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IELTS Myths – 14 more busted!

A woman scratches her head and looks confused next to the words "Is it true that"There is so much misinformation online about the IELTS exam is that it can be hard for  test-takers to know what is an IELTS myth and what is an IELTS fact. In one of our first episodes, Nick and I discussed 15 questions from our listeners that started with the expression “Is it true that…” and then we discussed which were correct and which were not. Today, we do the same with 14 more IELTS myths! confident about which IELTS rumours are true and which are pure invention!

Below, you can find a summary of the episode, which includes all of the links to useful materials and the times of each part of the discussion (so you can go directly to the part you want to listen to). You can also find every episode of the podcast here🚀

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My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 6 Summary: IELTS Truth or Myth?

00:00 – 02:40 Introduction to the episode (it is snowing!)

02:40 – 07:29 IELTS Myth 1 –The listening test is more difficult now than it used to be.

07:30 – 10:42 IELTS Myth 2 –  Speaking with an English or America accent will get you a higher score for pronunciation

10.43 – 14:54 IELTS Myth 3  Examiners are currently being more lenient because of the current COVID pandemic.

14:55 – 16:59 IELTS Myth 4 –  If I write more than 250 words, I will get a higher score. Writing more means my English is stronger. 

17:00 – 16:59 IELTS Myth 5 –  Using very complex sentences will get me a high score in writing.

19:00 – 18.31 IELTS Myth 6 – It is a bad idea to the examiner to repeat a question in the speaking exam if I don’t hear it clearly as this will l imply that I don’t understand English well.

21.40 – 27:41 IELTS Myth 7 – If the examiner does not agree with my opinion in the speaking or writing part I will get a low band score.

27:41 – 31:15 IELTS Myth 8 – If you sit the computer-based test, examiners can check your spelling with a spell checker. Therefore, if you have bad spelling, it is better to sit the paper-based test as the examiner may not notice your errors.

31:16 – 33:41 IELTS Myth 9 – There is a specific set of vocabulary that must be used to gain each band score.

33:42 – 35:50 IELTS Myth 10 – When you request for a remark of score the examiner be lenient when marking your work

35:51 – 37:56 IELTS Myth 11 – If you have bad handwriting, you will get a low score.

37:57 – 41:16 IELTS Myth 12 – If the questions in the writing and speaking exams are very difficult, the marking will be lenient.

41:17 – 45:46 IELTS Myth 13 – Talking to the examiner before the speaking test starts makes a good impression on an examiner

45:47 – END IELTS Myth 14 – Being unable to complete an essay means that you will automatically get a low score.


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