IELTS Band 9
Nothing is impossible and everything is possible with the right amount of dedication and practice. So today we will tell you how to get the perfect IELTS band 9 with this article.
It is rightly said-
“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
-By Vince Lombardi
A perfect IELTS Band 9 score, a real dream that every IELTS test taker see at a certain point.
Though, for a candidate from a non-English speaking nation, this might be difficult but not impossible.
Before we proceed further and discuss the real motive of this article. Let’s have a brief introduction about the IELTS test.
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System is an English proficiency test which is popular among the non-native candidates who want to study, work or to migrate in the countries where English is used as a major language for communication.
The IELTS test was first conducted in 1989. Since then it is effectively conducted and jointly managed by the British Council, IDP-Australia, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
The IELTS test is globally accepted as an evidence of English proficiency by over 9000 organizations in more than 135 countries for education, immigration, and professional purposes.
As much as this worldwide acceptance and popularity work as the greatest opportunity, the same reason is responsible for this cut-throat competition.
Depending upon the purpose of interest, the IELTS test is further categorized into two types; IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
IELTS Academic test
This exam is suitable for students who want to pursue a bachelor or postgraduate degree programme or the ones who are seeking professional registration in the UK
IELTS General Training
This exam is taken by ones who are either planning to study, work or train in an English native land like Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.K.
Though the purpose to intake both the types, is different but two of them evaluates on the basis of four testing skills.
IELTS: Test of four skills
Being a task-based exam, IELTS not only evaluates your listening or reading skills but also writing and speaking skills too.
So, from above, we have concluded that we are going to be evaluated on the basis of four IELTS Modules.
Scale of Evaluation
The IELTS evaluator ensures about the accurate evaluation by applying the strict criteria that help in reflecting the exact level where your communication or writing skills stand.
It follows a 9-band scoring, though there are no set bars to be called as “failed” or “approved”.
IELTS Band 9 Score –
In order to understand these score
bands, let’s have a quick look at the British Council official description of different bands to have a general idea about these band scores:
|IELTS Band Score||Skill Level|
IELTS score ranges between 0-9 (Non- user to expert). One more thing that can be added in the range is .5.
Each of the four skills on which a candidate is evaluated i.e. speaking, reading, writing and listening gets an individual score band which ranges between the same.
At last, you will also get a consolidate band score of your whole test and this score will represent your overall language ability.
Now coming over the prime agenda of this article let’s discuss how can we get the perfect 9- Band IELTS score.
How can we get perfect IELTS Band 9?
In order to get a perfect 9-Band IELTS Score you must have to score 9 in each IELTS testing module.
In order to score 9 in an individual module, we need to do excel in each respective area, so let’s start discussing each IELTS testing module individually. I will be explaing you the process to get the perfect IELTS band 9. We will go through all the individual sections and see how all sections contributes to your dream to get the perfect IELTS Band 9.
IELTS Speaking tip
Speaking is actually not a hard task but what makes an actual difference is to speak in your non-native language.
On a regular basis, many of us may communicate in the respective language but a one to one interview with the pro expert evaluator makes all the difference.
So, below are a few tips that can surely help you to win the goal.
Be your own judge
Nobody can help you better the way you yourself can. In this modern era of recorders and smartphones, you are privileged with the technologies that can help you to listen to your own voice and mark the grounds where you are lacking.
The time you will listen to your own recorded voice, you can easily judge and rectify these two grounds.
- Other errors
Watch English Based T.V. Shows
That’s another way to improve your English communication skill. There are many great English shows like Wizard of Waverly Place, that will surely a pro entertainment and a way to improve yourself in the language too. Try to imitate their way of talking, their accents, and pronunciation. Trust me, after some days you will be able to see the difference yourself.
Don’t try to finish quickly
By speaking for around 15 minutes in non-native language may exhaust you.
But that’s the only chance to hit the goal and win the match.
It will be better if you will answer fully rather cut it, in short, to end it hastily.
IELTS Listening Tip
“Listen Carefully”, that’s what I want to say again and again. Usually, it will be an Australian speaker or the British accent that is recorded and being a non-native yourself it might turn out to be a challenge for you.
The biggest drawback of this IELTS Listening Module is that you get to hear the recording only once.
So, let’s discuss how you can overcome the hurdles and score high in this module.
Listen to more sample recordings
The Australian and British accents are way different from the normal English we learn to speak.
The only way to overcome this fear is to hear more and more sample recordings, this is the only way you will get familiar and comfortable with the language before the IELTS test itself.
Use Pencil instead of pen and give special attention to spelling
You should write your answers to the answer sheet using a pencil not a pen. This is identical with the IELTS Reading Module.
This can also save you from making spell mistakes too.
Just in case your answer which you have transferred in answer sheet is correct but in the haste, you have spelt wrong.
Then mind it your answer will be marked wrong and you will lose marks.
IELTS Reading tips
It might sound like another easy task, but it’s not. This task requires high reading and good observation skills.
So, let’s discuss how to polish the above mentioned two areas.
Focus on details
That’s a success mantra, focus on each and every little detail. Then be it your real life also, this will eventually help you to sharpen your observation skills.
This exercise can start with a simple Internet Browsing too, be an eagle eye and at the examination while reading doesn’t forget to underline the important points/lines/phrases side by side.
Try to devote time effectively and Read the instructions carefully
This is the foremost tip. Try to give each and every question an equal and a reasonable time.
For instance, if you will more time for some questions, then it will leave you with less time for other questions which may also be responsible to create panic situations.
But before proceeding any further, try to read the instructions carefully.
You should keep in your mind is to read each and every stated instruction very carefully.
This is one of the reasons that many candidates lost the chance to score well.
They used to give very specific instructions. If you don’t follow these instructions exactly, you will often get the question wrong.
So, don’t let this silly thing to be the reason behind your deduction of marks.
IELTS Writing Tips
Finally, the writing part, it’s 60 minutes evaluation which seems to be a very less time to express oneself. But that’s how we need its difference.
Above this, you might get to encounter the strangest and craziest topics to write upon.
Let’s get to know how we can excel in this area.
Read anything and everything
This is what going to help you at the hour of your need when you have gotten to read everything that means you are already surrounded by the ideas.
You might have heard
“Knowledge is the key to everything”
Through reading, you eventually broaden your horizon and mind.
Practice, a key to success
This is for sure a proven and tested area, practice will help you to be perfect not only in this case but also in the above-mentioned testing skills too.
Through writing more and more, you are hitting two walls with a single stone. This will make your ability to express yourselves stronger and the other, it will also increase your writing speed.
At last, we have discussed all the points that can help you to achieve a perfect IELTS band 9.
If you have any other advice regarding the same, you are free to share with us.
Good wishes for your journey!