5 Things You Should Know About Your IELTS Results


The second IELTS Writing Task, which is the same on both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, can be a real challenge too. Be sure to go through some good prep materials to the second task, including this helpful article all about IELTS Writing Task 2.

4. Good IELTS Prep = Good IELTS Results

As a general rule, your results are as good as the preparation you put in. And IELTS preparation isn’t just about taking time and working hard. You also need to plan your time well and work with the right kinds of IELTS study material. This sample IELTS preparation schedule is a good model for how to prepare for the IELTS. Check it out. You can use it as it is, or let the study schedule be a model for a personal IELTS study plan you make for yourself.

5. A Well-Chosen Practice Test Can Help You Predict Your IELTS Results

A practice test is perhaps the best way to predict what your real IELTS test results might be. But remember, practice tests are only effective in predicting scores if such exams are high-quality. You’ll want to take tests that resemble the real exam. You can purchase some very well-made and realistic practice tests from Cambridge, the official maker of the IELTS. You can also buy good practice tests from reputable unofficial IELTS prep companies such as Magoosh.

But don’t reach for your wallet just yet. You can get your hands on some good, high-quality IELTS without spending a dime. There are free official exams on IELTS.org and the British Council website. And the aforementioned Magoosh company has also published a free IELTS practice test to its IELTS Blog.


Special thanks to David Recine for providing us with this article. David is a test prep expert at Magoosh. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has been teaching K-12, University, and adult education classes since 2007 and has worked with students from every continent.