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Hi majidabro, writing takes practice, it can be hard at first but then you get used to it. Can you be more specific about your problem in writing? What exactly do you have trouble with?
Dear IELTS crew,
I am Astghik from Armenia. I have IELTS exam on the 9th of Febrauary and I am disperately stressed.
I do not manage to write Task 1. When it is a diagram about some scientific topic, I get lost and totally blocked.
What can I do to overcome this problem?
Thank you for your constant help.
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I m from India and recently one of my friend has passed the exam with band score 7. The exam was on 30th June.
He Was asked to finish writing task(GT) with pen..pencils were not allowed..why is thst so..??..this was the first time that i heard so. Please kindly solve my query.
Thanks in advance.
Please rate my essay:
Machine translation (MT) is slower and less accurate than human translation and there is no immediate or predictable likelihood of machines taking over this role from humans.
Before we compare machine translation with human translation and predict the likelihood of machines taking over this role from humans let us understand what translation is and what is required to do so.
Translation is comprehension of a language in another language. What is required to do so is interpretation skill. In public services such as immigration services special interpreters are appointed to translate one language into another. The interpreter is required to possess strong command over the language that is being translated and over the language that it is being translated to.
The machines are programmed to translate a language to another. When the machine is fed with data to translate, the machine retrieves information from its database and gives the output in a desired language. Machines have artificial intelligence. The translation in the case of machines is word to word.
When a human carries out this job, the context is understood and the translation is not just word to word. The human interpreter understands the metaphor and euphemism used and translates to desired language with accurate meaning. This can be regarded as human skill.
On the other hand the machine lacks this human skill. The translation from the machine is highly likely to be misconstrued. Words like bank, count, place and cell vary in meaning depending on the context. The machines cannot deduce the context and the translation can be misleading.
Considering the facts discussed above, we can conclude that no machine can match human skills. Machine translation is inarguably slower and less accurate than human translation. Artificial intelligence is scalable whereas human intelligence is immeasurable. It is highly unlikely that machines can take over this role from humans.
I got my IELTS results last week. Got an overall band 8 (R9 L8.5 W7 S7). All thanks to IELTS blog for providing a unique insight into the test and posting immensely useful resources. It also helped me to find online tutors who helped to improve upon my shortcomings.
Thanks IELTS blog !
my exam is on 25th august. Plzzzzzzzz suggest me a study plan for 24 days for getting band 7. Especially for reading.
Where can I appeal for change in testing system of IELTS. I have scored 7 each for listening and reading but writing and speaking needs improvement. Than why can’t I just retake this two instead of giving all them again?
Hi Nili, I know what you mean. It is frustrating to take the whole test again when you only need an increase in a certain module. IELTS has never allowed that, but if you want to write and make a suggestion to them, there’s contact details on the official website http://www.ielts.org.
Hi, ielts blog, I really want you to assess my write-ups but I will never have the time to type my essays. I can only write and scan,so which package subscription will make. Thanks
Hi Rashee, yes we accept scanned essays, you will need to go here and purchase an Express package (Standard packages don’t allow scanned submissions).
Hey,actually I have big problem writing task 2 .I cannot make the complex sentences and sometime I go off the topic
Hello, please I have issues with writing task2…my range of voccab is too poor, can you give me tips on how to improve, I’m currently on 5.5
Hi there, if my scores will be 6.5 for all four parts of the exam, will my overall be 7 or 6.5?
In that case your overall score would be 6.5. You can work out your overall score using this IELTS score calculator.
I wrote IELTS UKVI Academic version last month. Generally the test was good apart from a terrible mistake I did in writing . I answered task 1 in task 2 answer booklet but I realized it after 15 minutes later, so I had recopy everything to task 1 booklet again. Because of the mistake I couldn’t conclude the easy and declared my stands as well.
The results are in and I had S-7 R-7 L-7 and W-6 and overall score of 7 .
I need 6.5 in writing do you think my score for writing can change to 6.5 if I ask for remarking.
I answered task 1 very well.although, I answered task too very well but I couldn’t conclude my assay and declare my stands as well. Will it be prudent to seek for remarking since I need 6.5 instead of 6 I had . Thank you
Hi Asare, if your essay is incomplete then its structure was affected, and your marks for Task Achievement and Coherence and Cohesion aren’t likely to change even after remarking. It’s too late for this advice, but I think you’d be better off just leaving your task 1 as it was already written in the exam (instead of copying it to a new booklet), and asking for another task 2 booklet for your essay. Your invigilators could have made a note that you wrote task 1 in task 2 booklet, so that it gets checked as task 1.
Hi i am glad to get such aid from You
Openly, i am not well writer in both ielts wrting task 2 and 1. honestly i know it is better to hire an adviser to guide you according my performance unfortunately i can not afford to do that. My question claims,is it possible to correct my writing free, if l send to you ?
Hi Tesfay, it is possible to correct your writing, however it is not a free service since our teachers must earn money to support their families. Please visit our writing correction service page and learn how you can get your writing checked, at a very affordable price.
First of all, many tnanks for sending the ebook (IELTS Target band 7) – It’ll definitely be useful for my IELTS preparation.
Secondly, I have to say what your blog is essential for all those who need additional material to reinforce possibilities to pass this exam with a high band. So, thank you very much once again for this.
You’re very welcome Fernando, hope the book helps you prepare. Please remember you’re not alone – I am only an email away and will be happy to help with anything.
I would ask if i can try tast speaking tast free
I took ielts test for general module on 24 June 2021, my essay topic was:
In many countries, as people are earning more these days they are also spending money in buying more and more items. Do you think it is a positive or negative development.
Write a letter to your teacher explaining sudden decision of leaving the course and returning to your home country.
1. Express thanks to the teacher
2. Explain why you had to leave
3. Explain what part of course you enjoyed the most.
Thank you Nili!