IELTS Energy 228: 3 Detailed Questions About IELTS Answers

IELTS questions and answers for 8 or higherToday you get 3 detailed questions about your answers on IELTS to get your 8 or higher.

Question #1:

On the Listening test if the answer should be in three words but I only write one or two words will it be considered correct or incorrect?

Answer #1:

This comes from not understanding the directions. You need to read the directions carefully. Read the additional notes too. If they say that some of the options may be used more than once then that is an important clue.

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Question #2:

One student asked us about the Oxford Comma or the Serial Comma in our 3 Keys Facebook group. He wanted to know what people’s opinions were about using it or not using it. This student wanted to talk about grammar with his fellow members of 3 Keys IELTS.

 

Answer #2:

On IELTS this is not important. Even at Band score 9 the examiner will not analyze your commas. As long as you choose a route and be consistent you will be fine.

**However! Pay more attention to capitalization and periods at the beginning and end of sentences. These aspects of pronunciation are important because you will get knocked down to a 5 if you don’t do this correctly,

 

Question #3:

If the answer is singular on the Listening test and the student writes it in plural is it wrong?

 

Answer #3:

Yes in this case it would be wrong. You must write it exactly the way it was said on the recording.

 

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  • 1) Read the directions carefully including the additional notes .
    2) Focus on capitalization as well as periods , and be consistent with commas .
    3) Spell the words out exactly as you hear .

  • Shakib Ahmad

    How can i get the text from each listening?
    Thanks

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