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This article will help you to score 8 Bands in IELTS Exam by taking tips from the Master Trainer at the Best IELTS Coaching in Mohali. We at TARGET 9 help the students for IELTS preparation for Immigration and study abroad programs. We have been awarded among the top IELTS coaching in Chandigarh and Mohali. We also provide PTE coaching and we are the leading institute for both IELTS and PTE since 2012. This blog is all about scoring high in your IELTS modules. I hope the following tips and techniques will help you to excel in your IELTS exam.


The first thing that any student should keep in mind who is looking to give IELTS exam is that he or she should give themselves at least one full month of rigorous preparation irrespective of the proficiency level of that student in English. Modules such as writing and speaking requires more practice than the modules of listening and reading. One month of serious practice is more than enough.

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Moreover, you should also know that what sort of material to follow for all the modules. The material that you ought to practice should be of the highest quality. Once you start preparing from your IELTS  coaching study material, you must know the study material is fresh, and you have not done it before.


 Now, I will explain to you that how you can aim 9 Bands in your Listening module. When you start an IELTS listening test, complete it without pausing the recording at any point’. Once the test is over, transfer you answers to a separate sheet in capital or block letters. This is a must habit that you all should follow before going for that actual IELTS exam. After transferring the answers, you should check each answer carefully and make corrections where necessary. After analyzing your listening module answers, you should repeat that test again and again until you reach a point where you give all your answers correct.


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This is a great habit that will surely help you in understanding the mistakes that you make while listening module. Not to mention, a lot of students ask me about the difficulties in diagrams and maps they face in the IELTS listening module. I have a simple yet effective solution for that kind of problem. Before attempting questions that are in the form of a diagram and especially the map, you should learn the directions and vocabulary and synonyms for different directions.

For example, the opposite can also be spoken in the listening test as in front of, across. Another example is that they might use adjacent, along with or besides it in place of with. These kinds of vocab words are important to learn if you wish to score 8.5 or even 9 Bands in the listening module of IELTS.


Reading module of IELTS coaching is one of the easiest scoring modules if practiced in a proper manner. Although, most of the students who are studying IELTS, find the reading module the toughest. When it comes to manage the time, again most of the students struggle in that aspect of IELTS reading module. I want to give you a simple advice that I give to my students in the class. The first thing that you should keep in mind before starting they IELTS reading test is that you should go through all the paragraphs of the test in 10 seconds.


Decide for yourself which one to begin first and which one to leave for the last. It is essential to choose the paragraph of your choice. Always try and choose the one which you find interesting by reading the title of the passage. Once you select the paragraph that you are going to do first, try to complete that passage in 15 minutes. If you complete the first passage in this time, then you have a few minutes extra for the remaining questions. This kind of practice will ensure better time management in the IELTS reading test and will allow you to spend extra time on tough questions or paragraphs. You also need to keep in mind that you should transfer the answers into your answer sheet simultaneously as you will not get even a single minute extra when it comes to the reading test. One hour and that’s it.


IELTS writing module requires most of your practice time. There is no shortcut of succeeding in the IELTS writing test. As you know that there are two modules and you have one hour to complete both your tasks. In the Academic module, the first task is Data interpretation and in the case of the General Training Module, the first task is the letter writing. However, the task number two remains the same in both Modules, that is Essay Writing. Essay writing holds more marks, so it is generally preferred to attempt the essay first and then the task one. In an essay, it is significant to follow the correct format as it will make or break your scores in the IELTS Writing module. As far as the task one is concerned, its easy to do and to get full bands in that is not any difficult job. Essays are easily the tasks that can deceive you a great time.

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So, be aware! Whenever you think of starting an essay, you should read the questions clearly and carefully as it can be lethal if you make a mistake in understanding the question. You should practice both the writing tasks every day at a stretch so that you can make a habit of finishing your task in a given time. You should be able to complete both tasks in about 50 minutes. This will save you 10 minutes so that you can go through your answers and proof read it carefully. This will allow you to correct any error that you made while you were writing your tasks. Even if can find 3 or 4 minor mistakes in both the tasks then you can save at least a half Band. This half band can sometimes save you giving the IELTS test again. So, these are the things that you need to keep in mind when you are taking the IELTS writing test.


Most of the students who come to me for IELTS coaching are generally short in confidence when it comes to the speaking module. But I think that if you prepare smartly then scoring 8 Bands is not a difficult task to do. Its integral to read a lot while preparing to enhance your idea development for certain topics. Read every day and practice speaking for a minimum of 40 minutes each da apart from your IELTS training or classes. It will seem to be a tough task of speaking a foreign language for 40 minutes every day. But, take my word, you will thank me for this tip. Speaking English for 40 minutes or more everyday will make you fluent and will finish your hesitation in about a months’ time of practice.


Improvement in speaking is not as easy as some people think. It requires regular and quality practice. Let’s say, if you have a speaking level of 7 bands and you require to score 8 bands then you need at least 45 days of practice to take your level up by one band. Same goes with the other modules of IELTS.


Let’s face it, the majority of students who take IELTS coaching will never have to worry about getting 8 or 8.5 BANDS. But there are a rare number of university courses and certain occupations that DO require IELTS Band 8 as proof of a candidate’s ability to handle complex detailed argumentation’, some law degrees for example.

This blog sheds light on the things required to get IELTS Band 8 in all four modules of the test. Your module score, or ‘sub-score’, can be either 8.0 or 8.5 depending on whether you meet these minimum requirements, or exceed them slightly.

IELTS Listening Band 8

  • Get 35 out of 40 answers correct for IELTS 8.0
  • Get 37 out of 40 answers correct for IELTS 8.5
  • Spell answers correctly
  • Not write more than the maximum number of words for each question

IELTS Reading Band 8 (Academic Module)

  • Get 35 out of 40 answers correct for IELTS 8.0
  • Get 37 out of 40 answers correct for IELTS 8.5
  • Spell answers correctly
  • Not write more than the maximum number of words for each question

IELTS Writing Band 8 (Academic Module)

  • Answer both questions fully
  • Use paragraphing skillfully to convey several key ideas
  • Use less-common vocabulary naturally with an awareness of collocation
  • Provide an overview and explain key points in Task 1
  • Indicate a clear position and develop it extensively in Task 2
  • Produce mostly error-free complex sentences

IELTS Speaking Band 8

  • Speak fluently and at length on any given topic with almost zero hesitation
  • Use a range of linking words accurately to develop ideas
  • Use higher-level and idiomatic vocabulary to convey precise meaning
  • Produce mostly error-free simple and complex sentences
  • Use pronunciation and intonation patterns like those of a native speaker

So, I am sure if you follow the tips given above, and practice hard, you will be able to score 8 Bands.

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