I got my result today:
8 on Reading would have been great, but I am still happy with the score.
I was religiously following the discussions on this network and watched all YouTube videos from Ryan on writing task2 and speaking.
I stuck to the structure of task 2 : Background, Detailed Background, Thesis and Outline and so on. It helped me a lot. I would highly recommend that.
Some good vocabulary for speaking from the videos was a great help as well. I ensured I committed some of those to my memory and used them on the test.
Thanks a lot to the group and special thanks to Ryan,