First post in PomsinOz,
This website has been quite helpful over the past couple of months. Thought i'd finally create an account and post on my recent good news. I took the IELTS general exam on February 9th,2012 at the ealing campus of Ealing,Hammersmith and West London College. I needed all 8's to get the 20 points for the Skilled 175 visa. i had a good feeling after i left the exam, but i did have some worries as i only did 1 weeks worth of preparation before i took it. It was the very first time i took this test and i aced it.
Listening 8.5, Reading 8, Writing 8.5 and Speaking 9.
I am absolutely elated, as i dreaded the idea of having to shell out another 125 pounds for this exam. I know that me passing on the first try is an exceptional case, so i just wanted to tell those who are still trying, to hang in there. The feeling you get when when you see the scores you want, is beyond words.
IT CAN BE DONE!!!