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Inês - iPass student of the month

Inês, from Portugal, joined iPass in January on the IELTS Lite course, with the intention of taking her IELTS test in March.


As a nurse applying for NMC registration in the UK, she needed a minimum of band 7 in each skill, which is not an easy task even for someone like Inês who demonstrated an excellent level of spoken English during the speaking sessions with her tutor. Ines was mostly concerned about the Reading and Writing tests so she took a top-up course for further practice after completing the Lite course and took her first test on 8th April.

Despite getting an overall band 8 (with 8.5 in Reading!), she narrowly missed out on her goal by getting 6.5 in Writing. It was a real disappointment as Ines had worked particularly hard on her writing skills, but as anyone with experience of IELTS knows, getting band 7 in the Writing test is particularly challenging.

Determined to get the results she needed, Inês booked two more tests in April and kept practicing to perfect her writing skills. On the second attempt, her Reading and Speaking scores each went up by half a band, but frustratingly the Writing score remained at 6.5. But on her 3rd attempt, despite a slightly lower score overall, she cracked it, with not just 7 in Writing but an impressive 7.5!!

Needless to say, those ‘3rd time lucky’ results were a huge relief to Inês, knowing that she could now put IELTS behind her and focus on her nursing career.

From everyone on the iPass team, massive congratulations Inês for all your hard work and perseverance and we wish you all the best with your future plans!

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Henny, Malaysia

Henny, Malaysia

Hi Jenny & Nigel,

I got my result yesterday. (Listening 8.5, Reading 7.5, Writing 6.5, Speaking 7.5, Overall 7.5)

What impressed me is my speaking. I had taken 5 tests before and I got 6 on each (except for the first one 6.5). This time I was more worried cos the examiner was a native speaker, but I got 7.5 (1.5 increase in about less than one month). This is all thank to your courses, speaking practices and feedbacks.

Thanks a lot for helping me achieve a high band score.

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