This week I have noticed some very common mistakes that students made and wrote to tell me about. I also know that many students have their exam coming on 21st of February and this little warning can (hopefully) save them some marks.
Firstly, many people shift the answers on the Answer Sheet. In a rush it can easily happen and it means that all of your hard work goes down the drain. If the answer to the question 24 is written in the box of the question 25, you get 0 marks for it, plain and simple. This brings me to another point: try practicing at home copying answers to the Answer Sheet – that way you won’t get confused during your exam.
Secondly, many people don’t make the essay/letter/report long enough. Guys, that can cost a whole Band (I don’t know exactly how much they deduct but that is my guess). Counting words is easy and you don’t have to count every single word to get a very close estimate of how many words you’ve written.
That’s it for today, good luck to everyone, go hit the books!
Yeah, I lost 3 marks because in a rush I jumbled up marking the last 3 answers on my answer sheet. One of my friends infact left one question in the middle but forgot to leave it on the answer sheet. So he got all the subsequent answers wrong. Such luck!
This must feel awful, so sorry to hear it happened to you and your friend. Exam nerves make people do things they otherwise wouldn’t.
Thanks for sharing your experience…it help us a lot in IELTS Reading preparation.
don’t just read avoid these mistakes than no one can stop you from getting a good band in your ielts exam