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: Overview and Tips from IDP Education

An IELTS preparation product by IDP Education, featuring more than 40 minutes of IELTS tips, presented by IELTS Expert, Don Oliver. 0:51 Did you know? 5:02 Preparing for IELTS 9:05 IELTS test format 11:36 How your skills are assessed 15:37 FAQs about the Writing test 21:08 FAQs about the Reading test 25:04 FAQs about the …

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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~

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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Here’s why you got a score of Band 8.5 in the IELTS Speaking Test

What speaking ability does a score of IELTS Band 8.5 represent? Watch this Speaking test sample, where Kenn from Singapore talks about 'Famous people'. Here's why this performance was given a Band 8.5: This test taker speaks fluently for most of the time and develops topics coherently and appropriately, with only slight content-related hesitations as …

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