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IELTS myths

Let’s bust some myths today !

The IELTS test carries with its myths and stories that have been going around for ages.

Few are as follows: 

Thousands of students attend IELTS every year while searching for information online they are misled by incorrect information. This leads to a false sense of assurance in passing the test.

Write more and impress the examiner

The most common IELTS myths that every student must have heard. Students feel by writing a long task 1 and task 2 they will be able to demonstrate their vocabulary skills. However, it is incorrect. This not only uses a lot of time one might even get carried away and move away from the topic which in turn leads to fewer scores. The examiner may even feel exhausted from reading so many words. 

Speaking in a particular accent 

A myth that should have been long gone, IELTS is a global language proficiency test examiners are aware of the different nationalities and respect the uniqueness of each. Talking in a particular accent has no role to play while marking. So, the focus should be on speaking clearly with a good vocabulary.

IDP is keeping a count of your attempts

Marks are not based on the number of attempts this is just a long myth around

Write in a different state or country to score more

Scoring systems are standard around the world. The IELTS questions are tested among many test takers worldwide before they are certified, which attests to the impartiality with which the IELTS exam is administered. The test is given in over 1100 places throughout 140 nations, and the uniformity maintained is fair.

Change your language code to confuse the examiner 

Just a recent myth most candidates are getting to hear, completely untrue.

Score more by just solving sample papers

Past papers help to understand the test better and help practice. An excellent way to gain confidence especially for reading however it will not work for other skills

in their ability to perform well by practicing with a sample paper. Do remember that when it comes to the speaking and listening section, sample papers won’t be of much help.

Learn 100 IELTS vocabulary to fix your essays 

Fooling the system is impossible and each candidate is marked according to their skill and range of vocabulary. May help if it’s related to the topic asked. 

Test takers must match their opinions to the examiner

The aim is to explain oneself in English is the main determinant for evaluating tests. It is a language test, where one must understand that one’s point of view is expressed in the right English is important

Providing more information will give more marks on the speaking test

This myth is completely false since there are different scenarios where a student should answer the questions asked using the correct tense and vocabulary.

Confidence and attitude in the IELTS speaking test

This is an IELTS myth. rather fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, and pronunciation are tested.

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