Getting a very high score of 8 or 9!

The following are some suggestions if you are seeking a very high score in the IELTS exam

Listening and reading:

1. do ALL the Cambridge books of past test papers 7-11!

2. Work on skills reading, listening




1. learn idiomatic expressions


2. learn some topic specific vocabulary [same for writing!]


3. write out and rehearse some likely topics for part 2 speaking…especially cover people/places/things…you can see questions using this link, but the idea is that if you prepare an answer for a person, you try to use that to answer a question for any person…or when talking about a place you may also be able to include part of your talk about the person.


3. Get your speaking asesses by a tutor who has trained as an examiner:

Speaking practice over Skype


1. learn the three types of essays that get asked

2. Build up topic specific language


3. Get your tasks assessed by a tutor who has trained as an examiner:

Get IELTS essays corrected

4. Buy ebooks written by an author who has trained as an examiner:


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