IELTS - Anything to worry about?

Old Feb 7th 2012, 2:03 am
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Default Re: IELTS - Anything to worry about?

Originally Posted by catpea33
The listening also has special 'rules,' e.g. instead of writing an answer as 'exercise for good health,' they just want 'exercise' or whatever.
Yes, the listening answers are marked very unfairly IMHO.

If the answer you give is too long, as in your example above, but still contains the correct answer they were looking for and is clearly a coherent answer, they will still mark it incorrect.

Only the answer they give and NOTHING ELSE (even a word or two in addition) will be marked correct.

This could cause someone who does understand English very well to get a low score for listening.

If you get some practice Q&As done with official materials and mark them for yourself you will soon see what is acceptable.
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