wrong to write Trekking ?

The answer sheet says trekking .
Whats wrong with writing Trekking in such contexts .


Can someone pls throw some light
It is not wrong, noun should start with capital letters if you are using small letters for your answers. However, I strongly advise you to write in all caps.
 

Fayha shahab

Full Member
Apr 25, 2019
20
2
I am writing this little piece just to inspire someone out there, someone who has given up hope on IELTS. Personally, I got my desired result at my 5th trial.

Hi Mike,
This is really inspirational. I took my IELTS and first attempt I got
R, 6, L 7, S 8.5, W 6.5

2nd attempt
R 6, L 8, S 8.6, W 6.5
Stuck with reading and writing

3rd Attempt
R 6, W, 6, L 8, S, 9

I have no clue why I am stuck with reading and writing papers. I will surely study Liz as you have suggested for writing anything for reading pls?


I took my first IELTS in September of 2018 and scored LSWR 7.5,6.5,6.5,7 I felt bad as I wanted to pass this exam at the first sitting, I actually gave it my all at the time, guess my all was not good enough. Even though there is no pass mark for IELTS, express entry applicants can attest that LSWR 8,7,7,7 is considered the pass mark.

My second trial was a few weeks after this, I read my ass out and after all is said and done, I took the test for a second time and scored LSWR 7.5,7,6.5,6. When I saw the result, I wasn't so upset, at least nothing compared to how I felt when I saw my first result, however, there was a reason, I knew I was not going to pass the reading, I could not finish the reading test on test day. On the other hand, I thought I gave the other three modules my best. I still came out short in 2 (L & W). I had adopted Jay’s ‘super method for speaking’ to score at least 7 in the speaking module (Jay is a popular online IELTS teacher on YouTube).

After the second test, I rushed to register for the third, it was only 2 weeks away, so I prepared the best I could. This time, I made up my mind that I was not going to fail anything I had already passed in my previous tests (my assumed pass mark by the way is 8777 – LSWR as earlier stated), this will give me my desired CRS score, and this personal decision was key! I researched on YouTube on best ways to tackle some of these modules (And yes, I have always been researching), but this time it was different, I needed styles to tackle each question type. So I ran into a video by a random lady, she revealed that the key to passing reading was TIME, that whatever you do, ensure you finish questions 1-27 in at most 25 minutes, you need a lot of time in questions 28 – 40, simply because the questions become complex. Even though I passed the first reading which I scored 7, I was not comfortable of passing it again, until I saw that post. Mind you, my first three exams were with British council. Anyways, the third result came out and it was LSWR 7.5,7,6,7. I was sad again, but this time depressed as well so I decided this was it! And then I quit IELTS…

A colleague at work kept urging me to reconsider and retake the test, all fell to deaf ears at first. I did not attempt the test for 6 months. He was able to convince me and I decided to go back to the drawing board, by this time, I already had strategies for speaking and reading. These two I rarely revise because I was so comfortable that I can always pass them. I had to devise a strategy for listening, remember I have maintained a score of 7.5 in listening through-out the three trials.

So I took my 4th test, this time I switched to MOD-IDP Australia, I made up my mind that this is it!

I wrote the test on the 2nd of March somewhere in Lekki. I paid extra attention to the listening. I knew exactly what my problem was and that is “the section C”, the part that could have up to 2-4 speakers. So I used mini-ielts.com to prepare for this. One good thing about this website is that you can select the type of questions you want to practice, focus and improve on it. I did exactly that and I improved. Test results came out and boom I scored LSWR – 9,8,6.5,8. What a result right? But damn the writing messed it up. I went for a remark and the result of the remark came out the same day my wife went to labour for our first child; the result of the remark sadly didn’t change!

I felt horrible, had mixed feeling, it felt like the worst day of my life. My wife put to bed the next day, at least I had something to smile about and it took me out of my depression.

I prepared for my 5th IELTS, mind you by this time I had conquered LS&R, my only problem was writing, so I focussed only on writing. I picked April 6th for my 5th exam, I had about just over a week to prepare. My cousin gave me some videos by the popular online teacher IELTS Liz. This video by the way is different, it is not the ones you will find on her channel on YouTube. She calls them her “Advantage videos”. Basically, you pay her some money to access these videos. I didn’t pay anyway because my cousin had already paid for them. It has step by step process on how to tackle each question type. I did nothing for the 5th test but follow her instructions to the teeth, and it paid off! I did not try anything on LR&S, I just went for the test. My results came out on 19th of April, Good Friday and I scored LSWR – 8,7.5,7,7 :D. There is no adjective to express my excitement, I had the best Easter celebration, I went for a boat cruise with friends because it was worth it.

My takeaways, I took my time to write this for inspirational purposes. I know someone out there will be needing this inspiration. If you read closely, you will notice I passed them one after the other, you too can, even at once in your next trial!

I will respond to questions in this trend, if I get any. I can also share any material you might need. I will not be charging a coin because no one charged me a coin, all the materials I used I got them freely, freely I received and freely I shall share my knowledge and sources. The only paid material I used was Liz writing video, still I was not the one that paid for it!

My name is Mike, and remember, You too can be a success story!
 

Fayha shahab

Full Member
Apr 25, 2019
20
2
Hi Mike,
This is really inspirational. I took my IELTS and first attempt I got
R, 6, L 7, S 8.5, W 6.5

2nd attempt
R 6, L 8, S 8.6, W 6.5
Stuck with reading and writing

3rd Attempt
R 6, W, 6, L 8, S, 9

I have no clue why I am stuck with reading and writing papers. I will surely study Liz as you have suggested for writing anything for reading pls?
 

Monab

Newbie
Jul 31, 2019
3
0
Congratulations Mike , your strong determination and hard work paid off. U r an inspiration for many people around. I am struggling with writing as well. This would be my 4th term and this time I seriously don't want to take IELTS because of my past experience. But I don't have any other option left. Your dedication toward IELTS motivate me to take test again. I really hope your suggestion would be of great help. I would appreciate if you could send those Liz writing videos on following email address :-
mehwishzaheer001@gmail.com
 

Monab

Newbie
Jul 31, 2019
3
0
I would like to share my story as well.
I had to apply for Express Entry CEC inland and pass the IELTS general.
In my first attempt- I received
L- 8.5
R- 9
S- 7
W- 6

I was very dissapointed with my writing score as my score was not good enough to clear the express entry round.

For the 2nd attempt, I worked really hard. Practiced writing a lot. Used some tricks and tips which I found online and got the following score
L- 8.5
R- 9
S- 7.5
W- 7

My CRS score reached to 476 and I got ITA in the next draw.
All the best to everyone preparing for IELTS and let me know if you have any questions :)

Congratulations for your achievement , I'm also struggling in writing , could you please guide me how I can Improve my score from 6 to 7 in writing , this would be my 4th attempt , this time I have to achieve my desired band in writing at any cost , I would appreciate if you could provide detailed information regarding the material u have been using to improve ur score in writing.


Thank you
 

Monab

Newbie
Jul 31, 2019
3
0
I would like to share my story as well.
I had to apply for Express Entry CEC inland and pass the IELTS general.
In my first attempt- I received
L- 8.5
R- 9
S- 7
W- 6

I was very dissapointed with my writing score as my score was not good enough to clear the express entry round.

For the 2nd attempt, I worked really hard. Practiced writing a lot. Used some tricks and tips which I found online and got the following score
L- 8.5
R- 9
S- 7.5
W- 7

My CRS score reached to 476 and I got ITA in the next draw.
All the best to everyone preparing for IELTS and let me know if you have any questions :)
Could you please mention those tips and tricks or post the link of websites
 

riac31

Newbie
Feb 8, 2020
2
0
Hi Mike,

Yours is truly an inspirational message. I too got LRWS score as 7.5/6.5/6.5/7, but definitely need 7778 for my Canada visa. This was my first attempt and I waited and trained myself for almost 6months for the test but missed it.

Could you please help me to score 7 in both writing and reading. Any materials? I am able to get almost 15-20mins for the reading part but answers I thought correct are seemingly not at the end. It happened even in my practice sessions.

Anyhelp is appreciated!!!!

My mail ID disouzalisa@gmail.com