IELTS Energy 61: 3 Reasons Why Spelling Matters on IELTS Listening

IELTS listening spellingSpelling matters on the IELTS Listening test!

Would you like to know why?

If you spell a word incorrectly on the Listening test, Reading test, or Writing test, the answer is considered wrong.

How can you improve your spelling for IELTS?

You need to read as much as you can. You need to create a reading culture in your life.

As long as you read often you will be able to spell anything you need to spell on the IELTS exam.

Two activities you should try:

  • Envision the words in your mind while you speak. Envision the way that they are spelled.
  • Choose one paragraph and as you read, read with your finger, read out loud and point to each word as you say it. Focus your mind on each specific word and how it sounds and how it’s spelled.


You also need to focus on your spelling for the Writing test. It’s impossible to get a 7 if you have 3 or 4 words spelled wrong.

This is another reason to not take big risks on the test.

Don’t use new words that you have never written down before.

Take big risks during your preparation.

During the exam only use words that you know how to spell.


How is your spelling in English?

Have you experienced any challenges with this?

Let us know in the comments.



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  • How can you improve your spelling for IELTS ?
    1) Read as much as you can by creating a reading culture in your daily life
    2) Envision the words and the way they are spelled in your mind while speaking
    3) Point to each word with your finger as you read out loud and see how it’s spelled
    4) Practice spelling by writing a lot with memorization
    5) Use the spelling correctly in real sentences / context