Nilo is a successful IELTS student from the Dominican Republic, a beautiful area of the Caribbean.
He currently studies and works at the same time, he is taking IELTS to get into Canada next year.
He shares how he got Band 9 in the listening.
He boosted his vocabulary by using flashcards and reading editorials in the Guardian.
For the writing he was struggling, in the end he ditched his tutor because she told him to study on Youtube!
Youtube isn’t bad, but if you want to improve fast, or want more detailed practical advice then it’s always better to invest in feedback.
With Youtube, it’s trial and error because:
- perhaps the tutor hasn’t seen the video you are following
- perhaps the tutor disagrees
- perhaps you watched the wrong video…
The fastest way to improve is to get professional feedback, it’s even faster when the tutor is following the same tutorials as you, like in the Sentence Guide (Certainly elsewhere my do allowance at).
Nilo managed to get ot Band 9 in the listening by repeatedly doing listening exams, about two a day all month!
Likewise with Reading (8.5), he was doing practice test after practice test.
Hard work always pays off.
Listen to the entire episode here: Scloud, itunes etc
Then check out the email he sent us! (Nilo is a joker!! 😆😆😆)
I am writing to express my annoyance with your Sentence Guide!
I am happy to inform you that I got superb grades in the IELTS test (8.5 Listening, 9 Reading, 7 Speaking and 7 in Writing) in my first attempt. This is largely because your Sentence Guide worked exceptionally!
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