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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 11:17am On Sep 01
Please, how long did it take for you to get your result? I wrote CD IELTS on the 22nd of August and I haven't received my result.
Betgal:


I have, I wrote on 8th August!
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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Betgal(f): 1:01pm On Sep 01
Slushious:
Please, how long did it take for you to get your result? I wrote CD IELTS on the 22nd of August and I haven't received my result.

I got my result exactly 13 days after I wrote the test (online), got the test report form last Friday. I think your result is due by 4th Sept. Relax, it's just around the corner.
All the best.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by hadayshawlar(f): 1:33pm On Sep 01
ukemnseg:
My Results
British Council Computer-Based IELTS for UKVI Academic
Location - Workforce Group, Gbagada, Lagos
Date - August 11th, 2020

Overall - 8.5
Listening - 8.5
Reading - 9.0
Writing - 8.0
Speaking - 7.5

For work/study in the UK


Hi, how many days after the exam did you get your result?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 4:44pm On Sep 01
Thank you.
Betgal:


I got my result exactly 13 days after I wrote the test (online), got the test report form last Friday. I think your result is due by 4th Sept. Relax, it's just around the corner.
All the best.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by ukemnseg(m): 5:00pm On Sep 01
ukemnseg:
My Results
British Council Computer-Based IELTS for UKVI Academic
Location - Workforce Group, Gbagada, Lagos
Date - August 11th, 2020

Overall - 8.5
Listening - 8.5
Reading - 9.0
Writing - 8.0
Speaking - 7.5

For work/study in the UK

Not sure how much help I can offer, but I'll just run through my journey.
Got a job in the UK so needed the IELTS as 'proof of English' for my visa application (also want to try to do an M.Sc. while I'm there).
Was told I needed to pass at/above B1 level (band 4.0) in each section for the job, but found out I would need to pass at/above C1 level (band 7.0) in each section for top grad schools. Also needed the result pretty urgently so I didn't have the option of spending a lot of time to prepare (had 4 days between when I knew I needed the IELTS and when I took the test).

- I created an account, booked a test and paid online at the British Council site - https://ieltsukviregistration.britishcouncil.org

- Read everything on the first couple of pages of this thread, then did same for the last couple of pages. After this, I had a general idea of the IELTS exam structure and the typical problem areas for most candidates (didn't know anything about the IELTS before this).

- Ran through the practice tests on the IELTS Prep App and the challenges on the IELTS Word Power app. I prepared for and took the SATs when I was younger so I found most of the IELTS stuff relatively easy. Also, writing is a hobby for me so I felt pretty confident of my abilities in that section even though statistics from here showed it was the main problem area for candidates.

- My Mistakes on Test Day
Speaking
I wasn't very audible and I talked too fast (which is a general problem I have). The interviewer stopped me twice to tell me to be more audible. If I had been louder, slower and tried to articulate my words more clearly, I would probably have done much better. One disadvantage of not prepping adequately is you don't realize your weaknesses till test day (or you don't even realize you have those weaknesses). So, you should definitely practice much better than I did.
Listening
I got distracted at the beginning of this section. My eraser fell off the table and I (by reflex) bent down to pick it up. By the time I got back up, I realized I had missed some things and just couldn't remember what they were no matter how hard I tried. Probably missed the first two or three questions here which is why I got the 8.5. It's pretty straightforward to get a 9.0 in this section if you listen very attentively and you don't get put off by the accent of the speaker.
Reading
This was a perfect section for me. My background prep for the SATs definitely helped here. My main advice is to forget everything you know about the topic you're reading and focus on what is actually in the passage. If it is not in the passage, it does not exist. Don't get carried away and start providing answers based on your own background knowledge. Only provide answers based on what you read. See below example:
Passage - "Frogs live in swampy habitats and can lay hundreds of eggs each spawning season. Frogs exist in a variety of colors."
Statement - Frogs are green in color
Options - (a) True (b) False (c) Unknown
The correct answer to the above is (c). It's easy to lose concentration and just choose (a) because we generally know frogs to be green in color (especially when you don't have a lot of time), but the passage does not explicitly say this, so that piece of knowledge simply does not exist. The passage also does not explicitly say that frogs are not green in color, so that piece of knowledge also does not exist.
I think it's possible to get a 9.0 here too if you practice well enough and get used to the types of questions asked.
Writing
I was pretty exhausted by the time we got to this section. I didn't have breakfast before my test that morning, a rather foolish decision in retrospect. I also didn't bring a drink along. You definitely should not come for the test on an empty stomach. You should also bring along an energy drink. Don't underestimate just how much energy this test will sap from you. In the end, I finished both write-ups with about 5-10 minutes to spare (writing is my thing) and was completely drained. If I wasn't so exhausted afterwards, I would have gone through both write-ups and substituted some of the more common words for less well-known synonyms. That would definitely have taken me closer to 9.0. So, for writing, the more esoteric the word, the better. Just be sure that you're using the words properly or you'll actually be shooting yourself in the foot. The challenges on the IELTS Word Power app will get you familiar with some synonyms that should come in handy. Also, make sure to properly section your work with paragraphs. Each paragraph should put forward just one uniform idea, and should only contain sentences relating to that idea. Don't make your sentences too long. Each sentence should carry a single unit of thought and should be concise and straight to the point. Finally, don't mess up your punctuation. Practice your writing with these in mind.

- Got the online results about a week after the test. Still waiting for my hard-copy result certificate to be sent to me, and it's taking far too long in my opinion.

- Wish everyone all of the very best!

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Abolarin91(m): 5:21pm On Sep 01
Pls do you have any materials to use for preparation?
Betgal:


I got my result exactly 13 days after I wrote the test (online), got the test report form last Friday. I think your result is due by 4th Sept. Relax, it's just around the corner.
All the best.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Abolarin91(m): 5:34pm On Sep 01
Great! Thank you for this explanation. Pls can I have your contact? This is my first time of writing text like this and I don't want to Bleep up, pls.

My email: realazeez@gmail.com
ukemnseg:



Not sure how much help I can offer, but I'll just run through my journey.
Got a job in the UK so needed the IELTS as 'proof of English' for my visa application (also want to try to do an M.Sc. while I'm there).
Was told I needed to pass at/above B1 level (band 4.0) in each section for the job, but found out I would need to pass at/above C1 level (band 7.0) in each section for top grad schools. Also needed the result pretty urgently so I didn't have the option of spending a lot of time to prepare (had 4 days between when I knew I needed the IELTS and when I took the test).

- I created an account, booked a test and paid online at the British Council site - https://ieltsukviregistration.britishcouncil.org

- Read everything on the first couple of pages of this thread, then did same for the last couple of pages. After this, I had a general idea of the IELTS exam structure and the typical problem areas for most candidates (didn't know anything about the IELTS before this).

- Ran through the practice tests on the IELTS Prep App and the challenges on the IELTS Word Power app. I prepared for and took the SATs when I was younger so I found most of the IELTS stuff relatively easy. Also, writing is a hobby for me so I felt pretty confident of my abilities in that section even though statistics from here showed it was the main problem area for candidates.

- My Mistakes on Test Day
Speaking
I wasn't very audible and I talked too fast (which is a general problem I have). The interviewer stopped me twice to tell me to be more audible. If I had been louder, slower and tried to articulate my words more clearly, I would probably have done much better. One disadvantage of not prepping adequately is you don't realize your weaknesses till test day (or you don't even realize you have those weaknesses). So, you should definitely practice much better than I did.
Listening
I got distracted at the beginning of this section. My eraser fell off the table and I (by reflex) bent down to pick it up. By the time I got back up, I realized I had missed some things and just couldn't remember what they were no matter how hard I tried. Probably missed the first two or three questions here which is why I got the 8.5. It's pretty straightforward to get a 9.0 in this section if you listen very attentively and you don't get put off by the accent of the speaker.
Reading
This was a perfect section for me. My background prep for the SATs definitely helped here. My main advice is to forget everything you know about the topic you're reading and focus on what is actually in the passage. If it is not in the passage, it does not exist. Don't get carried away and start providing answers based on your own background knowledge. Only provide answers based on what you read. See below example:
Passage - "Frogs live in swampy habitats and can lay hundreds of eggs each spawning season. Frogs exist in a variety of colors."
Statement - Frogs are green in color
Options - (a) True (b) False (c) Unknown
The correct answer to the above is (c). It's easy to lose concentration and just choose (a) because we generally know frogs to be green in color (especially when you don't have a lot of time), but the passage does not explicitly say this, so that piece of knowledge simply does not exist. The passage also does not explicitly say that frogs are not green in color, so that piece of knowledge also does not exist.
I think it's possible to get a 9.0 here too if you practice well enough and get used to the types of questions asked.
Writing
I was pretty exhausted by the time we got to this section. I didn't have breakfast before my test that morning, a rather foolish decision in retrospect. I also didn't bring a drink along. You definitely should not come for the test on an empty stomach. You should also bring along an energy drink. Don't underestimate just how much energy this test will sap from you. In the end, I finished both write-ups with about 5-10 minutes to spare (writing is my thing) and was completely drained. If I wasn't so exhausted afterwards, I would have gone through both write-ups and substituted some of the more common words for less well-known synonyms. That would definitely have taken me closer to 9.0. So, for writing, the more esoteric the word, the better. Just be sure that you're using the words properly or you'll actually be shooting yourself in the foot. The challenges on the IELTS Word Power app will get you familiar with some synonyms that should come in handy. Also make sure to properly section your work with paragraphs. Each paragraph should put forward just one uniform idea, and should only contain sentences relating to that idea. Don't make your sentences too long. Each sentence should carry a single unit of thought and should be concise and straight to the point. Finally, don't mess up your punctuation. Practice your writing with these in mind.

- Got the online results about a week after the test. Still waiting for my hard-copy result certificate to be sent to me, and it's taking far too long in my opinion.

- Wish everyone all of the very best!
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Semtu(m): 9:32am On Sep 02
Hello guys. It's been almost 24hrs since I made payment to IELTS MOD but I'm still yet to hear from them. I've forwarded payment evidence and passport to their emails and I've filled the payment verification form. Please what do I do?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by MissMa01: 10:39am On Sep 02
Give it time, they will respond. It usually takes maximum of 48hours and all the best.
Semtu:
Hello guys. It's been almost 24hrs since I made payment to IELTS MOD but I'm still yet to hear from them. I've forwarded payment evidence and passport to their emails and I've filled the payment verification form. Please what do I do?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by ukemnseg(m): 11:54am On Sep 02
ukemnseg:


Not sure how much help I can offer, but I'll just run through my journey.
Got a job in the UK so needed the IELTS as 'proof of English' for my visa application (also want to try to do an M.Sc. while I'm there).
Was told I needed to pass at/above B1 level (band 4.0) in each section for the job, but found out I would need to pass at/above C1 level (band 7.0) in each section for top grad schools. Also needed the result pretty urgently so I didn't have the option of spending a lot of time to prepare (had 4 days between when I knew I needed the IELTS and when I took the test).

- I created an account, booked a test and paid online at the British Council site - https://ieltsukviregistration.britishcouncil.org

- Read everything on the first couple of pages of this thread, then did same for the last couple of pages. After this, I had a general idea of the IELTS exam structure and the typical problem areas for most candidates (didn't know anything about the IELTS before this).

- Ran through the practice tests on the IELTS Prep App and the challenges on the IELTS Word Power app. I prepared for and took the SATs when I was younger so I found most of the IELTS stuff relatively easy. Also, writing is a hobby for me so I felt pretty confident of my abilities in that section even though statistics from here showed it was the main problem area for candidates.

- My Mistakes on Test Day
Speaking
I wasn't very audible and I talked too fast (which is a general problem I have). The interviewer stopped me twice to tell me to be more audible. If I had been louder, slower and tried to articulate my words more clearly, I would probably have done much better. One disadvantage of not prepping adequately is you don't realize your weaknesses till test day (or you don't even realize you have those weaknesses). So, you should definitely practice much better than I did.
Listening
I got distracted at the beginning of this section. My eraser fell off the table and I (by reflex) bent down to pick it up. By the time I got back up, I realized I had missed some things and just couldn't remember what they were no matter how hard I tried. Probably missed the first two or three questions here which is why I got the 8.5. It's pretty straightforward to get a 9.0 in this section if you listen very attentively and you don't get put off by the accent of the speaker.
Reading
This was a perfect section for me. My background prep for the SATs definitely helped here. My main advice is to forget everything you know about the topic you're reading and focus on what is actually in the passage. If it is not in the passage, it does not exist. Don't get carried away and start providing answers based on your own background knowledge. Only provide answers based on what you read. See below example:
Passage - "Frogs live in swampy habitats and can lay hundreds of eggs each spawning season. Frogs exist in a variety of colors."
Statement - Frogs are green in color
Options - (a) True (b) False (c) Unknown
The correct answer to the above is (c). It's easy to lose concentration and just choose (a) because we generally know frogs to be green in color (especially when you don't have a lot of time), but the passage does not explicitly say this, so that piece of knowledge simply does not exist. The passage also does not explicitly say that frogs are not green in color, so that piece of knowledge also does not exist.
I think it's possible to get a 9.0 here too if you practice well enough and get used to the types of questions asked.
Writing
I was pretty exhausted by the time we got to this section. I didn't have breakfast before my test that morning, a rather foolish decision in retrospect. I also didn't bring a drink along. You definitely should not come for the test on an empty stomach. You should also bring along an energy drink. Don't underestimate just how much energy this test will sap from you. In the end, I finished both write-ups with about 5-10 minutes to spare (writing is my thing) and was completely drained. If I wasn't so exhausted afterwards, I would have gone through both write-ups and substituted some of the more common words for less well-known synonyms. That would definitely have taken me closer to 9.0. So, for writing, the more esoteric the word, the better. Just be sure that you're using the words properly or you'll actually be shooting yourself in the foot. The challenges on the IELTS Word Power app will get you familiar with some synonyms that should come in handy. Also, make sure to properly section your work with paragraphs. Each paragraph should put forward just one uniform idea, and should only contain sentences relating to that idea. Don't make your sentences too long. Each sentence should carry a single unit of thought and should be concise and straight to the point. Finally, don't mess up your punctuation. Practice your writing with these in mind.

- Got the online results about a week after the test. Still waiting for my hard-copy result certificate to be sent to me, and it's taking far too long in my opinion.

- Wish everyone all of the very best!

Update:
My hard-copy result report form came in this morning via UPS.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Betgal(f): 3:08pm On Sep 02
Abolarin91:
Pls do you have any materials to use for preparation?

I used youtube videos mostly for preparation. Then, practice questions online too.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Abolarin91(m): 4:01pm On Sep 02
OK, thanks. I appreciate
Betgal:


I used youtube videos mostly for preparation. Then, practice questions online too.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by meetme01: 8:00pm On Sep 02
Buhatiku:
While I was surfing the internet, I came across this blogpost on IELTS Listening practise.

I think it is a good site for whoever is preparing for IELTS exams.

Check www.ieltsadvantage2020.blogspot.com

It also gives tips on writing and reading test. But I prefer the listening part being a video.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Goodylicious74(f): 12:17am On Sep 03
Abolarin91:
Hi, can you give me an insight on how to take the text or you have anyaterials? I plan to take ielts next month. Thanks in anticipation

Check out ieltsliz.com. She has really great content.

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by rieme26: 8:05am On Sep 03
Please has anyone gotten their result for 25th of August computer based?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 11:12am On Sep 03
I took the test on the 22nd of August and I haven't seen my result. Just be patient.

rieme26:
Please has anyone gotten their result for 25th of August computer based?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Semtu(m): 11:30am On Sep 03
Good morning, please I made payment two days ago which has not been confirmed still. I logged on to the site, only to find that my booking has been cancelled. Someone should help me please
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Semtu(m): 11:31am On Sep 03
MissMa01:
Give it time, they will respond. It usually takes maximum of 48hours and all the best.

Good morning, it has not been confirmed still and my booking has been cancelled
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by rieme26: 12:02pm On Sep 03
Yours should be out now, have you checked today.
Slushious:
I took the test on the 22nd of August and I haven't seen my result. Just be patient.

Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 5:18pm On Sep 03
Yes, I have. No results found.
rieme26:
Yours should be out now, have you checked today.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Abolarin91(m): 9:58pm On Sep 03
Thank you so much, I really appreciate
Goodylicious74:


Check out ieltsliz.com. She has really great content.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by studyabroad20: 10:54pm On Sep 03
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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 10:09am On Sep 04
I took mine the same day and my result just came out today
Slushious:
Yes, I have. No results found.

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by rieme26: 10:55am On Sep 04
Mine is out too
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 10:59am On Sep 04
Hope it went well
rieme26:
Mine is out too
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by rieme26: 11:22am On Sep 04
Speaking

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 12:42pm On Sep 04
Nice
rieme26:
Speaking
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 2:02pm On Sep 04
Congratulations. I'm yet to see mine.
SamUchechi4:
I took mine the same day and my result just came out today
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by uzyfine: 5:23pm On Sep 04
Good day my people, please how do I go about remarking writing with British council. I did computer based test. Since they are no longer attending to people in their office

Secondary, a friend submitted her international passport for a visa but want to write IELTS next week. Do you know if they accept photocopy or any Other form of identification? Any help from anyone please

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