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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by HEART1234: 7:37pm On Sep 04
@SamUchechi4

@riemie26


Nice results



I have read some tips on how to Max the exam but I want to have in-depth knowledge about it. I don't just want to rush the exam.

You are a fresh test taker whose tips will be useful and updated

Please what are the materials you used and what do you think are the steps to follow in order to pass

Thanks
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Semtu(m): 12:19pm On Sep 05
Good afternoon guys, my exam by IELTS MOD is slated for 7:30am. Please is it possible to change it to afternoon as my home is very far from the exam centre.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by ladykilllar: 12:25pm On Sep 05
Semtu:
Good afternoon guys, my exam by IELTS MOD is slated for 7:30am. Please is it possible to change it to afternoon as my home is very far from the exam centre.

I think it's meant to be you being there at 7:30am

However try to get there as early as possible. If you can leave home around 5am do it
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Joy83(m): 6:37pm On Sep 05
Semtu:
Good afternoon guys, my exam by IELTS MOD is slated for 7:30am. Please is it possible to change it to afternoon as my home is very far from the exam centre.
If you are referring to LRW, it is not possible to change from Morning to Afternoon. This is because the exam is conducted for all candidates scheduled for that day same time.
Normally, the exam starts with Listening component by 9am.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Swiftlee(m): 12:25am On Sep 06
Semtu:
Good afternoon guys, my exam by IELTS MOD is slated for 7:30am. Please is it possible to change it to afternoon as my home is very far from the exam centre.
Don't worry, try your best and be there before 8:45! Exams start by 9 am except it is not speaking. If it is speaking and you miss it, MOD will reschedule for you. Those guys are very considerate if you explain to them why you came late.

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Kareemoh: 2:14am On Sep 06
Pls someone should explain more on the listening for me. What are the instruments used? Is it a tape recorder or what and how loud it's?. Are we allowed to use an headset for more concentration. Thanks
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by rvpbae: 8:21am On Sep 06
Kareemoh:
Pls someone should explain more on the listening for me. What are the instruments used? Is it a tape recorder or what and how loud it's?. Are we allowed to use an headset for more concentration. Thanks

Headsets are used for MOD.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by estherton: 4:54pm On Sep 07
@ MamaSunshine please help me with the following questions, I want to decide what will be best for me.

1. does IDP conduct Ielts exam in Enugu and if so how do I book with them and there office address.
2. please do you know if they conducts paper based or CBT.

3. please have British council started there paper based exam in Enugu.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by estherton: 5:05pm On Sep 07
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It was a paper based test. It did it last Saturday. [

please did you take the exam with BC Enugu centre ? I just want to know if they have resumed paper based exam.

Also if you know there physical location address in Enugu let me know, I have been to 14 umuona and park Avenue?

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 6:31pm On Sep 07
Has anyone received their physical copy of their IELTS test report form from British Council? If yes how long did it take coz I've not seen mine
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Crownstar01: 8:22pm On Sep 07
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!
Great result. Congrats.

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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 10:55pm On Sep 07
I've seen my result online but yet to receive the hard copy
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 Slushious: 11:06pm On Sep 07
I didn't see my result online but I received a copy of my result today. I took the test on the 22nd of August.
SamUchechi4:
I've seen my result online but yet to receive the hard copy
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Betgal(f): 7:35am On Sep 08
SamUchechi4:
I've seen my result online but yet to receive the hard copy

Oh, good! How was it though?
You'll get your hard copy from the venue you had your speaking test. And I think you could request for courier delivery too, not sure about the details of that though.
I'm guessing you wrote in Ibadan?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 9:09am On Sep 08
I scored 7.5 overall
I thought it would be delivered to me 13 days after my exam coz they never stated anything like requesting... I wrote mine in Lagos
Betgal:


Oh, good! How was it though?
You'll get your hard copy from the venue you had your speaking test. And I think you could request for courier delivery too, not sure about the details of that though.
I'm guessing you wrote in Ibadan?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 9:12am On Sep 08
Did you write in your exam in Lagos? Coz I also wrote mine that same day but yet to receive any copy
Slushious:
I didn't see my result online but I received a copy of my result today. I took the test on the 22nd of August.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Betgal(f): 9:18am On Sep 08
SamUchechi4:
I scored 7.5 overall
I thought it would be delivered to me 13 days after my exam coz they never stated anything like requesting... I wrote mine in Lagos

Oh, nice!
Then, you can check their office. Is think their office in Lagos is in Ogudu. Check their website for any contact you can reach. That should be able to guide you. I wrote mine in Ibadan, so I can only speak for Ibadan.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 9:21am On Sep 08
I wrote with British Council
Betgal:


Oh, nice!
Then, you can check their office. Is think their office in Lagos is in Ogudu. Check their website for any contact you can reach. That should be able to guide you. I wrote mine in Ibadan, so I can only speak for Ibadan.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Megadixh: 12:56pm On Sep 08
Please assist me.
I got mail from BC to check my result on test taker portal but after i logged in i didnt see any result in the portal. Till now i still have not checked my result. I have tried to contact them but no yielding positive result.
Those that have checked please how did you people go about it?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 5:20pm On Sep 08
You wrote UKVI or ordinary ielts?
Megadixh:
Please assist me.
I got mail from BC to check my result on test taker portal but after i logged in i didnt see any result in the portal. Till now i still have not checked my result. I have tried to contact them but no yielding positive result.
Those that have checked please how did you people go about it?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 6:17pm On Sep 08
I wrote in Ibadan, but the result was brought to my house in lagos.
SamUchechi4:
Did you write in your exam in Lagos? Coz I also wrote mine that same day but yet to receive any copy
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by EnglishWithJosh: 11:39pm On Sep 08
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Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Swiftlee(m): 11:57pm On Sep 08
[quote author=estherton post=93677220][/quote]
I wrote with MOD Abuja. I am requesting for a refund of my cancelled BC test in Enugu because of the pandemic in July.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 10:04am On Sep 09
BC is not normal aswear and they won't reply their mails... Smh
Slushious:
I wrote in Ibadan, but the result was brought to my house in lagos.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Betgal(f): 12:44pm On Sep 09
SamUchechi4:
I wrote with British Council

Oh, I see. I thought you wrote IDP all along.
I think BC office is on the Island.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 2:12pm On Sep 09
Yea I think I just have to visit them and get it once and for all
Betgal:


Oh, I see. I thought you wrote IDP all along.
I think BC office is on the Island.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by estherton: 2:38pm On Sep 09
[quote author=Swiftlee post=93726026]
Thanks, but do u know if BC or any other ielts partner (idp/mod) have finally started in Enugu?
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Slushious: 2:53pm On Sep 09
That's actually the most annoying part. They need to do better.
SamUchechi4:
BC is not normal aswear and they won't reply their mails... Smh
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Swiftlee(m): 4:13pm On Sep 09
[quote author=estherton post=93744655][/quote]
I think both BC and IDP/MOD has commenced test in Enugu. You can confirm from the official websites for available dates for tests.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Semtu(m): 11:18am On Sep 10
Hey guys, my L-R-W exam is on Saturday at one Beij hotel, emmanuel street, ogudu and it's very early in the morning. Can anyone please give me an exact direction to the venue from ojota.
Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by SamUchechi4(m): 4:46pm On Sep 10
Follow the description in the screenshot although one is DANFO and the other BRT
Semtu:
Hey guys, my L-R-W exam is on Saturday at one Beij hotel, emmanuel street, ogudu and it's very early in the morning. Can anyone please give me an exact direction to the venue from ojota.

Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Thoniaagirl(f): 8:25am On Sep 11
Hi Everyone.

Please, how can i request a remark for my writting test with British council.

Has anyone requested for a remark recently? Please help with the details/steps to follow.

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