(IELTS contest) Let’s get working! Two contests that I want you to enter today!

As I told you in my previous message, many students indicated that they wanted to participate in more contests on ieltsielts.com. I think this is a terrific chance for you to demonstrate your skills and have them assessed online. Thus, without further ado, I would like to present the following two contests to you and invite you to join. You may participate in either or both free of chargeThe deadline to submit work to either contest is 23:59 next Sunday night, 15 January 2012 (results will be posted a few days later). Here are the contests:

IELTS Writing Module Contest

All contestants must write an essay in response to the following essay question (as seen on an IELTS exam in December of 2011):

Some people feel that the design of newly constructed buildings in big cities should be controlled by governments. Others contest those who finance the construction of a building should be free to design it as they see fit. What is your position? Discuss both sides in your response.

Contest rules and other information:

  • all submissions must be in a .doc or .docx file format and submitted as an attachment to ryanthiggins@gmail.com with the subject ‘IELTS Writing Module Contest’; the email should include the student’s home country
  • students are expected to complete their responses within 40 minutes
  • contestants should understand their work will be published to this website; the student’s name, email and other identifiable information will not be published

IELTS Speaking Module Contest

All contestants will perform a recorded speaking response to the information present on the following cue card (as seen on an IELTS exam in December of 2011):

Describe a public place that you like. Please say:

– Where is this place?
– When do you go there?
– Why do you go there?
– What do you like about this place?

Contest rules and other information:

  • all submissions must be recorded as an MP3 file and attached in an email to ryanthiggins@gmail.com with the subject ‘IELTS Speaking Module Contest’; the email should also include the student’s home country
  • the recording must be between 1 and 2 minutes in length
  • students are encouraged to conduct their response under as close to exam-like conditions as possible (I realize this may be very difficult to do, but please try). This means that students should allot themselves 1 minute to prepare their answer and should ideally attempt their recording only 1 time.
  • contestants should understand that their recording will be published to this website; the student’s name, email and other identifiable information will not be published

Good luck everyone!

About Ryan

I have been developing online IELTS training resources for over 10 years. For more information about me and how I can help your preparation for the IELTS, please email me: ryan@ieltsielts.com
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11 Responses to (IELTS contest) Let’s get working! Two contests that I want you to enter today!

  1. Rehana says:

    Hi,
    I am TOEFL student can I also participate in the contest?
    Thanks

  2. swetha says:

    hi Ryan,
    my next attempt is on 14th Jan,in the previous exam I scored 7.5 in writing,this time I want to improve my score to .5,for this reason I am studying grammar in detail but I understood that it is very hard to remember everything.what can you suggest,how can i improve my score?

  3. swetha says:

    my next attempt is on 14th Jan,in the previous exam I scored 7.5 in writing,this time I want to improve my score to .5,for this reason I am studying grammar,but soon i realised that it is very hard to learn and remember everything.What can you suggest? how can I improve my score?

    • Ryan says:

      Hi Swetha,

      Regarding writing, you will improve much faster if you get a private tutor in your area, someone who knows the writing portion of the exam very well. They can analyze your writing and pinpoint precisely what you are doing wrong.

      Good luck,
      Ryan

  4. Ryan says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I have received your essay and voice submissions. If you haven’t submitted anything to me yet, push yourself! We only have 3 days to go.

    Good luck,
    Ryan

  5. Usha says:

    I have scored 6 in each band in previous exam which was on 15 may 2010..But now I need to score 7 in each band.How I can improve,Please suggest me.

  6. Rehana says:

    hi,
    I have just mailed you my essay. speaking part will do it in an hour time.
    Hope for best.
    Rehana

  7. hareeni says:

    giving money to charity is the best way to help other people . to what eetent do u agree or disagree?pls esplain this question and answer

  8. sassiya says:

    Hi Ryan,
    First of all,I would like to appreciate that you are doing great in your website by helping us to pass with good scores in IELTS exam. I have just joined in this forum and read about the contest,whose date has now passed so I hope any new contest to take place soon. I hope to be your very good student by following all the important tips.Thanks for all your work.
    Sassiya.

    • Ryan says:

      Thank you, Sassiya. Yes, I will try to free up some time in my teaching schedule to run another contest. I am glad you find it helpful.

      Good luck,
      Ryan

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