Counting of words in the IELTS

1. All words are counted. Even small words like articles (a, an, the) and prepositions (on, in, at, etc.) are counted. 2. Hyphenated words are counted as one word. For example, word-of-mouth, self-esteem, runner-up, up-to-date, etc. 3. Compound nouns written as one word are counted as one word. For example, toothpaste, bedroom, haircut, boyfriend, policeman, …

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IELTS Speaking Band 9 Tips

Speaking is evaluated against four criteria, namely, fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, and pronunciation. Fluency and Coherence 1. Speak only in English 2. Don't pause lengthily 3. No repetition of words or ideas 4. No self-correction 5. No hesitation (content-related; lexical-related; grammar-related; language-related) 6. No break-down in coherence (do not go …

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IELTS (General Training) Writing Task 1: Letter Writing

Types of Letters: Personal, Semi-Formal, Formal -apology (adopt a style suitable to the person whom your are writing) -complaints (formal or semi-formal) -explanation (semi-formal or personal) -invitations (personal or semi-formal) -making arrangements (formal) -news letter, letter to the editor, etc. (formal) -request (adopt a style suitable to the person whom your are writing) -resignations or …

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Low IELTS score?

Disappointed you didn’t get the IELTS score you need? Here is a helpful step-by-step guide from IDP to put you on the right track to IELTS success. It can be frustrating and disappointing when you don’t achieve the IELTS score you were hoping for. It can also be very tempting to rush into booking another …

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Managing your time in the IELTS exam

Two useful videos from the IELTS Official YouTube channel: Listening and Reading tests: Writing and Speaking tests: ~0~

Familiarise yourself with the computer-delivered IELTS

Computer-delivered IELTS Overview: Immersive Experience: Introduction: Features and Functions of the Computer Platform: Using the Help Button: Making Notes: Highlighting Text: Listening: Reading: Writing: [Sources: 1. https://www.youtube.com/user/BCIELTS 2. https://www.youtube.com/user/IELTSEssentials ] ~0~

Here’s why you got a score of Band 9 in the IELTS Speaking Test

What speaking ability does a score of IELTS Band 9 represent? Watch this Speaking test sample, where Anuradha from Malaysia talks about 'Famous people'. Here's why this performance was given a Band 9: This test taker speaks fluently, with only rare repetition or self-correction. Any hesitation is not to search for language but to think …

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