7 common mistakes to avoid for a 7+ score in IELTS

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The idea of going abroad for further studies is really exciting but that excitement changes to nervousness when it comes to giving IELTS exam for the same. IELTS exam is not a very tough one if you have good command in language but there are some common mistakes one tends to commit.

Following are 7 common mistakes that aspirants should avoid: 

1.Poor pronunciation

It’s not the accent that can bring you down but the pronunciation in speaking section that matters. Accent varies from place to place and therefore the examiners do not pay much heed to it, but a poor pronunciation  is a sure shot ticket to a low score. So it is important to pay attention on pronunciation of common as well as uncommon words.

2. One word replies

In IELTS speaking section, one of the most common mistakes that the aspirants make is replying with a single word or short sentence. The examiner is examining and testing your speaking skills and if you don’t speak much then there will be nothing he will be able to mark you on implying to a low score.

3. Writing too much or too little

Another  common mistakes is taking word limit casually in the writing section. It is very important that you do not exceed the word limit to a question or passage. Not just exceeding the word limit, but writing much less than the word limit is also a mistake. Too less or too much means low score.

4. Fancy words

Using heavy jargon or fancy phrases in writing section would not make you score more in IELTS. The examiner understands that you are just trying to fit in the phrase you have memorized to show off. This common mistake should be avoided and the phrases should be used only if they go with the question and its context.

5. Going into details while reading

In reading comprehension, one the major mistakes the aspirants make is reading the facts and figures of the passage and trying to memorize it. You don’t need to do that because heavy words, facts and figures are all placed in the passage intentionally to slower your reading speed and waste your time. You can go back to those details if the question demands.

6. Changing the topic

This is both for writing and speaking section in IELTS. Aspirants tend to go off the subject while answering a particular question. This shows the lack of your focus and should be avoided.

7. Missing the next answer

The aspirants tend to miss the the next question while trying to explain the present one in IELTS listening and speaking section. The immediate mistake aspirants make after this is asking the examiner to repeat the question. This lowers your marks. So be careful in listening and speaking section.

After getting an insight of the common mistakes made by IELTS aspirants, we hope you don’t commit these. Be careful and All the Best!

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