Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

In today’s episode we answer a question from a listener who is confused about where to start and how to get on the right path for his best IELTS score.

Today’s question:

“I was told that I need to get a 7 on IELTS but I have never taken the exam and I don’t know if that is even possible for me. How can I know if a 7 score is possible? Where should I start?”

-IELTS Energy Listener

What can you do if you are in this situation?

You could buy a Cambridge practice test book but it’s not an ideal solution.

You won’t get a clear estimated score based on your number of correct answers on Listening and Reading. It’s vague because the difficulty of reading and writing changes slightly from week to week.

However, for speaking and writing there is no way that you can read your own essay and score yourself to see what score you might get.

You need to work with an IELTS professional.

This professional needs to know the scoring system. If you are working with someone who is an ex-examiner they can’t directly tell you what score you would get but they can give you a general idea. It’s very important to choose the right IELTS professional and make sure they know what they are talking about.

The advice we get will have a lot of implications. When you know your score range you will be able to plan your timeline, create your study plan, and know when to schedule your exam.

It’s very important to consider your strengths and weaknesses when you are first getting started with IELTS.

The people who are calm and calculated and work in a step by step manner end up getting the best score. This way of approaching IELTS should start even before you enroll in a course like 3 Keys IELTS Success System.

Before you get into a course you should learn what IELTS is. Check out our podcast episodes.

After you do that you can email us and you can meet with us for a 30-minute consultation so that together we can create a customized study plan and find out what score is possible for you and create a timeline for you.

Do you want to schedule an IELTS consultation with All Ears English?


Are you at this stage?

Have you found someone to help you?

Let us know in the comments below.

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