IELTS: Download Band Descriptors

Band Descriptors describe what the IELTS examiners are looking for in your answers. They are the assessment criteria against which your answers are assessed. You should thoroughly understand the band descriptors and prepare accordingly. You may download the band descriptors and take a printout of the same, for your ready reference. The following links of …

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IELTS: Download Sample Answer Sheets

For those who are planning to give paper-based IELTS examination. You should prepare for your IELTS examination by using officially issued sample answer sheets. This helps you to get an idea of how many words you write in how many sheets. So, in your exam you do not have to count the words, since you …

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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~